EEO & Search Compliance Manager
EEO & Search Compliance Manager
The University of Central Florida is pleased to invite applications for its inaugural EEO & Search Compliance Manager position with the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). Reporting to the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and supervising two EEO & Search Compliance Specialists, the EEO & Search Compliance Manager will have an integral role in ensuring that the University’s search and hiring process complies with relevant federal and state laws, as well as best practices, pertaining to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The EEO & Search Compliance Manager will perform multiple duties and will assist the OIE Director and campus partners (including but not limited to Human Resources and Academic Affairs) to provide support, guidance, and assistance to faculty and staff involved in the search and hiring process. This position also will utilize statistical data for the purpose of planning, publication, benchmarking, program evaluation, compliance with government regulations, and development of recruitment plans.
With more than 69,000 students, UCF is one of largest universities in the United States. No public university in the U.S. confers more degrees annually. The University is classified as a “Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity” and a “Community Engagement” institution by the Carnegie Foundation. UCF is big because we believe in access and opportunity. UCF is proud of its Hispanic Serving Institution designation, with 26.7 percent of students identifying as Hispanic or Latinx and 47.9 percent of students in minoritized identity categories. In its role as an employer, UCF has almost 2,000 faculty members and over 11,000 staff. In 2019, UCF conducted almost 850 separate search and hiring processes. As a member of UCF’s Office of Institutional Equity, the EEO & Search Compliance Manager will assist with ensuring equal opportunity and the creation of an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse University community. Accordingly, the preferred candidate will have a record of commitment to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities for the EEO & Search Compliance Manager include:
- Coordinates and manages all aspects of OIE’s review and evaluation of the search and hiring process. Reviews search files for compliance with state and federal regulations and University policies and procedures. Working with hiring managers, search committee members, and Human Resources recruiters, provides guidance and assists in the resolution of identified problems.
- Responds to inquiries from hiring managers, search committees and administrators, Human Resources and members of the University community related to the search process, AA/EEO issues and departmental procedures and policies. Provides solutions and guidance including referrals to appropriate offices. Assists with developing standards for consistent guidance and responses based on University and departmental policies, procedures and state and federal regulations. Provides excellent customer service and employs good judgment in all communications and interactions with the University community.
- Oversees the preparation and updating of federal Affirmative Action Plans. Applies knowledge and understanding of current state and federal regulations, institutional policies and procedures, and the department’s practices relative to the search and hiring process. Works collaboratively with University staff and external auditors to complete and utilize the Affirmative Action plans.
- Compiles, analyzes and reports data and information (numerical/statistical/narrative) used to apprise management of the University’s workforce profiles, hiring and retention trends, applicant profiles, peer comparisons and progress toward affirmative action and diversity goals, as well as responding to internal and external inquiries. Establishes procedures and meets critical deadlines for collecting and updating required information in a timely and accurate manner. This also includes working collaboratively with University departments and external auditors regarding compliance in the search process, Affirmative Action Plan preparation workforce diversity goals and initiatives and other related projects, including preparation and presentation of the annual Florida Equity Report.
- Plans and coordinates training of search committees and administrators. Participates in workshops with search committee members regarding the search process, AA/EEO compliance and other related topics.
- Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates OIE’s two EEO & Search Compliance Specialists.
- Responsible for various administrative duties including document management, record-keeping activities, workflow management, and other duties as assigned, as well as performs other functions or special projects which may be on-going or short-term and which require project planning and coordination.
The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree and have four or more years of relevant experience.
The preferred candidate will have:
- knowledge of federal and state laws related to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, and the ability to work with a wide variety of search-related issues;
- four or more years of experience managing one or more employees;
- experience with oversight and management of the search and hiring process in a higher education setting, specifically including faculty hiring;
- experience in developing and implementing consistent guidelines for search processes;
- experience in developing and presenting training to employees;
- record of commitment to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion;
- experience with utilizing an Applicant Tracking System;
- previous full cycle recruiting experience;
- extensive customer service experience and proven ability to function effectively in a fast paced, high volume, deadline-driven work environment;
- excellent written and oral communication skills;
- the ability to work independently and meet deadlines, as well as the ability to work as a collaborative teammate; and/or
- HR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification.
$64,518 to negotiable
In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit the following:
- A cover letter that outlines their qualifications for and interest in the position;
- Resume; and
- A list of three professional references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: https://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.