Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.6% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers Do

Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Other Job Titles Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers May Have

Affirmative Action Officer (AA Officer), Civil Rights Investigator, Civil Rights Representative, Complaint Investigations Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO Officer), Equal Employment Opportunity Representative (EEO Representative), Equal Opportunity Specialist

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Chief Opportunity Officer ,


I work to eliminate the wealth gap by empowering America's workforce. My day involves strategizing with employers like Walmart and Disney to enhance their talent and economic mobility. I lead a team of coaches who guide career transitions and connect individuals with necessary skills. I also consult internally to align efforts with our mission. Hearing success stories of people overcoming challenges and achieving excellence fuels my passion, making every day about creating equal opportunities.

Disability Advocate ,

Tennessee Tech University & Author/Speaker

My day job is at a university, where I work with students that have learning differences. I build relationships with them and make sure that they're granted equal access, both physically, and in terms of educational resources. No day is the same because I interact with such a broad spectrum of students and campus issues. Outside of that, I write almost every day, whether it's for my blog, or for larger publications like Edutopia or Huffington Post. I also do a lot of public speaking appearances.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Investigate employment practices or alleged violations of laws to document and correct discriminatory factors.
  • Prepare reports related to investigations of equal opportunity complaints.
  • Interview persons involved in equal opportunity complaints to verify case information.
  • Study equal opportunity complaints to clarify issues.
  • Interpret civil rights laws and equal opportunity regulations for individuals or employers.

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