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Job Description - Unclassified
Developed for Equal Opportunity 

Compliance Investigator

Class Code
Pay Grade
Position Group
FLSA
Status
Date Issued
Date Revised
UAA16
06-HR
3A
Exempt
Unclassified
03/08/2012
11/24/2020

BASIC FUNCTION:

Investigate formal complaints that fall under a variety of federal regulations such as Title VII, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, etc. Provide support in coordinating the university’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity programs. Provide on- going data analysis and audit support for affirmative action and other areas of human resources. Reports to designated administrator.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Receive and investigate formal complaints that fall under a variety of federal regulations; write reports and issue findings of fact, determination, and recommendations in complaints.

Assist with preparation, communication, and implementation of Affirmative Action Plan by providing analysis and insight into the quantitative/statistical analysis and data relationships within the plans.

Provide statistical information for division heads, colleges, and departments regarding goals and availability for faculty and staff.

Analyze data quantitatively and qualitatively to identify trends, strengths and opportunities for improvement in recruitment, and achievement of affirmative action goals.

Extract, compile, and analyze employee demographic data and prepare reports as required.

Monitor and audit accuracy and integrity of transactions in the human resources system and other stand-alone systems to ensure complete and accurate transfer of data from each system to prepare affirmative action plans and compliance requests and/or reports.

Input recruitment profile availability data into job applicant tracking system and the ability to review and analyze job applicant pools for compliance.

Assist Section 504/ADA Coordinator with processing and facilitating employee ADA workplace accommodation requests/inquiries.

Coordinate training of Affirmative Action facilitators.

Conduct training sessions on topics related to affirmative action, employment law, search committee process, and Title IX. 

Serve as Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Provide information and deliver training to university stakeholders on all compliance topics such as Title VII, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, etc.

Serve on various department, division, and university committees. 

Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in related field and three years’ experience in personnel management, student affairs, resident life, or higher education administration. Must be able to work nontraditional hours when necessary, including evenings and weekends.

-OR-

Master's degree in related field and one year experience in personnel management, student affairs, resident life, or higher education. Must be able to work nontraditional hours when necessary, including evenings and weekends.

-OR-

Associate's degree in related field and 5 years' experience in personnel management, student affairs, resident life, or higher education. Must be able to work nontraditional hours when necessary, including evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience or training in management, Affirmative Action program development, Title IX, EEO laws, Title VII, Student Affairs, Resident Life, Trauma-Informed interviewing skills and ADA and Accessibility Compliance.

Knowledge Of:

A variety of federal and state laws and regulations relative to discrimination and employment *

Skill In:

Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication *

Effectively collecting, interpreting, and summarizing data and legal requirements

Identification, research, analysis, and resolution of problems using statistical techniques and common research methods Development of a variety of alternatives and make appropriate decisions *

Tactfully and effectively handle confrontation situations

Public speaking/conducting training *

Creating MS PowerPoint training materials *

Building/creating spreadsheets and pivot tables in MS Excel

Ability To:

Work cooperatively and collegially *

Multi-task and adhere to deadlines

Identify ramifications of decisions, anticipate problems and execute proactive action

Assertively communicate with those in positions of authority the need for compliance with university policies

Handle confidential and sensitive situations with diplomacy and excellent judgment

Occasionally work outside the prescribed work hours to include evenings and weekends

Assessments:

Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which may require assessments. Assessments could take the form of interview questions, a request to provide work samples or a written or practical test to assess job related competencies.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Diversity Statement

Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.