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The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country and employs more than 40,000 faculty and staff statewide. The UW System’s combined enrollment headcount exceeds 165,000, and the System confers more than 37,000 degrees each year. The UW System is comprised of 13 four-year universities with 13 two-year branch campuses affiliated with seven of the four-year institutions. Two of the universities (UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee) are doctoral degree-granting institutions and 11 are master’s degree-granting comprehensive institutions. The UW System is governed by a single Board of Regents comprised of 18 members. The UW System head is the President of the System. Together, these institutions are a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

The Office of Compliance & Integrity provides support and services to UW System institutions in identifying and fulfilling compliance obligations from federal law, state law, and Board of Regents policies and to promote a culture that moves beyond regulatory compliance to one that embraces ethics and integrity.  This position will operate within a hybrid work environment.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer, this position is responsible for investigating substantial and significant complaints involving sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, failure to accommodate, or retaliation from staff, students, or other members of the extended UW System community as assigned. This position will be primarily focused on investigating sexual misconduct and Title IX matters. The Investigator will conduct interviews, gather records, draft reports, assist in decision making, and appear in hearings, appeals or reviews as warranted.  This position will work with UW System and Campus contacts, develop model investigation techniques, guidelines, and report templates.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible experience conducting investigations or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience handling internal investigations.
  • Working knowledge of applicable state federal, and local laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to interpret and/or apply established misconduct and/or non-discrimination policies and procedures.
  • Ability to think creatively in developing and implementing new approaches and solutions.
  • Ability to advise and navigate in the “gray” areas and work in ambiguous and complex organization.
  • Ability to use strong judgment and sound decision-making to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills including excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple responsibilities, and deliver against deadlines.
  • Skilled at relationship management in a cross-functional, consolidated higher education environment.
  • Skilled at critical thinking, problem-solving, and negotiating, with the ability to apply those skills to a wide range of HR issues.
  • Skilled in the areas of conflict resolution, interviewing, and investigation.
  • Skilled at research, analysis, problem-solving and mediation.
  • Ability to serve as an internal resource and consultant, and to work collaboratively with a wide array of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Ability to cross organizational and cultural boundaries, adapting to the context both in person and at a distance.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and interact with diverse individuals at all levels of the organization.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctor or related advanced degree.
  • Experience conducting Title IX or sexual misconduct investigations for a college, university, or higher education system.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sexual and interpersonal violence policies, laws or regulations.
  • Certifications in investigation training, such as AWI-CH Certificate Holder.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position is a full-time, salaried (exempt) Academic Staff Appointment. Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary of $75,000 – $90,000 commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications. UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UWSA comprehensive benefit package, you can read our benefit summary guide: Summary – Faculty, Academic Staff & Limited Appointees. Furthermore, the UW System Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator is a tool designed to provide you with total compensation information.

SPECIAL NOTES
The UW System is required to conduct a criminal background and sexual harassment check for final candidate(s) prior to employment.  Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the University States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials as soon as possible. Applicant screening will begin immediately and be ongoing through Sunday, October 2, 2022. However, applications may be accepted until the position has been filled.

  1. Go to the UWSA Applicant Portal to submit your materials online and select the appropriate applicant portal, either External Applicants or Internal Applicants  and click on the position title that you want to apply for.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to include your salary expectations when asked in our applicant tracking In addition, please be sure to upload ALL THREE of the required documents: resume, cover letter, and references as PDF files. Failing to include any of these documents may disqualify your application.
    1. Your cover letter MUST specifically address how your education and experience relate to the and qualifications. Be sure to emphasize the areas outlined under “Minimum and Preferred Qualifications”
    2. Your reference page should include the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references with at least one being from a current or previous supervisor.
  3. Include a statement of whether you wish to have your application held in confidence or made available to the public upon request. Please note that in the absence of any statement regarding confidentiality, we will assume you do not wish to have your application held in confidence. The UW System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
  4. Submit your application.

 

The University of Wisconsin System Administration is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, and person with disabilities.

Questions may be addressed to: Lori Fuller, Senior Human Resources Manager; UW System Human Resources; at lfuller@uwsa.edu or at (608) 263-0847.