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0991 - Investigator Manager I, Office of Equity & Employee Relations - Legal Division

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.  Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:


  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person


We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic planTransform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.  

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.


As an Investigator I, you will report to the Director of Employee Relations in the Office of Equity and Employee Relations, assisting with personnel investigations involving allegations ofserious misconduct and investigations of complaints under the District’s uniform complaintpolicy and Title IX policy. In this role, you will be expected to conduct interviews, gather evidence, and give your findings in order to collaborate on and assist with the production of reports and other documentation to respond to allegations and claims. You will help the Office of Equity and Employee Relations Department’s transformational work to become a strategic partner in the District and deliver on the promises outlined in both Impact Learning. Impact Lives. as well as our long-term, city-wide North Star, Vision 2025.


We expect our Investigator I will:


Demonstrate a Leadership Mindset

  • Assist with counseling and coaching of managers and administrators on personnel matters to promote an engaged and positive culture


Manage to Results

  • Assist with drafting and editing high quality written documentation, summarizing investigative findings, analyzing evidence and forming conclusions
  • Assist with investigations involving allegations of employee misconduct and complaints alleging violation of the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures


Manage Teams

  • Coordinate training and assist with professional development on personnel investigations, progressive discipline, and the prevention of harassment and bullying.


Manage Relationships

  • Partner with school site and department leaders to ensure calibrated, consistent protocols around the investigative process and remedial measures to address and correct violations of policy
  • Collaborate with critical SFUSD partners in this work, including site leaders, to address uniform complaints
  • Support core projects across the Office of Equity and Employee Relations as directed

Desired Qualifications

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to draft detailed, high-quality documentation that summarizes findings, makes credibility assessments and issues recommendations for remedial and/or disciplinary action, when appropriate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple cases and competing priorities simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with senior level district staff and colleagues
  • Ability to demonstrate and practice cultural humility toward individuals of other cultures and ability to approach learning about other cultures as a lifelong goal and process
  • Ability to work effectively in difficult situations involving confidential or sensitive matters
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Ability to exercise critical thinking to discover certain patterns of information and make abstract connections between seemingly unrelated data
  • Ability to maintain an open mind, recognizing and acknowledging that previous education and life experiences impact the ability to objectively evaluate certain situations


The strongest candidates will have:

  • Knowledge of San Francisco’s public schools and/or urban public schools
  • Experience conducting investigations into allegations of employee misconduct and/or uniform complaints
  • Experience conducting investigatory interviews involving difficult and uncomfortable subjects
  • Training in trauma informed investigation strategies to respond to complaints in a victim centered, trauma informed manner.
  • Experience communicating in writing and verbally to large groups and a variety of audiences (e.g., large groups, staff meetings, executive briefings, public board meetings, memos)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S) from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred
  • 2 (two) years of professional-level experience in a large, urban school district, or human resources department, or other educational setting


Substitution: Education requirement may be substituted for additional professional-level experience on a year-for-year basis.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $98,416.27 - $134,433.68 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

  • Visit www.careers.sfusd.edu and create a new account to begin your application.  
  • If you have previously applied to a job on JobAps, you will be prompted to “select an application to copy;” please select any previous application: you will have the opportunity to update the application and your resume; if you have not previously applied you will be prompted to create a new account
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses   
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.


Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.


For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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