The University of Delaware — Sr. Associate Director / Deputy Affirmative Action Officer

Under limited direction of the Director, the Sr. Associate Director is responsible for the management of the institution’s affirmative action plan compliance to include the statistical analysis and reporting. The Sr. Associate Director works collaboratively with the Human Resources to ensure a diverse and equitable recruitment process, to develop and implement a training/education program to those serving on search committees, as well as share information with campus leaders to assist in their succession planning.

The Sr. Associate Director, as a senior investigator, will manage the day-to-day responsibilities associated with complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment (i.e. race, religion, national origin, age, etc.) through both informal resolution and formal investigation as dictated by the University’s non-discrimination policy as well as assist in resolving complaints of sexual misconduct (Title IX) involving employees, undergraduate and graduate students at the University as dictated by the University’s Sexual Misconduct policy.

The Sr. Associate Director is responsible for advancing strategic diversity initiatives by recommending, implementing, developing and managing diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives including, but not limited to, education/awareness offerings, event programming, diversity caucuses, data collection and assessment and campus communications.  In leading these efforts, the Sr. Associate Director will supervise assigned staff.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and seven years’ related experience. J.D. or other graduate degree strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of EO/AA laws and regulations.
  • Experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination.
  • Knowledge of Title VII, Title IX and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ability to guide, advise, and support the training and learning process with respect to non-discrimination, Title IX/VAWA compliance.
  • Experience working in higher education strongly preferred.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Effective interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution.

For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit our web site at The reference number for the position is Job ID 103900.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.