Equity Specialist/Investigator II

Kennesaw, GA
Mar 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Equity Specialist/Investigator II reports to the Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator. The position requires knowledge of and demonstrated experience conducting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation investigations. The position also requires thorough knowledge of federal and state equal employment and educational opportunity laws and policies (i.e. Titles VI, VII, and IX).

The Equity Specialist/Investigator II is responsible for investigating allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including alleged violations of Titles VI, VII, and IX. The Equity Specialist II is expected to act as an impartial party in conducting prompt, thorough, and equitable investigations and will draft and provide detailed reports regarding the findings of investigations.

The Equity Specialist/Investigator II possesses the expertise and skills necessary to conduct investigations to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and university regulations. Skills for this position involve fact-finding and the exceptional ability to write, communicate, and operate under pressure and tight deadlines with accuracy and professionalism. The Equity Specialist II must have the ability to remain neutral and work collaboratively with diverse constituencies including students, staff, and faculty. The ability to prioritize and manage multiple and complex tasks is required.

Minimum Starting Salary: $49,300

As part of the background check process, this position WILL require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check and MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) as a condition of employment. See http://hr.kennesaw.edu/managers/docs/Credit_check_criteria.pdf and http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/motor_vehicle_use for policy guidelines.

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 8 years of related experience OR a High School diploma and 3 years of college coursework and 9 years of related experience OR High School diploma and 12 years.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's and/or terminal degree.
  • Experience in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated experience specific to discrimination and sexual misconduct investigations is preferred.
  • Civil rights and/or Title IX investigator certifications are a plus.