Brown University is seeking qualified applicants for two Institutional Equity Investigator positions. The Institutional Equity Investigator plays a central role in resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, and hostile environment involving faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students at Brown, including complaints of discriminatory conduct that occur on University grounds, and off campus during University sanctioned programs and activities. The positions are responsible for conducting investigations, preparing comprehensive investigative reports and assisting with the development and implementation of training programs. In addition to conducting internal investigations, the positions will at times oversee the fact finding process involving external investigators. In both instances, the positions are responsible to ensure that investigations are prompt, equitable, and impartial. The Investigator serves as a primary point of contact for the complainant, respondent, witnesses, and the external investigator (when applicable) to ensure communication among parties complies with University policy and guidelines established by law. The positions will also serve as one of several entry points in which community members and/or guests of the University can report or seek information on the complaint processes and non-discrimination policies of the University.
A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five to seven years of demonstrated experience and training with sensitive and confidential complaint, incident, and / or grievance investigation and resolution required.
A Juris Doctorate degree or Master's degree preferred.
Demonstrated strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigation.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity.
Skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues. Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment.
Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to listen well and the ability to both be and project impartiality and establish rapport with a diverse range of community members.
Experience working with college students in a conduct office or an office dealing with discrimination and harassment preferred.
Professional experience conducting investigations in a University setting preferred.
Experience investigating cases of interpersonal violence preferred.
Title IX investigator training certification preferred.
Background check - Criminal and education verification
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Institutional Equity Investigator
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.