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CUNY HR Compliance and Investigations Director in Queens, New York

Job Title: HR Compliance and Investigations Director

Job ID: 22111

Location: Queens College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer/Dean of Diversity, the HR Compliance and Investigations Director provides strategic leadership in developing policies and initiatives that support the College’s compliance efforts, upholds a good record of compliance with the College’s affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies while conducting investigations of complaints

Along with the CUNY Title Overview, responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to:

  • Conducting comprehensive investigations of concerns and complaints based on allegations of sexual misconduct or discrimination and ensures issues are properly reported, answered and remediated

  • Implementing, monitoring, and modifying complaint intake, tracking, investigation, and resolution processes and protocols for internal and external complaints.

  • Providing oversight and performance of case management duties which include maintaining investigatory files, databases, and reports, while ensuring effective and efficient management and resolution of complaints

  • Providing leadership in developing policies and initiatives to advance a climate of prevention across campus regarding Title IX, VAWA as well as sexual misconduct and discrimination issues

  • Monitoring and implementing the College’s Affirmative Actions and Equal Opportunity policies and ensures compliance with relevant city, state and federal statutes, such as Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), responding to and conducting investigations of non-compliance

  • Developing and delivering Title IX training, prevention and education efforts

  • Serving as a strategic partner with college leadership to develop policies, initiatives and opportunities that increase awareness and improve services for under-represented groups

  • Acting as the College’s Title IX Coordinator and monitoring compliance with Title IX through data collection, analysis and report development

  • Preparing of the annual Federal Affirmative Action Plan (AAP); develops and establishes compliance and reporting protocols to meet diversity reporting requirements

  • Providing strategic input in collaboration with college offices to ensure consistency in applying University-wide policies

  • Oversee the recruitment, appointment and retention processes for all positions in accordance with University policies and federal and state laws pertaining to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and diversity, alongside Human Resources personnel

  • Serves as an EEO/AA contact with compliance agencies and the University and in the absence of the Chief Diversity Officer, represents the office as needed

  • Collaborates closely with campus partners, including the offices of Public Safety, Student Affairs, Human Resources and Legal Affairs to provide support to complainants as needed


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

Preferred Qualifications:

• Juris Doctor or Master’s degree in relevant field preferred and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible relevant experience in a position of leadership, preferably in higher education administration.

• Demonstrable familiarity with regulatory requirements, laws and guidelines concerning equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and Title IX.

• A background in conducting investigations and writing investigation reports

• The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to working with and for diverse, multicultural populations, and a thorough understanding of, and sensitivity to, the complexities of experiencing sexual harassment and/or sexual assault.

• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.


Conducts comprehensive investigations of human resources concerns and complaints and assures issues are properly reported, answered and remediated.

  • Conducts in-depth investigations and fact-finding interviews using appropriate action plans, investigation methods and interview techniques

  • Writes investigative reports documenting methods, findings, evidence, conclusions and recommendations

  • Manages a caseload of assigned investigations

  • Develops, implements, and oversees multi-faceted training and related programs on effectively conducting and documenting investigations

  • May conduct investigations in conjunction with a college or University-level office

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




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.


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Open until filled with review to begin on December 1, 2020


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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.