Equity and Compliance Investigator
Position Title:Equity and Compliance Investigator Job Category:Staff Department:Diversity and Equity Compliance - 7010560 Division:President Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples Position Statement:Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology. Description:The Equity and Compliance Investigator shall assist the Office of Diversity & Equity Compliance in efforts to investigate allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including alleged violations of Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX. This position will also assist other campus departments as necessary in investigating complex employee relation matters. This position will manage programs, policies and practices to monitor and ensure compliance with the laws, regulations and rules of federal, state and self-regulatory organizations. Lastly, the individual shall develop and deliver campus wide training related to EEO, discrimination, Title IX, VAWA, and Clery components. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Conduct and manage investigations of alleged discrimination and harassment, including allegations of discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
- Act as an impartial and neutral party in conducting prompt, thorough, and equitable investigations
- Demonstrate strong investigation skills including, but not limited to, developing an investigation plan, interviewing complainants and respondents, identifying and interviewing witnesses, identifying and collecting relevant evidence, appropriately documenting interviews and other investigative findings, analyzing information to determine charges and/or findings, and writing investigation reports
- Organize and maintain all documentation, including but not limited to, notes, evidence, records, communications, and other materials regarding each investigation assigned
- Issue a written report setting forth charges and possible sanctions, as well as an explanation of the evidence against the respondent to the investigation
- Develop and deliver campus wide training related to equal opportunity and sexual misconduct prevention awareness training and presentation to the College community, as needed
- Remain knowledgeable of current state and federal laws and regulations (EEO, Title IX, Clery, and VAWA) and trends in the field of education related to harassment, discrimination, misconduct, and other policy violations of the College and University System of Georgia
- Work collaboratively with diverse constituencies including students, staff and faculty
- Review and ensure the institutions policies, procedures, protocols and practices are in compliance with state, federal, and local laws and Title IX regulations
- Other duties as assigned.
- 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree
- Two years or more of Title IX and/or equity related investigative experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations related to Titles VI, VII, and IX, due process rights, VAWA, FERPA, ADA, and other applicable state and/or federal laws, rules, and regulations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current state and federal law and regulations, institution specific policies, practices and procedures, identified best practices and trends in the field of education related to harassment, other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX, and student conduct matters.
- Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information required.
- Must maintain confidentiality of investigation materials, institution records and verbal or written communications.
- Ability to multitask and manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of EEO/Discrimination, Title IX cases and related incidents and complaints required.
- Demonstrated experience developing and conducting trainings.
Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.
Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.Work Hours:Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends). Position Status:Full-Time FLSA:Exempt