As a community, the University of Rochester is defined by a deep commitment to Meliora - Ever Better. Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: Equity, Leadership, Integrity, Openness, Respect, and Accountability. Together, we will set the highest standards for how we treat each other to ensure our community is welcoming to all and is a place where all can thrive.
The University of Rochester’s Office for Equity & Inclusion is seeking an Equal Employment Opportunity & Title IX Investigator. The Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator investigates complaints of harassment and discrimination based on a protected class, and retaliation, pursuant to the University’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, Title IX Policy, and Student Sexual Misconduct Policy.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator conducts investigations in ways that build trust within the University community, to sustain a fair and just climate, culture and community overall.
This will be achieved by:
Assessing the content of complaints and making appropriate judgments about which sources of information to consult to determine the need for investigation versus other means of resolution. When appropriate, connect associated individuals with resources that may provide support, guidance and assistance.
Timely communication with complainants, respondents and others regarding the plan, timeline and findings, using discretion, impartiality and confidentiality. The investigator exercises professional judgment to change investigation plans as appropriate.
Presenting factual findings in reports to decision-makers across the University.
Close coordination with the Associate Vice President of Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations, and Associate Director of Equal Opportunity Investigations to ensure strategic alignment of work and forward movement of processes.
The qualified candidate will have:
A Juris Doctorate
A minimum of 2-3 years of practice, conducting investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace or other relevant setting.
Experience conducting investigations in a higher-education, nonprofit or other relevant setting.
Knowledge of the federal and state laws pertaining to civil rights, discrimination, harassment and affirmative action, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Act (EEO), New York Human Rights Law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Please Note: Our Investigators primarily work remotely, providing agency to plan your day and schedule for optimal productivity. While this is a remote work opportunity, the candidate must reside in New York State and on occasion may be asked to report to the office located in Rochester, NY.
The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s Mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better.
In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to non-discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.
Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading research universities and is the cultural, artistic, healthcare, and educational leader for the region. The University is home to nearly 12,000 students and 3,900 full- and part-time faculty, who serve the university’s teaching, research, and clinical missions in eight schools and colleges and its renowned medical center.
The University of Rochester has a long tradition of breaking boundaries—always pushing and questioning, learning and unlearning. We transform ideas into enterprises that create value and make the world ever better. The University’s academic programs are delivered through seven units:
•Arts, Sciences & Engineering
•The Eastman School of Music
•The School of Medicine and Dentistry
•The School of Nursing
•The Eastman Institute for Oral Health
•The Simon Business School
•The Warner School of Education