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Specialist, Equal Opportunity

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Specialist, Equal Opportunity
Department Equal Opportunity and Title IX
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade B
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The Equal Opportunity Specialist has primary responsibility for assisting the Director, Equal Opportunity/Title IX (EO/TIX) with conducting investigations regarding allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment. The individual assists the Director with Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Prevention trainings, Title IX trainings, and coordination of Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and religious accommodation requests. The position also functions as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and reports to the Director, EO/TIX.

The Specialist assists the Director in complaint investigations involving Title VI, VII, VIII, and IX. The position researches EO/TIX regulations and policies and conducts campus-wide training programs on discrimination and sexual harassment prevention within Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions. The individual assists with ADA and religious requests and maintains a statistical database system for tracking compliance.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the land grant institution for the state of Nevada with a growing student enrollment approaching 22,000 with 35% of our student body from traditionally underrepresented populations. The University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Recently recognized as an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the university is also recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report (6th year in a row).

Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada, Reno is closer to cities such as Sacramento (2 hour drive) and San Francisco (4 hour drive) than Las Vegas. Reno offers its residents an invigorating taste of all four seasons and a favorable quality of life that has been recognized by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. Visitors have called Reno one of the country’s true outdoor meccas, and for good reason. Within a one-hour drive of Reno are 15 world-class skiing and snowboarding resorts, Lake Tahoe, hundreds of mountain biking and hiking trails including the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, and the Truckee River, which runs from the California state line through downtown Reno, where one of country’s top outdoor whitewater kayak parks is located. Reno’s population enjoys an array of cultural activities, including museums, numerous theatre companies, a symphony, ballet, and opera. There are also several major venues for concerts, sporting events, and other live performances as well.

For additional information about the University of Nevada, Reno, please visit See our campus at

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and two years of relevant work experience or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and one year of relevant work experience.

Relevant Experience: in human resources, human relations or a related field and two years of experience in human resources or equal opportunity/Title IX including experience in employee investigations and Title IX investigations, employee training, report writing, or working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of employee/internal complaint investigations.
Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Experience working in large organizations.
Experience working in the public sector.

Contact Information for this Position

Denise Cordova:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 08/31/2017
Job Close Date 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72811
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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  3. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution?
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  4. * Have you ever conducted employee/internal complaint investigations?
    • Yes
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  5. * What is the size of the largest organization you have done investigations for?

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents