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Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

Posted: January 31, 2023
Level: Management / Confidential (Manager 1)
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, r eceiving priority.


CT State Community College
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
**This position is not remote**

For more information, please click on the college to be directed to their website.

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

May 2023

Position Summary:

The Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator reporting directly to the Director of Equity & Civil Rights. The Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator conducts unbiased, thorough, and timely investigations throughout the Connecticut State Community College, CT State Colleges and Universities System Office, and Charter Oak State College.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of six (6) years or a Master's degree and a minimum of four (4) years of related work experience leading Title IX and other civil rights investigations; or a comparable combination of experience and training.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out a full range of workplace Title IX and civil rights investigation functions in a multifaceted educational environment;
  • Experience in researching, interpreting, applying, and advising on complex laws, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements;
  • Experience in the application of state and federal laws, statutes, regulations, and policies governing civil rights;
  • Experience in the application of rules of evidence, hearing procedures, and principles of due process;
  • Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, Title VII, and other relevant state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; experience working in collaboration with multiple constituencies;
  • Incumbent must have workplace proficiency with relevant technologies, including but not limited to, MS Office and specifically Word and Excel, virtual meeting software, e.g., TEAMS or WEBEX, and experience with human resource or other databases.
  • Ability to speak another language (e.g. Spanish, Arabic, French), preferred.
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bilingual/multilingual.
  • Experience conducting Title IX and Civil Rights investigations involving students, faculty, staff and the public.
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Director of Equity & Civil Rights, the Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator conducts and oversees Title IX and other civil rights investigations throughout CT State, the CSCU System Office and COSC as follows:
  • Responsible for investigations, involving, but not limited to, faculty, staff and students across the CT State, the CSCU System Office and COSC as follows, with primary focus on the incidents reported at campuses of the community colleges, including not limited to potential violations of Title IX, Title VII, and other forms of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, sexual harassment, and related CSCU policies.
  • Makes initial assessment of allegations or report by reviewing available information in consultation with campus administration.
  • Provides notification to parties in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement and/or CSCU policies.
  • Conducts in-person or virtual interviews of complainant(s), respondent(s), witnesses, and subject employees, students and others.
  • Collects and analyzes evidence, documentation, and data from a variety of sources; applies relevant contractual provisions, federal and state laws, and CSCU and institutional policies
  • Produces a written investigation report containing synopsis of allegations, summary of interviews conducted, analysis, and factual findings.
  • Independently manages assigned casework, bringing investigations to closure within applicable timeframes.
  • Analyzes aggregate casework data to identify trends and opportunities for proactive issue mitigation, makes strategic recommendations to campus administration and Director of Equity and Civil Rights.
  • Design, collect, and analyze multiple levels of employee and key stakeholder feedback to drive better investigation outcomes in a more efficient manner.
  • May assist the Labor Relations Center of Excellence team to prepare for grievance conferences, arbitration, and other third party adjudicatory proceedings stemming from workplace investigations; may testify at grievance, arbitration, and other third party proceedings with respect to workplace investigations conducted.
  • May conduct system-wide training on investigatory best practices, Equity and Civil Rights and/or investigation trends for campus leaders, supervisors, and employees.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

$79,549 - $99,435 (midpoint) approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans ; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance . You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity


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