The Associate Director of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) will support the department's mission of promoting fairness and justice, ensuring that each member of the Miami University community is and feels included and promoting a diverse and welcoming environment that is equally accessible for all who live, learn, work and participate in activities at Miami.
The Associate Director, an integral member of the OEEO team, will report to the Director of OEEO. The Associate Director will manage the daily responsibilities associated with conducting complex harassment and discrimination investigations based on protected class status, including Title IX investigations. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: interviewing witnesses; fact-finding; drawing reasonable conclusions; keeping accurate and thorough records and notes; and issuing a report at the conclusion of each investigation. This person will occasionally testify during disciplinary proceedings. All of this will be accomplished while maintaining an impartial, unbiased and fair position, and acting with sensitivity towards the issues and needs of all parties.
The Associate Director will work with the Director to revise policy language, online training content, and OEEO webpage content, as needed. This position will also work to continuously identify and integrate best practices regarding harassment and discrimination investigations. The Associate Director will also provide support and assistance with harassment and discrimination prevention education and training, including the online harassment and discrimination training program. Other duties as assigned.
OEEO Statement: The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560. Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, criminal justice, sociology, or related field;
Two (2) years of experience conducting investigations;
Two (2) years of experience conducting training, or any equivalent combination of education and experience;
Knowledge of affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination rules, policies, and regulations, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Sections 503, 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and other related federal and state regulations;
Knowledge of complexities surrounding sexual assault and sexual harassment cases in a college setting, including experience conducting investigations in a sensitive and confidential manner;
Superior written and verbal communication skills;
Superior reasoning and organizational skills;
Demonstrated superior judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential communications;
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral, listen, identify and disseminate essential information needed to assess and resolve problems;
Demonstrated commitment and ability to serve a diverse student, faculty and staff population with cultural competence and sensitivity;
Ability to complete projects in a timely manner and manage multiple priorities;
Ability to work collaboratively with others and foster positive relationships; and
Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs w...ith faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission.
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