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Equal Opportunity Specialist
Post Date: 10/05/2021
Close Date: 10/19/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

Job Listing URL: (new browser window will open)
https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2936581&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$30,000 - $49,999

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
The purpose of this position is to monitor compliance with institutional equal opportunity policies and procedures, federal and state non-discrimination laws and regulations, and the University’s affirmative action plan; prepare institutional reports and responses related to equity and compliance; conduct and manage investigations in response to complaints related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct as reported to the office or otherwise put on notice; and provide related training for campus constituents.

Duties include:

1) Commitment to Service, Teamwork, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2) Institutional Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance

3) Provide support for Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office

4) Conduct and manage investigations of alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and/or sexual misconduct by faculty, staff, and students as reported to the office or as otherwise put on notice

Salary: $55,000/year depending on experience and qualifications.

Minimum Requirements:

1) BS/BA or equivalent undergraduate degree related to Human Resources, social science, business, scientific, regulatory, or legal field

2) Knowledge of federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, including Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, ADEA, and Title IX;

3) Demonstrated experience in conducting independent, complex investigations

4) Experience working with equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination

5) Ability to interpret applicable laws and regulations and determine appropriate compliance actions;

6) Ability to communicate compliance requirements to diverse audiences;

7) Ability to interact well with individuals and groups from varying backgrounds, including those related to protected classes;

8) Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information;

9) Ability to handle complaints with sensitivity and neutrality;

10) Ability to build effective collaborations and partnerships across University departments and units;

11) Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;

12) Excellent attention to detail;

13) Proactive, customer service approach;

14) Ability to work independently and take initiative when needed;

15) Sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills;

16) Ability to work under tight deadlines and timeframes;

17) Effective use of technology and computer skills.

Preferred Requirements:

1) Familiarity with affirmative action plans and accompanying responsibilities

2) Experience working in higher education

3) Certification from nationally recognized association (ATIXA, AAAED, etc.)

Applicant Materials: Cover letter and resume

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:

1) BS/BA or equivalent undergraduate degree related to Human Resources, social science, business, scientific, regulatory, or legal field

2) Knowledge of federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, including Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, ADEA, and Title IX;

3) Demonstrated experience in conducting independent, complex investigations

4) Experience working with equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination

5) Ability to interpret applicable laws and regulations and determine appropriate compliance actions;

6) Ability to communicate compliance requirements to diverse audiences;

7) Ability to interact well with individuals and groups from varying backgrounds, including those related to protected classes;

8) Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information;

9) Ability to handle complaints with sensitivity and neutrality;

10) Ability to build effective collaborations and partnerships across University departments and units;

11) Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;

12) Excellent attention to detail;

13) Proactive, customer service approach;

14) Ability to work independently and take initiative when needed;

15) Sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills;

16) Ability to work under tight deadlines and timeframes;

17) Effective use of technology and computer skills.

Preferred Requirements:

1) Familiarity with affirmative action plans and accompanying responsibilities

2) Experience working in higher education

3) Certification from nationally recognized association (ATIXA, AAAED, etc.)

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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