The Equal Opportunity Complaint Investigative Assistant is responsible for assisting and collaborating with the Equal Opportunity Complaint Investigators in the Office for Equity and Diversity. The Equal Opportunity Complaint Investigative Assistant will assist with 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.
Works closely with the investigator on the intake of complaints and assessment of appropriate resolution process and procedural protocol to be followed. Help 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.
Assist with performing initial safety assessments and implement the appropriate interim measures when needed from inception to findings.
Supports with the investigation of 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.
Assist with investigative duties to include, but are not limited to: developing an investigation plan, analyzing complaint to identify allegations, assisting with interviewing complainants and respondents, identifying and interviewing witnesses, identifying and collecting relevant documentation, appropriately documenting interviews and other investigation findings according to the OED investigation process format, and assisting with analyzing information gleaned from investigation to determine findings.
Contributes to with the documentation of the investigation and alternative resolution processes.
Draft notices and reports and assist with finalizing investigation materials, including the report of findings and prepare materials for appeal hearings, as assigned.
Provide regular updates to the Associate Provost and OED Case Management team regarding the status of complaints and investigations, case management, and progress.
Assist with the facilitation of alternative resolution of complaints, when appropriate. Document efforts and conclusion of alternative resolution.
Interact with students, faculty, managers, administrators, and employees at all levels of the University in performing investigative and informal resolution duties.
Responsible for effective collaboration and communication 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.
Work collaboratively with OED staff to provide content for marketing, communication, education and training.
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.
This position is contingent upon available funding.
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) on redacted writing sample, and (4) a list of three references, including contact information, online.
1.Masters, J.D., Advanced Degree, OR a Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of relevant experience. 2.Experience in conducting or assisting with investigations, inquiries, audits or other reviews. 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, evidence of excellent oral communication, and human relations/interpersonal skills and the ability to articulate findings in writing. 5.Evidence of necessary analytical skills related to policies and procedures. 6.Ability to balance a heavy workload with tight deadlines.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 929945
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Office for Equity and Diversity provides leadership to 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.