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Job Summary

The Equity Specialist provides intake, supportive assistance, process management, administrative organization, and other facilitation for case work under the Interim Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct and SPG 201.89-1, Harassment and Discrimination.   This position reports to the Support Coordinator.

Responsibilities*

Intake, Case Management, Coordination of Support (90%)

  • Conducts initial outreach and intake with parties to provide information about resources and resolution processes/options
  • Coordinates and independently manages process and procedures and monitors for timely process
  • Provides direct comprehensive case management services to parties, including providing timely and effective referral for additional support through partner units (e.g., CAPS, SAPAC, FASCCO, OCWR, UMPD, Housing, etc.,)
  • Serves as a liaison for parties involved in resolution processes to facilitate timely, efficient, and trauma-informed communications with investigators, resource offices, hearing officers, university-provided advisors, law enforcement agencies, and others as applicable
  • Coordinates the response to supportive measures requests, including identifying available measures and facilitating the implementation of those measures, with oversight from the Director for Sexual and gender-Based Misconduct and/or the Director for Civil Rights
  • Provides efficient and effective case tracking through iSight and other applicable database systems/documents; to include, recommending solutions for continual process improvement
  • Produces appropriate documentation related to ongoing case work and maintain documentation within electronic case file
  • Coordinates live, remote hearings as necessary, including pre-hearing logistics with parties, witnesses, hearing officers, and advisors
  • Effectively engages in case audit procedures to ensure accurate case work and documentation, to include recommending action and follow-up to ensure equitable and fair processes for all participants
  • Coordinates, as necessary, appeal process to facilitate timely review and resolution
  • Manages highly sensitive information with discretion and good judgment to maintain privacy in compliance with all applicable laws (e.g., Title IX, Title VII, ADA, VAWA, FERPA, etc.,)
  • Maintain and advance individual and collective knowledge and awareness of federal and state guidance, statutes, regulations and case law relevant to civil rights case management, VAWA, Clery, Title IX, Title VII, ELCRA, FERPA, ADA, Sec. 504, and other relevant rules and obligations

Training, Education, and Outreach Efforts (5%)

  • Develop and present training regarding the role of OIE, campus and external resources, resolution options, and supportive measures

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Miscellaneous tasks contributing to OIE’s mission

Required Qualifications*

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills and ability to prioritize among a variety of tasks and respond to time sensitive requests
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret and apply relevant statutes, regulations, and policies
  • Demonstrated familiarity with computers and software, and availability to effectively integrate technology into service delivery
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Advanced degree in a related field (e.g., social work, higher education, law, etc.,)
  • Experience working in a higher education setting and/or working on issues related to civil rights and/or sexual misconduct, human resources, and/or student affairs
  • Advanced knowledge of campus-based diversity, equity and inclusion issues

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.