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Civil Rights Investigator

Apply now Job no: 514441
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Senior VP & Chief Business Officer
Department: Equity and Access
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Human Resources, Law / Enforcement / Compliance, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

Virginia Tech's Office for Equity and Accessibility is seeking multiple experienced professionals to join their team as Civil Rights Investigators. Reporting to the Director of Compliance and Conflict Resolution, the Civil Rights Investigator will be responsible for investigating Title IX, civil rights, and sexual misconduct complaints. The Investigator acts as a neutral party and will provide a detailed and unbiased investigation report. The Investigator will work closely with multiple university offices and divisions. The individual assists in the coordination and provision of supportive measures for parties involved in investigations. The position may also assist in providing training, professional development and outreach activities related to harassment, discrimination, and prevention education to members of the university community.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree;
• Experience conducting HR or workplace investigations;
• Demonstrated judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information;
• Demonstrated skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigation;
• Demonstrated ability to use analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations;
• Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity;
• Demonstrated skills in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues;
• Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress;
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment;
• Strong and effective interpersonal skills;
• The ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs; and
• Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the university.

Preferred Qualifications

• Juris Doctorate degree or Master’s degree in a related field;
• Experience in an office of discrimination and harassment prevention or civil rights compliance is highly preferred;
• Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents;
• Professional experience conducting investigations in a university setting;
• Title IX Investigator training certification.

Appointment Type


Salary Information


Review Date

November 23, 2020

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Julie Weaver at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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