Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.
Join the UNT System Human Resources team as we continue our journey to transform the lives of our students through our partnerships and services to our component institutions and System Administration. It’s an exciting time in the UNT System, with many current and new HR initiatives on the horizon. We are looking for an EO Investigator to be part of supporting these initiatives and our dynamic culture.
Under the direction of the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Equity Compliance Investigator and Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner is responsible for receiving, triaging and addressing complaints from employees based on protected class status concerning allegations of discriminatory behavior. This position also performs investigations and delivers training across the campuses and the UNT System Administration.
Performs discrimination, harassment, and retaliation investigations, while additionally functioning as an office point of contact for inquires and walk-ins; consults with Director as needed to respond to consultations, prepare investigative plans and make final determinations in investigations.
Assist with ensuring compliance and education for statutory and regulatory compliance regarding non-discrimination, to include Title IX and other System Administration and campus initiatives.
Delivers EO training programs across campuses and System Administration locations, including anti- discrimination training, sexual misconduct, EO managerial essentials and search committee training with in-person or online formats; assists with development and oversight of the EO training calendar.
Delivers diversity and inclusion (D&I) training to support System Administration and campus D&I initiatives with in-person or online formats.
Partners with internal customers to provide high level consultative services, and customized training as required to departments and divisions on issues related to all areas of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion.
Provides guidance and training on appropriate methods and strategies for mediation and conflict resolution to employees at all levels, up to and including Administrative Officers on EO, ADA, Title IX, and harassment related issues in a consultative manner.
Provides Title IX compliance consultation to campuses, delivers related training and serves as secondary or co-investigator for Title IX campus investigations.
Reviews all related polices for compliance and submits necessary revisions and recommended best practices.
Works closely with the campus Title IX Coordinators, Academic Affairs, and faculty offices.
Assists all levels of management, including executive leadership, in identifying, resolving, and preventing equal opportunity /affirmative action complaints.
Develops and maintains professional work relationships and build strategic partnerships.
Responsible for the preparation of reporting for the Affirmative Action Plan, including retrieving and editing data and creating reports such as the workforce analysis, adverse impact analysis, applicant flow, etc. Monitors timelines and works with other necessary units to ensure timely completion. Consults on campus AAP evaluation and improvement.
Monitors and reviews the faculty hiring process, which will include but is not limited to working with deans, department chairs, administration and faculty on searches (posting, recruitment, targeting resources, monitoring pools, waivers of posting), interview questions and reasons for selection and non-selection.
Independently maintains current knowledge of human resources practices, employment laws, System Administration policies and campus policies. Performs legal research on employment related topics.
Prepares, edits, and monitors EO and D&I educational materials and the ED& I website for current and accurate data.
Ability to travel to the other UNT campuses in the DFW area, as needed.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and five years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Demonstrated investigation skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in employee relations/human resources.
• Thorough knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations related to EEO/AA, ADA, FMLA and DOL programs.
• Experience with EEO/AA compliance.
• Experience with Title IX compliance or sex based discrimination and investigation methodology.
• Strong training development, facilitation and presentation skills.
• Problem solving, critical thinking skills and conflict resolution/mediation experience.
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to work independently.
• Fact finding/investigatory skills, precision listening ability, analytical ability and independent decision making related to applicable laws and policies.
• Knowledge of state and federally mandated reporting requirements.
• Human resources generalist experience.
• Serves on various committees, task forces, focus groups, etc.
• SPHR/PHR or SHRM-CP/SCP Certification.
• Experience in higher education.
• Experience serving in a Title IX role (Coordinator, deputy, officer, etc.)
• Experience leading, investigating and documenting discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment and retaliation complaints.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
About University of North Texas System
The University of North Texas System includes the University of North Texas in
Denton, the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and the
University of North Texas at Dallas. The UNT System is the only public university
system headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth – the fourth-largest metropolitan area
in the United States. The UNT System is dedicated to serving our students and this
diverse region through a wide offering of degree plans and research initiatives. With
combined enrollment of nearly 44,000 students, the UNT System awards more than
9,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral
degrees in the DFW region. The UNT System has an annual budget of $1 billion and
boosts the Texas economy by $5.2 billion each year.