Director for Equal Employment Opportunity

George Washington University in District of Columbia

Date Posted May 29, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Director for Equal Employment Opportunity

George Washington University


George Washington University is home to students and faculty from every state and more than 130 countries who learn and work together and who take full advantage of the global setting to enrich the classroom experience.  The University currently enrolls approximately 20,000 full-time students at all of its campuses in the District of Columbia and Virginia.  Approximately 6500 faculty, staff, research, and student employees support the university, primarily in the Washington, DC and Virginia areas.


The Director for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is responsible for leading the Equal Employment Opportunity department for staff positions across the entire University and the campus-wide implementation of the affirmative action program. The individual in this role is responsible for implementing initiatives that support the Universitys commitment to diversity and inclusion and in recruitment, selection, and employment.  



  •    Manage the development, coordination, and implementation of a campus wide affirmative action plans in compliance with federal and state statutes and  increase diversity and inclusion in recruitment, selection and employment
  •    Responsible for developing and maintaining protocol for data collection, management and analysis of employment statistics
  •    Ensure that  statistical and narrative reporting requirements are met
  •    Develop action plans to meet affirmative action and equal employment opportunity goals
  •    Develop and maintain auditing protocol  and controls to measure compliance
  •    Provide counsel to the universitys executive management on the development of EEO/AA plans and related policy matters
  •    Assist in the interpretation and implementation of procedures which support university  compliance with employment-based federal and state regulatory requirements including (e.g. pertinent legislation, guidelines, executive orders, and applicable judicial administrative decisions) related to employment
  •    Track, monitor, and evaluate activities related to faculty, and staff recruitment, interviewing, selection activities to discern their impact efforts toward diversity and inclusion in the hiring, promotion, transfer, and retention of employees
  •    Develop and implement effective training programs to for search committees and others involved in the recruitment and selection process
  •    Partner with departmental and/or other stakeholders
  •    Work with schools, departments, and administrative units toward to identify diversity and inclusion goals and timetables
  •    Assist units with assessments of performance towards goals
  •    Plan and conduct objective and timely investigations of discrimination, harassment, salary inequity or other claims filed internally or externally with state or federal enforcement agencies
  •    Prepare written reports of findings; may negotiate solutions to complaints and recommend corrective action where appropriate
  •    Provide clarification and advice on the affirmative action complaint process to individuals alleging discriminatory practices and/or violations of university policies and procedures
  •    Serve on university committees and participate in strategic planning as appropriate in capacity as EEO/AA officer, to quickly identify and address issues, problems and strategies affecting the affirmative action planning and implementation processes, enhancement of cultural diversity, and advancement of equal access to university sponsored educational opportunities
  •    Conduct outreach efforts among various groups to disseminate the institutions EEO/AA program and solicit support for university-sponsored multi-cultural events and activities
  •    Identify and develop relationships with key organizations and associations to help create a more diverse employee population
  •    Review and evaluate university policies and procedures for program compliance; make recommendations for revisions as appropriate
  •    Monitor universitys implementation of Title IX compliance in all areas


  •    Advanced degree required
  •    Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  •    Proven expertise in setting strategic direction, designing and implementing effective plans/programs
  •    Experience implementing  technology solutions to meet regulatory reporting requirements
  •    Knowledge of federal/state regulations related to employment and employee relations, including but not limited to EEO, ADA, FLSA, and FMLA, Title IX
  •    Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity
  •    Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, handle multiple priorities and changing business conditions.
  •    Experience in litigation/mediation preferred


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