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Director, Affirmative Action

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Virginia Tech has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by April 27, 2018 will be assured full consideration. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to James M. Norfleet at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895. Spelman Johnson Virginia Tech – Director of Affirmative Action James M. Norfleet, Search Associate

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Director, Affirmative Action
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180093
About Virginia Tech:

Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech is Virginia’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution as well as one of only six senior military colleges in the nation. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. With 1,520 full-time instructional faculty, Virginia Tech offers 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to 34,440 students on the main campus, and manages an annual research portfolio of $521.7 million. Its consolidated operating budget for 2017-18 is $1.5 billion, and its endowment is approximately $1 billion. Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Blacksburg is a college town that offers an intimate community environment, access to varied outdoor recreational activities, diverse cultural programs, and is within easy driving distance to metropolitan areas including
Roanoke, Charlotte, and Richmond.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Equity & Accessibility/Title IX Coordinator, the Director of Affirmative Action provides leadership to advance the university’s affirmative action programs; implements monitoring and audit programs to ensure compliance with equal employment opportunities; serves as the campus expert with matters related to affirmative action within the university setting; works closely with university senior management implementing affirmative action plans and ensures university compliance with related regulations; and provides consultation on teaching/research faculty hiring and recruiting processes and procedures.

As a member of the AVP’s leadership team, the Director participates in strategic planning and university wide initiatives; supervises and provides leadership to staff who impact affirmative action and equal opportunity programs; serves as point of contact for managing civil rights audits and reviews conducted by various federal agencies such as the OFCCP during federal compliance reviews; and oversees related compliance reporting such as the annual Vets 4212 reporting obligations.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications – the successful candidate will have:
 master’s degree or training and experience that equates to an advanced degree;
 demonstrated experience designing, managing, auditing, and/or evaluating affirmative action programs;
 demonstrated experience in monitoring and complying with Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, policies, and regulations;
 comprehensive knowledge of affirmative action legal requirements, trends, and issues;
 experience addressing issues of a sensitive nature and ability to exercise discretion and good judgement appropriately;
 excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse workforce and various stakeholders such as faculty, staff, students, administrators, external agencies and partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

 experience creating and administering affirmative action programs in a university setting;
 experience providing supervision and leadership to an EO/AA team;
 experience with EO/AA compliance as a federal contractor;
 experience with faculty search/hiring processes to include recruiting, outreach, and/or equitable employment practices.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Virginia Tech has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by April 27, 2018 will be assured full consideration. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to James M. Norfleet at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
Virginia Tech – Director of Affirmative Action
James M. Norfleet, Search Associate

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Equity & Accessibility
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F
Job Posting Date: 03/27/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/27/2018
Job Close Date:
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/85192

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References