Equal Employment Opportunity & Title IX Investigator

  • University of Rochester
  • Hybrid (Rochester, NY, USA)
  • Sep 14, 2023
Full time Legal

Job Description

As a community, the University of Rochester is defined by a deep commitment to Meliora - Ever Better. Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: Equity, Leadership, Integrity, Openness, Respect, and Accountability. Together, we will set the highest standards for how we treat each other to ensure our community is welcoming to all and is a place where all can thrive. 

The University of Rochester’s Office for Equity & Inclusion is seeking an Equal Employment Opportunity & Title IX Investigator. The Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator investigates complaints of harassment and discrimination based on a protected class, and retaliation, pursuant to the University’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, Title IX Policy, and Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator conducts investigations in ways that build trust within the University community, to sustain a fair and just climate, culture and community overall. 

This will be achieved by: 

  • Assessing the content of complaints and making appropriate judgments about which sources of information to consult to determine the need for investigation versus other means of resolution. When appropriate, connect associated individuals with resources that may provide support, guidance and assistance.
  • Timely communication with complainants, respondents and others regarding the plan, timeline and findings, using discretion, impartiality and confidentiality. The investigator exercises professional judgment to change investigation plans as appropriate. 
  • Presenting factual findings in reports to decision-makers across the University.
  • Close coordination with the Associate Vice President of Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations, and Associate Director of Equal Opportunity Investigations to ensure strategic alignment of work and forward movement of processes.

The qualified candidate will have: 

·       A Juris Doctorate

·       A minimum of 2-3 years of practice, conducting investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace or other relevant setting.

·       Experience conducting investigations in a higher-education, nonprofit or other relevant setting.

·       Knowledge of the federal and state laws pertaining to civil rights, discrimination, harassment and affirmative action, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Act (EEO), New York Human Rights Law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.


Please Note: Our Investigators primarily work remotely, providing agency to plan your day and schedule for optimal productivity. While this is a remote work opportunity, the candidate must reside in New York State and on occasion may be asked to report to the office located in Rochester, NY.

Job ID: 246523



The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s Mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. 

In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to non-discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law.  This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.