Assistant Director, Investigations/Diversity

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
EVP Provost Academic Affairs
Equal Opportunity Programs
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Location : Name
Briarcliff Campus
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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


In coordination with department leadership, works as Assistant Director of Investigations and Diversity Training to support the missions and goals of the Department of Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Analyzes, evaluates and investigates complaints filed under the University's Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy.



  • Develops an investigative plan to include deciding the issues to be investigated, who should be interviewed, the questions to be asked, and what documents should be reviewed.
  • Integrates and analyzes information gathered during an investigation in order to prepare an objective report, ensuring all accepted issues are addressed, scope and depth of investigation are sufficient, and facts are adequately substantiated.
  • Makes appropriate recommendations and takes necessary action to bring complaints to a reasonable and timely resolution. Designs, develops and implements diversity training programs with the goal of increasing cultural knowledge, awareness and skills that promote and advance inclusion as a core institutional value.
  • Conducts diversity training across campus ensuring that training modules are relevant and designing new training modules, as needed.
  • Provides constructive feedback to training participants.
  • Creates and maintains training records and reports along with measurable goals and objectives.
  • Conducts regular audits and surveys to determine effectiveness of training.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and five years of program related experience, including work in employment law, EO/AA, Title VII and Title IX investigations, and developing and/or implementing training programs.
  • A master's degree or JD is preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive organizational issues with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Sensitivity and respect for diverse, academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, cultural backgrounds, disability and sexual orientation of students, faculty and staff.
  • Higher education experience preferred.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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