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Specialist, Equal and Title IX Investigator

Job in Reno - Washoe County - NV Nevada - USA
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-11-27
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Job Description & How to Apply Below
The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a Specialist, Equal Opportunity and Title IX Investigator 2 or 3. The Equal Opportunity Investigators have primary responsibility for assisting the Director, Equal Opportunity/Title IX (EO/TIX), in the Equal Opportunity/Title IX Office with conducting investigations of allegations of discrimination covered under various laws. Positions act as a neutral fact-finder throughout all aspects of the investigative process and must ensure a well-documented, prompt and equitable process for all parties.  Positions determine investigative methods to be used and conduct equitable and impartial administrative investigations by identifying and interviewing witnesses, gathering and assessing information, conducting site visits, applying relevant policies and preparing fact-finding reports and recommendations. The individuals assist the Director with Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention Education and Anti-discrimination Education, Title IX, and other related training. All positions serve as Deputy Title IX coordinators appointed to the University Title IX coalition.

The Specialist/Investigator 2 assists the Director in complaint resolution.  The Specialist investigates allegations of discrimination and/or sexual harassment based upon protected class status, to include issues arising under Titles VI, and VII, of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments as well as allegations of hate and bias as appropriate. The position researches relevant regulations and policies and produces written reports formulating findings and recommendations.  The individual conducts related training and programming within Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions, meets one on one with students and employees, and assists with requests for accommodations for religious reasons or pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Positions maintain a database system for organizing, managing, and tracking EO/TIX cases and offers traditional prevention workshops. More junior Investigators may work in collaboration with other professional staff or may perform background research to assist with cases, training, and development of outreach and passive programming materials.



The Specialist/Investigator 3 conducts complaint investigations related to issues arising under Title VI, and VII, of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments and receives assignment of Nevada Employee Rights Commission (NERC) and Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints as well as increasingly complicated cases such as stalking, sexual violence and assault, or other known trauma-sensitive cases. Cases require more coordination of various parties for fact-finding and solutions. The Specialist/Investigator 3 is also afforded the opportunity to begin to identify an area of specialty and receive guidance and training to develop subject matter expertise. Positions also engage in more proactive training.
Position Requirements
Bachelor,   1 to 2 Years work experience
Specialist/Investigator 2 - Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related work experience; OR a Master’s Degree or J.D. and one (1) year of related work experience.
Related Experience: experience in investigations, human resources, human relations, student conduct, or a related field; and experience in equal opportunity, Title IX, interpersonal violence, federal or state compliance, or experience with federal and state laws and regulations related to diversity and equity, including but not limited to Title IX, Title VII, and VAWA; legal research and writing, or report writing experience; public speaking; experience working with diverse populations.



Specialist/Investigator 3 - Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years of related work experience; OR a Master’s Degree or J.D. and two (2) years of related work experience.
Related Experience: progressively responsible  experience in investigations, human resources, human relations, student conduct, or a related field; and experience in equal opportunity, Title IX, interpersonal violence, federal or state compliance, or experience with federal and state laws and regulations related to diversity and equity, including but not limited to Title IX, Title VII, and VAWA; legal research and writing, or report writing experience; public speaking; experience working with diverse populations.



Preferred Qualifications

Substantial experience working with diverse populations, including populations of color, the LGBTQ community, and persons with disabilities.
Experience in, and awareness of, the sensitivity required when interacting with a diverse community on trauma-related topics.
Formal ADA certification and/or experience working with ADA laws, requirements and/or ADA compliance.
Experience investigating cases of interpersonal violence and knowledge of complexities surrounding investigations in a university setting.
Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies.
Demonstrated excellence in writing comprehensive investigative reports.
Experience with Title IX provisions related to athletic compliance and gender equity in NCAA sports.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
Additional Information / Benefits
Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits
Questions to answer on applying for this job
  • Please describe your experience conducting investigations.
Contact Information
Contact Name: University of Nevada, Reno Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX
Contact Phone: 7757841547
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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