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Investigator

Requisition Number:

30786

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

14-Jun-2021

Date Posted:

25-May-2021

Job Summary

The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) is currently seeking candidates for an open position with our case resolutions team. We seek candidates whose professional service and life experience have prepared them to contribute to our dedication to a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive higher education community.

The position of Investigator in the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) at the University of Colorado Boulder is a strategic position that aids in the prevention and elimination of incidents of protected class harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, stalking, and related retaliation at CU Boulder. Investigators educate the CU Boulder community about the University's policies on sexual misconduct, protected class discrimination, and harassment, and amorous relationships and advise these constituents about the procedures to file a complaint and the grievance and adjudication processes. The Investigator will work with others on the case resolutions 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).

OIEC Investigators work collaboratively with numerous on and off-campus resources, such as the Office of Victim Assistance, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Residence Life, CU Police Department, Student Support and Case Management, Office of University Counsel, Gender and Sexuality Center, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Office of ADA Compliance, Human Resources, Ombuds Office, Faculty Affairs, Boulder Police Department, Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), and Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN).

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The OIEC is committed to preventing and addressing 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, and political philosophy at the university. To achieve this mission, we conduct fair and unbiased investigations under the Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy, Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and Amorous Relationships Policy. We commit to 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 training and workshops for all members of the university community, including faculty, staff, and students.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • 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; collecting other relevant documentation and evidence; analyzing and synthesizing information gained through the investigation process and composing a final report detailing the information obtained and the reasoning used to reach recommendations regarding responsibility. Conduct other remedies-based case resolutions tailored to specific circumstances that help prevent behaviors from reoccurring and bridge the gap between intention and impact. This position provides thorough information to parties, including details regarding the policies and procedures utilized and enforced by the OIEC; evaluates the nature and urgency of a situation in collaboration with the case resolutions team to determine the appropriate course of action; refers parties to resources and coordinating such referrals with those agencies and departments; establishes and maintains case files; performs database entry, maintains electronic files, and ensures cases are entered appropriately and consistently.
  • Encouraging and maintaining campus partnerships is important for success in this position. This position will conduct research and assist with program development; this position has the opportunity to serve on committees and attend open forums, training, and seminars to foster and increase connection with other campus resources; investigators are encouraged to research training 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 training regarding improvement of policies and procedures; this position will work with the Associate Vice Chancellor and Title IX Coordinator to advise campus administrators on policy and procedural matters as needed.

What You Should Know

  • This position will have the ability to work remotely with the requirement to be in the office as needed.

What We Can Offer

The hiring pay range for this position is $60,000 to $65,000.

Benefits

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's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Appropriate experience may substitute for the BA degree requirement on a year for year basis.
  • Must have at least one year of experience conducting internal investigations into sexual misconduct and/or protected class discrimination and harassment.
  • Substitution: J.D. with coursework in employment or civil rights law; or advanced degree in a relevant field (for example, 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

  • Extensive training in the area of discrimination and harassment law, including civil rights laws such as Title IX, Title VI, and Title VII.
  • 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.
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity and cultural awareness during interactions with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Ability to exercise fair and equitable decision-making throughout an investigation.
  • Ability to ensure that investigative decisions/reports and advice be based on logical reasoning and clear written analysis.
  • Extensive knowledge of the policies enforced and procedures utilized by the OIEC.
  • Ability to interview numerous individuals in order to assess individual needs and recommend appropriate resources and courses of action. 
  • Ability to collect information from a diverse population in an efficient and supportive manner with awareness and consideration of cultural needs.
  • Ability to assess many courses of action and determine the appropriate response.
  • Ability to accommodate the needs of the parties, which requires detailed knowledge of the resources both on and off-campus.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, significant writing experience, and solid research skills for writing reports.
  • Collaborative approach and teamwork with fellow investigators.

What We Would Like You To Have

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

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by 6/14/21 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu