Manager of Investigations

University of Oregon - Eugene, OR4.4

Full-time$85,000 - $110,000 a year
Department: Office of Investigations & Civil Rights Compliance
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $85,000 - $105,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

(Internal Search)

Application Review Begins
September 26, 2018; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete online application must include a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references.

Department Summary
The Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance (OICRC) provides a single location at the University of Oregon for reporting and investigating all complaints related to prohibited discrimination and harassment. The Office supports the University’s compliance with federal and state laws regarding discrimination and harassment and equal employment opportunity.

The Office of Employee and Labor Relations provides advice, support and strategic partnership to departments and units across campus in order to ensure fair, productive and healthy work atmospheres. It also ensures compliances with the University’s five collective bargaining agreements, performs investigations, implements employee disciplines and facilitates the University’s employee grievance processes.

Position Summary
The Manager of Investigations (MOI) will work closely with the AVP and the Senior Director of Employee and Labor Relations to provide leadership and guidance to the investigative team (the investigators and the case coordinator) in the OICRC that responds to reports of prohibited discrimination and harassment and other UO policy violations.

The MOI will directly supervise the OICRC investigators, providing daily guidance and leadership and serves as the main resource for internal procedural questions. The MOI will also work with the OICRC Office or Administrative Manager and Case Coordinator to help ensure coordination of the investigative processes within the OICRC. The MOI will also oversee routine coordination with campus partners such as Dean of Students, UOPD, General Counsel and Employee and Labor Relations. The MOI may also facilitate informal resolutions to lower level conflicts and implement training across campus.

The MOI directly supports the AVP/Chief Civil Rights Officer & Title IX Coordinator, and will also serve as a Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator on campus. In that role, the MOI will participate as needed as a designee of the Title IX Coordinator in key decision-making and risk assessment roles with all matters related to Title IX and other matters as needed.
The MOI must exhibit professionalism, collegiality and discretion, excellent judgement in difficult situations, and possess the ability and commitment to work collaboratively across campus with diverse stakeholders to refine cross-institution procedures and policies.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in related field such as higher education administration/student affairs, human resources or organizational development, law or public policy; or a J.D..
  • Significant experience conducting prohibited discrimination and harassment, grievance or related workplace or institutional investigations, and writing investigations reports.
  • Experience explaining or providing training in anti-discrimination laws, regulations, rules, and policies.
  • Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
Professional Competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write policy analysis, interpret legal writings, and perform legislative research.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills, including setting priorities and achieving department goals.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, using strong professional judgment, high ethical standards, and sound decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to build and sustain collaborative relationships with campus and community partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information and navigate multiple privacy frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond appropriately and with sensitivity to persons in crisis or emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience supervising professional staff, including investigators.
  • Professional experience in higher education and/or UO specific investigations and processes.
  • Proficiency in Maxient (case management database software) or other similar software, including the ability to teach and train others.
  • Knowledge of labor law and collective bargaining, and principles of progressive discipline.
FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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