Institutional Equity Coordinator II
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Job no: 506261
Work type: Support Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:
Ofc Civil Rights And Title 9 Ed And Comp
Office Of Institutional Equity 40000841
50242.00 - 68500.00 Salary Commensurate
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Human Resources, Union
The Institutional Equity Investigator position is located within the Office of Institutional Equity and is responsible for numerous aspects of university compliance with civil rights laws and policies. Responsibilities include: investigate claims of discrimination and harassment involving students, employees, and third parties in compliance with university institutional equity policies and civil rights laws. This includes interviewing parties/witnesses, identifying, obtaining and analyzing relevant evidence, making credibility assessments, conducting complex analysis under relevant legal standards, producing high quality investigation reports, and preparing responses and providing information to sanction panels and appeal officers. Act as an impartial fact finder in the investigation process. Handle claims with sensitivity and neutrality, ensuring office and university process is followed throughout and timeliness standards are met. Coordinate with key campus partners including unit leaders, Academic Human Resources, and the Office of Employee Relations to provide case-related updates and advice regarding interim employment actions and unit-level outcomes. Collaborate with OIE staff including the interim Measure Coordinator, Service Coordinators, as well as advocates and advisors to parties to ensure individuals are connected with appropriate resources to address their needs throughout the investigation and adjudication process. Provide input regarding policies and procedures at the university and within the office related to institutional equity. Work collaboratively with colleagues, committees, campus partners and experts to ensure civil rights compliance. Represent the office through service on committees. Provide training and guidance related to institutional equity matters; ensure training meets all legal requirements. Identify and address systemic equity issues; assist director of office to respond to findings. Work to infuse the value of inclusion - a core value of the university - into the university community and support inclusive efforts across campus. Work to build a culture of active respect and concern for all members of the Spartan community. Perform other duties as assigned.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by a four-year college degree in pre-law, human resources, criminal justice, or related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible work experience in complaint investigation, mediation, and conflict resolution in a university setting or equivalently complex organization; knowledge of civil rights laws, affirmative action legislation and programming; understanding of related US cultural and historical social movements; comprehensive record-keeping and research skills; familiarity with case management or other similar record-keeping software applications; strong presentation and public speaking skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in higher education; experience in a compliance related role; JD or advanced degree in relevant field; experience in training and professional development program delivery; ability to build consensus, collaborate and work with broad numbers of, and diverse, campus and off campus partners; adherence to deadlines and excellent written and verbal communication skills; prior experience with successfully, independently and efficiently managing an active caseload; excellent work ethic and high level of motivation and productivity; customer service orientation to case management; strong analytical and critical thinking skill and ability to analyze, summarize and present findings and recommendation.
Required Application Materials
- Cover Letter
- Writing sample
Please provide all required application materials, including names and contact information for three professional references as well as a professional writing sample.
STANDARD 8-5; however, as an exempt level position, requirements of the position dictate work hours and hours that routinely exceed 40 hours and include some nights and weekends.
Bidding Eligibility ends on 05/22/2018 at 11:55 PM
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Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time
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