Director of Investigations/Deputy Section 504 Compliance Officer

Columbia University in New York

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Columbia Universitys Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) is seeking a Director of Investigations/Deputy Section 504 Compliance Officer.


Working under the direction of the Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, the Director of Investigations/Deputy Section 504 Compliance Officer manages and conducts prompt and thorough investigations under the Universitys Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment. Provides information, guidance, and support to students, staff, faculty, and others seeking information regarding discrimination and harassment. Develops and conducts staff and faculty training programs and student orientation and training sessions. 


In collaboration with the VP of Human Resources, monitors the waiver procedures and provides affirmative action clearance for waivers of senior administrative officers in Jobs@Columbia (JAC). In collaboration with the office of the Vice Provost for Academic Administration regarding faculty recruitment: reviews and approves departmental Standard Search and Evaluation Procedures (SSEPs), monitors the waiver procedures, and provides affirmative action clearance for officers of instruction, research, the libraries, and others applying through the Universitys Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). 


Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree required. Minimum seven (7) years of relevant experience. Excellent verbal and written communication, strong counseling, negotiating, and organizational skills required. Ability to conduct legal research and writing; familiarity with civil rights laws, regulations, and procedures, and/or employment and labor law; computer competency; experience providing trainings and/or presentations to employees and students. Familiarity with, or experience in, the workings of a large research university is desirable, as is experience working in a setting promoting principles of fairness and equity. Resourcefulness, discretion, attention to detail, ability to prioritize, and manage multiple tasks essential. 


Preferred Qualifications: J.D. from U.S.-accredited law school strongly preferred. 


Cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required.


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