Director of Affirmative Action

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Massachusetts

Date Posted August 19, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

MIT Human Resources (HR) seeks an individual to assume overall responsibility for producing, analyzing, and managing MIT’s Affirmative Action plans. Will ensure compliance with federal and state AA, EEO, and OFCCP regulations and provide guidance for developing and implementing programs, strategies, and practices to advance and support MIT's long-standing commitment to workplace diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity. Responsibilities include managing all areas of MIT’s Affirmative Action programs, including annual data collection, analysis, and preparation of its Affirmative Action plans; providing expert consultation, guidance, technical assistance, and compliance support to central and DLC HR staff; initiating action-oriented programs and outreach to improve recruitment and retention; ensuring compliance with relevant OFCCP regulations and established Affirmative Action policies and procedures used in candidate recruiting, interviewing, and selection; advising the VP for HR on all matters related to AA/EEO; partnering with the Office of the General Counsel on compliance issues; preparing written analysis of complaints and making recommendations for administrative action; and developing resource materials/trainings to promote understanding of EEO/AA. Will report to the VP for HR.

Required: bachelor’s degree; a minimum of seven years’ progressively responsible AA/EEO planning and compliance experience; expertise in affirmative action regulations governing federal contractors; strong analytical skills and experience with complex data gathering and reporting methods; demonstrated conflict resolution and problem solving skills; clear understanding of cross-cultural/diversity theory and practice; excellent interpersonal skills; a collaborative approach to work; ability to deal with ambiguity; flexibility and openness to new ideas; excellent writing, speaking, and presentation skills; ability to synthesize critical information and communicate key messages; and strong project management skills. Familiarity with PeopleFluent a plus.

Interested candidates may apply on-line at  Please reference job number 10399 and indicate where you saw this posting. 

MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Applications from women, minorities, veterans, older workers, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.