The Civil Rights Investigator position is located within the Office of Institutional Equity and is responsible for numerous aspects of university compliance with civil rights laws and policies. Responsibilities include: Investigating claims of discrimination and harassment involving students, employees, and third parties, including interviewing parties/witnesses, collecting evidence, and drafting high quality investigation reports, and appeal briefs, within established timelines. Maintaining regular communication and providing status reports to community partners. Collaborating with the Campus Equity Navigator, advocates and advisors to ensure appropriate resources are available to the parties throughout the investigation and adjudication process. Representing the office through service on University committees. Other duties as assigned. The Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance is committed to achieving excellence grounded in our shared values of accessibility, equity, equal opportunity, and inclusivity.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by a four-year college degree; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible work experience in complaint investigation, mediation, and conflict resolution in a university setting or equivalently complex organization; knowledge of civil rights laws, affirmative action legislation and programming, and familiarity with administrative law hearing process; understanding of related US cultural and historical social movements; experience in multicultural recruitment and retention strategies; comprehensive record-keeping and research skills; familiarity with legal and business software applications; and/or strong presentation and public speaking skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; excellent work ethic and a high level of motivation and productivity; ability to manage a large docket of investigations; exception writing skills, including strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to analyze, summarize and present findings and recommendations; ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information; excellent communication skills; in-depth knowledge of civil rights laws, including Title IX, VI, VII, the ADA, and the Rehabilitation Act; experience working directly with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; demonstrated ability to work independently and meet established timelines.
Experience working in a university environment; prior case management experience; prior experience conducting workplace investigations, and drafting investigation reports; Juris Doctor degree.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Please provide all required application materials, including names and contact information for three professional references as well as a professional writing sample.
WORK HOURS: STANDARD 8:00AM - 5:00PM, however, as an exempt level position, requirements of the position dictate work hours and hours that routinely exceed 40 hours and include some nights and weekend.
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