Job Number 2109042
Investigator, College Compliance
Closing Date: 09/30/2021
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Highland Business Center
Generally Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Professional 3.5/123 ($52,717.00 – $75,311.00)
Director, Compliance Office
Criminal Background Check
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.
General Statement of Job
To conduct investigations for the Office of Compliance, including discrimination, harassment, and/or related retaliation complaints on the basis of: race, color, religion, national origin; discrimination based on sex or gender (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), and age, genetic information, veteran status; and disability or other areas as assigned.
Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Conducts investigations alleging discrimination under Title VII, Title VI and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Conducts investigations under Title IX and the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and gender-based discrimination, in accordance with federal and state law.
Conducts interviews with complainants, respondents and witnesses regarding allegations of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, based on any protected class.
Gathers and assesses evidence, determines credibility, and communicates information regarding policy, procedures, rights, and resources to all parties involved.
Acts as an impartial and unbiased individual in the investigation and provides detailed reports summarizing the findings.
Collaborates with the Director to review and synthesize allegations to determine applicable interim measures.
Addresses concerns informally, as appropriate, to prevent reoccurrence.
Connects individuals with resources, as appropriate, and in accordance with the requirements of state and federal laws.
Exercises discretion and professional independent judgement regarding questions and concerns related to discrimination policies and processes.
Provides to the Director timely reports and information regarding the status of the investigations in progress.
Utilizes case management software (i.e. Maxient) for investigations and recordkeeping.
Communicates with all parties involved in an investigation, per ACC policy, and as allowable by law.
Assists with the preparation and interpretation of statistical data related to case investigations, complaints, grievances, and trends.
Assists with various special assignments within the area.
Conducts training within the College community on investigation and compliance processes.
Collaborates with the Compliance Education Coordinator to develop relevant education opportunities based on the current needs of the College.
KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of Title IX, Title VII, Title VI, ADA, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Dispute resolution, mediation, and grievance procedures.
Investigation and documentation process.
Higher education organizational culture, policies, and procedures.
Federal and state laws regarding civil rights, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and employment law.
SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintain an established work schedule which may include occasional evenings and weekends.
Effectively using interpersonal and communication skills including empathy, civility, and diplomacy.
Effectively using organizational and planning skills with exceptional attention to detail and follow-through.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
Ability to facilitate effective case resolution in an objective and unbiased manner and demonstrate and maintain an extremely high regard for private and sensitive information.
Ability to work with an emphasis on equity and create a fundamentally fair process.
Ability to manage a significant caseload and to organize and analyze complex information.
Adeptness to interact effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.
Ability to address high stress situations, often of a graphic and explicit nature.
Proficiency in Google Suite software, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience with compliance case management software.
Required Work Experience
Two years related work experience.
Preferred Work Experience
Demonstrated expertise conducting workplace and civil rights investigations, preferably in a higher education setting.
Master’s degree or higher in a related field such as student affairs, higher education, administration, human resource management, conflict resolution, labor relations, or organizational management/leadership.
Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other
Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation for travel to multiple campus locations.
Other Preferred Qualifications
Training in Title IX investigations.
Training in employment law and workplace investigations.
Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
Ability to speak and hear clearly in conversation and general communication including telephone and face to face interactions.
Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
Regular travel across a multi-county service district.
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
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ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.