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Executive Director of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Weber State University Ogden ,UT
  • Posted: September 02, 2020
  • Full-Time
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Executive Director of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

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Weber State University - Ogden, UT

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Job Summary/Basic Function

Weber State University is searching for an Executive Director of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Office. The successful candidate will play a key role in leading the institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through such initiatives as a focus on the success of all students and the growth of faculty and staff diversity.

The ED of the AA/EO office will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and administration of policies and procedures to promote commitment to and compliance with Federal and State law, regulations, and rules, with particular emphasis on those relating to nondiscrimination, harassment, access, affirmative action, and diversity. This will include conducting civil rights investigations, developing and implementing the University's annual affirmative action plan, participating in campus threat assessment and criminal background reviews, conducting civil rights training for faculty, staff, and students, and facilitating fair and affirmative hiring practices across the University. This position is designated as the Title IX Coordinator and Disability Coordinator. This position will work closely with the University's Chief Diversity Officer, Legal Counsel, Human Resources, Disability Services, the Women's Center, University Police, the Dean of Students, Athletics, and other administrators. The successful candidate will have the skills and abilities to realize the institutional goals of creating a diverse and inclusive campus that is committed to justice and equity for students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Weber State University, an open-admission university, is dedicated to helping students of all ages and backgrounds realize their goals and aspirations. For us, this isn't a platitude-we serve nearly 30,000 students from some of the most ethnically and economically diverse cities in Utah, the Intermountain West, and beyond. The University cultivates remarkably personalized teaching and mentoring, scholarly endeavors, creative activities, and engaged learning throughout our 225 undergraduate certificate and degree programs, 15 graduate degrees, and a first, recently added doctoral program. Along with its mission of higher education, the University is a community leader. Whether it is volunteer service, sustainability efforts, public outreach, economic development, or just making Utah a better place to live.

Weber State does it all in collaboration with our community partners. WSU's central campus in Ogden, Utah, is 35 miles north of Salt Lake City and situated in the foothills of the spectacular Wasatch Mountains, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound.

Required Qualifications

- Law degree (J.D. or LL.M.) from an accredited institution or both a related master's degree and 3 years of full-time AA/EO experience
- Three years full-time experience in civil rights, employee relations, student affairs, diversity, affirmative action, human resources, legal, or related field.
- Three years (concurrent) of supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

- Ability to provide leadership at the unit, institution, and community levels
- Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and professional communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to conduct trauma-informed investigations, including interviewing, gathering and analyzing evidence, and writing investigation reports utilizing best practices and methodologies
- Ability to creatively solve problems through mediation, negotiation, and restorative practices
- Knowledge of employment and student civil rights law including sex/gender, disability, race/ethnicity, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to build and cultivate relationships with internal and community stakeholders
- Professional work experience and/or additional training in areas relevant to the position, including Higher Ed experience

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Benefits Summary

WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

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Open Until Filled


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Notes to Applicant

To apply for the position, please complete the online application and attach the following documents:
a) a resume,
b) the names and contact information of at least three references,
c) a cover letter directly addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position
d) a statement (not to exceed two pages) outlining your vision for the AA/EO Office including how this position can promote diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus and in the community.

Screening of applications will begin September 18, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

ADA Essential Job Function

Physical Activity of this position

Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position. , Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. , Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance., Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Physical Requirements of this position

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision.

Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.

None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with Contact Info
  • Philosophy Statement
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    Weber State University


    Ogden, UT
    84403 USA

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