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Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at CU Boulder welcomes applications for an Investigator. The Investigator is a strategic position that aids in the prevention and elimination of incidents of protected class harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, intimate partner abuse, stalking, and related retaliation at CU Boulder. Investigators educate the CU Boulder community about the University policies on sexual misconduct, protected class discrimination and harassment, and amorous relationships and inform these constituents about the procedures to file a complaint and the investigative process. This individual will work with others on the investigative team to address allegations of potential policy violations and utilize other remedies-based options to tailor specific resolutions to the unique facts and circumstances of an incident(s).

Who We Are

The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) is committed to preventing and eliminating sexual misconduct including sexual assault, intimate partner abuse, and sexual exploitation, as well as discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

To achieve this mission, we conduct fair and unbiased investigations and treat all individuals who seek our assistance with respect and dignity.  We also coordinate the provision of accommodations and interim remedies as necessary and provide educational trainings and sessions for all members of the University community, including faculty, staff, and students.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Conduct Sexual Misconduct and Protected Class Harassment and Discrimination Investigations
  • Conduct investigations by gathering information in an efficient manner, including interviewing complainants, respondents, and all relevant witnesses in a supportive manner that considers culturally diverse needs and collecting other relevant documentation and evidence.
  • Analyze and synthesize information gained through the investigation process and compose a final report detailing the information obtained and the reasoning used to reach a conclusion.
  • Provide thorough information to parties, including details regarding the policies and procedures utilized and enforced by the OIEC.
  • Evaluate the nature and urgency of a situation in collaboration with the investigative team to determine the appropriate course of action. 
  • Refer parties to necessary resources and coordinate such referrals with those agencies and departments.
  • Establish and maintain case files and databases.
  • Perform database entry, maintain electronic files, and ensure cases are entered appropriately and consistently.
 Maintain Campus Partnerships/ Research/ Program Development
  • Cultivate and maintain campus partnerships. 
  • Conduct research and assist with program development.
  • Serve on committees and attend open forums, trainings, and seminars to foster and increase connection with other campus resources. 
  • Research trainings applicable to OIEC policies/procedures, including changes in the law that impact the OIEC, and make suggestions to the OIEC regarding appropriate and/or necessary trainings regarding improvement of policies and procedures.
  • Work with the Associate Vice Chancellor to advise campus administrators on policy and procedural matters as needed.

What We Can Offer

Salary range starts at $60,000 commensurate with education and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree.
  • Must have at least one year of experience conducting internal investigations of sexual misconduct and/or protected class discrimination and harassment.
    • Substitution: Juris Doctorate degree with coursework in employment or civil rights law or advanced degree in a relevant field (i.e. psychology, criminal justice, sociology, ethics and compliance, social work, etc.) plus general investigative experience may substitute for the sexual misconduct and protected class discrimination and harassment investigative experience.

What You Will Need

  • Position requires extensive professional training in the area of discrimination and harassment law.
  • Position requires specialized training in conducting investigations and understanding and interpreting federal, state, and local laws, which are often complex and require a high level of analytical thinking.
  • Position requires the investigator demonstrate professionalism and cultural awareness during interactions with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Position requires fair and equitable decision-making throughout an investigation.
  • Position requires that investigative decisions/reports and advice be based on logical reasoning and clear written analysis.
  • Position requires extensive knowledge of the policies enforced and procedures utilized by the OIEC.
  • Position requires interviewing numerous individuals in order to assess individual needs and recommend appropriate resources and courses of action. 
  • Position requires collecting information from a diverse population in an efficient and supportive manner with awareness and consideration of cultural needs.
  • Position requires an individual to assess many courses of action and determine the appropriate response.
  • Position requires an individual to accommodate the needs of the parties, which requires a thorough knowledge of the resources on and off campus.
  • Position requires strong verbal communication skills, significant writing experience, and solid research skills for writing reports.
  • Position requires a collaborative approach and teamwork with fellow investigators.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Juris Doctorate degree or advanced degree in a relevant field (i.e. psychology, criminal justice, sociology, ethics and compliance, social work, etc.)
  • One year of experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Teaching or training experience, preferably in protected class discrimination and harassment and employment law or in a higher education context.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer