Contribute to Harvard's efforts to diversify its faculty and staff in terms of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, and disability by:
serving as the primary University compliance officer for Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity under Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act;
ensuring timely production and effective communication of Harvard's annual Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) and adverse impact analyses for faculty and staff;
ensuring awareness, understanding and an operational plan to achieve placement goals for the year ahead among key stakeholders including University and local leaders, human resources, faculty affairs and hiring managers;
monitoring and communicating progress in the prior year toward AAP placement goals and hiring/employment targets for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Partner with the Office of the General Counsel and others to respond effectively on behalf of the University to audits and informational/compliance requests. Serve as the primary respondent and project manager for audits. Maintain contact with cognizant federal and state agencies. Own audit findings and drive improvements when necessary.
Other Responsibilities: Policy Development
With the Office of the General Counsel, Harvard Human Resources and other subject matter experts, monitor, interpret and implement changes in policy, procedure or practice to comply with new or changing federal/state regulations, legislation, guidelines, executive orders, and applicable judicial and administrative decisions.
Ensure that the
Minimum of 10 years of overall professional experience in a related discipline such as affirmative action/equal employment opportunity, human resources, diversity and inclusion, faculty affairs or HR information systems/analytics
At least 6 years of experience managing the affirmative action plan and adverse impact analysis for a large, complex employer or prior experience managing compliance with employment regulations and policies for a large institution of higher education.
Intermediate or better personal computer proficiency, including typical MS Office applications
Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
Ability to interpret and simplify laws and policies into more easily consumable concepts, regularly keep Harvard leadership, management, HR and faculty affairs communities abreast of applicable and changing regulations
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures typical of compliant affirmative action and effective equal employment opportunity programs
Strong data and analytical skills. Ability to gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts, evidence, data and other information to highlight key facts and move others toward a course of action.
Higher education experience desired
Advanced project management skills and ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability to successfully work across multiple functions and to interact effectively with senior leadership/management
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including pronounced strengths in collaboration, change management, and consensus building
Ability to build and sustain strong relationships with others at Harvard doing related work
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47539BR
About Harvard University Administration
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