Equal Opportunity and Diversity Manager

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on March 5, 2023
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Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is seeking a full-time


Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, this position will lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and strategies as a champion of EICC's culture in accordance with our core values. This position works collaboratively with all areas of the college to create a campus culture which educates and empowers each office and employee to understand their role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position will also be responsible to conduct investigations of complaints, train and advise EICC staff and faculty on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Diversity topics, and implement EEO / Diversity programs and objectives.

Salary: $75,000-$80,000/year

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience working in an EEO/Diversity focused position or a position with a significant amount of accountability for EEO / Diversity efforts and initiatives. Master's degree preferred.

Knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending.

Ability to be a collaborator and a convener, to work judiciously and diplomatically, with the capacity to build bridges and consensus.

Must have ability to exercise independent judgement and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Must be able to maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality.

Excellent computers skills to include Microsoft Office Suite.

Experience in data analysis and decision making.

Experience planning and conducting professional development and training.

Record of familiarity with the impact of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Experience in presenting, writing about, leading, and/or discussing controversial topics or conflict in a way that results in productive discussion and meaningful outcomes.


Conduct investigations and present findings to Director of Human Resources for informal and formal complaints of unlawful discrimination.

Promote diversity discussion at various levels of the organization and help diversity committee to work actively and achieve its laid-out objectives.

Researches, develops, recommends, and executes creative strategies to foster EICC's diversity goals.

Reviews current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the EICC's diversity goals.

Serve as the Title IX liaison working with the Deans of Student Development and College Presidents to foster an environment in which all members of the college community are safe from sexual misconduct in any form.

Work collaboratively with and serve as oversight of the Diversity Council.

Drafts and implements recruiting and hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds.

Develops and/or acquires training and development to aid diversity and retention initiatives.

Acts as a liaison with government agencies concerning affirmative action and equal employment opportunities.

Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.

Provides training and policy updates to colleagues, ensuring legal compliance of management and human resources staff.

Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and EICC policies.

Assumes responsibility for up-to-date information on the computer personnel files.

Is committed to providing quality service that meets or exceeds the expectations of internal and external customers.

Responsible for maintaining expert knowledge of EICC policies, practices, and procedures.

Prepare and maintain reports, records, and other files.

Perform all other duties as assigned.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Review of applications will start on 3/29 and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.