EEO/AA Director - University of San Diego in San Diego California

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University of San Diego

San Diego, California 92110

United States

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EEO/AA Director
University of San Diego

Department: Human Resources
Job IRC#7643

Job Description:

The Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Director plans, organizes and administers the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action function of the university, including statistical and narrative reporting; monitoring of search committees and selection processes; investigation of complaints; and EEO/AA training. Executes results-oriented programs designed to increase participation of minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities. Serves as university Title IX Coordinator. General guidance and direction from the Chief Human Resources Officer. May give work direction to interns and/or student employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Administers the university’s written affirmative action plan.

• Manages the development, coordination and implementation of a campus wide plan designed to ensure compliance with federal and state statutes, and to increase diversity in university employment practices. Works with outside consultants, legal counsel, institutional research and others as directed to develop and update annual plan.
• Ensures compliance with all statistical and narrative reporting requirements, including data collection, database management, data analysis, and reporting.
• Develops action plans to meet affirmative action and equal employment opportunity goals. Develops and maintains auditing systems and controls to measure compliance.
• Provides counsel to the university’s executive management on the development of EEO/AA plans and other related policy matters. Interprets and applies federal and state regulatory requirements, including pertinent legislation, guidelines, executive orders, and applicable judicial administrative decisions.

2. Oversees and ensures EEO/AA compliance in university employment practices.

• Tracks, monitors and evaluates activities related to faculty, administrator and staff recruitment, interviewing, candidate selection and other employment activities to discern their impact on the hiring, promotion and retention of protected class members.
• Develops and implements effective training programs to train search committees and others involved in the recruitment and selection process, working with training department as appropriate.
• Serves as Human Resources and EEO representative on faculty search committees as assigned.
• Assists in assessing the performance of schools, departments and administrative units toward meeting programmatic goals and timetables.
• Maintains data related to employment transactions, and ensures that all equal opportunity and affirmative action guidelines are observed.

3. Conducts investigations as needed in response to employee complaints.

• Plans and conducts objective and timely investigations of discrimination, harassment, salary inequity or other claims filed externally with state or federal enforcement agencies. Prepares written position statements, complies supporting documentation and interacts with compliance agency officials on behalf of the institution.
• Participates as assigned in internal investigations relating to employee complaints of discrimination or harassment. Meets with administrators, staff, students, faculty and/or visitors as appropriate. Prepares written reports of findings; may negotiate solutions to complaints and recommend corrective action where appropriate.
• Counsels and informs faculty, staff, students and applicants for employment on EEO/AA related issues. Provides clarification an advice on the affirmative action complaint process to individuals alleging discriminatory practices and/or violations of university policies and procedures.

4. Participates in university programs and strategic initiatives relating to EEO/AA.

• Serves on university committees and participates in strategic planning as appropriate in capacity as EEO/AA officer, to identify and address issues, problems and strategies affecting the affirmative action planning and implementation processes, enhancement of cultural diversity, and advancement of equal access to university sponsored educational opportunities.
• Conducts outreach efforts among various groups to disseminate the institution’s EEO/AA program and solicit support for university-sponsored multi-cultural events and activities. Identifies and develops relationships with key organizations and associations to help create a more diverse employee population.
• Reviews and evaluates university policies and procedures for program compliance; makes recommendations for revisions as appropriate.

5. Serve as the university’s Title IX Coordinator

• Monitors university’s implementation of Title IX compliance in the areas of admissions, recruitment, educational programs and activities, housing, comparable facilities, access to course offerings, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial assistance, student employment assistance, health services and student insurance, marital or parental status, athletics and physical education, among others.
• Oversees the filing, investigation, and resolution of sexual harassment and discrimination complaints, working in tandem with the Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and the Office of General Counsel as necessary.
• Reviews and evaluates university policies and procedures for Title IX compliance; makes recommendations for revisions as appropriate. Provides counsel, information, and guidance to departments on campus on Title IX issues and concerns.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, human resources management, communication studies, counseling or other related field required. JD or Master’s degree preferred. At least five years experience in equal opportunity/affirmative action, employee relations, human resources or closely related field.

Prefer higher education experience, litigation/mediation experience.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Current knowledge of federal/state regulations related to employment and employee relations, including but not limited to EEO, ADA, FLSA, and FMLA, Title IX.
• Current knowledge of California labor law preferred.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
• Ability to set strategic direction, design and implement effective plans/programs.
• Computer proficiency, including MS Office, HRIS, and affirmative action software programs; strong reporting and recordkeeping skills.
• Skills in collaboration, change management, and consensus building.
• Skills in investigation, negotiation and conflict management.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts, evidence, data and other information in order to draw reasonable and fair conclusions and make sound decisions.
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and changing business conditions.
• Strong leadership and supervisory skills.

Background check:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement:
Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

$75,000 - $80,000 annually; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Finance & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: June 4, 2012

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Visit to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact Bree Moore at (619) 260-6806 or


Keyword Phrases

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Director
  • Affirmative Action Director
  • Title IX
  • affirmative action plan
  • employment and employee relations
  • ADA
  • FLSA
  • FMLA
  • EEO
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: $75,000 - $80,000
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 6/4/2012