Civil Rights and Title IX Investigator

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Classification:Administrative Professional 1
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Law/Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

The Office of Equity and Compliance at the University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking qualified individuals to fill the role of an Investigator. The UAA Office of Equity and Compliance affirms its commitment to a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which educational programs, employment and activities are free of discrimination and harassment. Our staff administers and ensures compliance with the University policies, procedures and programs on equal opportunity, discrimination, affirmative action, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. The university is seeking a dynamic team member to fill this position.

Duties:

10TRAINING AND OUTREACH • Assist in developing training content and material. • Assist in facilitation and presentation of training material. • Participate in outreach activities.Essential
5DATA REPORTING • Assist in compilation of data and reporting. • Assist in website maintenance with current information.Essential
85INVESTIGATION/ REPORT WRITING: • Investigate allegations relating to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual and gender based misconduct that may violate UA Board of Regents Policy and Regulation. • Compose comprehensively written investigative reports that clearly identify the issues investigated; summarize the evidence found, including information gathered from interviews conducted during the investigatory process; make credibility assessments; analyze the matter within a specified framework; apply relevant laws, policies, and procedures; and make recommendations through sound analysis. • Communicate with parties and others while protecting the independence, neutrality, integrity and privacy of the investigation. • Continuously identify and integrate best practices by staying current with recent changes/guidance on relevant laws, policies, procedures, investigative techniques, trauma informed investigative practices and cultural sensitivity. • Keep thorough, accurate, and comprehensive records related to all communications and assigned case files. •Engage in informal resolution in coordination with Dean of Students and Human Resources if appropriate. • Provide weekly status updates on inquiries and investigations to the OEC Director. • Evaluate and advise departmental leadership on potential risk exposure associated with assigned cases.Essential

The Investigator position conducts inquiries and investigations to evaluate compliance with University policy on equal opportunity, discrimination, affirmative action, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.  As a member of the team of the Office of Equity and Compliance, reports are examined utilizing a trauma informed approach. The Investigator acts as a neutral third party throughout all aspects of the investigation process and ensures a well-documented, prompt, fair, and impartial process. This position will work closely with the Dean of Students Office, Office of Human Resources, Residence Life, University Police Department and other offices as necessary.

This position is supervised by the Director of the Office of Equity and Compliance and is a full time, 12 month, benefits eligible, salaried position maintaining typical business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8am - 5pm.  Due to the business needs of the institution, the successful applicant must be able to work evenings, weekends or travel on short notice as needed.  

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

• Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment with the demonstrated ability to accurately analyze and apply legal and policy standards to fact patterns.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize and organize work effectively, manage multiple high priorities and deadlines, and maintain detailed records with minimal supervision.
• Cultural competence and sensitivity and the ability to conduct effective investigations with a trauma-informed approach.
• Independent and sound judgment with the ability to remain impartial and neutral throughout all aspects of the investigative process and in highly emotional situations.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively individually and as a member of a team.
• Ability to calmly and efficiently manage difficult, confidential and sensitive issues with professionalism in a complex organization.
• Ability and willingness to periodically travel and work evenings and weekends as duties require.
• Computer proficiency including MS Excel and Word.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing individuals and investigation.
• Demonstrated investigatory experience gathering facts.
• Demonstrated analytical and/or problem-solving capabilities.
• Demonstrated ability to present ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated excellent judgment with the ability to manage sensitive or confidential information.

Preferred Experience:
• Experience in a higher education, legal, law enforcement, employment, journalism or compliance setting (or substantially related area.)

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of training, along with a minimum of two years of investigatory experience. A preference will be given to individuals that hold a J.D. with demonstrated evidence/fact gathering experience requiring interviews.

Special Instructions to the Applicant: 

To ensure consideration for this position, applicants must upload a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Sara Childress, Director of the Office of Equity and Compliance, at sgchildress@alaska.edu.

This is a full-time, Grade 79, minimum $26.08/hr, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. To ensure consideration, please apply by March 15, 2021 at 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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