Investigator - Office of Human Resources

USA, Denver, Colorado
Jun 06, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

Investigators provide professional and technical support to the Office of Equal Opportunity by assessing, investigating and resolving discrimination and/or harassment complaints on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This includes investigating alleged violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Investigators are a key partner in ensuring DUs compliance with federal, state, and local law in the area of equal opportunity. The work requires sound judgment and skill in applying equal opportunity principles and prevailing legal standards to solve complex problems with decisive action. We are searching for a driven, proactive, impartial individual who is seeking a challenge as our Investigator.

The Investigator will conduct initial review and complete investigations of allegations of discrimination or harassment (including allegations of gender-based violence) involving faculty, staff and students at the University of Denver. Investigations will include conducting a preliminary review of the complaint, making determinations concerning the necessity for a formal investigation, interviewing relevant individuals and reviewing documents or other evidence. Investigators are expected to understand which issues are appropriate for them to resolve on their own and which issues need to be referred to the Director of Equal Opportunity or the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Essential Functions

  • Intake complaints and assess appropriate resolution process and procedural protocol to be followed.
  • Provide consultation and education to students, faculty, and/or staff on discriminatory practices, equity matters, policies, procedures, and options for resolution of complaint matters.
  • Investigate complaints of discrimination and harassment filed by students, staff, faculty, or other individuals in compliance with federal, state or local laws, executive orders and University policies and procedures.
  • Process investigations, analyses and report findings and conclusions of complaints filed with the OEO.
  • Ensure effective, efficient, thorough and impartial investigations while ensuring attention to detail and accuracy regarding facts, relevance and investigation documentation.
  • Investigation duties will include, but are not limited to: developing an investigation plan, analyzing complaint to identify allegations, interviewing complainant and respondents, identifying and interviewing witnesses, identifying and collecting relevant documentation, appropriately documenting interviews and other investigation findings according to the OEO investigation process format and analyzing information gleaned from investigation to determine findings.
  • Report detailed written analysis and findings from complaint investigation to the appropriate administrator in accordance with applicable EEO legal requirements and the OEO investigation process format.
  • Provide regular updates to the OEO team about case management approach, status and progress.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough investigatory records and reports of finding(s).
  • Prepare materials for, assist with, and participate in appeals, as necessary.
  • Facilitate, within specific time constraints, informal resolution of protected class complaints, when appropriate.
  • Document efforts and conclusion of informal resolution.
  • Interact with students, faculty, managers, administrators, and employees at all levels of the University in performing investigative and informal resolution duties.
  • Collaborate with University Counsel and Employee Relations with investigations involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Civil Rights, as well as complaints raised by other applicable outside agencies, organizations and constituencies.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of involvement of the OEO and recommend to the appropriate administrator matters to be referred.
  • Collaborate with other campus offices as appropriate.
  • Serve as one of the subject matter experts on equity and diversity matters and related policies and procedures.
  • Review and participate in updates to University OEO policies and procedures to ensure compliance with equal opportunity laws and regulations.
  • Provide education and training to students, faculty and staff on issues of prohibited harassment or discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, as assigned.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the University's Inclusive Excellence Principles.
  • Provide other services as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 1-2 years of investigative experience with an understanding of and experience with anti-discrimination laws and policies.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. In your cover letter, in addition to explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, please describe your knowledge and experience and how you will advance this commitment.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample

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