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Job ID: 147836

Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity
University of North Texas

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2020
Title Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Inst Equity & Div-Gen-210000
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Affairs
    Multicultural Affairs/Diversity

Department Summary
Join the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity as we partner with University of North Texas (UNT) faculty, staff and the local community to uphold an inclusive environment that promotes UNT student success in a global marketplace. The UNT community highly values the educational benefits of diversity and actively supports and respects all of our members. We are looking for an assistant director to be a part of our exciting strategic initiatives and expansive vision for the future of UNT.

As one of Texas’ largest Universities, UNT is a 500-acre campus located in Denton, Texas, approximately 39 miles from the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the U.S., Dallas/Fort Worth.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Position Overview
Equal Opportunity within the Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity to join our team. This position is responsible for receiving, triaging, and investigating discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints from University employees, students, and community members based on protected status within the University. This position also delivers training across campus.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and five years of related professional experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
At least two years of demonstrated professional experience conducting investigations.
Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving, and interviewing.
Exposure to nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations (e.g., Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Clery Act, and VAWA) and federal and state rules and regulations related to EEO/AA programs.
Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including skill in writing grammatically correct, concise, and logical analytical reports to convey complex issues.
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills including the demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of complex complaints.
Ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple constituencies to resolve complaints in a neutral, sensitive manner.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

Knowledge of or professional experience conducting investigations related to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and/or discrimination in a higher-education setting or other related field.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations orally and in writing, and demonstrated public-speaking experience.
Demonstrated commitment to working with and for diverse, multicultural populations.
Thorough understanding of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations (e.g., Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Clery Act, and VAWA) and federal and state rules and regulations related to EEO/AA programs.
Experience with the preparation of reporting for the Affirmative Action Plan, including retrieving and editing data and creating reports such as the workforce analysis, adverse impact analysis, applicant flow, etc.

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