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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
Sep 29, 2014

University of the Pacific has recently created a new full-time 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.

A part-time position was approved last year in response to a joint resolution by the Academic Council and the Staff Advisory Council seeking the establishment of a University Ombuds office.  However, it became clear that a full-time position would be more appropriate, given the confidentiality and sensitivity of matters handled by the position.

The search committee consists of faculty member Harriet Arnold (Education), and staff members Randy Schwantes (Internal Audit) and Beth McManis (Pacific Health Services).  Chris Goff (Assistant Provost for Diversity) is chairing the committee.

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.