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Internal Candidates Sought for New Position of University Ombudsperson

Position created in response to joint resolution by the Academic Council and the Staff Advisory Council
Oct 24, 2013

University of the Pacific has created a new University-wide position that will serve as an informal, independent and impartial resource for conflict resolution for faculty, staff and student employees on all three campuses.

The Ombudsperson will be a confidential advocate for fairness, a source of information and referral, and a facilitator who can assist in the resolution of university-related issues and concerns. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's existing resources for conflict resolution and grievance processes.

"Having an ombudsperson on campus  provides staff and faculty a neutral and confidential place to go for frank discussion of their concerns and for help identifying and, in some cases, facilitating constructive options for addressing them," said Corrie Martin, chair of the search committee. 

The position was approved this past spring in response to a joint resolution by the Academic Council and the Staff Advisory Council seeking the establishment of a University Ombuds office. 

"This is a significant endorsement of the ideal of a campus community that values workplace fairness, respect and equity," said Martin. 

In addition to Martin, the search committee consists of faculty members Patrick Langham (Conservatory), Harriet Arnold (Education) and staff member Randy Schwantes (Internal Audit).  

To view the complete job description, requirements, minimum qualifications, and to apply, visit the Internal Employment Opportunities channel on the Administrative Tab in Inside Pacific.