Civil Rights Investigator

Denver, CO
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Equity

Civil Rights Investigator

Position #3388 - Requisition #11009

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The Office of Equity has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Civil Rights Investigator position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Jobs in this career family provide general business operations of the organization or a combination of operational responsibilities covering multiple career families. Functions include institutional research, statistical analysis, policy development and review, strategic planning and broad unit business operations such as parking and transportation services, risk management, childcare services, real estate and property management, retail services or job responsibilities that combine fiscal, HR and operational management responsibilities.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Position Emphasis:

Under the direction of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator of Investigations, the Civil Rights Investigator works closely with the entire office staff and other relevant University units to address gender-based and other protected category discrimination complaints falling under Title IX and/or federal and state legislation. The Civil Rights Investigator will serve as a primary investigator for Civil Rights investigations involving students, faculty and/or employees; assist in the research, development and presentation of training on University policy and complaint process related to discrimination and harassment. The investigator will conduct preliminary intake and interviews in a timely and impartial manner; assess complaint; evaluate risk factors and refer parties to other services for safety and counseling as needed. This position Investigates student, faculty and employee complaints alleging sex or gender-based discrimination, sexual misconduct, stalking or relationship violence involving faculty, staff, student or third party, as well as complaints made by faculty, staff, students and third parties alleging discrimination or harassment based on protected class status. In addition, the Civil Rights Investigator collaborates with on and off-campus services for developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs to report protected category discrimination at CU Denver | Anschutz.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position has been established at $45,000 to $62,500 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in business, business administration, education, social sciences, healthcare administration, public administration, communications, or a directly related field from an accredited institution and 1 year of professional level experience conducting investigations, writing fact finding reports, and developing/delivering training.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or Professional Level Degree in a related field from and accredited institution
  • Experience in higher education, college student conduct, and/or civil rights/equal opportunity field.
  • Three (3) years experience conducting investigations
  • Experience in Title IX and/or Title VII and/or civil rights investigations
  • Experience in sexual assault investigation


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to speak with individuals about sensitive and difficult topics, including sexual assault experiences
  • Knowledge of employment and educational civil rights laws, regulations, and case law.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by September 21, 2017. Those who do not apply by September 21, 2017 may or may not be considered.

Job Category: Business Services

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30026 - Provost/VC Academic&Student Af

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sarah Berg

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00003388