The starting pay range is based on education and experience.
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 13 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
4 Year Degree
2 openings available.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: WDR-00032665
The Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX (OIETIX) has university-wide civil rights compliance responsibilities which primarily include preventing and addressing sexual and related misconduct, prohibited discrimination, and protected-status harassment. The OIETIX compliance framework encompasses these four functional areas: compliance administration and office management, data collection and analysis, incident response and resolution, and training and education.
Reporting to the Title IX Coordinator, this role primarily conducts investigations of alleged violations of sexual and related misconduct under Cornell University Policy 6.4 (“Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct”) and Cornell University Policy 6.3 (“Consensual Relationships”). The investigator serves as a neutral and impartial administrative investigator who independently plans, conducts, and documents investigations concerning complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence, and may (as needed) conduct investigations of protected class discrimination and harassment involving students, employees, and third parties. The investigator also assists with alternative resolutions, supportive measures and adjudicative processes as appropriate, as well as with the development of policies, procedures, and practices. This role supports and provides compliance training and education sessions and programs, community engagement, outreach, and communication projects. This position is essential to meeting Cornell's civil rights obligations under Title IX and other federal and state laws.
We are seeking an Equity and Title IX Investigator who has a Bachelor’s degree with 5 to 7 years of related experience conducting investigations, or equivalent combination of degree and experience. Additionally, the investigator should possess the following:
Extensive knowledge of relevant laws (e.g., Title IX, Title VII, ADA, etc.), sexual assault, affirmative consent
Knowledge of crisis management concepts and techniques
Excellent oral and written communication
Ability to be neutral and impartial and to analyze information without being judgmental of people/their actions
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines with a workload that can be unpredictable and reflective of an academic calendar cycle
Ability to resolve issues, research, and bring them to the attention of manager or escalate to the appropriate individual
Demonstrated judgment, problem-solving, as well as critical thinking and analysis.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to work with faculty, staff, and student populations
Exemplifies and promotes the values, vision, and Leadership Skills for Success of Cornell University, including forward thinking leadership and confidentiality regarding office and university activities
In addition to the above requirements, we prefer a candidate who possess any of the following traits:
J.D. or other advanced degree in relevant field (strongly preferred)
Certification as a civil rights investigator (ATIXA, AAAED, etc.)
Experience conducting trauma-informed interviews and/or knowledge of trauma-informed practices
Knowledge of EEEO concepts preferred
Employment law and/or HR experience
Higher education experience, particularly in a student conduct, Title IX, or civil rights/equal opportunity role
This position’s home location is Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, New York. The successful applicant will typically be expected to work on-site at least 2 days a week and will have the option to work remotely 3 days per week.
The New York Convenience of Employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
To be considered for this opportunity, you must provide a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample that reflects your own writing and analysis, without substantial editing or other assistance. For example, you might submit an excerpt of an investigative report, or other documents that contain policy analysis. Please provide a redacted sample by deleting any identifying information.
When applying through our system, please upload your application materials (Cover Letter, Resume and Redacted Writing Sample) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Applicants who best match our needs will be contacted for an interview.
Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.