Investigator, Gender Equity & Inclusion

Employer
University of Cincinnati
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted
Nov 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Investigator, Gender Equity & Inclusion

The University of Cincinnati, a premier, public, urban research university with 45,000 students and 10,000 employees, has an exciting professional opportunity for two individuals desiring to assist the university ensure equity, leverage diversity, and operate inclusively.

Essential Function

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion (Title IX Coordinator), the Gender Equity & Inclusion/Title IX Investigators intake and investigate complaints alleging sex or gender-based discrimination, harassment, or violence in violation of University policies, providing, as appropriate, counsel, advice, and/or education to the University community.

The investigators will serve all university campuses as well as distance learning students, faculty and staff.  These positions also serve as Clery Campus Security Authorities.

Characteristic Duties

  • Conduct intake and complaint/issue evaluation, advising all parties of policy and procedural requirements, resolution options, and/or investigation processes.
  • Thoroughly and appropriately investigate, as assigned, issues and complaints of sex or gender-based discrimination, harassment, or violence alleged to violate University policies. Investigation duties include, but are not limited to: ensuring that investigations are prompt, thorough, and impartially conducted; ensuring compliance with institutional policy and applicable law; developing investigation plans; analyzing allegations of misconduct for elements of policy violations; interviewing complainants, respondents, witnesses, and/or other individuals with information necessary to the investigation; identifying and collecting relevant documentation, materials and/or other evidence; and appropriately documenting investigation processes, interviews, findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations.
  • Manage initial and on-going communication and official notices to parties involved in an investigation as well as campus administrators involved in the process.
  • Assess each complaint to identify and facilitate interim measures for all parties involved.
  • Collaborate with institutional partners and leadership to ensure that investigations are conducted in compliance with applicable policies, collective bargaining agreements, and requirements of law.
  • Provide consultation, advice, and/or education to University community members on institutional policies, conduct which may constitute a violation of institutional policies, investigation and complaint remediation processes, and/or strategies for fostering inclusive and equitable environments.
  • Manage concurrent investigations with campus and municipal law enforcement agencies.
  • Explain investigations, as needed, to hearing panels, supervisors, and others involved in the adjudication processes.
  • Provide regular updates to GEI leadership regarding investigations, case management, consultations, interim measures, and/or recommendations for best institutional practices.
  • Prepare reports, executive communications, exhibits, and/or other materials as directed.
  • Facilitate, as assigned, informal resolution practices, documenting and assessing the effectiveness of remedial efforts toward mediation/conflict resolution.
  • Provide other services and perform additional, related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience conducting investigations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and/or related civil rights matters, employee/labor relations grievances, student conduct cases, and/or otherwise analyzing and applying policy/legal requirements in the remediation of complex complaints and/or the fulfillment of compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively write investigation reports and communicate with individuals of varied professional, educational, and experiential levels, in a multi-faceted organization.
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities and experience managing complex situations, records, data, and reports, with strict confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity within an organization, team, and/or campus environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced educational attainment. (i.e., Master’s and/or terminal/doctoral degree).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of civil rights laws and investigations, in particular Title IX, Title VII, Clery Act, and Violence Against Women Act.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing investigation plans, analyzing policy/legal violations, and constructing appropriate investigation reports, notices, and related communications.
  • Title IX related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization.
  • Trauma informed training.
  • Experience facilitating training on sex/gender-based discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.
  • Experience working in, for, and/or with an institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience creating accessible, strategic communications, reports, websites, and other internal/external communications.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with persons of diverse identities, statuses, and/or cultural affiliations with effective conflict resolution, inter-group dialogue, and cross-cultural communication skills.

A complete job application requires your submission of the following:

  • Letter describing your interest and qualification for the position; and
  • Resume and/or curriculum vitae describing your knowledge and experience as related to the position.

Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/2FNpaA4

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.