Civil Rights Investigator
Company: University of Virginia
Posted on: September 15, 2023
The Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
(https://eocr.virginia.edu/) (EOCR) at the University of Virginia
is responsible for administering the University's Notice of
Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity and related policies and
procedures. EOCR's mission is to ensure equal opportunity and to
protect the civil rights of all University community members
(faculty, staff, and students) through proactive outreach and
education, and effective response and resolution.
The University seeks applications to fill a full-time Civil Rights
Investigator position on the Preventing and Addressing
Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation ("PADHR") team.
As a member of EOCR, the Civil Rights Investigator supports the
University's commitment to an open, diverse, and inclusive
learning, living, and working environment. The Civil Rights
Investigator does this primarily by conducting prompt and equitable
investigations of complaints of discrimination, harassment, or
retaliation involving students, faculty, and staff. The Civil
Rights Investigator may also assist and support the Title IX/Sexual
Misconduct team when needed. In addition, as a member of the EOCR
team, the Civil Rights Investigator routinely and actively
participates in education and outreach activities related to EOCR's
mission and scope of work.
Key priority areas for the Civil Rights Investigator include:
Investigation and Response
Conduct prompt, thorough, impartial, and equitable investigations
of reports of prohibited conduct under the Preventing and
Addressing Discrimination and Harassment policy (PADH Policy)
(https://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-009) and Preventing and
Addressing Retaliation policy (PAR Policy)
and related procedures.
Related responsibilities include preparing an investigative plan
and timeline, identifying and interviewing witnesses, gathering and
securing relevant evidence, and preparing comprehensive
investigative reports and recommended findings and/or remedial
actions, as appropriate.
Responsible for effective collaboration and communication with
student affairs, employee relations/human resources, the Provost's
office, and other key stakeholders and partners.
When appropriate, assist with the University's response to charges
or complaints filed with federal or state agencies (e.g., EEOC,
OFCCP, and OCR).
Case Management and Assessment
Responsible for accurate, timely, and comprehensive documentation
of all investigations, as well as trainings and presentations, to
which the Civil Rights Investigator is assigned.
Responsible for remaining current and knowledgeable about legal and
legislative updates relevant to the mission of the EOCR office and
identifying and integrating best practices to enhance policies,
procedures, and practices.
Assist the EOCR management team with conducting periodic
assessments of the effectiveness of University policies and
procedures, including the overall efficacy of coordination and
overall response by the University to various forms of
discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.
Outreach and Education
Assist EOCR management with providing comprehensive training,
education, and outreach on the PADH Policy and PAR Policy and
related procedures to faculty, staff, and students.
Assist EOCR management with the development of training, marketing,
and other educational materials to raise awareness of the rights
and responsibilities of our University community to cultivate a
community free of discrimination and harassment.
Assist EOCR management with the development, coordination, and
implementation of events hosted by or supported by EOCR to increase
awareness in the University community about all forms of
discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as the
University's policies and procedures related to such issues.
Represent EOCR at campus and community meetings, workshops, or
similar events, as necessary and appropriate.
Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's degree with a least
four years of civil rights-related investigative experience;
preference will be given to candidates with five years of civil
rights-related investigative experience in Title VI, Title VII,
Title IX, or related substantially equivalent state statutes. A
Juris Doctorate (JD) with a minimum of two years of civil
rights-related investigative experience is strongly preferred.
Candidates with mediation training and/or experience working in an
institution of higher education or with a federal or state civil
rights agency are strongly encouraged to apply.
A competitive applicant for the Civil Rights Investigator role will
have many of the following skills and abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret federal, state,
and local equal opportunity, civil rights, and non-discrimination
laws and regulations that apply to the employment and educational
settings at a public university (e.g., the ADA, Section 504, Title
IX, VAWA, Title VI, and Title VII).
Experience conducting sensitive and confidential investigations and
demonstrated skill in party and witness interview and investigation
Strong analytical, writing, and critical thinking skills; ability
to problem solve, analyze, summarize, and effectively produce high
quality written work in a sound and supportable manner.
Strong presentation and facilitation skills with emphasis on
education and training for a wide audience.
Demonstrated organizational, planning, and time management skills
and strong ability to multitask, including managing multiple
investigations or reviews concurrently.
Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working effectively
with students, faculty, staff, or other individuals from diverse
backgrounds in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment;
particularly in the context of responding to reports and
investigating complaint, when conducting interviews, and in
interactions with parties and others involved.
Deep sensitivity and thorough understanding of the impact of trauma
on individuals who have experienced discrimination, harassment,
sexual misconduct, and other forms of interpersonal violence.
Effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to exercise
discretion and good judgment, as well as manage change and build
consensus while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
Demonstrated computer proficiency, including Excel, Microsoft Word,
While the positions are based in Charlottesville, Virginia, EOCR
offers a flexible and hybrid workplace.
Salary : The minimum salary for this role is $102,000. Salary will
be commensurate with experience.
To Apply or Nominate:
Applications that do not contain all required documents will not
receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can
be uploaded in the "Resume" box.
Please apply through Workday
(https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs) and search for
R0050966. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter,
CV/resume, and a writing sample (i.e.: an investigative report,
position statement, notice of finding, or a legal brief) - the
focus of this writing supplement should analyze a civil rights
issue . Please also submit the contact information for three
references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). If
you do not submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and writing sample,
your application will not be considered.
This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt
level, benefited position. The University will perform background
checks on all new hires prior to employment.
For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley
Cochran, Senior Recruiter at email@example.com .
For information about the University and the Charlottesville
community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville
and https://embarkcva.com/ (https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/) .
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