JobID 4260 : Human Rights Coordinator (#1737197)

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Job Title:                       Human Rights Coordinator

                                            
Department:                 Talent Management
Reports To:                    General Counsel
Grade:                             BG-08
Number of Days:         12 Months
Security Access:           ESC
Overtime Status:         Exempt
Last Revised Date:      July 1, 2016

 

Mission and Vision: Tulsa Public Schools is the destination for extraordinary educators who work with our community and families to ignite the joy of learning and prepare every student for the greatest success in college, careers, and life. Our mission is to inspire and prepare every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals, and make positive contributions to our world.
 
Core Values: Our core values guide how we work and interact with each other at every level of the organization. We embrace and embody these values every day.
  • Equity: All children deserve the opportunity to develop their full academic and social potential. Our diversity is a community treasure, and we must foster an inclusive environment by examining biases and resolving unfair practices.
  • Character: We are honest, trustworthy, and have high standards of behavior. We do the right thing even when it is hard. While we do not always agree, we treat one another with kindness and respect.
  • Excellence: We work hard together and expect a lot of one another because high standards produce exemplary knowledge, skills, abilities, and mindsets.
  • Team: We care for one another, support the personal and professional development of one another, and work together to improve our community.
  • Joy: Joy at school and at work makes us more productive because when we create, innovate, and imagine, our motivation grows. We want to ensure that everyone knows the excitement that comes from working deeply on a problem, task, or concept and experiencing breakthrough moments.
 
Position Summary: Provides supportive leadership, direction and guidance for the strategic initiatives and day-to-day policies and operations associated with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Cultural Awareness, American Disability Act (ADA), Workplace Diversity and Workplace Climate and Culture.      

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s or Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Occupation Adult Education, Human Resources Management or related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in equal employment opportunity, diversity, affirmative action and minority business programs or comparable experience.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:  The following duties are representative of performance expectations. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.
  • Develops initiates, maintains, and revises all school board policies and regulations related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
  • Annually review the districts ADA and EEO policies and regulations to ensure compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations.
  • Conducts formal and informal investigations and inquiries into complaints surfaced by employees, board members, and citizens related to ADA and EEO. Acts as an independent review and responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Employee Code of Conduct by evaluating concerns, recommending an investigation or applicable action, and monitoring complaints throughout the process to include closure and follow-up.
  • Mediate individual and/or groups in conflict to try to reach a mutually acceptable agreement that will resolve their dispute(s).
  • Provides technical assistance to managers on fair employment practices and to heighten awareness and appreciation for the diverse nature of the school community.
  • Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Employee Code of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Oversees a system of uniform handling of such violations.
  • Facilitates the resolution of human relations matters that have not been satisfactorily addressed within established procedures.
  • Responsible for the completion of all annual compliance reporting within the scope of this position. 
  • Confers with community groups, professional organizations or outside educational institutions to improve the cultural awareness of the district.
  • Reviews all job postings for compliance with ADA and EEO guidelines.
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with others in a team environment.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to all employees on ADA and EEO process, practices and procedures.
     
Skills and Abilities Required:  The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.
  • Knowledge of principles, policies, practices and techniques of EEO dispute resolution and human resources management.
  • Knowledge of Federal, state and local fair practices and EEO/ADA laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Ability to understand Federal, State or municipal laws or regulations regarding a minority business enterprise (MBE) program.
  • Ability to be objective to ensure the fair treatment of all employees and citizens.
  • Ability to manage an office and supervise staff.
  • Ability to perform investigations involving sensitive and complex issues and provide an organized and detailed report concerning such to district leadership and legal counsel.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of investigations. Ability to compile and analyze statistical data.
  • Ability to compose clear memoranda and reports using proper grammar, punctuation and spelling, in a way comprehensible to attorneys and non-attorneys. Ability and willingness to communicate inconvenient or unpleasant facts and conclusions persuasively.
  • Ability to set priorities and simultaneously process multiple duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to identify issues, gather information, draw valid conclusions and formulate recommendations based on the information.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies, procedures, rules, regulations and laws.
  • Ability to conduct employee training sessions and workshops.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees and the public.
  • Ability to communicate in an effective, patient and tactful manner with the Tulsa community, attorneys’, administrative officials, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver’s license.
  • Ability to perform all essential functions of position.

Supervisory Responsibility: 
  • None
 
Working Conditions:  Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.
  • Primarily work in an office environment
 

Tulsa Public Schools is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team of individuals who contribute to the district's mission with their talents, skills, and energy. Tulsa Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, age, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
 
Tulsa Public Schools also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the district's talent management department at 918-746-6310 or the district's human rights and title IX coordinator at 918-746-6517. You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tulsa Public Schools Education Service Center, Attn: Talent Management, 3027 S. New Haven Ave., Tulsa, OK 74114-6131.
 
 

 

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Tulsa Public Schools

3027 S New Haven, Tulsa, OK 74114-4114
 

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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,307 (USD)

State Average: $8,775 (USD)

% ELL Students

17%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

16.21

State Average: 16.32

% IEP Students

17%

State Average: 16%

FTE

5,688

State Average: 142