Diversity & Compliance Specialist - Talent Acquisition

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Nov 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 09, 2021
Ref
STF10575
Function
IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
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Diversity & Compliance Specialist - Talent Acquisition

George Mason University's Human Resources & Payroll department Talent Acquisition team seeks a Diversity & Compliance Specialist - Talent Acquisition, who will ensure the university's recruitment efforts comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and goals/initiatives regarding diversity.

In addition to a first class culture at Virginia's largest Public University, this position offers:
  • Potential for flexible telework and hybrid telework scheduling
  • Competitive salary
  • Outstanding benefits including:

Health & life insurance, multiple industry leading retirement plans available including state VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, accrued paid days off per year, paid holidays, paid winter break, paid sick leave, professional development, tuition reimbursement at GMU, and employee assistance programs.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Position Summary:

Manages OFCCP, EEO, and other Diversity related HR compliance tasks.


  • Utilize Mason's applicant tracking system (PeopleAdmin) applicant pool data to provide detailed analysis and downstream goals and guidance. Provide data analysis and submission as part of AAPs for each campus (minorities and women, IWD, Veterans, etc., for Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington campuses);
  • Provide strategic support and guidance regarding Diversity, Affirmative Action and EEO data. Provide strategic subject matter analysis and guidance around Diversity, Affirmative Action and EEO data;
  • Create and present AAP and diversity related material for meetings and trainings to coincide with strategic objectives of Talent Acquisition and Diversity Outreach;
  • Enter and audit data for record keeping and reporting to meet relevant guidelines ensuring university-wide compliance initiatives are met, to include appropriate disposition codes are selected, search documentation that ensures equitable search practices, EEO data, and other data as required;
  • Work with respective parties to monitor and champion diversity ERGs;
  • Oversee department/schools/units AAP recruitment materials; and
  • May require speaking with AVP, VP, and deans regarding underutilization goals for their positions and providing strategic guidance on how to advertise on diverse sites and consider advancing diverse candidates through the recruitment process.


Advise, facilitate, and support with diversity recruitment and outreach efforts.


  • Provide strategic guidance regarding diversity outreach efforts, including sourcing, online sites, networking, and other initiatives to increase diversity outreach;
  • Serve on search committees as diversity outreach representative providing guidance, oversight, and support;
  • Create and maintain contacts with diversity organizations in the DMV to facilitate, collaborate, and create shared strategic objectives in support of Mason's diversity outreach initiatives;
  • Develop working relationships with Mason's DEI teams, (LGBTQ, DIWB with Provost Office, university Chief Diversity Officers/Champions), other department/unit's DEI teams;
  • Create articles for the HR and Payroll Newsletter to celebrate DEI for days like: Asian History Month, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage month, LGBTQ, Military spouse day, PurpleUp, etc.;
  • Respond to DEI inquiries and questions; and
  • Conducts diversity outreach efforts.


Certified Applicant Pool program coordination and implementation support.


  • Gather and analyze certified applicant pool information, interpret results, and make recommendations to the committee chairs and hiring authorities as needed; and
  • Work with department/unit Talent Equity Advisors for Certified Applicant Pool analysis to provide training on how to interpret the data and how to present it to the search committee or hiring authority.


Administrative diversity TA/HR tasks.


  • Keep abreast of industry DEI terms, government regulations, requirements, current DEI guidance, and university goals and initiatives, and provide strategic guidance as needed; and
  • Provide analysis and HR support to Talent Acquisition team as needed.


Required Qualifications:


  • Considerable, demonstrated experience (typically 5+ years) in: Affirmative Action Planning, EEOC/OFCCP data analysis, EEO or OFCCP compliance, administration, and project support;
  • Related human resources experience (3+ years preferred);
  • Some customer service experience (2+ years preferred);
  • Working knowledge of data management and analysis of moderate complexity;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate respectfully, clearly, effectively and, tactfully with a diverse constituency of varying levels within the organization;
  • Detail-oriented, organized and able to accommodate various communication styles;
  • Able to communicate effectively in English (oral and in writing);
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and to a diverse population;
  • Ability to establish and maintain trust, rapport and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals;
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information;
  • Proficiency in usage of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet;
  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced Excel; and
  • Demonstrated skills with online software tools including video meeting/conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 1 - 2 years of higher education experience.


About the University:


George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia, is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Since earning R1 designation for "very high research" from Carnegie in 2016 and joining the elite group of the 131 best U.S. research institutions, the research enterprise has grown rapidly, reaching more than $200 million in funding in 2020, an all-time high for the university.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity, is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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