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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Equity/Civil Rights Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator position reports to the Director for ECRT/Title IX Coordinator. The position is responsible for receiving, evaluating and investigating allegations of impermissible discrimination involving University student, faculty and staff including Title IX complaints. The position is also responsible for assisting with the campus' affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs and identifying trends as well as recommending strategies for a more diverse, inclusive, respectful and welcoming working and learning environment. This position will conduct training and work collaboratively with Student Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office in AA and Dearborn, Academic Affairs as well as other departments, including the Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement and schools in the campus community. Work closely with a variety of University community partners  to ensure thorough investigative processes and maintain compliance with applicable equal opportunity and nondiscrimination clauses, policies and laws.

Responsibilities*

  • Review, investigate and document allegations and charges of discrimination and harassment  received from students, faculty and staff, through both formal and informal processes; prepare written investigation reports, maintain files, insure timely submission and confidentiality. 
  • Provide department or organization climate reviews related to concerns of discrimination, harassment, or unfair treatment, in conjunction with Human Resources and appropriate leadership.
  • Provides consultation and resolution of faculty, staff and student ADA concerns or complaints for the campus.  
  • Collaborates with Human Resources on implementation and review of processes related to recruitment and hiring to facilitate diverse candidate pools.
  • Resolve students, faculty and staff complaints and charges of alleged sexual harassment and discrimination through informal and formal dispute resolution processes. 
  • Act as an impartial party during investigations. Analyze and prepare detailed reports of the investigative findings. 
  • Maintain case data in software databases as needed (i.e. iSight and Maxient).
  • Prepare required written reports, monitor goal achievement and activities to ensure the University's, as well as federal and state, compliance.  Provide regular and ad hoc data and information analysis to UM-Flint senior staff to aid in decision-making. 
  • Review and deliver campus-wide educational programming and training that promotes equity and inclusiveness on campus; this includes providing information, consultation and resources to the campus community with regard to diversity, sexual harassment and discrimination prevention, affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability matters. Attend and actively participate in meetings as required, including those held on the Ann Arbor campus. 
  • Provide consultation and counsel on a wide range of institutional equity and diversity/ADA issues to senior leadership and deans. 
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the regulations, laws and requirements involving federal and state non-discrimination/Civil Rights, Affirmative Action, Title IX and ADA.
  • Five or more years of experience conducting investigations, including preparation, analysis and determination of findings, to complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills showing sensitivity to tone, audience and organizational issues, as evidenced by clear written and oral presentations.
  • Proven technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, as evidenced by examples beyond entry level skills resulting in the ability to be immediately effective and the proven ability to analyze data and trends to provide sound findings and recommendations for improvements.
  • Proof of experience conducting training and identifying resources for students, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a productive member of a team environment consistently applying the University's mission and culture.
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies of being positive, self reflective, approachable, and growth oriented (both personally and professionally).  These competences will be evidenced by strong positive relationships with staff, colleagues, and executive officers.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree or other advanced relevant degree.
  • Relevant experience in the higher education environment with an understanding of higher education's culture.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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