Responsible for conducting timely investigations of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct allegations filed with the Office for Access and Equity, and related duties.
Duties & Responsibilities
Investigations and Hearings
- Conduct independent and neutral investigations in response to discrimination and harassment claims filed with the University. This responsibility entails: interviewing relevant parties; gathering, compiling, and analyzing relevant documents and information; assessing witness credibility; reaching sound legal and policy conclusions; presenting case information through effective oral and written communication; delivering timely written reports; appearing before an appeal panel and responding to questions; and working with campus units, human resources representatives, and legal counsel to identify appropriate remediation where appropriate and necessary.
- Serve as a principal investigator for matters involving University Laboratory High School and University Primary School.
- Facilitate live Title IX hearings, including but not limited to serving in the role of decision maker. This responsibility includes responding to objections, making determinations surrounding relevance of evidence and testimony, maintaining decorum, and issuing the written determination result of the hearing.
- Respond on behalf of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to complaints filed with federal and state agencies, including preparing position statements and verified responses, responding to information requests, preparing employee witnesses to testify before federal and state agencies, and participating in fact-finding proceedings before agencies that enforce federal and state discrimination laws.
Committees, Information Requests, Guidance, Relationships
- Assist in preparing responses to FOIA requests, government agencies' data requests, and subpoenas.
- Maintain and audit data relative to the investigations in which you were the principal investigator.
- Provide advice, guidance, and training to faculty and staff on issues of discrimination and harassment, and sexual misconduct.
- Maintain collaborative relationships with campus academic and administrative units, human resource offices, University legal counsel and federal and state agencies.
- Develop, present, and provide consultation for educational programs on civil rights compliance and equal opportunity issues related to employment and education.
- Stay abreast of federal and state laws and regulations concerning equal opportunities and access for employees and students, affirmative action and University employment policies and procedures for faculty, staff and academic professional employees.
- Serve on various committees and perform other related duties to further the mission of the university.
- Actively promote a healthy office culture that: supports the well-being and professional growth of all staff members, consistently attends to equity and diversity principles, and leverages the expertise and talent of all staff members to develop best practices and be leaders in our field.
- Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
- At least three years of relevant experience and demonstrated success in handling conflicts
- At least three years of experience participating in administrative hearings, civil litigation, or criminal litigation.
- Demonstrated experience in conducting investigations.
- Prior experience working with civil rights claims.
- Prior experience working in higher education with faculty, staff, and students.
- Experience operating in databases, responding to Freedom of Information Act requests, and working with Excel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong organizational, planning, analytical and problem solving skills.
- Ability to work independently and with sound judgement.
- Demonstrated ability to manage high volume and time-sensitive workload.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to manage and work with human conflict.
- Ability to be detail oriented when working with databases and in generating system reports.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative and diverse environment.
- Strong commitment to diversity, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Preferred: Demonstrated knowledge and enforcement of federal and state civil rights laws.
This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 4/16/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a multi-hire search and applicants may be interviewed and hired before the full consideration date. All applicants who apply by the full consideration date will be considered for at least one of the hires.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 7, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Hope Farney at email@example.com. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requisition ID: 1012984
Job Category: Administrative
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu