Civil Rights Investigator/Social Equity Specialist
Nature of Work
Under the direction of the Social Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Civil Rights Investigator will serve as the primary investigator for all complaints involving Civil Rights and discrimination (Title IX, Title VII, Title VI and /or federal and state legislation) issues for faculty, staff and students at UWG.
The Civil Rights Investigator will interview complainants, respondents and relevant witnesses to gather information and evidence. Act as a neutral party through all aspects of investigation process and ensure equitable treatment of all parties. Ensure a well-documented investigative process. Maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process. Creates comprehensive written investigative reports for the Social Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator and maintains high level of confidentiality.
The Civil Rights Investigator will efficiently organize and manage case files, statistical data of inquiries and complaints disposition.
The Civil Rights Investigator will collaborate and consult with the Social Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator to regularly monitor and manage the complaint process to ensure timely response, interim measure options and resolution of complaints and other issues such as external request for data and reports from external agencies.
This position will assist the Social Equity Office/Title IX Coordinator with the development and implementation of a comprehensive and ongoing Civil Rights training program for students, faculty, and staff and will identify local and national resources and opportunities for diversity program development, such as state and federal grants and funding collaborations.
The Civil Rights Investigator will participate in the hearing board process as needed, collaborate and consult with Human Resources, Division of Student Services, General Counsel and other relevant college personnel, as needed or directed.
This position will conduct on-going research and attend trainings to maintain knowledge civil rights and non-discrimination of laws and regulations. Maintain knowledge and attend trainings relating to investigatory processes and practices.
Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant field.
Demonstrated experience in analytical writing, writing complex plans, and/or project management.
Demonstrated experience working with people during high conflict situations such as employee/labor relations, student discipline, law enforcement proceedings.
Demonstrated experience working with highly sensitive information and addressing the needs of a diverse community on sensitive topics in a complex organization.
Prior Completion of sexual violence prevention and/or response training through a nationally-recognized organization.
Experience with the development and delivery of trainings.
Bachelor’s and 3 yrs experience OR Master’s, JD and/or terminal degree.
Experience in higher education environment
Demonstrated experience specific to discrimination and sexual misconduct investigation is preferred.
Grant writing experience
Civil rights and/or Title IX investigator certifications
This position will work within a general office administrative area with limited lifting expectations.
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.
It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.