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Senior EEO Complaint Investigator/Senior EEO Associate

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Local Title: Senior EEO Complaint Investigator/Senior EEO Associate
Budget Title: Assistant to Director 13
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Administrative


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Office of Institutional Equity at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Senior EEO Complaint Investigator/Senior EEO Associate/Assistant to Director 13.

The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) at SUNY Downstate is dedicated to supporting a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. To this end, OIE is seeking to hire a Senior EEO Complaint Investigator/Senior EEO Associate who will work under the direct supervision of the Title IX Director and also with additional supervision of the Chief Diversity Officer and the Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and will assist in the development, management and administration of EEO &Title IX investigations, compliance reviews and various university and hospital diversity initiatives.

The Senior EEO Complaint Investigator/Senior EEO Associate will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintain current knowledge and materials related to laws, rules, regulations, and best practices ensuring that Downstate follows all laws, rules and regulations including but not limited to Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, NYS EL Section 129-B, Americans with Disabilities Act, etc.
  • Investigate complaints that fall under the purview of Downstate's Non-Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policies as well as under Title IX, and prepare detailed investigative reports.
  • Assist Title IX Director with Title IX efforts including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures, and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation.
  • Assist with the implementation, administration, and communication of diversity programs.
  • Assist in the collection and analysis data for EEO/Title IX compliance reports.
  • Develop and present training programs and disseminate information related to diversity, EEO, Title IX, and other compliance at the various Schools/Colleges and Hospital. 
  • Facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive case management system.
  • Perform related duties as assigned and/or as required. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience in human resources, higher education, employment law, or other relevant discipline is required.
  • Experience in student affairs, human resources, community relations, compliance or similar fields.
  • 5+ years of experience related to employment law, education law, Title IX, Legal Compliance, and/or other federal or state laws.
  • Must have the ability to investigate, interpret, analyze, advise on EEO/Title IX and related policies, regulations and practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • JD or related advanced degree in relevant field of employment law, educational and/or hospital experience.
  • Experience conducting investigations and a record of success in EEO/AA and diversity arenas.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, and report on large volume, complex data.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with regulatory laws and requirements.
  • Relevant experience in working for a public facing office, or a higher education institution, knowledge of its structure, policies and practices.
  • Ability to present information to individuals and groups of varying sizes and hierarchal levels.
  • Must be capable of designing and executing training and education for multiple constituencies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information. 

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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