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Civil Rights Investigator

Randolph College has an immediate opening for a full-time Civil Rights Investigator in our Office of Civil Rights. This position reports to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights. The Civil Rights Investigator, under direction, is responsible for conducting thorough, unbiased, and prompt investigations of allegations of discrimination or harassment in accordance with College policies, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Virginia state law.  Investigations may involve allegations by or against faculty, staff, or students based on a protected class.  The Civil Rights Investigator ensures that the College response to civil rights allegations is timely, thorough, and appropriate. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability.

Individuals must be able to explain and demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • As assigned by the Director of the Office of Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator, investigate complaints filed by students and employees involving civil rights and discrimination issues; serve as a Title IX investigator for student and employee cases related to sex and gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual and intimate partner violence, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Collaborate and consult with the Director of the Office of Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator regularly to monitor and manage the investigative process to ensure timely response and resolution of complaints and other issues.
  • Interview complainants, respondents, and relevant witnesses to gather information and evidence. Act as a neutral party through all aspects of the investigation process and ensure equitable treatment of all parties.
  • Ensure a well-documented investigative process. Maintain accurate and thorough records and notes of the investigatory process. Create comprehensive written investigative reports for the Director of the Office of Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator.
  • Participate in the hearing process as needed.
  • Attend training to maintain knowledge of civil rights and non-discrimination laws and regulations. Maintain knowledge and attend training relating to investigatory processes and practices.
  • Perform investigations for other departments of the College where a need arises.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred) and at least five years of investigation or legal experience in some capacity, preferably in a governmental, higher education, or regulatory compliance setting. Pay range for this position is $62,000 – $78,000 per year.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three employment references to Human Resources, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24503 or via email (preferred) to employment@randolphcollege.edu. Randolph College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.

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