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Sr. Title IX/EEO Investigator
As a premier international research university, the University of Kansas is committed to an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures the growth and development of all. KU holds steadfast in the belief that an array of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints enrich learning and our workplace. The promotion of and support for a diverse and inclusive community of mutual respect require the engagement of the entire university.

The Senior Title IX/EEO Investigator of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA) will assist the University of Kansas in achieving its goals of providing an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment by conducting prompt, thorough, and objective investigations.

Reporting to the Director of the IOA, this position is responsible for managing the day-to-day oversight responsibilities associated with the University's non-discrimination investigations including assisting investigators with investigation plans, reviewing and editing investigation reports, and answering questions about investigation best practices. The Senior Title IX/EEO Investigator will also carry an investigation caseload. The incumbent will work closely with the University's Student Affairs Office, KU Student Housing, the General Counsel, and Human Resources Management to conduct investigations of complaints related to the University’s Discrimination Complaint Resolution Process and anti-discrimination policies involving students, employees and members of the public.

The Senior Title IX/EEO Investigator is also tasked with developing and implementing training modules relative to the University’s, federal and state anti-harassment and non-discrimination laws, regulations, policies, and procedures with a specific focus on sexual harassment prevention training for employees.

Investigation Management: 50%
  1. Assures proper handling of reported discrimination and/or harassment complaints in accord with the Title Resolution Process and Discrimination Complaint Resolution Process as well as best practices in the field.
  2. Works with investigators on the creation of investigation plans for each formal investigation.
  3. Review and edit administrative investigation reports for content, accuracy, bias, grammar, and analysis.
  4. Works closely with the IOA Director/Title IX Coordinator, Title IX/EEO Investigators, Student Affairs, the Office of the General Counsel, and Human Resource Management to take the appropriate corrective action to violations of University policy.
  5. Serves as the direct supervisor of the case manager.
  6. Oversees case assignment and intake of complaints in compliance with federal law.
  7. Assists the Director with data collection, analysis,  and the preparation of annual reports for the office.
  8. Effectively manages the day-to-day responsibilities of the IOA during the absence or unavailability of the Director.
Investigation and Reporting: 35%
  1. Receives and conducts informal and formal investigations of complaints against students, faculty, and staff, asserting violations of the University of Kansas Non-Discrimination Policy and/or the Sexual Harassment Policy.  Evaluates complaints, develops investigation plans, conducts interviews, identifies and collects relevant information, analyzes evidence and data, applies policy, and prepares a detailed written investigative findings report based on a preponderance of the evidence.
  2. Assures compliance with timelines, acts as an impartial party, maintains a high level of confidentiality and discretion, and ensures a prompt, fair and neutral process for all parties.
  3. Provides interim and protective measures, guidance, and assistance to complainants and respondents.
  4. Updates the electronic complaint database throughout the investigation process.
Training and Development of Best Practices: 10%
  1. Develops, coordinates with other departments, and/or implements ongoing training, consultation, and technical assistance on issues related to Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and VAWA for students, faculty, and staff.
  2. Builds and disseminates educational materials that inform members of the campus community about the responsibilities of the IOA, as well as anti-harassment and non-discrimination laws.
  3. Provides comprehensive trainings and guidance to search committees and other employees regarding laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for equal employment opportunity, harassment, discrimination, and other areas as directed to ensure fair and equitable recruitment and selection process.
Other Duties as Assigned: 5%

To apply, please visit: http://employment.ku.edu/sr-title-ix-eeo-investigator/19081br 

Position: Sr. Title IX/EEO Investigator
Organization: University of Kansas
Location: Lawrence,  KS 
United States
Salary: 68,000
Posting Start Date: 8/2/2021
Date Posted: 6/3/2021
Requirements Required Qualifications:
  1. Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate; or Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 5 years of experience.
  2. Minimum of 3 years of experience conducting prompt, thorough, and equitable investigations regarding allegations of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence or equivalent legal experience.
  3. Minimum of 2 years of experience writing administrative reports related to the investigation of discrimination and/or harassment.
  4. Experience handling confidential information with tact, discretion, and sensitivity.
  5. Knowledge of current state and federal laws and regulations, best practices, and trends in the field of education related to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that violate Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, and the ADA.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Experience investigating harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence complaints in a higher education setting,
  2. Experience designing and conducting trainings/professional development opportunities related to anti-harassment and non-discrimination, Title IX and VAWA in various formats (online, in-person, web-ex).
  3. Experience working with individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups representing a wide range of diverse backgrounds.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/18/2021
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University of Kansas

Lawrence,  KS 66045
United States
(785) 864-6414
Joshua Jones