This position is central to the University of Connecticut and UConn Health’s efforts to comply with federal and state laws, regulations and related University policies. The EEO & Search Compliance Specialist provides guidance relative to Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and the search process and utilizes statistical data for the purpose of planning, publication, program evaluation and compliance with government regulations. The EEO & Search Compliance Specialist will work in the UConn’s Storrs campus and UConn Health in Farmington.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists with all aspects of OIE review and evaluation of the unclassified and classified search and hiring process. Reviews search files for compliance with state and federal regulations and University policies and procedures. Works with Hiring Managers, Search Administrators and Human Resources, providing guidance and assisting in the resolution of identified problems.
Responds to inquiries from hiring managers, search committees and administrators, Human Resources and members of the University community related to the search process, AA/EEO issues and departmental procedures and policies. Provides solutions and guidance including referrals to appropriate offices. Assists with developing standards for consistent guidance and responses based on University and departmental policies, procedures and state and federal regulations. Provides excellent customer service and employs good judgment in all communications and interactions with the University community.
Assists with the preparation and updating of state and federal Affirmative Action Plans for both Storrs and UConn Health locations. Responsible for collecting and organizing pertinent information, drafting and reviewing narrative reports regarding search activity, compiling and preparing quantitative charts.Establishes procedures and meets critical deadlines for collecting and updating required information in a timely and accurate manner.
Works collaboratively with University departments and external auditors regarding compliance in the search process, Affirmative Action Plan preparation, workforce diversity goals and initiatives and other related projects.
Assists in the training of search committees and administrators regarding the search process, AA/EEO compliance and other related topics.
Maintains and updates computerized and non-computerized data files. Produces scheduled reports and updates.
Maintains knowledge of current developments in related areas and participates in professional development conferences and workshops.Conducts research regarding substantive and procedural issues related to Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, diversity, and the search process.
Performs other functions or special projects which may be on going or short-term and which require project planning and coordination.Adapts day-to-day work schedule to the requirements of business priorities and urgent special requests.
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
3 years of recent work experience in a related field.
Strong written communication skills with an emphasis on preparing organized and professional reports and communications for various audiences.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Strong verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
Strong organizational and administrative skills.
The ability to work independently in a fast-paced work environment and successfully manage multiple assignments with competing deadlines.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
Demonstrated strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Knowledge of advanced Excel functions including pivot tables and charts.
High degree of individual initiative and strategic approach to tasks
Experience in a fast-paced work environment in a customer service or communications role that required sophisticated interactions with diverse groups.
Experience in higher education.
This is a full-time twelve-month, confidential/exempt positon. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2019450. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three references.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019450)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 19, 2019.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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Internal Number: 2019450-2276_1555063678
About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.