The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) is seeking an Executive Director. This is a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
Reporting to the President of the University, the Executive Director of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) is the senior administrator with responsibility for Oregon State University's equal opportunity, civil rights, Title IX, anti-bullying, retaliation and affirmative action efforts. The Executive Director provides the strategic vision and leadership over these compliance areas for the University, which supports the University's dedication to creating an equitable experience for the university community. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access leads compliance efforts for Title IX, Title VII, Section 504, anti-retaliation laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as all other related federal, state and local laws and regulations. With a team of 13 employees, EOA is responsible for responding to reports of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and bullying, providing reasonable disability and religious accommodations, developing and implementing affirmative action plans, reviewing and approving waivers and exceptions to the search process, and providing awareness and educational training programs over these civil rights compliance areas. This work is accomplished in close collaboration with senior administrators and academic officers, including those from athletics, human resources, faculty affairs, student affairs, institutional diversity, general counsel, and compliance.
The EOA Executive Director also works closely with the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, who leads the Office of Institutional Diversity and focuses on proactive and strategic institutional change actions and initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion across the University.
J.D. or advanced degree in subject relevant to position. Three years' leadership experience with the ability to set challenging and attainable goals, set priorities, and work with and inspire others to high levels of creative performance, and to leverage ideas into action. Three years' experience and demonstrated expertise and training in affirmative action and/or anti-discrimination law.
Bachelor's degree in any field.
Three years' experience and demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following civil rights compliance areas, including harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, retaliation, equal opportunity, affirmative action, or accessibility work.
Significant leadership experience in developing organizational strategy and vision, setting challenging and attainable goals, assessing priorities, and delivering and communication measurable results.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate connections, build partnerships, and communicate honestly, even where the conversations may be difficult.
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage crisis and productively manage conflict.
Progressive management experience or supervisory experience.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.
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