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Assistant Director of Investigations, Equity & Civil Rights Compliance

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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The Equity & Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC) office of Georgia State University seeks two Assistant Directors of the Investigations unit. ECRC ensures compliance with applicable civil rights laws via policy development and implementation, monitoring of procedures, investigation of potential violations, and education of the University community. Investigations is responsible for investigations of alleged discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation based on the protected categories, including investigations of potential violations of Title IX and other sexual misconduct and sexual harassment, as well as providing training and guidance to the University community about University and University System of Georgia policies and best practices.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assisting the Director of Investigations with the day to day operations of the unit, including conducting prompt, thorough, objective and confidential investigations of Title IX and other AA/EEO discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints made by students, employees and third parties; preparing timely and detailed reports of findings/conclusions and reports for internal use; researching, drafting, and submitting responses to inquiries or charges from state or federal agencies and other third parties (60%).
  • Conducts review/intake of AA/EEO incident reports and determines next steps or disposition in consultation with the Director (20%).
  • Providing guidance and training to campus re: sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as University and University System of Georgia policy and the complaint review and resolution process (15%).
  • Other related duties as assigned (5%).

NOTE: The ideal candidates will have excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, critical and analytical thinking, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills. They are detail-oriented and provide excellent customer service. They are a skilled listener and effective speaker and educator, comfortable dealing with sensitive and personal subjects. They will have a legal, compliance, and/or Human Resources background and be able to interpret civil rights and equity policies for students, faculty, and staff.


Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion of the employee’s direct supervisor. 






Minimum Hiring Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience. A JD or equivalent is preferred.
  • Three years of experience in investigation and resolution of Title IX/Title VII/ADA/ADEA/ and other AA/EEO complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (incl. interviewing parties and witnesses, reviewing evidence, and writing reports or summaries of findings)
  • Completion of the University System of Georgia Title IX Investigator training is mandatory but may be obtained post-hire.
Preferred Hiring Qualifications: 

  • A JD or equivalent
  • EEO and/or Title IX Investigator certifications
  • Experience with conflict resolution and/or mediation
  • Experience with standard Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with the student conduct software Maxient

College/Business Unit
Open until filled

College/Business Unit: Provost & VP Academic Affairs
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 08/11/22, 11:15:32 AM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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