• University of California Office of the President
  • Oakland, CA, USA
Full Time Human Resources Legal Diversity

Job Description



Location: Oakland


Job ID: 19860


Job Posting


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At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.


The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.




Systemwide Employee Relations is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives that build an environment of employee engagement in which people can do their best work.




Reporting directly to the Director of Systemwide Employee Relations, the incumbent will have an eclectic, yet complementary set of responsibilities to work on. Technical leader provides guidance to all levels within the organization, utilizing specialized diversity/affirmative action/equal employment opportunity expertise within area of responsibility to resolve highly complex issues. Through the investigation process, this highly visible position provides expertise and support to UC employees either locally at the Office of the President or from around the UC system. It also provides technical expertise for Systemwide Human Resources in the areas of EEO/AA/OFCCP compliance. Normally receives little direction on assignments. May serve in a lead capacity, providing guidance to other professionals in the department.






Intake, process and resolve employee complaints and appeals from around the UC system. This includes the following: * Campus/location Title IX complaints that may represent a conflict of interest for the campus. Under these circumstances, the incumbent is responsible for directing UCOP's response to complaints of SVSH Policy violations, and making findings under the SVSH Policy * General complaints from the campuses/locations that may represent a conflict of interest for the campus; this may include complaints by HR employees against HR management * Teamsters Article 33 grievance appeals * Respond to correspondence sent to the President regarding an HR or employee matter * PPSM 70 procedural appeals




Systemwide AA/EEO/OFCCP Compliance Oversight/Coordination. This includes the following: * Oversight and expertise on the tracking, follow-up and language & content review of all staff and combined Affirmative Action Plans within the UC system. * Provide Systemwide oversight and expertise of OFCCP mandated and non-mandated data collection * Provide periodic Systemwide communication regarding OFCCP updates and anticipated changes * File Vets 4212 Report for UC System *Systemwide coordinator for AA/EEO Officers group




Office of the President (OP) Title IX Officer, EEO Officer & Affirmative Action Officer. This includes the following: * As OP Title IX Officer, the incumbent has a dual reporting structure to the Systemwide Title IX Coordinator. This person is responsible for directing UCOP's (including Oakland locations, UCDC & UCPath) response to complaints of SVSH Policy violations, and making findings under the SVSH Policy * Intake, investigate & provide a written report on all Title IX complaints from Office of the President employees * Intake, investigate and provide a written report on all EEO complaints from OP employees * Responsible for annual renewal of OP's AAP * Provide Title IX, EEO and Affirmative Action expertise and support for OP Human Resources and managers * Responsible for maintaining updated local OP implementing procedures for Title IX and EEO complaints as well as AAP's.


Required Qualifications


  • Expert knowledge of best practices and methodologies for conducting investigations, including interviewing, gathering and analyzing evidence, and writing investigation reports; demonstrated thorough knowledge managing professionals who conduct investigations.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills; skill building rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way; attentive listener.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience managing and responding to EEOC and DFEH notices and requests for information.
  • 5 years experience writing and issuing Affirmative Action Plans. Demonstrated ability to work with management and HR to develop plans that show a good faith effort to achieve the stated goals of a published AAP.
  • Possesses advanced level skills required to gather, organize and perform analysis on diverse equal employment opportunity /affirmative action programs and initiatives as well as those to present findings and make recommendations that are significant to a department or unit, verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates advanced level of political and organizational acumen. Communicates professionally, diplomatically and clearly, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization.
  • Must be able to function effectively and collaboratively as part of a team and on local and Systemwide committees.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience using the PPSM, the SVSH policy, Principles of Community, Guidance on Abusive Conduct and Bullying Behavior in the Workplace and related policies and local implementing procedures.
  • Expert knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, case law and guidance related to discrimination and sexual harassment in the educational and employment setting.
  • Experience investigating sexual harassment or other equivalently sensitive in an empathetic and confidential manner; ability to supervise and mentor professional staff who investigate sexual harassment.
  • Expert knowledge of the complexities of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in the post secondary setting.
  • Demonstrated skill, sensitivity and experience interacting with constituents who are diverse in characteristics such as age, education level, race, gender identity and expression, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the relevance of trauma in the context of sexual violence (for example, the neurobiology of trauma and trauma-informed investigation techniques).
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of OFCCP requirements for data collection and reporting.




  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Law Degree (Preferred)
  • UC Investigators/Title IX Training




Salary: The recommended hiring range is: $100,000.00 to $115,000.00. Commensurate with experience.


Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:






Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.




The first review date for this job is JULY 17, 2021. The position will be open until filled.




Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.


Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014.




The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree