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Equity and Equal Opportunity Investigator/ Senior Equity and Equal Opportunity Investigator

Employer
Miami University (Ohio)
Location
Oxford, Ohio
Salary
Investigator, $55,000-$60,000; Senior Investigator, $60,000-$65,000
Start date
Oct 9, 2023

Job Summary:

The Equity and Equal Opportunity Investigator (“EEO Investigator”) / Senior Equity and Equal Opportunity Investigator (“Sr EEO Investigator”) in the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (“OEEO”) reports to the Associate Vice President for Equity and Equal Opportunity (“AVP EEO”) and will be responsible for investigating reports of discrimination based on protected class and for conducting discrimination prevention training. The EEO Investigator will have direct oversight from the AVP EEO, while the Sr. EEO Investigator will exercise independent judgment with minimal direct oversight.

This position will support the OEEO’s mission of promoting fairness and justice, ensuring that each member of the Miami University community is and feels included, and will foster a diverse and welcoming environment that is equally accessible for all who live, learn, work, and participate in activities at Miami University.

 

Duties/Physical Demands:

EEO Investigator:
- With assistance and oversight from the AVP EEO, conduct discrimination investigations based on protected class status involving faculty, staff, students, and visitors, as well as sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence investigations involving employees. This includes, but is not limited to: interviewing witnesses; fact-finding; drawing reasonable conclusions; keeping accurate and thorough records and notes; and issuing a report at the conclusion of each investigation.
- Oversee and conduct in-person discrimination prevention education and training, including sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence, and duty to report training.
- Assess and revise related online and in-person training content.
- Assist with managing the online discrimination training program.
- Occasionally testify during disciplinary proceedings.
- Assist AVP EEO in revising OEEO webpage content, as needed.
- Attend meetings as appropriate.
- Travel to regional campuses, conferences, and training opportunities as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned.


Sr EEO Investigator:
- Manage the daily responsibilities associated with conducting discrimination investigations based on protected class status involving faculty, staff, students, and visitors, as well as sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence investigations involving employees. This includes, but is not limited to: interviewing witnesses; fact-finding; drawing reasonable conclusions; keeping accurate and thorough records and notes; and issuing a report at the conclusion of each investigation.
- Continuously identify and integrate best practices regarding harassment and discrimination investigations.
- Oversee and conduct in-person discrimination prevention education and training, including sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence, and duty to report training.
- Assess and revise related online and in-person training content.
- Assist with managing the online discrimination training program.
- Occasionally testify during disciplinary proceedings.
- Assist AVP EEO in the revision of policy language and OEEO webpage content, as needed.
- Attend weekly Title IX meetings and other meetings as appropriate.
- Travel to regional campuses, conferences, and training opportunities as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

For consideration as an EEO Investigator:
- Bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, human resource management, or other appropriate field and three (3) years of experience conducting investigations;
OR
- Master’s degree in paralegal studies, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, human resource management, or other appropriate field and one (1) year of experience conducting investigations;
OR
- Juris Doctor.

- Experience conducting training.
- Related experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.


For consideration as a Sr EEO Investigator:
- Bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies sociology, psychology, criminal justice, human resource management, or other appropriate field and four (4) years of experience conducting investigations;
OR
- Master’s degree in sociology, psychology, criminal justice, human resource management, or other appropriate field and two (2) years of experience conducting investigations;
OR

- Juris Doctor and either one (1) year of experience conducting investigations or two (2) years of legal practice experience.

- Experience conducting training.
- Related experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements. 

 

Desired Qualifications:

 

EO Investigator:
- Experience conducting discrimination investigations in a higher education setting.
- Experience conducting harassment and discrimination prevention training in a higher education setting.


Sr EEO Investigator:
- Three (3) years of experience conducting discrimination investigations in a higher education setting.
- Two (2) years of experience conducting harassment and discrimination prevention training in a higher education setting.
- Experience managing online harassment and discrimination prevention training programs.
- Experience using Maxient case management software.
- Experience working with faculty, staff, students, and community members in a higher education setting.
- Working knowledge of non-discrimination regulations, including, but not limited to Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Superior written and verbal communication skills;
Superior reasoning and organizational skills;
Demonstrated superior judgment skills;
Strong crisis management skills;
Excellent analytical skills;
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral, listen, identify, and disseminate essential information needed to assess and resolve problems;
Demonstrated commitment and ability to serve a diverse population with cultural competence and sensitivity;
Ability to manage high-stress/pressure situations;
Ability to pay close attention to detail;
Ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential communications;
Ability to complete projects in a timely manner and manage multiple priorities;
Ability to work collaboratively with others and foster positive relationships; and
Ability to work evenings and weekends, and to travel, as needed.

 

 

 

Diversity Statement:

 

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

 

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

 

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

 

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

 

 

 

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

 

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:

 

Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

 

Benefits Eligible: Yes

 

 

 

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