San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24510
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3312
Department: University Personnel


Classification: Administrator II
Salary is commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

Management Personnel Plan (MPP) Benefits Summary

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for University Personnel, and taking work lead direction from the Senior Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Employee Relations and the Senior Director for Academic Employee Relations, the Investigator is responsible for conducting investigations pertaining to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, Title IX and conduct, pursuant to California State University Executive Orders 1095, 1096, and 1097, or any superseding executive order, state and federal Title IX laws, and all other applicable CSU, state and federal laws and policies.

The Investigator will produce comprehensive reports and appropriate correspondence regarding the investigation and will also assist with post-investigation follow-up with affected students and/or employees/department/division.
This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Education and Experience

- Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or similar is required
- Five years of experience investigating claims of discrimination or harassment is required

Preferred Qualifications

- Advanced Degree in public administration or legal field.
- Experience conducting investigations in a higher education environment; experience with Title IX.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of applicable state and federal employment laws, as well as CSU Executive Orders pertaining to workplace complaints and/or investigations
Knowledge of higher education environment
Excellent knowledge of investigatory methods and procedures

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interviewing and investigatory skills
Strong critical thinking, analytical, research and problem solving skills
Strong case management skills
Strong organizational skills

Ability to interpret and communicate policy information to a wide variety of constituents in concise, logical and grammatically correct reports that convey complex and sensitive issues
Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse campus community
Ability to provide impartial consultation, conflict resolution and problem solving to the campus community
Ability to maintain discretion and high level of confidentiality
Ability to multitask with competing priorities and deadlines
Ability to develop and deliver in-person training to adult learners with varying backgrounds, knowledge and skill

Posting Date

March 23, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 9, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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