Dedicated and hard working professional with over 15 years of experience in higher education, diversity, human resources and labor relations. Well versed in developing training programs for faculty, staff and students. Proven ability to develop solid working relationships with higher level administrators, co-workers and other constituencies to promote change, recruit new faculty and staff and foster stronger communication. Exceptional interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Employee training and development
Staffing and recruiting professional
Affirmative Action compliance
Conflict resolution techniques
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Employment law knowledge
Chief Diversity Officer01/2011 － CurrentBrooklyn CollegeBrooklyn, NY
Serves as the Director of the Office of Diversity & Equity Programs.
Oversees the College's progress in diversity and inclusion, and facilitates an integrated vision and shared responsibility for diversity across the campus.
Works collaboratively and serves as a resource for administrative units as they establish, coordinate, and assess their contributions to institutional diversity goals.
Ensure diversity training compliance of over 2,000 employees and students.
Participate in the full recruitment process including: counseling hiring authorities on job description creation, search committee formation, potential advertising resources, conducting effective interviews and candidate reference checks.
Perform statistical analysis for annual affirmative action plan.
Investigate and prepare written reports for complaints involving violations of the Non-Discrimination Policy, the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Policy, and the ADA/504 policy.
Also serves on a number of campus committees that are charged with meeting the goals of the college's strategic plan.
Director of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity06/2009 － 01/2011The City College of New YorkNew York, NY
Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance & Diversity Developed and implemented the College/School's affirmative action plan [pursuant to EO 11246] assessing and analyzing the racial/ethnic/gender composition of the workforce.
Monitored all employment activities including job postings, recruitment efforts, selection processes, promotions, transfers and separations to ensure compliance with federal, state and local civil rights regulations.
Served as the College's ADA/Section 504, Title IX and conducted and supervised internal EEO investigations and provided appropriate recommendations for resolution.
Developed and conducted EEO training for students and staff including basic EEO anti-discrimination prevention, sexual harassment, disability and reasonable accommodation laws and other related topics.
Managed all budgets related to the operation of the office including the administrative, recruitment and training budgets.
Committee appointments included: President's Cabinet Chair of the President's Affirmative Action & Diversity Advisory Committee Chair of the College's Sexual Harassment Awareness and Intake Committee Workplace Violence Committee College's Higher Education Officer Screening Committee.
Affirmative Action Officer12/2004 － 06/2009Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community CollegeNew York, NY
Worked with appropriate campus offices to ensure compliance with the relevant city, state and federal statutes, including Executive Order 11246, Title Vll, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Responded to and conducted investigations of complaints of non-compliance including sexual harassment claims.
Acted as the educational resource support to the entire college community on matters relating to University, federal, state and city policies and legislation affecting affirmative action and compliance.
Associate Labor Designee11/2003 － 12/2004Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community CollegeNew York, NY
Performed research and writing activities for the Office of Labor Relations.
Assisted in preparing opinions, reports and drafts of legal documents, filings, disciplinary charges, grievance and Step I hearing decisions.
Used knowledge of provisions of contracts and collective bargaining agreements between The City University of New York and unions to fulfill requests for information.
May 2000Juris Doctorate Awarded:Howard University School ofLawWashington DCGPA: Cali Award for highest grade earned in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Cali Award for highest grade earned in Commercial PaperCali Award for highest grade earned in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Cali Award for highest grade earned in Commercial Paper Co-Captain, National Moot Court Team
American Bar Association, Law Student Division
December 1996Bachelor of Arts Degree:University of WashingtonSeattle, WAGPA: Dean's ListDean's List
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