Assistant Director for Employment, Compliance and Workforce Diversity - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

Skidmore College is seeking a highly experienced professional to work with and report to the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration and Director of Human Resource. This Assistant Director will provide leadership to the College community in the areas of employment, equal opportunity, compliance, and workforce diversity. The Assistant Director will support inclusive recruitment and retention initiatives throughout the institution and work in close collaboration with departments across campus, including members of the President's Cabinet, their staffs, and hiring managers at all levels of the organization. The Assistant Director will serve as a liaison and strategic partner with other campus administrators to promote diversity, equity and inclusion as essential elements of Skidmore College's strategic plan.

The successful individual will provide training on anti-harassment, the hiring process, and applicant tracking system; ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations and college policies and procedures [i.e., Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 (EEO), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments), the Jeanne Clery Act , the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and other federal and state anti-discrimination laws and regulations].

This individual is responsible to receive and conduct investigations of complaints against staff, faculty and third parties asserting violations of the College's anti-discrimination policies including, harassment, hostile work environment and retaliation as well as other corresponding state and federal laws under Title VII, Title IX, ADA and ADEA. Ensure compliance with all required timelines; act as a neutral party, maintaining a high level of confidentiality and ensuring a prompt, fair and impartial process for all parties.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated working knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations, best practices and trends in the EEO field. Candidate will possess an excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity and inclusion concepts and issues, (i.e., recruitment, retention, access, equity and affirmative action) as well as experience in advancing these efforts. The successful candidate will have experience in the creation and delivery of educational programming, working with federal and state compliance agencies, and be skilled in effective Title VII and Title IX investigation techniques. Experience with analyzing information and data to reach sound decisions and conclusions. Report preparation and analysis, policy development and implementation along with strategic planning, budget development and staff supervision are essential. In addition, must demonstrate a highly-collaborative style; and have an interest in promoting a culture of openness and transparency. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment. Will work closely with the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators in student affairs for complaints involving students, faculty or staff.

Applicants from underrepresented groups who meet the
requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree, with additional related professional certifications. A Master's degree strongly preferred; a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience directly related HR/EEO investigation work in Higher Ed. Experience in a nonprofit institution will also be considered.  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
List of Three References

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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  • Human Resources
  • Creative Thought Matters
  • Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Community
  • Country-style living; big city access
  • Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description