Pending approval of reorganization, this position will transition
to the Office of the Vice President for Administration, University
of Hawaii, System Offices, and will report directly to the Vice
President for Administration. The Equity Assurance Office (EAO) is
dedicated to promoting and integrating the principles of equity,
diversity, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and inclusion
through the creation of a comprehensive, consistent, and
centralized approach to prevention and compliance. EAO strives to
protect the civil rights of those who study, work, and live within
the UH System (10 campuses). This includes the right to an
environment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of
the protected categories outlined in federal laws, including Title
VII, ADA, Title IX, ADA, VAWA, Clery Act, and related State laws
and regulations, including Act 208, Session Laws 2016.
To that end, the EAO oversees the development of systemwide
policy and procedures to advance equity, diversity and compliance;
establishes systemwide training initiatives and related programs
toward prevention and education; provides tools and procedures to
ensure consistent compliance across the UH campuses; and gathers,
researches and analyzes data system-wide for use in statistical
calculations and reporting to assess climate and to meet federal
and state requirements, including workforce analysis reports and
EEO/AA data. The EAO is also responsible for delivering the
equal opportunity, affirmative action, disability, and Title IX
compliance programs for the UH Mānoa Campus and UH System
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Executive Director (ED) of EAO promotes the University’s
commitment to a climate of equity and inclusion by serving as
advisor to the Vice President, Mānoa Provost, and collaborating
with key internal stakeholders such as the Mānoa Provost Council.
The ED also serves as the primary spokesperson with external
stakeholders on matters pertaining to equal opportunity,
affirmative action, disability, and Title IX compliance programs
for the UH Mānoa Campus and UH System Offices.
The ED provides leadership for all aspects of civil rights
compliance and advancing equity and inclusion, including
recommending, developing, and implementing policies, procedures,
and programmatic initiatives addressing Title IX, equal
opportunity, and affirmative action, as consistent with relevant
state and federal regulations/laws and the institutional values and
community standards of the University. The ED also serves as the
University’s liaison to community organizations, state and federal
agencies, the State Legislature, statewide commissions and advisory
bodies, and relevant stakeholders, and responds to external
complaints, including formal matters commenced by the U.S.
Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.
Provide leadership, expertise, direction, and management for all
EAO programs and units, including the development and
implementation of strategic initiatives, policies, and
Develop strategic initiatives and key stakeholder collaborations
and perform University and community outreach towards promoting the
University’s commitment to advancing equity and diversity amongst
members of the University system and the general public; build
effective working relationships and represents the best interests
of the University and its senior leadership with internal and
external groups and stakeholders including elected officials, law
enforcement administrators, community leaders and campus
administrators; work collaboratively with the directors and
professionals at both system and campus levels in program areas
related to broad areas of equity and diversity; oversee agreements,
partnerships and relationships with internal and external
organizations; oversee consistency in provision of fair and neutral
process and practices across the system; and model an effective
Manage all aspects of the UH Mānoa and System Offices equal
opportunity, affirmative action, and Title IX programs. Advise the
President, and as appropriate, the UH Mānoa Provost on
implementation and results.
Direct institutional research including climate surveys and
workforce analyses on progress and problem areas in achieving
affirmative action and broader equity goals. Analyze institutional
and national trends and identify areas to strengthen the
university’s equity program through education, outreach, and fair
and neutral processes. Recommend strategies, programs, and best
practices to better achieve these goals.
Responsible for the integrity of the systemwide tracking and
reporting system for complaints and investigation findings, which
also includes identifying patterns, if any, and directing
initiatives and approaches to resolve them and increase awareness
and prevention efforts to meet university goals and objectives.
Oversee preparation of the annual affirmative action plans,
internal audit procedures, studies of personnel actions, and design
and implementation of job applicant, employee, and student surveys.
Provide technical assistance, training and outreach and educational
materials, and policy guidance.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Vice President of
- Law degree or master’s degree in education, business, social
sciences or related; and minimum of seven years of experience
Demonstrated knowledge of current strategies and best practices
in equity and compliance programs.
Three or more years of professional management experience.
Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication
skills; advanced writing skills; ability to articulate clearly and
concisely to small, large, and diverse audiences.
Extensive experience providing training to all levels of
employees on laws, policies and procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and
state equal opportunity and non- discrimination laws and
regulations, including but not limited to: Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women
Reauthorization Act of 2013 (which amends the Jeanne Clery
Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crimes Statistics Act,
commonly known as the Clery Act) (VAWA) under its Campus
Sexual Violence Elimination Act provision (Campus SaVE Act),
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II, III, IV of the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Age
Discrimination Act of 1975, among other applicable state and
Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and implementing
training and educational programs which focus on Title IX as well
as diversity, non-discrimination, and harassment.
Demonstrated advanced level of political and organizational
Experience analyzing proposed, pending, and current legislation
and regulations related to equity, civil rights, gender violence,
and advising executive leadership, as necessary.
Experience managing budgets, including developing budget
proposals, justifying expenses and monitoring accounts.
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills; ability to
investigate, analyze problems, and apply independent judgment on
nonstandard issues with a broad administrative impact and
Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills; ability
to independently apply judgment and nonstandard applications and
systems, solving a wide range of problems, developing practicable
and thorough solutions.
Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level
of confidentiality in handling problems of sensitive nature and
security of confidential records.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with the full range of relevant constituents
through effective communication and interpersonal skills,
organizational awareness, judgment, and discretion, and effectively
collaborate with constituencies with different agendas.
Demonstrated experience in development of responses to internal
constituents and external agencies, such as the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, the State Hawaii Civil Rights
Commission, and the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department
of Education, and effectively representing the organization.
Demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage competing
work priorities and projects, and maintain effective employee
- Leading Title IX, Equal Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action
programs and/or departments in a higher educational institution
state or federal agency; or large multi-faceted enterprise, or
equivalent organization; or equivalent combination of education and
- Drafting, interpreting, and implementing policies and
- Knowledge of collective bargaining contracts as they relate to
EEO/AA and Title IX issues.
- Experience supervising and evaluating employees in a union
- Experience addressing complex challenges and analytical
assessments, especially with fixed timelines.
- Ability to work independently and possess self-direction skills
to be able to initiate plans, organize, prioritize, multitask,
and coordinate work in a fast-paced organization with competing
priorities and distractions.
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- Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- Names of five (5) professional references, including title and
Nominations, inquiries and applications are being accepted for
the position. Continuous recruitment; first review of
applications will begin on June 1, 2022 and will continue until the
position is filled. For best consideration, applications
should be submitted by May 31, 2022.
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