Equity Investigator, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Equity Investigator, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Portland Community College
Requisition Number: 09336
Location: Downtown Center
Address: 722 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR
Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Position Status: Confidential; Level H; Full-time; Exempt
Starting Salary Range: Minimum $52,782 to range mid-point of $81,428. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. (Full Range is $$52,782 to $76,530
Job Close Date: For best consideration apply by March 9, 2018
Portland Community College is looking for an Equity Investigator to join the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Portland Community College has a mission to serve the greater Portland community. The Office of Equity and Inclusion [OEI] supports the mission and the strategic vision of the district to proactively address institutional inequities and provide a high level of welcome and support to students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds, both locally and globally. OEI aspires to have a staff that operates out of the theory of social justice in an effort to understand and work effectively with multiple aspects of human difference. Under the direction of the Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Equity Investigator with exercise considerable discretion to investigate claims of discrimination, retaliation and/or harassment lodged by students, employees, faculty and others associated with the college.
In January 2016, PCC's Board of Directors approved a new mission statement and core themes for the College which reflect this important commitment:
Mission: Portland Community College supports student success by delivering access to quality education while advancing economic development and promoting sustainability in a collaborative culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
1) Access and Student Success
2) Economic Development and Sustainability
3) Quality Education
4) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
If this sounds like a community which you would like to be a part of, consider combining your professional expertise and your passion for helping others in a career at Portland Community College!
If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play for PCC, please review the minimum qualifications for this position and apply today.
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.
PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employers Retirement System (PERS) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS. PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
3 additional Personal Leave days per year
Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.
Typical Job Duties and Responsibilities
Conducts investigations of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Americans with Disabilities Act related complaints to determine whether federal, state or local rules, policies or regulations were violated.
Interviews complainants, respondents, witnesses, and other individuals, including conducting site visits; reviews records of past practices.
Corresponds with deans and managers, and/or appropriate personnel to obtain needed information; analyzes information and data obtained from investigations to determine validity.
Mediates and utilizes alternative resolution and problem solving processes to resolve internal organizational complaints and claims; prepares and submits fact-finding reports and makes recommendations on appropriate resolution of claims.
Assists and provides guidance to employees in completing complaint forms; explains complaint investigation processes and procedures.
Maintain files and databases of inquiries and investigations and reports activity as requested by the Chief Diversity Officer; records, reviews and catalogs all documents related to a complaint.
Works closely with Title IX coordinators to identify and support policy improvement and recommends programs, strategies and other collaborative activities to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring at the College.
Works with the Chief Diversity Officer in identifying training needs for supervisors, managers, and employees on EEO, ADA, and harassment related issues.
Provides guidance and training on appropriate methods and strategies for mediation and conflict resolution to supervisors, managers, and employees on EEO, ADA, and harassment related issues.
Performs other related duties as assigned
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements:
Note: Experience requirements use full-time equivalent
Bachelor's degree in social science, business, human resources, or related field (relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis).
2 or more years of experience in the investigation of EEO, ADA, affirmative action or employment related complaints and mediating conflict.
Experience working in a unionized environment and with a diverse population of students and staff is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, other applicable civil rights and employment laws, regulations and court decisions
Equal employment and affirmative action investigations, including interview methods and techniques
Principles and practices of employee labor relations, including negotiation and contract administration practices
Research methods and data analysis techniques
Demonstrated Skill in:
Organization, synthesis and analysis of varied and complex information and problems
Effective oral and written communication of policies, procedures, and legal concepts
Negotiation, problem-solving, analytical and conflict resolution
Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff
Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting
Demonstrated Ability to:
Conduct, plan, organize and lead investigations, facilitations, and preparation of reports and recommendations
Listen, identify, elicit and distill essential information needed to assess and resolve problems and issues
Work collaboratively with others and foster effective working relationships
Maintain confidences and exercise sound judgment and discretion
Tolerate a high degree of ambiguity
Design, implement and utilize data gathering and reporting procedures
Work with hostile and emotional individuals in a compassionate, professional and courteous manner and to diffuse and manage situations involving intense conflict
Maintain confidentiality and professional relationships in dealing with sensitive, complex civil rights, legal and human resource issues and situations
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is generally performed in an office environment, with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Frequent reaching, sitting, walking, and standing may be required. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job. Incumbents are required to work and maintain offices at more than one location. Frequent travel within the college district is required. Occasional early morning, evening and/or weekend work may be required.
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC.
In you cover letter, please describe how you meet the following Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with Title IX compliance and investigations.
- Experience working in a unionized environment and with a diverse population of students and staff.
- Experience conducting civil rights investigations.
- Ability to work within an EEO management database.
Additional Posting Information:
To apply for this position, please submit:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover Letter the describes how you meet the Preferred Qualifications of the position(attach document)*
3. Current Resume (attach document)*
* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.
Applicants selected for further consideration may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.
Notes to Applicant:
- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.
- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.
- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.
- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Documents which can be associated with this posting:
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: jobs.pcc.edu
As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.