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Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Human Resources, Legal/Auditing, Other

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer furthers the University’s Christian mission by promoting a diverse, equitable, and respectful community. An expert in equal employment laws, the EEO Officer is responsible to provide administrative, educational, and intellectual leadership to help further Pepperdine’s commitment to a vital and diverse University community within the context of its Christian mission. This position assists in the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff; investigates faculty/staff harassment and discrimination issues and complaints; helps oversee the University’s EEO policies and compliance; manages the University’s sexual harassment prevention training program; and provides education programs to raise awareness of diversity, promote understanding and respect, and reduce harassment and discrimination issues. Additionally, the EEO Officer oversees Mandated Reporter compliance and training, and serves as the University’s HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Official.


  • Be knowledgeable of and stay abreast of changes related to applicable EEO federal and state laws. Help ensure that all University EEO policies remain in compliance with applicable laws.
  • Meet with employees and supervisors related to conflict in the workplace related to concerns of harassment, discrimination, and disrespect. Provide insight on informal conflict management options, if appropriate. Take ownership of investigations related to faculty/staff harassment and discrimination, in accordance with the University’s grievance process, and bring to resolution in a timely manner; coordinate this process with the Title IX Coordinator for Students for all harassment/discrimination issues involving students.
  • Present compliance and best practices matters related to diversity, inclusion, harassment, and discrimination to faculty and staff, including Supervisor Training and New Employee Orientation, among others.
  • Provide leadership and consultation for the development of vision, policies, and strategies for recruiting, hiring, and maintaining a diverse workforce to advance the University's mission, strategic plans, and programs.
  • Ensure compliance related to sexual harassment prevention training. Identify, implement, and manage the vendor for online harassment prevention training that aligns with the University's mission and culture. Identify and facilitate the in-person training for harassment prevention that aligns with the University's mission and culture. Track training completion and ensure compliance for all faculty and staff.
  • Present compliance and best practices matters related to Mandated Reporters, specifically targeting departments who could work with minors, and provide annual training. Help ensure that the appropriate faculty and staff are classified as Mandated Reporters and submit the necessary paperwork.
  • Serve as the University's HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Official. Be knowledgeable of and stay abreast of changes related to applicable HIPAA laws; help ensure that the University's HIPAA policy remains updated and in compliance with applicable laws. Meet and ensure compliance with HIPAA-designated departments on a regular basis. 
  • Act as the liaison with public agencies, as necessary.
  • Manage the EEO department funds to stay within budget.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree; Five years of experience and/or education related to diversity, inclusion, harassment, discrimination, employment, and related fields; Strong identification with the University’s Christian mission; Superior attitude that engenders commitment to the University’s goals related to equal opportunity and diversity; Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and collaborative skills; Superior verbal and written communication skills; Strong skills in developing, facilitating, and presenting educational programs; Ability to organize information, time, priorities and complex issues so as to accomplish multiple time-critical tasks.

Preferred: Master's degree; Juris Doctorate; Negotiation and conflict resolution skills; Experience in developing and implementing workshops and training programs; Prior employment in the higher education setting; Knowledge of current and emerging equal employment opportunity issues and trends; Familiarity with state and federal anti-discrimination laws.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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