Diversity and Outreach
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been at the forefront of addressing health care disparities and community health needs, while promoting diversity and inclusion among its students, trainees, staff and faculty. UCSF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is integral to fulfilling UCSF’s mission to deliver the highest standard of excellence in health care delivery, scholarly research, community service, and training the next generation of health care professionals.
The Director of Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator serves as the campus affirmative action compliance adviser and also provides analytical and strategic support to the Diversity and Outreach Office. The position will also provide to the campus and medical center Affirmative Action, ADA and Diversity education and training; manage complaint intake, assessment and informal resolution of internal complaints where appropriate. Working in conjunction with the Investigations Unit, the Program Director oversees investigation of complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. As ADA Coordinator, the Director is the main point of contact for disability-related initiatives and collaborates with UCSF departments and stakeholders, governmental agencies, and advocacy groups to inform decision-making and ensure UCSF compliance with State and Federal mandates. ADA Coordinator duties also include being the point of contact for incoming complaints of discrimination, denial of access or denial of reasonable accommodations. The ADA coordinator will perform complaint intake and assessment and will undertake informal resolution of internal complaints where appropriate. Working in conjunction with the investigations unit, the Director in the role of ADA Coordinator oversees investigation of disability-related complaints.
The Director of Affirmative Action/ADA Coordinator is a pivotal contributor to the Office of Diversity and Outreach, central to its ability to carry out its mission and respond to federally mandated guidelines. The Director works collaboratively with Diversity and Outreach staff members, campus and University diversity stakeholders, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Office of Institutional Research, and academic and administrative divisions on Affirmative Action-related initiatives, programs, projects and compliance activities.
The Director is responsible for the preparation of responses to outside agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Office for Civil Rights(OCR).
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or 5 or more years related experience
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Preferred Qualifications • Juris Doctor degree
- Knowledge of federal affirmative action regulations and methodologies including experience calculating workforce availability, underutilization and adverse impact.
- Experience with complaint procedures and investigations and handling confidential and sensitive issues.
- Experience with local, state and federal regulatory agencies
- Experience in policy development and implementation
- Experience designing and delivering comprehensive education and training to wide audiences including faculty, staff and students.
- Ability to work independently, display initiative and manage multiple priorities under pressure of competing deadlines; strong problem solving skills.
- Strong management, training and counseling skills.
- Knowledge of and ability to utilize accepted statistical methods for conducting high-level, complex statistical analyses.
- Proven successful experience and ability to research, analyze, interpret and apply complex policies and procedures, including those based on federal and state law
- Ability and demonstrated cultural competency to work effectively as part of a diverse team and with diverse campus constituencies, representatives of UCOP, state and federal agencies and the public
- Technical and analytical knowledge and abilities sufficient to use technology in day-to-day functioning to create efficiencies; knowledge of common software programs including Microsoft Office Suite, (in particular, advanced Excel skills), CAAMS and File Maker Pro or similar programs
- Understanding of legal background and processes related to Affirmative Action
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
- Technical knowledge and skills sufficient to use and maintain complex databases