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EEO Compliance Investigator Senior

Job Description

  • We are currently seeking a Senior EEO Compliance Investigator who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service. 

    The Opportunity
    You: You’re an insightful and diplomatic person dedicated to discovering the truth behind discrimination allegations and reaching fair and honest resolutions. Your work helps ensure that students and employees have the opportunity to participate fully in the HCC community.

    Your mission: We’ll count on you to assist the Director of EEO Compliance and Title IX Coordinator to guarantee equal educational opportunities and promote HCC’s diversity and inclusion goals.

    Your work: You’ll oversee the EEO/Title IX complaint function for cases that are assigned to you. Working with students and employees, you will investigate alleged discrimination cases, analyze the evidence and determine whether a violation occurred. You’ll attend case review meetings, participate in professional development activities and interact with a wide range of students and colleagues. You will have the opportunity to travel to HCC campuses to meet with students and employees, to give presentations and workshops, and to consult with college leadership.

    Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person of integrity who gets things done, apply today!

  • Assist the Director of EEO Compliance carry out the EEO and Title IX Compliance function of the College. Investigate and respond to complaints of discrimination. Oversee development of statistical and narrative reporting; monitor the employee selection and other personnel, and educational processes including training, as related to EEO and Title IX.
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
    Assist the Director to establish, review and monitor EEO compliance programs, plans, policies and procedures for all segments of the College.
    Oversee EEO case complaint function; including: intake, investigation, informal resolution, formal hearing processes, and training.
    Investigate alleged discrimination cases by completing interviews of the complaining and responding parties, determine relevant witness and documentary evidence, and interview persons believed to have pertinent factual knowledge of the allegations.
    Analyze all evidence in alleged discrimination cases in relation to relevant HCCS policy and State and Federal Statutes.
    Provide recommendations regarding whether a violation of the statutes and/or policies has occurred, and prepare a written report.
    Work closely with Campus Title IX Contacts assigned to address student and faculty complaints, investigations, and possible discipline/sanctions.
    Liaison with students, departments, and other internal or external parties regarding gender discrimination related matters.
    Coordinate as appropriate with College Administration and/or government investigators during an internal or external investigation.
    Investigate alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and serve as a resource in terms of interpretation to the College regarding issues related to the ADA, accommodations, and disability access.
    Serve as a resource in terms of interpretation to College Administration, faculty, staff and students when equal opportunity/affirmative action issues arise.
    Investigate and study complaints to clarify issues.
    Attend case review meetings to discuss cases, explore options, and develop investigative plans.
    Conduct interviews with personnel who can provide information or clarify issues directly related to complaints.
    Travel to HCCS campuses to give presentations and workshops.
    Coordinate with other departments and administrators to develop and direct an on-going series of workshops, seminars, and training associated with institutional compliance.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.  The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  
    Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Resources, Educational Psychology, Criminal Justice, Counseling, or other related/compatible field is required.  JD or Master’s degree preferred.
    Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in Human Resources, Compliance, or Student Services with a minimum of two (2) years in compliance, EEO, Title IX or related areas required.
    Experience dealing with all types of employees and students
    Ability to interpret Title IX, federal, state, and local civil rights laws and regulations regarding gender discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
    Demonstrated ability to manage and analyze data to prepare effective reports and presentations
    Proficient in MS Office
    Knowledge of automated Human Resources and student services information systems
    Demonstrated ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
    Demonstrated ability to effectively work with hostile and emotional individuals in a compassionate, professional, and courteous manner to diffuse and manage complex problems
    Ability to maintain confidentiality and professional relationship with students, faculty, staff and third parties while handling sensitive, complex issues
    Ability to effectively work in a collaborative, team-centered work environment and provide helpful leadership and support to stakeholders in a timely and professional manner
    Ability to engage others in training, prevention, and awareness programs
    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
    This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
  145 languages are spoken here.
  Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
  With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
  Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517                                   

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.

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