Equity Compliance Investigator

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7115768 (Ref.No. ta222989)
Posted: November 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


As a member of the University's Institutional Equity Office, the Compliance Investigator supports the University's federal and state equal opportunity and Title IX compliance obligations by conducting prompt and thorough Equal Opportunity and Title IX investigations into complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. This position is responsible for conducting investigations by promptly responding to formal complaints, preparing an investigative plan and timeline, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and gathering and securing relevant evidence. The Equity Compliance Investigator acts as an impartial party in the investigation and prepares a detailed report of the findings which is provided to the University Institutional Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator.


Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelors degree in a related field, AND: 

  • 24 months of demonstrated experience conducting investigations, complaint, and grievance resolution


  • Demonstrated knowledge and the ability to interpret Federal, State, and local laws and regulations relevant to higher education (including but not necessarily limited to Title IX, Executive Order 11246, FERPA, Clery Act, Title VII, ADAA, and the Rehabilitation Act.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong organization, planning, analytical, and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to remain neutral
  • Demonstrated ability to communication effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Discretion, good judgment, and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies, including students, staff, administration, and community partners
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to deal with individuals after the individual has experienced a highly emotional or traumatic experience
  • Advanced composition and proofreading skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet assigned due dates
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel as required for investigations, training or conferences

Certifications: None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in sitting position. Ability to engage in repetitive motion.
  • Standard Office Work Environment.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Advanced Degree (Master's or J.D.) Two or more years experience investigating discrimination and harassment complaints.
  • Experience in higher education, compliance, student affairs, or employment law.
  • Training preferred: Association of Workplace Investigators certfication, NACUA Title IX training, or ATIXA training.

Supervision:  None

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.