The University of West Florida has a full-time opening for an Equal Opportunity Officer in beautiful Pensacola, Florida. UWF is one of twelve universities in the state of Florida’s university system. The University of West Florida has 13,000 students, 15 intercollegiate athletic teams, 70+ degree programs, and more than 100,000 alumni. The campus is a 15-minute drive to the white sand on Pensacola Beach. Downtown offers urban living with a plethora of music, art, and fine dining options. The University offers a very competitive benefits plan including annual leave and sick leave and free access to the campus recreation center that includes an indoor track, fitness classes, and a climbing wall. An indoor pool is also available.
The Equal Opportunity Officer investigates civil rights and sexual misconduct complaints, which includes preparing comprehensive investigative reports and composing the University’s position statements. The incumbent develops and implements a case management plan for each reported complaint; maintains a case management database to organize, manage, and track complaints; and facilitates discrimination and harassment training. Additionally, the incumbent compiles annual equity and diversity reports such as the university’s Affirmative Action Plan and the Florida Equity Report; serves as Deputy Title IX Coordinator and conducts Title IX investigations; and must be skilled in working with diverse populations.
This Equal Opportunity Officer receives and reviews complaints and grievances of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation from the campus community; conducts EO investigations; and prepares comprehensive investigative reports. The incumbent explains University policy and procedures to potential complainants; responds to external discrimination charges by conducting investigations and composing the University’s position statement; and provides direction and services to meet compliance with all state and federal regulations. The incumbent also assists with developing, implementing and monitoring institutional policies, procedures, programs and activities for compliance; serves as a resource on EO issues to the University community as well as external community; and completes Affirmative Action/EO Reporting. The incumbent assists with coordinating, monitoring, and updating the University policy on Affirmative Action; maintains and properly tracks records of data and trends; and coordinates the University’s education, training, prevention, and outreach efforts related to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and Title IX compliance. Additionally, the incumbent manages department communication materials (brochures/flyers) and website information; engages in activities and training that commensurate with positions that advance multicultural competence; and serves on committees, task forces, and advisory boards as assigned. The EO Officer is authorized to act on behalf of the Executive Director of Office of Equity & Diversity on committees and in meetings relating to EO and Title IX.
Minimum qualifications: Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience.
Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess four years of experience managing and investigating discrimination and harassment complaints and writing investigative reports; demonstrated knowledge of federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations, as well as understanding of federal and state equal opportunity employment agency complaint process; and experience working with affirmative action plans. Experience developing and facilitating training to large groups of adults; Human Resource certification through either HRCI or SHRM; and a JD degree or employment law experience is desirable. University experience is also preferred.
The salary range is $60,000-$67,000 annually. The preferred response date to apply is February 15, 2019. For additional information and to apply for the position, please visit https://jobs.uwf.edu.
The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.