Inst Equity Investigator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime

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Number of Positions Available 4
University Title Inst Equity Investigator
Working Title Civil Rights Investigator
Department Institutional Equity Office
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 459043
Summary of Duties

The Civil Rights Investigator, investigates complaints filed by students and employees involving protected-class discrimination and harassment; serves as a Title IX investigator for student and employee cases related to sex- and gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and retaliation; acts as a neutral party through all aspects of investigation process and ensures equitable treatment of all parties; ensures prompt, impartial, well-documented, and trauma-informed investigation processes; maintain privacy of sensitive information; collaborates and consults with appropriate university offices in the course of investigations, including Student Conduct and Human Resources; maintains accurate, thorough and unbiased investigatory files; creates comprehensive written investigative reports; partners with other university offices and community resources throughout the investigative process to facilitate timely response, investigation, and resolution of complaints; understands and follows established university policies and procedures, as well as all state and federal guidance; may assist with adjudicating any reported allegation of student misconduct as necessary; attend trainings to maintain knowledge of non-discrimination laws and regulations and investigatory processes and practices; maintains privacy and ensures compliance with FERPA and other state, federal, and institutional student record policies.

Additional Information for Applicants:

There are up to four positions available with this posting.

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of professional experience conducting investigations or equivalent professional experience; experience in student conduct, human resources, criminal justice, law, law enforcement, or an office of discrimination and harassment; excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information; strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigation; strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations; exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity; skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports; ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress; demonstrated success in working with diverse constituencies; strong and effective interpersonal skills including the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs; ability to work as part of a University-wide community to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner; proficiency with Microsoft Office products and electronic databases.

Desired Qualifications

A JD or Master’s Degree; Title IX-related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization; experience conducting civil rights and/or Title IX investigations in a university or corporate setting; experience investigating cases of sexual and interpersonal violence; ability to interpret federal, state and local equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and regulations including Title IX, FERPA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Action, Violence Against Women Act, and other applicable laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Target Salary $60,000.00 - $62,000.00 Annually
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 05/09/2020
Posting End Date 05/24/2020
Dept Contact Name Houser, Roberta
Dept Contact Phone 614-292-3718
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