Job Title: Equity Manager

Reports to:Director of Employee Relations
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1429
Salary Schedule:MGT08B

JOB GOAL

Responsible for managing and monitoring equal employment and educational opportunity activities, and ensuring compliance with applicable local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Florida Educational Equity Act (EEA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Provide leadership to the District regarding all matters related to equal employment and educational opportunity through an effective system of policy development, implementation, and compliance.
  2. Advise and work with other administrators in matters concerning equity, equal employment, or educational opportunity issues.
  3. Review requests made by employees, students, and parents for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and work with the appropriate administrator to respond to such requests.
  4. Coordinate the District’s response to complaints and charges of employment discrimination received through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Office of Equal Educational Opportunity.
  5. Coordinate the District’s response to complaints and charges of educational opportunity discrimination received through the Florida Office of Equal Educational Opportunity and the Federal Office of Civil Rights.
  6. Coordinate and monitor required equity compliance activities for the District.
  7. Investigate and respond to discrimination, harassment, and other related claims.
  8. Develop and implement a comprehensive district equity plan and analyze and monitor district practices to ensure compliance is maintained with the District's non-discrimination policy.
  9. Develop and disseminate information regarding policies of non-discrimination and harassment to employees, applicants, students, parents, and the public.
  10. Disseminate information related to equal employment and educational opportunity to employees, applicants, students, parents, and the public.
  11. Search for and write proposals to access additional equal employment and educational opportunity resources.
  12. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with state and federal enforcement agencies responsible for equal employment and educational opportunity.
  13. Provide staff development opportunities for district employees on matters pertaining to discrimination, harassment, and other equal employment and educational opportunity topics.
  14. Coordinate and submit the District’s annual equity program update to the Florida Department of Education.
  15. Answer employee, student, and parent questions regarding discrimination, harassment, and other general equal employment and educational opportunity matters.
  16. Serve as the District’s coordinator for student discipline and ESE manifestation appeals.
  17. Represent the District on committees and councils related to the job assignment.
  18. Direct and coordinate applicable audits, and prepare reports for local, state, and federal records.
  19. Keep up to date on information, laws, regulations, and programs related to equal employment and educational opportunity.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • General knowledge of student and employee disciplinary procedures.
  • Demonstrated skill in human relations and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and enforce State Board Rules, school board policy, and all applicable laws and regulations in the governing of equal employment and educational opportunity.
  • Ability to use effective interviewing, coaching, and evaluation techniques.
  • Ability to facilitate groups to consensus.
  • Knowledge of the various levels of the judicial system as it relates to the students and personnel of the School District.
  • Knowledge of assessment systems.
  • Ability to formulate positive professional relationships and work collaboratively with other agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media.
  • Advanced operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Three (3) years of experience in education, human resources, employee relations, and/or equal employment and educational opportunity
  • Training and/or experience in the principles, current practices, and methods for providing equal employment and educational opportunity
  • OR
  • Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential responsibilities

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctor
  • Broad knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of district personnel including teachers, administrators, and classified employees

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Equity Manager;   EST: February 19, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: February 19, 2013