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Equal Opportunity/Title IX Investigator

Employer
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 28, 2024

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Official Job Title - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INVESTIGATOR
Working Title - Equal Opportunity/Title IX Investigator
Position Number - 02200395
Division - Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Department - B936010 Equity Diversity
Position Type - Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type - Fixed Renewable, Non-Teaching
Pay Basis - Annual
Salary Grade - 23
FLSA Status - Exempt
Percent - 100%
Posting Type - Staff

UWM DescriptionThe University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin's second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.

UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here: https://uwm.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/about-dei/

School/College/Division Description
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) coordinates efforts that establish a healthy campus climate for students, staff and faculty. DEI advances the many local, regional, national and international relationships that form the UWM Family and fosters an innovative vision, implementation and maintenance of campus-community connections through a deepened commitment and mutual respect between and among our internal and external partners. DEI helps foster an inclusive campus community through partnerships and collaborations with academic programs, student support offices, faculty constituent groups and campus programming. DEI collaborates widely across campus to coordinate the UWM engagement strategy. UWM supports partnerships with institutions and communities regionally, nationally, and globally.

The mission of the Office of Equity/Diversity Services (EDS) is to effectively integrate equal opportunity and affirmative action into UWM's institutional climate. UWM's policies provide equal opportunity in its admissions, employment, educational programs, and activities without regard to any protected status. EDS is dedicated to preventing discrimination and guiding institutional compliance with applicable federal and state laws. Through educational programs, the investigation and resolution of complaints, and oversight activities, EDS fosters an environment that appreciates all members of the UWM community.

Job Summary
The Equal Opportunity/Title IX Investigator supports the university's compliance with equal opportunity and civil rights policies, including Title IX. The Investigator assists in responding to and resolving complaints of discrimination and discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sex/gender-related violence (including stalking and intimate partner violence). This position also serves as a primary investigator on student Title IX complaints, and is charged with conducting neutral, thorough, and prompt investigations.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Two or more years of professional experience conducting investigations of any of the following: student conduct, criminal justice law, police, or private investigations, and/or investigations conducted by an office of discrimination and harassment or an equivalent combination of professional experience and advanced education
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting institutional, organizational, and/or other legal policies and procedures
  • Proven ability to present verbal and written information in a clear and concise manner to both individuals and groups

    Preferred Qualifications
  • A JD, or Advanced Degree in Student Affairs, Criminal Justice, or a related field (e.g., criminology, social work, sociology)
  • Title IX Investigator training completion
  • Experience conducting Title IX investigations
  • Familiarity with the range of a university's operations, facilities, non-academic and academic policies, procedures, and/or hearing practices
  • Working knowledge of laws related to Title IX and gender discrimination and retaliation, such as Title IX, Clery, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and Wis. Stat. 36.11(22)
  • Demonstrated experience supporting/promoting equity and diversity policies, practices and/or procedures

    Target Salary Range
    Salary will be determined by finalist's experience, training, education and equity-based factors, but we anticipate hiring between $62,000 - $68,000.

    Benefits and Total Rewards
    As part of UWM's commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life

    Application Instructions
    Completed application materials must include the following:
  • A cover letter addressing your education/experience as it applies to all minimum and preferred qualifications,
  • A resume/CV, and
  • A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references

    For this position applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate's application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

    Application Deadline - 06/16/2024
    Continuous (Open Until Filled?) - No
    Position Contact Name - Zoe Carballido
    Contact Phone - 414-251-9294
    Contact Email - carball3@uwm.edu

    Application Notes
    For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

    Legal Notices
    AA/EO Statement
    UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Reasonable Accommodations
    UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

    Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
    UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

    CBC and Reference Check Policy
    Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

    Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
    For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM's Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

    Employment Authorization
    In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Job Categories
    Human Resources, Legal Affairs, Office, Administrative, and Clerical Support, Diversity/Inclusion

    To apply, visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/38900

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