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Equity and Equal Opportunity Specialist

Posted: 04/23/2023

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Job no: 501770
Department: Equity & Equal Opportunity
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Human Resources, Office, Clerical, Administrative Support
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Summary:
The Equity and Equal Opportunity Specialist in the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (“OEEO”) will assist OEEO staff with investigations, oversee the complaint/report intake process, assist with the development and delivery of training, and provide high-level administrative support for the department.

The Equity and Equal Opportunity Specialist will support the OEEO’s mission of promoting fairness and justice, ensuring that each member of the Miami University community is and feels included, and will foster a diverse and welcoming environment that is equally accessible for all who live, learn, work and participate in activities at Miami University.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Assist with unfair hiring practices investigations and protected class-based harassment and discrimination investigations.
  • Manage the intake process for unfair hiring practice complaints and protected class-based harassment and discrimination complaints.
  • Assist with the development of training presentations and responsible for compiling course content and building courses in online platforms (ex. Canvas).
  • Manage the new hire online training program software; serve as subject matter expert and product owner; respond to inquiries from employees and provide solution delivery; serve as the liaison between the vendor and the University’s IT Services.
  • Manage the case management system (Maxient and hard copies).
  • Manage public records requests.
  • Oversee labor law poster compliance for all campuses.
  • Supervise student employees.
  • Other investigation, case management, training development, and administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of related experience (affirmative action, equal opportunity, human resources, etc.);


  • Associate’s degree and three (3) years of related experience (affirmative action, equal opportunity, human resources, etc.);


  • Five (5) or more years of related experience (affirmative action, equal opportunity, human resources, etc.).

***Related experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.

  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with harassment and discrimination investigations in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with harassment and discrimination training in a higher education setting.
  • Experience managing online harassment and discrimination prevention training.
  • Experience using case management software (ex. Maxient).
  • Experience working with faculty, staff, students, and community members in a higher education setting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of office-related software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent reasoning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to make decisions based on complex information.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and foster positive relationships.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to travel for professional development opportunities.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and an adjusted schedule as needed.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 21 Apr 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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