Under the direction of the University Attorney/Compliance Counsel in the Office of University Counsel, the Equity Compliance Officer will assume responsibility for the university's Affirmative Action Program and provide consultation and education to the ETSU community on equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, procedures, and options for resolution of complaints of discrimination related to Equal Opportunity, Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX.
As the University Affirmative Action Officer, the Equity Compliance Officer has primary responsibility for:
The development and monitoring of the university's Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs), to include analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of AAP information for production of annual reports, diversity presentations and reports, and incidental compliance reports as requested by state and federal enforcement agencies;
Conducting and coordinating investigations and responses to allegations of civil rights violations including discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct under Title VI and Title IX filed by university students, staff, faculty and/or visitors in compliance with federal and state laws, executive orders, and university policies and procedures;
Serving as the university's Title IX Coordinator;
Preparing and filing all necessary reports for Title VI and Title IX;
Providing counseling, technical assistance, compliance, and training as needed in matters related to equity, affirmative action, Title VI, Title VII and Title IX;
Supervising the work of the Title IX Investigators
Advising the Office of Disability Services, Housing Office, Veteran Affairs, and other entities on the mandates of disability law through the Vocational Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disability Act;
Advising the Office of Student Affairs on Title IX issues; and
Performing other duties as assigned.
Job Category: Administrative
Demonstrated experience developing affirmative action plans or similar/related reports
Demonstrated professional experience conducting confidential, formal investigations
Experience working in a postsecondary education environment
Experience in the delivery and administration of EEO-related and diversity trainings and workshops
Internal Number: 11469
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.