Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

Who We Are:

The University of California(USC) is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles – a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the city’s largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the “Trojan Family” - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work.

The Office:

The Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX)works to eliminate harassment and discrimination, advance equal opportunity and inclusion, and execute anti-discrimination enforcement and compliance functions related to sex, race, color, nationality and ethnic origin, disability, age, religion, and other protected classes. The EEO-TIX Office also supports and centralizes ongoing prevention, education, and training efforts across the University.

The Position:

The Equity and Inclusion Coordinator is responsible for the following core responsibilities:

  • Audits, monitors, guides, and implements best employment and admissions practices in compliance with applicable local/federal/state laws and policies across the University.

  • Creates and manages systems and processes to prevent, detect, and ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies with respect to equity in employment and admissions.

  • Serves as a resource to the University community with respect to understanding and implementing regulatory guidance and proactively including historically underrepresented populations in University employment.

  • Responsible for developing and updating the University’ Affirmative Action Plan and related actions.

  • Coordinates education, outreach, and compliance activities with and/or for central Human Resources, the Provost’s Office, and other stakeholders in USC’s academic and administrative units and supports strategic initiatives to ensure equity and inclusion.

  • In consultation with the VP for EEO-TIX, responds to local, state, and federal agency charges, audits, or reviews regarding discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, including from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

  • Works collaboratively with various University partners in support of the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

  • Remains informed on regulatory and legal principles, as well as social science findings, impacting the work.

  • Provides input into policy development, as appropriate.

  • Identifies and engages in proactive outreach activities for University community members in the areas of ensuring equal opportunity and protecting civil rights.

  • Conducts and/or facilitates training and education programs for various stakeholders, such as faculty, staff, and students, regarding equitable and compliant employment and admissions practices.

  • Periodically audits and monitor the University’s compliance with nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state, and local laws.

  • Supports various research projects, events, or other equity and inclusive initiatives in the EEO-TIX Office, as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education: J.D.; Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education


Minimum Experience: 5 years


Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in legal and/or regulatory compliance fields in an educational institution or large, complex organization. Direct experience managing affirmative action and EEO matters in higher education/complex organizations, and supporting institutional strategic initiatives with respect to employment and/or undergraduate and graduate admissions. Direct experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary project teams and navigating organizational change in a decentralized environment. Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, and regulations, and institutional personnel policies and procedures governing discriminatory practices and equal opportunities. Knowledge of administrative law systems and processes. Demonstrated experience interpreting statistics, with analytical and/or problem-solving capabilities for management and manipulation of data. Ability to conduct interviews and investigations. Ability to present ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.


Minimum Education: J.D.; Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in legal and/or regulatory compliance fields in an educational institution or large, complex organization. Direct experience managing affirmative action and EEO matters in higher education/complex organizations, and supporting institutional strategic initiatives with respect to employment and/or undergraduate and graduate admissions. Direct experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary project teams and navigating organizational change in a decentralized environment. Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, and regulations, and institutional personnel policies and procedures governing discriminatory practices and equal opportunities. Knowledge of administrative law systems and processes. Demonstrated experience interpreting statistics, with analytical and/or problem-solving capabilities for management and manipulation of data. Ability to conduct interviews and investigations. Ability to present ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
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