Social Equity Support Specialist
Nature of Work
The Social Equity Support Specialist plays a key role in resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including alleged violations of Title VI, VII, and IX made by faculty, staff, students, and third party visitors. The Social Equity Support Specialist will help to facilitate prompt, thorough, and equitable investigations into discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints filed by the campus community. The Social Equity Support Specialist will act as the main point of contact for all accommodation requests. The Social Equity Support Specialist will act as a neutral party during all investigations and assist with providing detailed, unbiased reports regarding the findings of investigations.
The Social Equity Support Specialist will also assist with the gathering of statistical information in response to inquiries from requisite federal agencies. The Social Equity Support Specialist will also assist with the creation, coordination, and facilitation of nondiscrimination and sexual misconduct prevention training, presentations, and educational materials to the university community as needed.
The Social Equity Support Specialist reports to the Social Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator. Selected candidate must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment, while working on multiple projects and remaining organized. Selected candidate should also possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail,
ability to maintain confidentiality, interpersonal skills, and administrative skills.
This position will interact with faculty and staff as well as potentially all students at the University of West Georgia.
Bachelor’s degree OR GED/high school diploma and 2 years of college coursework with 3 years of related experience required. Demonstrated skills in employee relations, auditing, student conduct, or compliance.
Competitive applicants for this position must demonstrate how they possess the knowledge/skills/or experiences to be able to perform the responsibilities associated with this position including carrying out investigations, writing reports, preparing and delivering training, presentations, and education materials to the university community.
Master’s and or terminal degree and experience conducting discrimination investigations. Demonstrated experience specific to discrimination and sexual misconduct investigations is preferred. Experience in a higher education environment is ideal. Experience in developing compliance/civil rights training.
Salary $17.14/hrly (minimum) - $22.38/hrly (midpoint) Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Required to sit for long periods of time in a standard office environment. Required to facilitate presentations of varying duration.
Required to move across campus. Typical work will be Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends are required.
Notice to Applicants
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.