The University's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) has overall responsibility for the management and enforcement of the University's nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action policies and directs training and compliance activities under these policies and the applicable federal, state and local laws.
The Director of Training and Education reports to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
Manage and direct policy compliance and prevention training for students, staff, faculty and other relevant audiences on University nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action policies and procedures and applicable federal, state and local laws. This includes:
Engaging in pro-active outreach to ensure that EOAA is conducting training for all appropriate University populations.
Working strategically and collaboratively with University constituents, to develop trainings that meet the needs of those constituents.
Working strategically and collaboratively with key University constituents to develop and administer joint trainings, where appropriate.
Key University constituents include, but are not limited to:
Office of the General Counsel
Student Conduct and Community Standards
University Title IX Coordinator
Sexual Violence Response
Faculty Affairs & Academic Appointments
Office of Faculty Advancement
Center for Teaching and Learning
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Creating new and updating existing training materials to ensure that they are fresh, engaging and up to date with applicable policy and law.
Implementing pre and post training assessments and providing data from those assessments to areas and departments that received the training.
Conduct mediations or facilitated conversations.
The types of trainings to be managed and directed by this position include, but are not limited to:
General overview of the University's policies and procedures on discrimination, discriminatory harassment and gender based misconduct
Compliance with the University's policies and procedures on discrimination, discriminatory harassment and gender based misconduct
Diversity and Inclusion
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies and Procedures for the Appointment of Officers of Instruction, Research and the Libraries and the Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS).
Individual trainings to address University policy violations
Manage, direct and ensure compliance with other University training programs. This includes:
Working strategically and collaboratively with University constituents and key University constituents to ensure collaboration with appropriate University offices to provide quality, consistency and effectiveness of programs across campus.
Managing the University's New York Anti-Sexual Harassment Training.
Managing the University's Faculty Briefing.
Managing the University's Teaching Assistant Guide.
Directing the EOAA Analyst to maintains records related to all EOAA and University-administers trainings and education related to discrimination, discriminatory harassment and gender-based misconduct.
Providing compliance support through education, resources, oversight and assistance to the Columbia community.
Identifying and developing initiatives to address specific areas of EOAA compliance including policies and procedures on discrimination, harassment and gender-based misconduct and faculty recruitment.
Creating enhanced awareness of regulatory requirements and ensures adequate training resources are available to comply with the requirements.
Directing the EOAA Analyst in the maintenance of the EOAA website, EOAA materials, newsletters or other materials to complement training and compliance efforts and to keep the campus community informed of EOAA policies and procedures.
Supervising the EOAA Analyst
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree or other advanced degree required. Minimum of seven to nine years of relevant experience required.
Ability to work with confidential information in a discreet and professional manner. Must be self-directed with effective interpersonal and problem solving skills. Must have strong analytical and project management skills. Ability to prioritize and respond to requests in a timely and knowledgeable manner. Requires the flexibility and adaptability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are critical. Proven experience in working collaboratively and effectively with varied constituencies across a large organization. Demonstrated skill in tracking and maintaining data and developing reports, including a strong working knowledge of tools for managing and presenting data. Must have advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Ability to conduct legal research and writing; familiarity with civil rights laws, regulations and procedures, and/or employment and labor law; experience providing trainings and/or presentations to faculty, staff and students. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and non-discrimination.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502035
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