Assistant Director Equity Investigations

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
EVP Provost Academic Affairs
Institutional Equity and Compl
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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In coordination with department leadership, works as Assistant Director Equity Investigator to support the mission and goals of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (IEC) and the Department of Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Analyzes, evaluates and investigates complaints filed under the University's Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy and the University’s Sex and Gender-based Harassment and Discrimination Policy.



  • 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.
  • Conducts timely, objective, and thorough investigations of discrimination, harassment, and other claims filed with the DEI, including Title IX claims of alleged sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct involving faculty, staff, and students.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the investigation process, including developing an investigation plan; identifying relevant parties, witnesses, and evidence; interviewing parties and witnesses in compliance with the appropriate investigative process; writing a clear, thorough, and unbiased investigative report; managing administrative tasks related to the sexual misconduct hearing process; and other related duties.
  • Makes appropriate recommendations and takes necessary action to bring complaints to a reasonable and timely resolution. 
  • Identifies and integrates best practices in civil rights investigations and stays up to date on civil rights laws, regulations, policies, legal interpretations, and guidance relevant to Emory University’s civil rights compliance obligations.
  • Creates and maintains training records and reports along with measurable goals and objectives.
  • Providing guidance and training to campus re: sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as University policy and the complaint review and resolution process.


  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and five years of related experience, including work in employment law, EEO, Title VII and Title IX investigations.
  • Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local civil rights laws and regulations related to equal employment and equal educational opportunities (e.g., Title VII, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, VAWA, Equal Pay Act, etc.).
  • 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.
  • Strong organizational, planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to manage a high-volume, time-sensitive workload, prioritize and organize work effectively, and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesize information into a cogent, logical report.
  • Higher Education 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

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.
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.
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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