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Title IX/Equal Opportunity Investigator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Title IX/Equal Opportunity Investigator
Posting Number NFE00060P
Department SDSU-Human Resources
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

Title IX/Equal Opportunity Investigator
Finance and Business –
Human Resources Office
South Dakota State University

SDSU, Finance and Business- Human Resources, is seeking a highly motivated, detail orientated, and organized individual to assist the Title IX/EO Coordinator with investigating complaints and supporting a culture that is free from harassment and discrimination. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

The responsibilities of this position are critical to the maintenance of compliance with Title IX, Title VII, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action legislation, regulation, and case law. The Title IX/EO Investigator provides support to the Title IX/EO Coordinator by conducting harassment and discrimination related investigations, maintaining investigation documentation, assisting with the implementation of University-wide training, and collaborating with constituents across SDSU.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning or equivalent plus a minimum of 2 years full time experience in a related field;
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task;
• Excellent analytical skills with the ability to make high-level decisions;
• Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and administrators;
• Demonstrated effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to resolve/manage situations in an unbiased manner;
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective training programs;
• Valid Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

• Graduate degree in Human Resources, Student Affairs, Criminal Justice, Counseling, Sociology or closely related field;
• Minimum of two years of higher education experience working with students preferably similar in size and organizational structure to SDSU;
• Experience conducting sexual assault, harassment and/or discrimination complaint investigations;
• Knowledge of Title IX/EO regulations;
• Experience implementing the requirements of Title IX, preferably in conjunction with Equal Opportunity and/or gender diversity;
• Strong project management skills;
• Demonstrated ability to use discretion and good judgment, maintain confidentiality and work under multiple deadlines;
• Demonstrated ability to conduct an investigative interview using proactive listening skills and thorough questioning techniques.

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email applications will not be accepted.

Any offer for employment is contingent on the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

As of January 1, 2018, South Dakota State University will be a tobacco free environment.

Posting Date 12/13/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/12/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate with education, experience and internal equity.
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Travel, Valid Drivers License
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

SDSU offers South Dakota’s most comprehensive range of academic offerings and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students with approximately 1,350 graduate students. As a land grant university, SDSU builds on a tradition for serving South Dakota by developing responsible global leaders as evidenced by 95 percent of our students successfully entering the job market, graduate school, or internships and fellowships following their graduation.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 23,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 170,000.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on the position, please contact Mike Lockrem, Search Committee Chair, at or (605) 695-0406

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • List Serv
    • Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Newspaper
    • Black Doctoral Network
    • APLU
    • Linkedin
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents