Equity Investigator

Location
San Mateo
Posted
May 30, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


San Mateo County Community College District

Equity Investigator

Posting Number: 2014447S

Department: Human Resources DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: TBD

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $108,312 (annual) - $138,960 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

Under direction from the Vice Chancellor, Human Resource and/or General Counsel, the Equity Investigator investigates claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other violations of federal law, state law, and/or District policies and procedures lodged by students, employees, faculty and others associated with the District. The Equity Investigator also assists in providing education, training and outreach programming related to the District's policies and procedures to help create and sustain a culture of equity and inclusion.

The Equity Investigator follows District policies and procedures consistent with federal and state civil rights law and regulations, conducts prompt, impartial, confidential investigations from the initial report, intake, initiation of interim protective measures, through drafting complex confidential reports in a timely manner that thoroughly review and synthesize all allegations of policy violations, evidence, and witness accounts. The Investigator prepares executive memoranda related to facts, findings, and, as appropriate, recommendations for remedies related to potential violations designed to stop, prevent recurrence and remedy the effects of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation. The Investigator is expected to resolve problems and make independent decisions with minimum supervision. An extensive amount of public contact is required to respond to electronic and in-person inquiries concerning investigations. A high degree of independent judgment is required to select and apply policies and procedures to the resolution of complaints. The consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public relations, employee time, and money. The Investigator can direct the work of student assistants and other staff as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Please note that the requirements of the position could change depending on the needs of the office.

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
• At least two years of investigative experience related to human resources, Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Clery Act, Campus SaVE Act, VAWA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or Title II of the ADA
• Extensive interpersonal experience with people of diverse cultures, language groups and abilities
• Demonstrated skill in respectful, sensitive, and discreet communication
• Experience making presentations and providing training to small and large groups of professionals
• Experience with leading the work of others
• Experience with the use of a database and a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, reports, presentations, and other written materials
• Experience in setting up and maintaining confidential and other electronic and manual file systems
• Experience with research and compiling data for, formatting, and preparing statistical, financial and other reports
• Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
• Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of Title IX, Clery, SaVE, VAWA, Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964, Title II of the ADA, and other related EEO laws.
2. Knowledge EEO analysis and report writing requirements.
3. Knowledge of the principles and practice of employee labor relations, including negotiation and contract administrative practices.
4. Knowledge and understanding of conflict resolution basics.
5. Knowledge in research (including legal research).
6. Knowledge and familiarity with FERPA and HIPAA regulations.
7. Skills in investigation methods and techniques, including listening, identifying, eliciting and distilling essential information needed to assess and resolve problems and issues.
8. Skills in preparation of comprehensive complex reports; interpretation and application of select written data to resolve minor and major problems.
9. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral and objective; tolerate a high degree of ambiguity, and work with emotional individuals in a compassionate, professional and courteous manner and to diffuse and manage situations involving intense conflict.
10. Superior organization skills, including the ability to manage time and tasks effectively and meet deadlines.
11. Demonstrated superior judgment in a variety of sensitive and confidential issues.
12. Strong problem-solving, conflict resolution, and decision-making skills.
13. Skills in the use of computers and Microsoft Office, including word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, databases.
14. Experience developing and providing training to employees and/or students.
15. Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion and tact with minimum supervision.
16. Ability to follow detailed verbal and written procedures and instructions.
17. Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
18. High level of self-initiative with strong commitment.
19. Skill in respectful, sensitive and effective public contact with people of diverse cultures, racial and language groups, and abilities.
20. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking.
21. Skill in written communication.
22. Skill in the use of a database and a variety of computer software to enter and track data and to compose, format, and prepare correspondence, reports, spreadsheets and presentations.
23. Ability to interpret collective bargaining agreement language.
24. Ability to work occasional early mornings, late evenings and/or weekends may be required.

Preferred Qualifications: • Graduation from an accredited institution with a law degree (J.D.) • Experience in an academic setting investigating employee and/or student conduct, sexual harassment, or misconduct issues • Experience with public entity investigation procedures • Conflict resolution/mediation experience

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 07/07/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.




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