Job Information

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


Open Date 10/10/2023

Requisition Number PRN36608B

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

M-F 8-5

VP Area President

Department 00288 - Equal Opport - Affirm Action

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 70000 to 99500

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Acts as a consultant and advisor to the University Community regarding compliance with University policy and state and federal law relevant to prohibited discrimination, equal opportunity and access, disability accommodations, and affirmative action.


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 prepares OEO /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 the ADA , accommodations, and disability access. Develops and delivers training regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, and the ADA /Section 504. Updates and modifies current OEO /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. Updates OEO /AA databases and provides information and context to demographic queries.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate (JD) or Masters of Legal Studies ( MLS ) degree required. Experience in Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, mediation, a relevant area, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) 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.


Strong legal writing skills preferred. Bilingual or multilingual preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.