Equity and Access Representative
Reporting to the Director of Institutional Equity and Access, assists in advancing the University's commitment to faculty and staff diversity through affirmative action compliance activities and through implementation of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action policies, initiatives and programs. Advises and provides support to the Director. Manages a variety of responsibilities and tasks which may include, but may not be limited to the following: investigation of complaints of alleged discrimination and harassment; coordination, oversight and implementation of the Employment Accommodation Program; Review and approval of selected staff searches for AA/EO compliance purposes; support Director in overseeing the faculty search process; development and delivery of AA/EO and diversity training programs.
- Receives and independently investigates inquiries and complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment from applicants, students and employees.
- Acts as a mediator in the attempt to resolve alleged violations of Federal and State laws as well as allegations of other unfair treatment.
- Assists supervisors in identifying, resolving, and preventing equal employment opportunity/affirmative action problems; promotes a favorable climate for an effective equal employment opportunity program.
- Interprets equal employment opportunity requirements of Federal and State agencies; evaluates these requirements in relation to specific departments and/or programs; works with Human Resource Generalists, Departmental supervisors, Labor Management Relations to determine corrective or remedial action as needed.
- Independently provide coordination, oversight and implementation of the Employment Accommodation Program for faculty and staff.
- Works collaboratively with faculty, supervisors, Labor Management Relations, and Labor unions in resolving issues.
- Develops, designs, and delivers seminars in the areas of: Affirmative Action, Sexual Harassment, Respectful Environments, disability accommodation, etc.
- Work collaboratively with the Director and, as appropriate, take a lead and/or supervisory role on special projects and events.
- Independently review, analyze, and approve selected staff searches for AA/EO compliance purposes.
- In collaboration with the Director provide oversight of the faculty search process.
- Develop, design, analyze data and develop reports in collaboration with Human Resources and other University departments/offices for AA/EO purposes.
- Participate on departmental and other committees focused on such topics as AA/EO compliance and staff diversity recruitment and retention.
- Leads research of AA/EO, diversity and related topics, as requested
- Maintain thorough and up-to-date knowledge of AA/EO laws and regulations and relevant University policies.
- Represent the Office to constituencies on and off campus.
- Participate in the update and audit of the University's affirmative action plans and programs, as well as in the implementation of these plans and programs.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and five years of experience in the human resources field at the professional level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated capacity to work in a diverse community and a strong team orientation. Proven counseling, mediation, investigatory and conflict resolution skills.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability to handle complex situations, particularly those with a high level of confidentiality and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail. Proficient computer skills including Excel, Word and Power Point and electronic databases.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Strong critical thinking, analytical, planning and organizational skills and the ability to understand and explain complex policies and regulations.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to interpret federal, state and local affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and regulations.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Understanding of academic environments.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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