University of Utah Equal Opportunity Consultant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/11/2018

Requisition Number PRN17180B

Job Title Equal Opportunity Consultant

Working Title Equal Opportunity Consultant

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00288 - Equal Opport - Affirm Action

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 75000 to 85000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary


Serves as a resource to University administrators, patients, guests or participants, faculty, staff, and students when equal opportunity/affirmative action issues arise.

Conducts initial review of incoming discrimination complaints and disability accommodation requests for sufficiency of information.

Facilitates resolution of complaints through mediation, negotiation, etc., when determined as an appropriate resolution process. Coordinates communication between parties and the Office of General Counsel in settlement negotiations.

Independently plans and conducts investigations: Interviews complaining and responding parties and witnesses; Identifies, gathers, and reviews documentary or other evidence; Analyzes all evidence gathered during investigations, in relation to relevant University of Utah policy, state and federal laws; Concludes whether a violation of the statutes and/or policies has occurred and prepares a written report. Coordinates with University Administration during an investigation. Serves as a support and a resource during appeals or other University hearing processes. Manages and preparesOEO/AA files for discovery or trial preparation. Evaluates faculty, staff, and visitor requests for accommodation and investigates alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADA) or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and serves as a resource to the University regarding issues related to theADA, accommodations, and disability access. Develops and delivers training regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, and theADA/Section 504. Updates and modifies currentOEO/AA training in the areas of University obligations in compliance with state and federal equal opportunity and affirmative action state and federal laws. Prepares initial draft of University response to State or Federal government inquiries or complaints. Attends administrative hearings and mediation conferences with state and federal agencies. UpdatesOEO/AA databases and provides information and context to demographic queries.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate Degree required. Experience in Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, mediation, a relevant area, or equivalency preferred. A broad and substantive understanding of investigations, legal analysis and writing, and litigation processes in the areas of equal opportunity, discrimination law, disability law, and administrative employment processes. Excellent presentation skills and demonstrated effective human relations and communication skills are also required.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.