EEO Officer

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
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Job Description :

Posting Details

Posting Details
Position Number:

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

Functional Title:
EEO Officer

Category Status:
33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:

University Authorized FTE:

PRES-VP for Diversity &amp Inclusion

Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Office of Diversity &amp Inclusion (ODI) provides expertise and leadership at the University of Maryland around equity, diversity, compliance, and inclusion work. The following units are within ODI: ADA/504 Compliance, Bias Incident &amp Support Services (BISS), Diversity Training &amp Education, LGBTQ+ Equity Center, Nyumburu Cultural Center, Office of Civil Rights &amp Sexual Misconduct, Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE), and TerrapinSTRONG.
The Office of Diversity &amp Inclusion provides leadership and expertise for helping the university achieve its diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Guided by social justice principles, ODI cultivates a vibrant learning and working community for all members.
Serving as the university’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) officer, this position works with all departments pertaining to the recruitment, selection, hiring and promotion of faculty and staff, and other human resources procedures, to ensure the university’s compliance with federal, state and university equal employment opportunity/affirmative actions laws, regulations, and policies.

This position will assist in the development of related policies, guidelines, procedures, and programs, keep current on changes to personnel-related laws and regulations assist in ensuring timely planning and implementation of processes and procedures to ensure compliance and identify risk areas and gaps between practice and policy/regulations. The EEO officer will lead and oversee updating and implementing the university’s Equity Guidelines for Search &amp Selection in collaboration with stakeholders. This position will serve as the equity administrator for SVPAAP faculty and staff searches and APT committees this includes, but is not limited to, delivering equity charges, reviewing search and selection plans in eTerp, reviewing supporting documentations for search actions, reviewing finalist and search waiver requests, and providing counsel throughout the search process. The EEO officer will develop, implement, and train on the university’s Affirmative Action Plan and other institutional processes, in coordination with leadership and key stakeholders. This position will conduct outreach and education about equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination requirements in collaboration with key stakeholders. At the request of the vice president for diversity and inclusion, the EEO officer may serve on or lead various committees and attend meetings. This is a newly created position that will report directly to the vice president for diversity and inclusion.

Benefits Summary
Top Benefits and Perks:

Exempt Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.

Six (6) years’ of experience in EEO Compliance.
Knowledge, Skills, &amp Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action requirements.
  • Ability to interpret policies and laws and make recommendations to key stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis and prepare reports.
  • Effective problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent communication skills including writing, editing, speaking/facilitating.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with a wide diversity of stakeholders (internal and external).
  • Ability to work independently as well as under direction.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and concise verbal and written reports.
  • Ability to organize and interpret data and records on diversity issues.
  • Intermediate to advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Intermediate user of GSuite and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Passion for supporting marginalized and historically underrepresented student populations and community members.
  • Time and project management skills with the ability to prioritize and work with deadlines.
  • Knowledge of relevant research and assessment standards in higher education.
  • Successful experience leading teams and trainings.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Additional Certifications:

Additional Information:
  • Salary range for this position is mid $90s to high $110s and commensurate with experience.
  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
  • During the interview process, finalist may be provided a prompt to prepare and present using presentation to attendees finalist may also be asked to meet with various stakeholders.

Job Risks
Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands
Sedentary work performed in an office environment. Regularly required to travel to meetings, events, etc. both on and off campus. Ability to travel both on and off campus, domestic and international. Regularly required to communicate and exchange information and to use technology/devices. Ability to attend events, meetings, trainings after normal business hours. Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing demands.

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Best Consideration Date

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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