As a member of the University's Office of Affirmative Action, the Equal Opportunity Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator supports the University's federal and state equal opportunity and Title IX compliance obligations by conducting prompt and thorough equal opportunity and Title IX investigations into complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. This position is responsible for responding to formal complaints as promptly as possible, preparing an investigative plan and timeline, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and gathering and securing relevant evidence. The Investigator acts as an impartial party in the investigation and prepares a detailed report of the findings, which are then submitted to the Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator.
The Equal Opportunity Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator will also assist the Office of Affirmative Action in carrying out the University's prevention and response efforts as they relate to equal opportunity and Title IX. Relevant duties will include:
Developing resource materials and conducting training activities to promote an understanding of equal opportunity and Title IX among students, faculty and staff;
Maintaining records of training and other educational materials;
Maintaining a schedule of annual Title IX activities and deadlines (training, other educational outreach, policy updates, etc.);
Regularly attending training and education programs to stay current on federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as best practices as related to equal opportunity and Title IX;
Working collaboratively with other offices within the University, including but not limited to Student Affairs, University Police, General Counsel's Office, Provost's Office, and Violence Prevention and Response Office; and
Ability to create reports and written documentation utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.
Other duties as assigned
A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
JD or Master's degree from an accredited institution in any field of study.
Experience in higher education.
Knowledge of equal opportunity law and regulations and Title IX, VAWA and Clery Act regulatory requirements for institutions of higher education.
Minimum of two years' experience in conducting discrimination and harassment investigations within an equal opportunity compliance program or within Human Resources.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Experience facilitating training and giving presentations.
Full Time/Part Time
Salary range starts at $47,476, to be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Open until filled
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.
To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.
EEO IS THE LAW
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