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Equal Opportunity Officer

Posted: 01/12/2023

Equal Opportunity Officer Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions Department: Equal Opportunity and Access Locations: Macomb, IL Posted: Jan 9, 2023 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: FT - Continuous About Western Illinois University: Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,600 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Job Description: APPOINTMENT: February 1, 2023 RESPONSIBILITIES: Western Illinois University seeks an engaged, dynamic and experienced Equal Opportunity & Access Officer to assist in the management and administration of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access. The Equal Opportunity Officer reports directly to the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, who reports to the Vice President for Finance & Administration. The Officer assists the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access in the management and administration of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access in order to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the University's Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and ADA compliance programs. This includes applicable federal, state, and university guidelines for civil rights compliance, including Executive Order 11246; Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1990; Title IX of the 1972 Higher Education Amendments; Section 503 and 504 of Rehabilitations Acts of 1975 and 1967 respectively; the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended; and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. The Officer will assist with performing discrimination complaint investigations and Title IX investigations. They will conduct training and outreach and serve on various University and Community committees. The Officer will assist with special projects and research, review and prepare data for periodic statistical or narrative reports. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: Requirements: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor's Degree and related experience required. • Knowledge of Affirmative Action, Title IX, and ADA laws and regulations. • Ability to complete statistical analysis and experience with database programs, word processing and networks. For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment. Additional Information: ABOUT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY: Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region. WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL). WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries. WIU's outstanding faculty are true teacher-scholars, practitioners, and scientists. Their noteworthy achievements include Fulbright awards, Pulitzer nominations, Carnegie Hall performances, and major research grants, among others. WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism ( Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals. At WIU, we will: • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities. • Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates. • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding. • Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services. • Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices. • Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds. • Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates. • Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. Academics ( More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Student Resources More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy. WIU Intercollegiate Athletics ( The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. For a complete description & to apply, visit Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved.