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CUNY Title IX/EEO Investigator (HR Diversity Prog Mgr) in New York, New York

Job Title: Title IX/EEO Investigator (HR Diversity Prog Mgr)

Job ID: 20880

Location: John Jay College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

POSITION DETAILS

ABOUT JOHN JAY COLLEGE

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.

POSITION OVERVIEW

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking an interim Title IX/EEO Investigator. Reporting to the Director of Compliance and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator, the Investigator will investigate and help ensure timely resolution of assigned reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination involving members of the College community. Under the guidance of the Director of Compliance and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator, the Investigator will support outreach, case intakes and conduct prompt, thorough, and impartial investigations in response to complaints filed with the Office of Compliance and Diversity. Additionally, the Investigator will provide detailed, unbiased reports that may inform disciplinary action or proceedings at the College. Assist and participate in trainings to educate the College community on policy, laws and regulations, as well as reporting obligations. The successful candidate will:

  • Manage the daily responsibilities associated with conducting investigation and informal resolutions pursuant to CUNY policy.

  • Comply with state and federal, legislations, regulation, and CUNY Policies requiring prompt and equitable resolution of Title IX, affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title VI and Title VII complaints.

  • Ensures compliance with record keeping and confidentiality of protected information.

  • Develop and execute an investigation plan for each complaint, including contacting all involved parties and providing them with information about the investigatory process, available resources, interim measures and reporting and resolution options.

  • Acts as a neutral party through all aspects of the investigation to ensure a prompt, fair and equitable process for all parties.

  • Conduct intake meetings, interview complainants, respondents, and potential witnesses, conduct thorough investigations, collect all relevant evidence.

  • Provide timely follow up and updates to the complainant and respondent

  • Gather and secure relevant documentation.

  • Keep accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process.

  • Write comprehensive, articulate, and well -written investigative reports for review by the Director of Compliance and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator.

  • Coordinates with campus partners involved in the response to reported incidents of all forms of sexual harassment and discrimination to ensure a consistent and appropriate response to all reported incidents.

  • Helps create and maintain a welcoming, supportive, equitable and safe environment for every member of the campus community.

  • Assists students, faculty, staff, and visitors regarding CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct and CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination, including case intake, answering questions on the rights of parties involved, resource referrals, and procedural questions.

  • Develop and maintain critical relationships with faculty, Public Safety, key staff and students to promote Title IX and non-discrimination policies and procedures.

  • Assists in classifying and identifying incidents in order to maintain Clery Act records.

  • Assists in efforts and creating opportunities to define, assess, and promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as well as cultural proficiency.

  • Serve on related committees

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

-Juris Doctor (J.D.) and two years of experience conducting investigations or interviewing clients in a legal or advocacy-oriented capacity of any kind.

Knowledge of or professional experience conducting investigations related to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence and/or discrimination in a higher-education setting or other related field.

Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.

Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving, interviewing, and investigation.

Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues.

Excellent critical thinking skills, including the demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges while maintaining strict confidentiality and sensitivity.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs.

Ability to maintain neutrality and work in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple constituencies to resolve complaints in a neutral, sensitive manner.

Demonstrated commitment to working with and for diverse, multicultural populations.

-Knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations (including Title IX, the Clery Act, VAWA, EIE and FERPA) and due process.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Manages diversity policies, procedures, and initiatives to support CUNY's strong commitment to a diverse and respectful workplace.

  • Oversees the implementation, administration, and communication of diversity programs

  • Collaborates with the college Chief Diversity Officer and campus management to develop and implement programs, prepare plans and reports, perform internal compliance audits, and resolve questions and concerns

  • Prepares and trains on CUNY compliance mandates and relevant city, state, and federal statutes such as Title VII, Title IX (Sexual Harassment Policies), Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Collects, analyzes, and prepares reports, identifying and presenting findings, patterns and trends, and recommending college policy and procedural changes

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Associate

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY

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CLOSING DATE

Review of resumes begins August 14, 2019.

Posting closes on August 28, 2019.

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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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