Investigator, College Compliance
Job Number 1908045
Investigator, College Compliance
Specializes in discrimination complaints for Title IX, VI, VII, and ADA for students and employees in a higher education setting.
Closing Date: 09/13/2019
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Position InformationLocationHighland Business CenterHours40 hours/week as assigned; Generally, Monday - Friday 8am - 5pmSalaryCoordinator 5.5/123 ($50,670.00 - $72,386.00)FLSA StatusExemptReports ToManager, Student Title IX/Title VI/ADA ComplianceCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.General Statement of Job
To conduct employee and student investigations of reported discrimination and/or related retaliation on the basis of: race, color, religion, national origin; discrimination based on sex or gender, sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, stalking, sexual orientation, and gender identity; discrimination based on age, genetic information, and veteran status; and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or Section 504 complaints regarding disability.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Investigates cases of alleged discrimination regarding Title VII, Title IX, Title VI and ADA from inception to findings.Meets with individuals and witnesses regarding allegations discrimination and/or harassment based on sex or gender, race, color, national origin, disability status, age, veteran status, religion, and genetic information.Gather and assesses evidence, determines credibility, and communicates information regarding the process, rights, and resources to the individuals involved.Acts as an impartial and unbiased party in the investigation and provides detailed reports summarizing the investigation's findings. Works closely with the Title IX/Title VI/ADA Compliance Manager to review and synthesize allegations to determine applicable interim measures.Addresses concerns informally, as appropriate, to prevent reoccurrence and connect individuals with resources.Interprets College policies and participates in the implementation of investigatory and disciplinary processes. Exercises discretion and independent judgement regarding questions and concerns related to discrimination policies and processes. Provides timely reports and updates regarding the status of the complaints received and investigations in progress to the Title IX/Title VI/ADA Compliance Manager.Explains outcomes of investigation to others involved in the process, as appropriate and allowable by law.Utilizes case management software (i.e. Maxient) for investigations and recordkeeping.Assists with the preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to complaints, grievances, and trends. Responsible for keeping thorough, accurate and comprehensive records related to all assigned case investigations.Assists with various special assignments within the area.Conducts training within the college community on investigation and compliance processes.
KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of Title VII, Title IX, Title VI, ADA, Clery Act, and VAWA. Dispute resolution, mediation, and grievance procedures. Investigation and documentation process. Higher education organizational culture, policies, and procedures. Federal and state laws regarding civil rights, discrimination, harassment and employment law.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintain an established work schedule which may include occasional evenings and weekends. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including empathy, civility, and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Ability to function as an objective and neutral agent to facilitate issue resolution; demonstrate and maintain an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information. Ability to work with an emphasis on equity and create a fundamentally fair process. Ability to analyze complex information. Adeptness to interact effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and other parties. Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of complaints. Ability to handle high stress situations while maintaining a good work/life balance.Technology Skills
Proficiency in Google Suite software, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Maxient and Ellucian/Colleage (Preferred)Required Work ExperienceTwo years related work experience.
Preferred Work Experience
Demonstrated experience conducting employee and student compliance investigations, preferably in a higher education setting.Required EducationBachelor's degree.
Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field such as social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, student affairs or higher education.Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other
Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for travel to multiple campus locations.Other Preferred Qualifications
Training in Title IX investigations (Preferred).
Training in employment law and workplace investigations (Preferred).Physical Requirements
Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Ability to speak and hear clearly in conversation and general communication including telephone and face to face interactions. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds. Regular travel across a multi-county service district.SafetyWork safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law. DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
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