EEO Investigator - Office for Access and Equity (105136)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office for Access and Equity
The EEO Investigator will be responsible for conducting timely investigations of discrimination, harassment, and other claims filed with the University's Office for Access and Equity (OAE) and complaints filed externally with state or federal enforcement agencies. This position will also assist in externally with state or federal enforcement agencies. This position will also assist in the development and implementation of campus-wide policies and initiatives that ensure compliance with federal, state and university policies related to civil rights, diversity and inclusivity. The EEO Investigator may represent the University before external agencies which enforce federal and state represent the University before external agencies which enforce federal and state discrimination laws. This position reports to the Senior Associate Director of OAE. This position is a twelve-month full-time academic professional position.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Primary Position Function/Summary:
- Responsible for conducting timely investigations of discrimination, harassment, and other claims filled with the Office for Access and Equity.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Investigate discrimination and harassment claims filed with the University and complaints filed externally with state and federal agencies against the University. This responsibility entails serving as a neutral fact-finder; interviewing relevant parties; gathering, compiling and analyzing relevant documents and information; assessing witness credibility; reaching sound legal and policy conclusions; presenting case information through effective oral and written communication; delivering timely reports; and working with campus units, human resources representatives, and legal counsel to identify appropriate remedial actions where appropriate and necessary.
- Respond on behalf of the University to complaints filed with federal and state agencies, including preparing position statements and verified responses, responding to information requests, and participating in fact-finding proceedings before agencies that enforce federal and state discrimination laws.
- Promote University-wide compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Pregnancy Accommodation Act.
- Facilitate accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities, pregnant and nursing employees, and employees who require workplace accommodations related to their religious beliefs.
- Provide advice and guidance to faculty and staff on issues of discrimination and harassment, accommodations, and workplace climate.
- Maintain collaborative relationships with campus academic and administrative units, human resources offices, university legal counsel, and federal and state agencies.
- Employ effective and timely efforts to address issues of equal opportunity and accessibility compliance.
- Develop and present educational programs on civil rights compliance and equal opportunity issues related to employment and education.
- Stay abreast of federal and state laws and regulations concerning equal opportunities and access for employees and students, affirmative action, and university employment policies and procedures for faculty, staff and academic professional employees.
- Serve on various committees and performs other related duties to further the mission of the unit.
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
- Required: Bachelor's degree
- Preferred: Juris Doctor or graduate degree in legal studies, human resources or other related field
- Required: At least 3 years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated success in handling conflicts in human relationships.
- Preferred: Prior experience working in higher education with faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated experience in conducting investigations, serving as a neutral-fact finder, and facilitating accommodations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Required: Strong organizational, planning, analytical, and problem solving skills; Ability to work independently and with sound judgment; Demonstrated ability to manage high volume and time-sensitive workload and to meet demanding deadlines; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative and diverse environment; Strong commitment to diversity, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity; Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to equal employment, affirmative action, and individuals' civil rights.
- Preferred: Demonstrated knowledge and enforcement of federal and state civil rights laws.
Commensurate with experience.
November 16, 2018 or as soon as possible after that date.
To apply, please complete a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names and contact information of at least three references. The full consideration date for this position is 11/13/2018.
Contact Information: For more information about the position, please contact Heidi Johnson at [email protected] or 217-333-0885.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
College Name or Administrative Unit: Chancellor
Title: EEO Investigator - Office for Access and Equity (105136)
Open Date: 11/06/2018
Close Date: 11/13/2018
Organization Name: Office for Access and Equity