Affirmative Action Officer
Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, the Affirmative Action Officer is charged with assuring compliance with state and federal requirements related to equal employment opportunity. The Affirmative Action Officer will ensure college employees receive appropriate training on policies and procedures including but not limited to search procedures, non-discrimination, Title IX, harassment, and duty to report.
The Affirmative Action Officer will proactively review policies and practices to ensure employment decisions are made to capitalize on diversity while protecting individuals from protected classes as defined by Federal and State Laws and executive orders. This will include review of college searches to ensure the College is meeting its Affirmative Action goals. The Affirmative Action Officer is also responsible for the preparation of the annual affirmative action report.
This position will be responsible for responding to complaints filed by members of the campus community, and coordinating the appropriate investigations and responses. This position will work collaboratively with other members of the College community to ensure the College reacts expediently to any complaints.
- Consult with Talent Acquisition Specialist to ensure diversity in the composition of search committees and applicant pools.
- Complete the annual affirmative action report.
- Partner with members of the campus community to ensure the affirmative action plan is being implemented.
- Recommend policies and practices designed to create a diverse and qualified pool of applicants.
- Monitor developments and changes in federal, state, and local compliance requirements regarding discrimination and laws that impact the College; inform the President, members of the Senior Administrative team and/or other College staff, as appropriate.
- Develop, maintain, and revise policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and rules, and reflect best practices with regard to Title VII.
- Coordinate an effective discrimination and compliance-training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers.
- Coordinate all investigations of violations of Title IX related to faculty and staff.
- Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local, and associational laws, rules and regulations.
- Responsible for investigating and providing a disposition for any complaints of discrimination.
- Respond to Civility Complaints by conducting investigations and providing a disposition.
- Respond to employee ADA requests for accommodations.
- Facilitate training related to affirmative action, and other topics as appropriate.
- Contribute to the overall success of the Office of Human Resources and the College by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:
- Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
- Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
- Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.
- Bachelor's Degree.
- At least one year's experience in Human Resources, Affirmative Action, regulatory compliance or related field.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Title IX training or certification.
- Experience working in a legal setting.
- Experience in higher education.
- Experience conducting investigations.
- Ability to interpret federal and state non-discrimination laws and regulations.
This is a full-time M/C position.
- CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Open Until Filled
- Salary: $85,000/year. Salary may increase commensurate with experience.
The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.
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Farmingdale State College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. At Farmingdale State College, we continue to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.
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Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:
- Cover Letter
Additional instructions for faculty positions: Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.
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