Civil Rights Investigator, EO

Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 25231 University Title Legal, Audit and Compliance Specialist University Job Family Legal, Audit & Compliance ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Civil Rights Investigator, EO Position Number 591680 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Equity And Access Services Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Civil Rights Investigator conducts impartial investigations of equal employment-related issues. They will adhere to and exceed regulatory requirements, including Title VI, Title VII, ADA, OFCCP mandates and other federal and / or state civil rights laws. The Investigator will join the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness & Success ( IES ) in fulfilling the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to actualizing these values. The role reports to the Director of AAP /EO.

The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success ( IES ) advances VCU’s commitment to fostering a more diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and work environment. From equal opportunity and affirmative action; to transformative success and inclusive excellence; IES delivers impactful and data-informed diversity and inclusion programs and strategies, promoting cultural competence, civil discourse and racial justice.

Responsibilities:
● Conduct all aspects of investigations, as assigned by the Director. Duties include, but are not limited to intake processing, evidence gathering, interviews, hearings, document preparation, and appropriate follow up.
● Effectively interface with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members.
● Prepare progress updates, reports, and compliance-related documentation.
● May assist in developing and providing training materials, data tracking and other university reporting mandates.
● Complete other assigned duties to support the investigation function and team within IES .
● Ensure cases progress in a timely manner.
● Follow internal processes and procedures to ensure compliance and equity in dealing with complaints and reports.
● Provide training on Equal Employment Opportunity, civil rights and non-discrimination laws and regulations.
● Assist with the development and adaptation of investigative protocols.
● Ensure compliance with legal and institutional requirements, including those initiated by the state, federal, and accreditation policymakers.
● Collaborate with university partners and stakeholders to increase civil rights and non-discrimination awareness.
● As necessary, recommend and develop new processes, and policies.

Minimum Hiring Standards

● Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to doing so at VCU .
● Experience conducting investigations in at least one job-relevant area.
● Knowledge of laws and regulations surrounding Titles VI, VII and ADA related legislation.
● Organization, planning, analytic and problem resolution abilities.
● Excellent interpersonal skills.
● The ability to remain neutral and maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
● Ability to prioritize and manage a busy caseload to meet sensitive deadlines.
● A bachelor’s degree.
● Ability to work successfully in both an in-person and remote environment.
● Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Hiring Standards

● Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to doing so at VCU .
● A JD or Masters degree in related field.
● Investigation training and certification.
● Experience working for a university or government/law enforcement agency.
● Knowledge of complexities surrounding employment law, discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
● Familiarity with applicable investigation models.
● Experience using a case tracking/management database.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range 60,000 - 65,000 Application Process/Additional Information

Applicants are to supply a cover letter, resume/ CV and diversity statement (see below).

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research, and teaching that promotes equity and parity; advising and mentoring students, and/or initiatives to create a positive and successful organizational experience for traditionally underrepresented staff groups.

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday Job Open Date 02/10/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/103506 Posting Specific Questions

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume
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