The Office of Equity and Diversity ( OED ) leads Colgate University
efforts in building and fostering an inclusive campus climate that
empowers all members of our community values our diverse and
intersecting identities and affiliations. The OED works
collaboratively across campus to address and eliminate
institutionalized forms of bias and is a leading voice in the
shaping and reshaping of Colgate’s strategic plan for Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion as part of Colgate’s Third Century Plan. The
University’s commitment to diversity means understanding that each
individual is unique and appreciating our differences enriches our
campus culture and the quality of campus life. The OED also
oversees and ensures compliance with policies and laws relating to
affirmative action, discrimination and harassment.
This position is responsible for contributing to the University’s
strategic diversity, equity and inclusion values and initiatives by
developing strategic, creative, and innovative outreach and
strategies driven by data analysis, cultivating relationships and
building capacity for change. This work will be most effective with
exceptional interpersonal, organizational and creative skills that
inform the development of training programs to communicate
information to stakeholders in an effective and compelling manner
to build employee skills to recognize and address implicit bias and
ensure compliance with regulatory policies and procedures (i.e. EEO
/AA, Veterans, Disability) including:
- Lead and support the university’s strategic initiatives to
increase the demographic diversity of faculty, staff and students
and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations related to
Equal Employment and Affirmative Action.
- Develop and design training and development presentations and
workshops related to implicit bias, anti-racism, privilege and
other various diversity, equity and inclusion skills.
- Effectively organize, refine and communicate complex data in a
way that is easy to digest, to a variety of stakeholders.
- Develop, compile, analyze and assess complex data, including
producing timely reports related to federally mandated EEO /AA
related reports, such as the Vets2412 and the utilization and
selection data of individuals with disabilities and protected
- Develop and design appropriate diversity, equity &
inclusion benchmarks, scorecards and related tools to assist
departments in hiring, retention and promotion.
- Aggregate, analyze, and compile information relevant to EEO /AA
and other diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
- Respond to reports of discrimination and harassment, including
receiving and maintaining appropriate records and documentation to
investigate incidents with students, faculty and staff, including
serving as a member of the Discrimination and Harassment Response
Team ( DHT ),
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (
CSA ), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the
Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for
reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and
employees to the Campus Safety Department.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a related discipline such
as affirmative action/equal employment opportunity, human
resources, diversity and inclusion, faculty affairs or HR
information systems/analytics, or combination of preferred
education and experience.
- Background in EEO /AA compliance (e.g., Exec Order 11246 data
mandates), ADA, and/or diversity & inclusion areas.
- Experience working with SQL and database queries.
- The ability to handle confidential material with utmost
discretion is critical.
- Must be capable of working collegially and effectively with a
diverse group of colleagues to include faculty, staff and students
on a daily basis.
- Experience working in EEO /AA.
- Juris Doctor
A Bachelor’s degree is required.
A Graduate degree is preferred.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against
any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their
race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin,
marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking,
familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from
historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with
disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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