The public community college in New Jersey is hiring an "Ombudsman/Affirmative Action Officer." The college has previously employed an AAO, but never an Ombuds. The job description is somewhat contradictory. The position "is a designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner [that will] provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents [and also] to adjudge cases wherein individuals believe they have been treated outside of College policy."
The College's website does not provide any information on decision to create an Ombuds function. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Educational Leadership, Counseling, or another related field. Conflict resolution is not a required competency. The position will remain open until filled. No salary indicated. (Union County College Jobs.)