Equal Opportunity Specialist, Sr.
Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Affirmative Action
posted on June 30, 2012
This position is located in Flagstaff. Periodic travel to other locations within Arizona is required.
The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity is recruiting for a professional position serving the campus community in all areas of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, affirmative action, Title IX and ADA/ADAAA/504 compliance. The successful candidate will conduct professional, independent and appropriate equal opportunity investigations and prepare investigatory reports of formal and informal complaints brought pursuant to the NAU Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy, assist in the development and presentation of trainings for the university community regarding compliance and best practices, work directly with employees, managers and health care providers on the reasonable accommodation process for employees, work with appropriate university offices to ensure access to programs and facilities for individuals with disabilities, and assist in the development and implementation of programs and procedures that support the University and AA/EO objectives and commitment to diversity and universal design. The successful candidate will be self-directed, reliable, professional, respectful of confidentiality and highly sensitive information and willing to perform all tasks relating to the work of the office including preparing documents, arranging meetings and interviews other related clerical functions and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and
Four years professional experience in a compliance and/or investigatory role; OR
Equivalent combination or experience and/or education from which comparable skills, knowledge, and abilities have been achieved.
Juris Doctor or other relevant advanced degree.
Equal opportunity, ADA and/or affirmative action compliance experience, particularly in a public or university setting.
Equal opportunity or human resources credentials/certifications.
Experience planning and implementing strategic diversity initiatives and or affirmative action plans.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Interviewing and fact finding skills.
Skill in applying laws, regulations and policies to facts.
Ability to convey information about compliance in a meaningful way to all members of the campus community.
Excellent judgment and professionalism, particularly with regard to confidentiality.
Attention to detail and deadlines.
Microsoft Office and/or Legal Files experience.
Experience meeting deadlines.
Excellent comminication skills.
The ability to work effectively with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
$59,000 - $62,000
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr .
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found on the Internet at: https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy&/….
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, and you choose the ASRS retirement option, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 27 weeks (6 months) after your start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days after start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
August 1, 2012 at midnight.