DHR/Title IX Investigator (JID 8607)
Equity and Diversity
CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
Under supervision of the Director of Equity and Diversity, the DHR/Title IX Investigator is responsible for receiving and processing complaints, issues, and concerns involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (DHR) on the basis of protected status. The incumbent conducts investigations, including intakes, interviews, document review, research, evidence analysis, and writes investigative reports pursuant to requirements set forth in California State University (CSU) Executive Orders; facilitates informal resolution of complaints; prepares and writes responses to complaints and inquiries from external agencies (e.g., CSU System Office, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)). The Investigator must exercise independent judgment during the intake, informal resolution, and formal investigation of complaints of DHR and when generating strategies and/or recommendations for the appropriate resolution of those complaint. Must provide impartial consultation, conflict resolution and problem solving in response to complaints and inquiries received from members of the campus community and university constituents, including students, faculty, staff, and university affiliate/visitors/third parties. The Investigator must possess the ability to exercise independent judgment, to assess and negotiate complex and highly sensitive situations, maintain confidentiality, be discrete, and demonstrate neutrality in the face of resistance, indifference or hostility; makes recommendations to the Director of Equity and Diversity regarding continuous quality improvement in unit investigation operations; has knowledge of and complies with all appropriate legal statutes and collective bargaining agreements; conducts trainings for prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including the dissemination of information and materials relative to Title IX/VAWA; and performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. J.D. or other related Master's degree preferred. Equivalent to two years of related experience in conducting investigations and resolution of concerns and complaints including conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, complaint screening, interviewing, assessment, consultation and advice. Experience working in higher education preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Demonstrated assessment, investigation, and resolution of concerns and complaints including conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, complaint screening, interviewing, consultation and advice, and conducting investigations. The ability to exercise independent judgment, to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations, including the ability to maintain confidentiality, be discrete, and maintain neutrality in the face of indifference or hostility. Demonstrated skill and sensitivity interacting with various ethnic, social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds in order to identify, investigate and facilitate problem resolution. Must be committed to principles of due process, fairness, and respect. Excellent writing and research skills and the ability to generate concise, logical, and grammatically correct analytical reports that convey complex and sensitive issues. Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents such as court opinions, laws, and federal regulations to evaluate their impact on University policies and procedures. Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with nondiscrimination laws, including but not limited to FEHA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, FERPA, Title VII and Title IX. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with administrators, staff, faculty, students and community partners.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE is: $78,000 - $80,004, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Applications received through December 10, 2019 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
The person holding this position will be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled