HR Workforce Equity (AA/EEO) Manager

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Human Resources


About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Workforce Equity (AA/EEO) Manager has primary responsibility for AA/EEO and provides strategic leadership and administrative oversight for developing, implementing and maintaining a range of successful practices that support the Boise State Human Resources department’s climate that values and prioritizes diversity, inclusion and equity, in support of the university’s strategic plan and in compliance with governing laws.

Department Overview:

People are our passion here in Human Resources.  Our people strategy is about creating an environment for, and a relationship with our employees that develops and enhances their capabilities to further the university’s mission and vision.

Level Scope:

Recognized master in professional discipline with significant impact and influence on campus policy and program development. Establishes critical strategic and operational goals; develops and implements new products, processes, standards or operational plans to achieve strategies. Regularly leads projects of critical importance to the campus; these projects carry substantial consequences of success or failure. Requires significant influence and communication with executive leadership. Problems faced are frequently complex and multidimensional, requiring broad-based consideration of variables that impact multiple areas of the organization.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Workforce Equity (AA/EEO) Manager must:
● Collaborates with and advises human resource staff on EEO, affirmative action, and diversity.
● Maintains knowledge of developments, trends, and best practices in EEO administration, including federal and state legal and regulatory changes and changes to the EEO practices of other universities.
● Assists with development and implements reporting and audit procedures to assess the effectiveness of affirmative action plan goals.
● Designs and implements training programs on EEO requirements including instruction on all forms of prohibited discrimination and harassment, as well as affirmative action initiatives.
● Researches, develops, recommends, and executes creative strategies to foster the organization’s AA/EEO goals.
● Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.
● Acts as liaison with groups on campus relating to affirmative action and equal employment opportunities.
● Serves on university committees and participates in strategic planning to identify and address issues to advance and support the university’s commitment to workforce diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity.
● Drafts and implements recruiting and hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds.
● Manages hiring search committee and training for all recruitments. Monitors candidate hiring pools for affirmative action and EEO requirements.
● Drafts and oversees an affirmative action plan; establishes affirmative action goals; monitors progress and collaborates with management to achieve these goals.
● Serve as part of the Human Resources leadership team.

35% of Time the Workforce Equity (AA/EEO) Manager must:
● Develops and/or acquires training to aid diversity and retention initiatives.
● Research current trends and best practices for the delivery of cross-cultural awareness, and programs focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.
● Reviews current practices and policies, and makes recommendations for changes.
● Collects and analyzes statistical data to evaluate Boise State University’s population in accordance with Affirmative Action plan goals.

5% of the time the Workforce Equity (AA/EEO) Manager must perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively train staff and managers in areas of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity
● Experience with AA/EEO policies, procedures, and best practices
● Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
● Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
● Excellent time management skills, with proven ability to meet deadlines
● Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
● Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws and affirmative action requirements
● Ability to analyze federal and state legislation and internal policies
● Strategy development and management principles and practices
● Excellent knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices
● Policy and procedure development
● Managing change and sensitive topics

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent plus 5 years experience in affirmative action, equal opportunity assurance, or human resources management.

Preferred Qualifications:

● SHRM or PHR Certification preferred
Salary and Benefits:

Salary $71,968/year. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

● Resume
● Cover Letter



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Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Boise State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View Boise State's complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement. If you require an accommodation to complete this application, please contact Human Resources at 208-426-1616
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