The Institutional Equity Investigator will play a central role in resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, and hostile environment involving faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students at Brown University, complaints of discriminatory conduct that occur on University grounds, and complaints of discriminatory conduct that occur off campus during University sanctioned programs and activities. This position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity (VPIED) and will work closely with the Title IX Program Officer, in managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University's civil rights and Title IX investigations. As a member of the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED), the Institutional Equity Investigator will serve as one of several entry points in which community members and/or guests of the University can report or seek information on the complaint processes and non-discrimination policies of the University. The incumbent will work closely with the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, University Human Resources, and the Title IX and Gender Equity office to develop and implement training programs and informational materials for faculty, staff, and students on reporting and adjudication processes related to equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, Title IX and other related topics.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years' demonstrated experience in complaint, incident, and/or grievance investigation and resolution.
Experience and training regarding conducting sensitive and confidential investigations alleging discrimination and harassment.
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.
Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigation.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity.
Skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues. Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment.
Strong and effective interpersonal skills; the ability to listen well and the ability to both be and project impartiality and establish rapport with a diverse range of community members.
Ability to work as part of a University-wide community to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner.
Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the University.
Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents to evaluate their impact on University policy and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications :
Juris Doctorate degree or Master's degree.
Experience in student conduct or an office of discrimination and harassment is highly preferred.
Experience working with college students.
Professional experience conducting investigations in a University setting.
Experience investigating cases of interpersonal violence.
Knowledge of complexities surrounding investigations in a college setting.
Title IX Investigator training certification.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.
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Institutional Equity Investigator
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