The mission of the Office of Affirmative Action (OAA) is to promote, advance, and sustain an environment of equity and inclusiveness, free from discrimination, by ensuring equal access to educational and employment opportunities for all members of the University of Missouri-Kansas City community.
In support of this mission, and with respect to the values of the University, the Employee ADA Specialist & Equal Opportunity Investigator operates as a member of OAA and works in collaboration with a multitude of campus and community partners by performing the following functions:
Disability Accommodations Coordination : The Employee ADA Specialist & EO Investigator works with employees and their supervisors to coordinate disability accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as providing outreach, training, and education on ADA-related issues.
Complaint Response : The Employee ADA Specialist & EO Investigator conducts intake meetings with Complainants and acts as a secondary investigator in response to complaints of discrimination, harassment, and misconduct based on protected identity, including complaints of sexual misconduct under Title IX.
Training, Education, and Outreach : The Employee ADA Specialist & EO Investigator assists in providing training, educational programming, and outreach to campus constituency groups on topics related to discrimination, harassment, and misconduct based on protected identity, as well as the University's prevention and response efforts under Title IX.
Disability Accommodations Coordination :
Coordinates the interactive ADA accommodations process with employees and their supervisors;
Obtains position descriptions, job duties, physicians' certifications, etc.;
Creates, implements, and monitors accommodations plans, with approval of the Employee ADA Coordinator;
Provides outreach, training, and education on ADA-related issues.
Complaint Response :
Completes intake and assessment of incoming complaints of discrimination, harassment, and misconduct based on protected identity, including complaints of sexual misconduct;
Conducts preliminary fact-finding as appropriate;
Provides referrals and resources to complaining parties;
Recommends action steps to the Director of Affirmative Action;
Operates as a secondary investigator by working with OAA's Senior EO Investigators to conduct thorough and impartial investigations into complaints of discrimination, harassment, and misconduct based on protected identity, including complaints of sexual misconduct;
Assists in preparing written investigative reports by reviewing, summarizing, and evaluating relevant information collected during investigations;
Ensures a well-documented intake, assessment, and investigative process.
Training, Education, and Outreach :
Works in conjunction with campus and community partners to offer training and educational programming aimed at preventing and addressing discrimination, harassment, and misconduct based on protected identity, including sexual misconduct under Title IX;
Assists in developing and disseminating OAA's educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials;
Provides program assessment and outcome data;
Develops and maintains relationships with campus and community partners;
Represents OAA on University and community committees as needed.
Additional Responsibilities :
Stays abreast of changes and trends in rules, regulations, and case law concerning discrimination, harassment, and misconduct based on protected identity in higher education and in the workplace;
Ensures compliance with record keeping and confidentiality of protected information;
Maintains positive and professional interactions with all constituencies, treating everyone with dignity and respect;
Completes other duties as assigned.
Evening and weekend hours and travel may be required.
An Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Juris doctorate or Master's degree in Higher Education, Social Work, Counseling, Legal Services, Human Resources, or related field;
Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws, regulations, and guidance applicable to institutions of higher education, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and ADA and other related laws and policies
Experience in higher education, student conduct, program planning, and/or working with legal services organizations;
Strong public speaking skills as well as solid writing, analytical, and organizational skills;
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands;
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet applications, including Maxient;
Ability to maintain confidential information, exercise sound and objective judgment, and work independently;
Demonstrated commitment and ability to meet the needs of a diverse population with a focus on equity and inclusiveness;
Expertise in due process in the educational environment.
Full Time/Part Time
$16.92 - $22.82/hour, commensurate with experience and education.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.
EEO IS THE LAW
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