Advertised Employing Department: Office of Equal Opportunity
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Office of Equal Opportunity at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for Associate Director. Under the general supervision of the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, this position will administer comprehensive equal opportunity/affirmative action and diversity outreach programs, as well as various compliance functions and responsibilities.
The Associate Director is responsible for, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting institutional data as mandated by federal EO/AA regulations and as determined by the institution, including the annual Affirmative Action Plan, salary equity review, and other projects as requested by the Director of EO. Develops, promotes, and monitors the institution’s efforts to comply with governmental regulations and guidelines for equal opportunity and affirmative action and the goals and principles set forth in the College’s Affirmative Action Plan. This position is responsible for managing and oversight of the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University’s Title IX investigations, with a particular emphasis on investigating alleged cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence and protected class discrimination and harassment.
The successful candidate will possess excellent listening, written and oral communication skills to work with faculty, staff, students, attorneys, community leaders, vendors and outside auditors. The candidate must also have the ability to work well under pressure and meet critical deadlines; resolve conflict; and have a record of integrity and good judgment.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of related experience OR Master’s degree and 6 years of related experience OR Ph.D. or other doctoral/professional program and 3 years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Title IX experience working in a municipal or higher education environment which would include working with university police departments, judicial systems, SART, SANE, and/or advocacy agencies.
Experience with civil rights complaint investigations and resolution of complaints.
Experience developing Affirmative Action Plans and action-oriented programs.
Degree in business, public administration, social science, law, or a closely related field.
Experience managing a compliance program.
Experience designing/conducting relevant informational and motivational training programs.
Experience which demonstrates knowledge of affirmative action recruitment.
Experience working in a large, public, research university or experience in a higher education environment.
Experience analyzing statistical data.
Education or experience which demonstrates ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages.
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer and committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, veterans, and underrepresented groups (i.e. racial, ethnic, LGBTQA+, and differentially abled).
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.