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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Director serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer and the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator including overseeing the production of the annual affirmative action reports. This staff member is responsible for maintaining compliance processes that are clear and accessible to members of the Brown community. The Director will serve as one of several entry points through which faculty, staff, students, alumni and/or guests of the University seek information on equity related complaint processes and non-discrimination policies of the University. 

The Director will work closely with the Title IX Program Officer and Institutional Equity Officer and Investigator to provide critical coordination on a day to day basis related to compliance in OIED – including discrimination and harassment. The Director will serve on the Bias Review Team that reviews submissions to the Bias Incident Reporting System, working closely with the chair and serving as Chair in their absence.

Maintain a working knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IX and due process protections as they apply to student conduct proceedings, the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA.


-Serve as the EEO/AA Officer and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. Oversee the preparation of the annual affirmative action plans and reports for the institution and manage appeals related to ADA/Section 504 complaints. Ensure compliance with federal and local laws regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity matters, including activity involving recruiting, hiring, and waivers for staff employees in collaboration with UHR. Develop strategies to connect affirmative action plans with diversity and inclusion goals of the university. Work closely with colleagues in OIED, OGC, UHR, University Compliance, Campus Life (SEAS, Conduct, etc.) to maintain compliance in these areas.

-Lead efforts to streamline and maintain the university Discrimination and Harassment policy and procedures. Serve as the primary point of contact for issues related to Title VI and Title VII. Coordinate case reviews with the Title IX Program Officer, Institutional Equity Officer, and Investigator.

-Develop and communicate efficient and transparent equity processes that address departmental and institutional needs through workshops, trainings and written communications (policies, procedures, etc.)

-Serve on Departmental and University committees as requested. Serve as chair of the Bias Review Team in the absence of the director. Chair the Title IX review every 3 years. Represent the University to external parties as appropriate.

-Other compliance and diversity & inclusion related duties in OIED as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Graduate or Advanced degree required (Masters, PhD, JD, etc.).
  • Minimum 5-7 years of administrative experience in compliance, equity, and diversity.
  • Expertise in the area of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and its related laws (Title VII, ADA, etc.) as well as familiarity in other civil rights laws (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, etc.).
  • Expertise in managing Affirmative Action (AA) programs with direct experience in developing affirmative action plans and implementing policy.
  • Experience in a university setting preferred.
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential data and information.
  • Demonstrated responsibility in analysis, reporting, planning and compliance management.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively convey complex information to a wide array of audiences.
  • Familiar with current best practices and a working knowledge of emerging issues in equity and compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience with the development and alignment of complex processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence through expertise with a proven record of success in working with all levels of leadership and staff in a rapidly changing and complex organization.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to make difficult decisions.
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Work both autonomously and in consultation with the VP of OIED and colleagues.
  • Evidence of creative strategic thinking.
  • Integrity, flexibility and ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Criminal and Educational background check satisfactory to Brown University required.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity


Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity


Grade 12

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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