Director, Equal Opportunity
Recruitment No. 5640213
Washburn University seeks
applications for Director of Equal Opportunity.
The employee serves as a member of the President’s Executive Staff, and
works to proactively promote a respectful and diverse work and learning
environment. The Director serves both
Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech). This will be a three-quarter- to full-time
position depending upon University needs and budgetary considerations.
It is essential that
the employee maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion in all
situations and circumstances.
Policy and Program
Development and Implementation:
recommend and implement University policies such as the Washburn University
Equal Opportunity Policy and the Policy on Sexual Harassment/Harassment to
ensure compliance with federal and state nondiscrimination, equal access, equal
employment and educational opportunity laws, rules and regulations.
and administer programs and procedures to implement University policy of equal
employment and educational opportunity, non-discrimination, Title IX, Title
VII, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in
Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Americans with Disabilities as
amended as well as other civil rights laws and regulations.
and/or modify and implement University grievance procedures to facilitate
resolution of discrimination and sexual harassment/harassment complaints. Review, investigate or oversee the
investigation of complaints according to procedures. Identify, recommend and oversee appropriate
action to address and resolve each complaint received.
research and prepare responses on behalf of the University to federal and state
enforcement agencies regarding complaints, investigations, complaint resolution
and compliance reviews relative to fair and equitable employment practices.
training programs and conduct training sessions for University administrators,
faculty and staff and educational programs for students and student groups to
raise awareness and increase understanding of discriminations, sexual
harassment/harassment and equal opportunity issues and concerns.
student life programs to assure that programs and practices comply with equal
opportunity policies and regulations.
Recommend changes and modifications as concerns are identified to
and assess salary recommendations during the annual budget process to identify
concerns. Recommend budget adjustments
to assure/address salary equity among University faculty and staff as
with academic and administrative departments, employees and students to discuss
issues pertaining to equal opportunity, discrimination and sexual
harassment/harassment and retaliation as issues and concerns develop. Provide confidential advice and guidance as
needed, offering even-handed assistance to deal with difficult and complex
needs and recommends expenditures relative to ADA compliance for inclusion in
with Human Resources or Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) staff,
monitor recruitment and employment activities, offer advice and recommend
procedures to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all candidates throughout
University recruitment processes.
with academic departments and the VPAA’s office to develop and approve position
announcements and advertising, determine recruitment resources, discuss
recruitment processes to assist with the recruitment/search process and ensure
compliance with EEO and University policies, regulations and procedures.
- In collaboration with Human
Resources, meet with screening committees to discuss recruitment processes and
concerns to assist with application of established recruitment processes and
enhance efforts to treat all applicants fairly and equitably while ensuring
selection of the best-qualified applicants for University positions.
- Advise academic areas on a wide
range of employment-related issues unique to faculty, such as promotion and
tenure, to ensure equity measures are applied in all facets of employment at
Title IX and ADA
- Serve as the designated University
official for the implementation of Title IX regulations and the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973. Conduct periodic reviews of
athletic programs and University practices to ensure on-going compliance with
federal regulations for both concerns.
Investigates complaints of sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual
assault as they relate to the University’s compliance with Title IX.
- Survey University students annually
to determine interest and abilities in athletic competition. Assess survey results and recommend changes
in athletic programming to enhance compliance with Title IX requirements and
promote equal access to University programs for all Washburn University and
Washburn Tech students.
- Periodically review and inspect
University facilities and assess accessibility for persons with disabilities
and compliance with federal laws. Recommend
modifications to address identified concerns to increase legal compliance and
access to all individuals on campus. Advise Facilities Services staff of ADA
requirements to assist with planning and completion of remodeling/construction
projects at the University.
- Meet with staff to discuss, identify
and recommend appropriate accommodations for individuals with
disabilities. Arrange for and monitor
implementation of reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities as appropriate. Advise Washburn University and Washburn Tech
disability service providers on student accommodations, hear and consider
appeals and make final accommodation decisions.
- Work with Information Technology
staff and others as identified to assure accessibility of the University
website, online courses and other web-based resources.
Miscellaneous Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as a member of groups and
committees such as the Diversity Initiatives group, to participate in the
development of University initiatives that enhance diversity throughout the
- As the Equal Opportunity Director,
participate in strategic planning and serve on various other committees as
- Consult with and advise the
President regarding Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment/Harassment policies
and concerns as needed and upon request.
- Perform other duties as needed and
identified in support of Washburn University.
degree. Five years of demonstrated
knowledge and effective leadership in the administration of policies and
procedures designed to ensure compliance with federal and state Equal
Opportunity, Title IX, ADA and other nondiscrimination and educational
opportunity laws, rules and regulations.
Experience working effectively with diverse populations; conducting
investigations and compliance reviews and authoring investigative reports and
responses to complaints. Proven ability
to present verbal and written information in a clear and concise manner to
individuals and groups, exercise independent initiative and sound judgment,
maintain objectivity and safeguard confidential and sensitive information.
PREFERRED: Juris Doctorate.
EEO experience in a higher education environment.
Submit a letter of interest, resume, Resume Supplement for Administrative Positions, copy of official college transcript(s), and names and phone numbers of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Washburn University Human Resources, 263 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas 66621. Review of
applications will begin March 11, 2013, and continue until a suitably qualified
candidate has been identified. Salary will
be determined commensurate with type of appointment, qualifications and
experience. Excellent fringe benefits package.
TO ENRICH EDUCATION THROUGH DIVERSITY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. CANDIDATES FROM UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.