Senior Investigator and Strategic Partner

ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Investigator/Strategic Partner role manages a high profile caseload, leading investigations, conducting fact finding and analysis to reach appropriate determinations and recommendations. The role will also evaluate programs, lead process improvement activities, create and conduct training, and implement initiatives designed to promote positive faculty employee relations. Critical to success is the incumbents' ability to partner and collaborate with key stakeholders and drive sustainable change. The position also serves as the Title IX investigator designee for the School of Medicine.
Job Functions:
Partner with department leaders and other functional units in conducting fact finding process and reaching determinations.
Ensures consistency in practices and processes for faculty employee relations issues.
Collaborates with SOM leadership, departments, human resources, employment and campus counsel and other stakeholders before making recommendation on resolution; obtains appropriate approvals before implementing recommendations.
Conducts interviews and obtains and evaluates data/facts; completes faculty employee relations analysis as agreed to by plan.
Partners with internal or external counsel as needed.
Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.
Works with key stakeholders to develop measurements and reports to identify faculty employee relations trends/activities.
Proactively develops, in conjunction with key stakeholders, recommendations of changes to, or the development of, human resources or department policies, procedures, programs and strategies to solve faculty employee relations issues and trends.
Partners with legal, human resources and other key stakeholders to develop and/or facilitate training solutions that support long-term resolution of faculty employee relations issues/trends and/or meets company's expectations on compliance with human resources policies and programs.
Lead, support and manage other projects as needed in support of faculty employee relations strategy, which includes refinement of current associate relations database, tools, templates and guidelines.
Develops, implements and provides training to enhance the faculty employee relations skills of department.
Conducts root cause analysis and leads continuous improvement efforts for faculty employee relations issues.
Serve as the Title IX investigator designee for the School of Medicine.

QualificationsBachelor's degree with five years' experience independently conducting complex workplace investigations
Five years' experience working directly with executive level leaders
Experience creating, implementing and providing workplace training
Subject Matter Expertise in conducting complex, confidential fact finding investigations and analyses
Knowledge of Title VII and IX, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, and other relevant state and federal laws
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) preferred
Strong project management and analytical skills
Strong interpersonal skills, with emphasis on listening and communicating clearly and succinctly
Detail-orientation with the ability to multi-task in a timeline-driven environment
Effective and professional oral and written communication skills
Strong communication, emotional intelligence and conflict management skills
Strong presentation and facilitation skills
Team-orientation with the demonstrated ability to work independently
Experience handling privileged information with sensitivity and confidentiality
Six Sigma, Kaizen Coach or similar Certification preferred
Crucial Conversations and Situational Leadership or similar training or certifiation preferred

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