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At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant
leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We
envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all
identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully
included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent
every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally
recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of
public policy, law, the arts, communications, international
development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented,
and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its
strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for
all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for
creating change through our knowledge and our work.
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The Investigator is responsible for managing the day-to-day
responsibilities associated with the University’s Equity and Title
IX Office. Working under the overall supervision of the Assistant
Vice President for Equity and Title IX Coordinator, the
Investigator will have primary responsibility for investigating and
producing comprehensive reports regarding complaints of
discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation by
students, faculty or staff. This includes interviewing parties and
witnesses, collecting evidence, and drafting high quality
investigation reports and documents within established timelines,
and making finding of fact to resolve complaints, in accordance
with the University’s discrimination policy. The Equity and Title
IX Investigator will also participate in making recommendations
regarding supportive measures, and assist in implementing training
and education focused on Title VII, Title VI, Title IX, VAWA, the
ADA and other federal and/or local civil rights laws.
- Assessment and Investigation: Initial assessment
includes reviewing reports and complaints in a timely manner to
ensure a prompt response and evaluating the need for supportive
measures, assistance and resources for individuals engaged in the
process. Conduct prompt and thorough investigations, including
development of an investigation plan, drafting notice of
investigations and other essential correspondence, identifying and
interviewing witnesses, gathering information and data, keeping
accurate and thorough records and notes of the investigation
process, applying the policy, and preparing a detailed report with
an analysis, and a finding based on a preponderance of the
evidence, where the policy calls for the investigator to make a
finding. 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
- Training, Outreach and Education:Assist in the
development and implementation of educational materials and
training for faculty, staff and students regarding compliance with
Title VII, Title VI, Title IX, VAWA, the ADA and other federal and
local laws and regulations, and assist in outreach activities
designed to communicate the responsibilities of the Equity and
Title IX Office.
- Monitor legal developments and best practices:Stay
abreast of developments in law, policy and best practices related
to employment and education discrimination and harassment and
- Other duties as assigned.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- On campus or with-in the Washington, DC area.
Required Education and Experience
- Full-Time, 35 hours/week.
- Team Leader/Consultant A.
- Hybrid work modality.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree required plus 7 or more years of related
experience conducting prompt, thorough, and equitable
investigations regarding allegations of harassment, discrimination,
sexual misconduct, and sexual violence or the equivalent legal
- Must have at least 7 years of relevant experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent.
- 8-10 years of relevant experience.
- JD (preferred) plus 3 or more years of related experience
conducting prompt, thorough, and equitable investigations regarding
allegations of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and
sexual violence or the equivalent legal experience.
- Requisite knowledge, training and experience related to federal
and local discrimination laws and related regulations, such as
Title VII, Title VI, Title IX, ADA and the ADEA, as well as VAWA,
- Experience handling confidential information with tact,
discretion, and sensitivity.
- Experience working in higher education preferred.
- Demonstrated strong skill in writing concise, logical
analytical reports to convey complex issues.
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills.
- Cross-cultural competency.
- Must be comfortable with technology, including maintaining
content on websites and identifying and vetting online training
programs. · Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
Current American University Employees
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- Employees in staff positions at American University must
deliver their services to the university from either the District
of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the
- Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and
regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal
appearance, gender identity and expression, family
responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran
status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases
under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its
programs and activities.
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