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Civil Rights Investigator

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Compliance, Legal Affairs

Job Title

Civil Rights Investigator


Institutional Equity and Compliance


$51,415 - $64,011; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Serve as a direct report to the Assistant to the President in the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. Assess reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation regarding protected classes; timely conduct and document fair, thorough investigations; assist with identifying the need for supportive measures; and conduct alternative resolutions where appropriate. Serving as a Deputy Title VI/EEO/AA Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the incumbent will play an important role in the University's education, prevention, and response efforts related to gender, sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected categories. Assist the Title VI Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator with the development and implementation of training programs for faculty, staff, and students on discrimination, harassment, diversity, and inclusion issues. Assists as needed with the University's Affirmative Action Plan and the hiring review process through the applicant tracking system. Collaborates with other University constituencies that include but are not limited to: University Police, University Counsel, Student Affairs, Faculty, Students, and Administration, for consultation and investigation purposes as necessary. Help foster and maintain a campus environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and violence. Perform other related tasks and special projects as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university required.

Required Related Experience

Three (3) years progressively responsible demonstrated experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Some knowledge of higher education policies and procedures, etc. preferred.

Desirable Related Experience

Master's degree or law degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible, directly related experience as a Title VI/EEO/AA or Title IX investigator preferred. Prior experience working in a higher education environment preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If selected for an interview, candidate will be required to provide a writing sample.

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: October 12, 2022; for optimal consideration, please apply before September 22, 2022.

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