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Senior Investigator, Title IX

The Office of Equity and Diversity/Title IX at the University of Southern California (USC) is seeking a Senior Investigator who believes in justice and serving the law to join their growing, high profile team.  This is an exciting time at USC where you will have an opportunity to bring your skills and experience and grow your career with daily challenges.   

In this role, you will assess reports of misconduct for protected class issues, form investigative plans, gather evidence including statements, video and documentary evidence, and forensic analysis, determine the need for interim support and protective measures, work collaboratively with campus partners on training, investigations, projects, and initiatives, and interact with a variety of stakeholders.  

If you are a confident, composed, and courageous Senior Investigator able to build collaborative relationships, drive change through excellence, and create significant impact, please send us your resume for consideration.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Assesses, investigates, and resolves discrimination and/or harassment complaints; understands and follows proper protocols for administrative investigations; creates comprehensive written reports
  • Documents all interviews and meetings with faculty, staff, and/or students, supervisors, managers, and senior administrators; maintains confidential case files
  • Serves as an expert on equity and diversity matters; provides advice and guidance as well as administrative, educational, and intellectual leadership to faculty, staff, and/or students on discriminatory practices and equal opportunity matters
  • Stays informed of developments in the field
  • Participates in the evaluation and ongoing development of university policies and procedures
  • Delivers training and educational programs to various university communities

Minimum Education

  • JD from an accredited law school; must have passed a bar exam, however not required to be an active bar member

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of directly related field investigation experience in equity and diversity in an educational institution and/or large organization or government agency
  • Prior litigation experience (criminal and/or civil)
  • Ability to conduct interviews and investigations as an unbiased and neutral party
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and personnel policies and procedures governing discriminatory practices and equal opportunity
  • Experience developing and presenting educational materials
  • A fierce writer able to manage the pressure of deadlines, with strong interpersonal, judgment, independence, and prioritization/task management skills
  • Knowledge of complaint procedures
  • Demonstrated analytical and/or problem solving capabilities

Minimum Professional Experience

  • Build trust and rapport easily; strong, compassionate, and straightforward
  • Sound judgment and skill in applying equal opportunity principles and prevailing legal standards to solve complex problems with decisive action
  • Collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders to resolve case related challenges
  • Thoughtful and proactive, pays attention to details, and demonstrates a commitment to equal opportunity, equity, and diversity
  • Ability to present ideas clearly and effectively, both oral and written
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and emotional intelligence skills
  • Ability to manage and work with conflict, including meeting with individuals who may be experiencing high levels of stress
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, and balance workload
  • Ability and desire to work actively, collaboratively, and creatively as part of a team