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Equal Opportunity and Title IX Investigator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034116
Department Code 19004-7239
Department Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Srvc(EOIRS)
Job Title Equal Opportunity and Title IX Investigator
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S6
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Performs highly advanced and complex Equal Opportunity and Title IX investigations: address complaints and allegation of misconduct of sexual harassment/ sexual assault and discrimination for Syracuse University. Evaluate, analyze, and investigate formal EEO complaints filed against the University. The EO/ Title IX Investigator will work closely with students, faculty, staff and community partners in playing a vital role to ensure a fair and equitable process in managing and addressing serious issues. This person will also conduct investigations regarding discrimination based on creed, ethnic or national origin, sex gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender.


• Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred.
• Minimum of four years of experience conducting EEO/ Title IX investigations
• Expertise in investigating complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, stalking, and relationship violence preferred
• Experience in higher education and familiarity with university policies and procedures is desired

Job Specific Qualifications

• Must have extensive work experience of civil rights, affirmative action, and equal opportunity law and regulations
• Present familiarity with research and best practices related to sexual violence complaint investigation and prevention, particularly with respect to college campus environment
• Demonstrate excellent judgement, complex problem-solving capabilities, and responsiveness in crises and emergency situations
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to exercise independent judgement and work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse populations
• Must possess strong oral and written communication skills, be able to multi-task, manage a complex workload and meet strict deadlines
• Excellent research and analytical skills are required


• Coordinate the University’s investigations into allegations of sexual and discriminatory harassment concerns for students and student organizations, including sexual assaults
• In consultation with Chief Officer for Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) plan and provide reports, updates, and developments of new and existing reports
• Investigates Title IX matters
• Investigates complaints of alleged discrimination and/or harassment; meets with persons involved in complaints in order to verify information
• Summarizes findings and recommends corrective actions, if appropriate
• Facilitates informal resolutions of complaints
• Compiles and submits data reports related to complaints, state, local, and federal regulatory agencies
• Ensures compliance with record keeping and confidentiality of protected information
• Participates on various committees as it relates to on-campus Title IX issues
• Complies with all University policies
• Interview charging parties, witnesses and respondents in responses to a charge of discrimination
• Prepare, review, summarize and evaluate relevant information in investigation reports
• Act as a neutral party through all aspects of investigation to ensure prompt, fair and neutral process for all parties
• Maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process
• Read, interpret, and implement Federal, University and State compliance policies
• Assist Title IX Coordinator/Trainer with development and implementation of comprehensive University Title IX training programs for student, faculty, and staff
• Support Title IX Coordinator/ Trainer with development and implementation of case management database to organize, manage, and track all Title IX incidents.
• Work closely with HR on a variety of EEO and Human Resources related issues including but not limited to hiring, recruitment/retention etc.
• Help create and maintain a welcoming, supportive, equitable and safe environment for every member of the campus community

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 11/28/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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