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Assistant Director of Civil Rights & Diversity

Closes: Open Until Filled Civil Rights & Diversity

Eastern Illinois University is seeking an Assistant Director in the Office of Civil Rights & Diversity. The Assistant Director supports the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the administrative operations of the office.

The Office of Civil Rights and Diversity oversees all aspects of affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and equal opportunity for Eastern Illinois University; develops policies and procedures on these matters; advises members of the university about matters of compliance with federal and state requirements; implements actions that support compliance;  investigates all internal complaints of discrimination; delivers civil rights and diversity training; prepares mandatory reports and responds to investigations and inquiries. The office carries out centralized recruitment of applicants for faculty and professional staff positions and monitors the search processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Master’s degree required.  Relevant professional experience in a related field required (i.e. higher education, college student affairs, law, diversity, affirmative action, etc.). Competitive applicants for this position must demonstrate how they possess the knowledge/skills/or experiences to be able to perform the responsibilities associated with this office including: conducting investigations, researching and writing reports, preparing and delivering training on civil rights issues to various campus constituents, reviewing procedures for compliance, and monitoring search processes.  Essential qualities include the ability to perform well with general supervision and limited staff support, to manage time efficiently, to communicate effectively, and work discreetly with confidential and sensitive information.  Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required. Familiarity with Title IX regulations preferred.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, a current resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire), and the names and contact information (telephone and email) for three professional references to Interfolio at Questions about the search may be directed to John Blue, Screening Committee Chair at

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community:  Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. 

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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