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Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Affirmative Action III, Limited Appointment-100b.1314

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Chancellor's Office/E & AA


The Director of Equity and Affirmative Action reports directly to the Chancellor and, in this capacity, provides leadership in recommending, developing, and implementing policies, procedures and programs regarding all aspects of Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, equity and diversity, and employee disability.  The Director is expected to be actively involved in professional development networking responsibilities with others in the University of Wisconsin System.  This position monitors compliance with affirmative action and EEO polices and procedures, and recommends corrective measures in instances of non-compliance.  In addition, the Director receives, reviews, and investigates complaints of discrimination and harassment, works with employees on disability accommodations, and may assist the Chancellor on other types of complaints or grievances against faculty and staff.  This position fosters an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the University community including students, employees, and guests of the University.


  1. Masters Degree
  2. Successful experience in affirmative action and equal employment opportunity (AA/EEO)
  3. Knowledge of regulatory statutes, guidelines, current court decisions, and directives relevant to AA/EEO/ADA/Title IX
  4. Proven ability to investigate and analyze complaints and alleged discrimination while maintaining objectivity and fairness and treating confidential matters responsibly
  5. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  6. Successful experience in developing and implementing training programs
  7. Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication
  8. Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relations, working with diverse populations, analytical abilities, and research skills
  9. Demonstrated success in developing collaborative partnerships
  10. Creative problem solving, investigative, and mediation skills
  11. Ability to demonstrate a proven record of personal initiative and leadership
  12. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion


  1. Progressive experience in higher education
  2. Advance Degree (Doctorate, JD, PhD)
  3. Experience in supervision of employees

Starting Date

June 1, 2014



Terms of Appointment

Limited Appointment

Application Deadline

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by January 24, 2014

How to Apply

All materials should be send electronically to

Application materials should include: a cover letter addressing the candidate's qualification as outlined in the position description; a resume or vita; the names, email addresses and phone numbers of five professional references.

Person to contact with questions:

Search & Screen Chair, Dr. Petra Roter
Office of Equity & Affirmative Action
(920) 424-2296

Filed under:

Human Resources - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
328 Dempsey Hall • 800 Algoma Blvd. • Oshkosh WI 54901 • Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.