Associate Director, Office for Equal Opportunity

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Associate Director of Equal Opportunity

Administrator II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 11:55 pm PST

Hiring Preference

Not Applicable

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Equal Opportunity (the “Director”), the Associate Director of Equal Opportunity – Administrator II (the “Associate Director”) directly supervises the work of exempt/non-exempt OEO employees including, but not limited to, work flow planning, assigning work or giving directions, monitoring work, training employees, orienting employees, providing input into employee selection (hiring), and providing input to the Director into performance evaluations. The Associate Director also has primary responsibility for investigating allegations of discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), retaliation, and other areas as requested (e.g., inappropriate management practices, hostile work environment, workplace violence, unfair treatment, etc.). The nature and impact of such investigations will vary in scope and seriousness, such that failure to investigate might subject the University to serious financial risk. The Associate Director also develops, reports, and presents investigation findings and recommendations for corrective action to the Director and management as appropriate, identifies opportunities for systemic corrective action, and recommends changes to policies or operational practices and/or implementation of training to reduce recurrence of complaints. The Associate Director also ensures implementation and compliance with applicable CSU Executive Orders and other applicable policies. The Assistant Director also serves as a subject matter expert on investigative practice. The Associate Director also serves as the administrator in charge of the OEO in the Director’s absence. The Associate Director also develops and delivers training programs/workshops on various topics such as anti-harassment and sexual misconduct awareness, diversity and inclusion (including unconscious bias), recruitment/hiring (affirmative action), ADA/FEHA reasonable accommodation, etc.

FLSA: Exempt 

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $13,750 per month 

Hiring Range: $7,500 - $11,000 per month. Commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills and training

Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment TypeRegular (At-will) 

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan:  12 months 

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Hours often vary based on operational need. 

Department Information 

The Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO) is the department appointed by the University to address any issues of discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Among other responsibilities, OEO offers training and outreach to campus constituents on these important topics, provides consultations, and fosters adherence to University policies. These policies include prohibitions against sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating or domestic violence, and stalking. Students, employees, or third parties who believe they have experienced harassment, discrimination, or retaliation based on a protected status should promptly contact us for more information on resources and options.

The mission of the Office for Equal Opportunity is to support and promote the University’s commitment to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment) and  retaliation, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. OEO carries out its mission through various mechanisms – Education & Training, Prevention & Advocacy, Consultation, and Complaint Evaluation & Resolution.

Minimum Qualifications 


Required Qualifications 

1. Advanced degree or certification in internal/private investigations, human resources or another related field, or law.
2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills (including being a good listener) to interact and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
3. Working knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and education laws and regulations.
4. Strong critical thinking, analytical, research, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
5. Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality in handling problems of a sensitive nature and security of confidential records.
6. Ability to work independently and possess self-direction skills to be able to initiate plans, organize, prioritize, multitask, and coordinate work in a fast-paced organization with competing priorities and distractions.
7. Working knowledge of and ability to operate standard office equipment including, but not limited to, desktop computer, laptop, copier, fax machine, scanner, and printer.
8. Demonstrated proficiency in ability to effectively use common computer application programs and related computer software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite) in the course of assigned duties.
9. Complaint investigation experience, preferably at an institution of higher education or in a workplace setting.
10. Demonstrated leading work of others including, but not limited to, scheduling, work flow planning, assigning work or giving directions, monitoring work, training employees, orienting employees, providing input into employee selection (hiring), or providing input into performance evaluations.
- Ability to successfully pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications 

11. Demonstrated experience and skill in developing and delivering workplace training programs.

Required Licenses/Certifications 


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter, and diversity statement. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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