The Equal Opportunity Complaint Investigator is responsible for the resolution of complaints of discrimination and harassment based on a University protected class and will ensure effective and efficient management of complaints. The position reports to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX and is responsible for the following job duties and responsibilities. Intake complaints and assess appropriate resolution process and procedural protocol to be followed. Provide consultation and education to students, faculty, and/or staff on harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence, related retaliation, policies, procedures, and options for resolution of complaint matters. Investigate complaints of discrimination and harassment filed by students, staff, faculty, or visitors in compliance with federal and state laws, executive orders, and University policies and procedures. Process within specific time constraints investigations, analyses, and report findings and conclusions of complaints filed with the OED. Ensure effective, efficient, thorough and impartial investigations while ensuring attention to detail and accuracy regarding facts, relevance, and investigation documentation. Investigation duties will include, but are not limited to: develop an investigation plan, analyze complaint to identify allegations, interviewing complainant and respondents, identify and interview witnesses, identify and collect relevant documentation, appropriately document interviews and other investigation findings according to the OED investigation process format, and analyze information gleaned from investigation to determine findings. Conduct a thorough and well-documented investigative process by gathering and documenting evidentiary material. Maintain accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process. Develop comprehensive, unbiased written reports that include a written analysis and findings from the complaint investigation to the appropriate University office or administrator in accordance with applicable University policies and the OED investigation process format. Provide regular updates to the Associate Provost and OED Case Management team about case management approach, status, and progress. Prepare materials for, assist with, and participate in appeals hearings, as assigned. Facilitate, within specific time constraints, informal resolution of complaints, when appropriate. Document efforts and conclusion of informal resolution. Interact with students, faculty, managers, administrators, and employees at all levels of the University in performing investigative and informal resolution duties. Collaborate with the Office of the University Counsel with investigations involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Civil Rights, and North Carolina Office of State Human Resources complaints, as well as complaints raised by other applicable outside agencies, organizations, and constituencies. Collaborate with key partners in the University community (i.e., Dean of Students, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, ECU Police Department, Human Resources, Office of Internal Audit), as appropriate. Serve as one of the subject matter experts on equity and diversity matters and related policies and procedures. Review and propose to the Associate Provost updates to University harassment and discrimination policies and procedures to ensure compliance with equal opportunity laws and regulations. Work collaboratively with OED staff to provide content for marketing, communication, education and training. Identify trends and recommend best practices related to higher education investigations, policies, and procedures. Provide education and training to students, faculty and staff on issues of prohibited harassment or discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, as assigned. Provide other services as assigned.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines how their experience and qualifications specifically align to this position, (2) a curriculum vitae/resume, (3) two redacted writing samples related to an investigation, (4) a redacted sample investigation plan related to an investigation, and (5) a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation that speak directly to their qualifications for this position to be submitted directly to:
Search Committee Chair East Carolina University Office for Equity & Diversity Old Cafeteria Bldg Suite G406 Greenville, NC 27858
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
1.Masters, J.D., or Advanced Degree; or Bachelor’s degree with relevant education and experience. All degrees should be from appropriately accredited institutions. 2.Demonstrated experience in conducting thorough investigations. 3.Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals at all levels of the organization. 4.Evidence of excellent academic and or legal writing as well as oral communication, and human relations/interpersonal skills and the ability to articulate findings in writing. 5.Evidence of necessary analytical skills to determine whether a policy violation occurred by the applicable standard of evidence.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 002509
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Office for Equity and Diversity provides leadership to the university's efforts to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. The office promotes equity in educational opportunity, programming and employment and promotes an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion for all members of the university community.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.