The Equal Opportunity Investigator's primary responsibility will be conducting investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation under the University's Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy involving University employees and students. Investigations must follow federal and state law and University policies and procedures for addressing allegations. The OEOA Equal Opportunity Investigator will provide guidance, support and delivery of programming and services for Illinois State University faculty, staff, students, and administrators to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, and a campus climate free from discrimination and harassment.
1. High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
2. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
a. work experience in equal opportunity/diversity or closely related occupational area, with duties comparable to those listed by the Equal Opportunity Officer Specification.
b. college course work in Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and Business Sciences or closely related disciplines, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
-30 semester hours equals six months
-60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one year
-90 semester hours equals two years
-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals three years
-Master Degree or higher equals four years
3. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
1. Bachelor's degree or higher.
2. Ability to investigate and respond to complaints and/or reports of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and alleged violations of the University's Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination policy.
3. Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the University community.
4. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise independent sound judgement.
5. Excellent organization skills with attention to detail and the ability to respond to change efficiently and effectively.
6. Proven ability to manage conflict and remain impartial while demonstrating sensitivity.
7. Experience with building effective partnerships with diverse campus and community constituencies, operating in a manner consistent with the University's mission and culture.
8. Ability to develop and deliver educational programming as it relates to issues of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in accordance with Federal and State laws.
9. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to interact cross culturally, promoting a welcoming and supportive environment free from discrimination and harassment.
10. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite programs, database programs, and general information technology.
Commensurate with experience
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