The Faculty Relations Investigator will aid in the resolution process for complaints and discrimination cases brought forth against full time faculty. The position serves as a resource to the Dean of Academic Affairs (DAA), and manages the day-to-day responsibilities associated with conducting investigations related to any discrimination or misconduct complaints against full time faculty, and presenting findings to the DAA. Corrective or preventive action may include recommendations for coaching on performance, disciplinary action, and/or termination in accordance with university policies and procedures. Incumbent will also conduct research and prepare reports or recommendations for internal best practices. The position will assist the DAA with other related projects as assigned.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Master’s degree required.
Three years of experience in a related field
Some experience in employee relations
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated sound judgment and discretion
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and work independently
Must show commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion
At least three professional references
Juris Doctorate or equivalent in education, training and experience
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.