Primary Purpose of Position
The Title IX Investigator will primarily be responsible for investigating all allegations of violations pursuant to the University’s Policy on Student-On-Student Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, Harassment/Assault Policy made against students, faculty, staff and visitors, and assist the University in achieving its goals of providing an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment by conducting prompt, thorough, and objective investigations of complaints.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Title IX Investigator conducts prompt, thorough, and objective investigation of complaints of harassment and discrimination against students, faculty, staff and third parties. Responsibility includes interviewing relevant parties and for identifying, collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence and documentation related to the complaint being investigated. The investigator prepares accurate, timely, detailed reports of findings and conclusions, maintains case files of complaints and their dispositions, collects sensitive and confidential information and documentation from appropriate sources, collaborates with various individuals and departments, establishes and maintains effective working relationships, coordinates investigation-related activities, maintains an unbiased approach and appropriate level of confidentiality through the investigation process, communicates verbally and in writing with appropriate parties, analyzes and prepares data/reports of complaint activity for use in ongoing University assessment and for responding to annual reporting requirements; and monitors compliance with all procedural and substantive requirements and timeless outlined in applicable University policies, including the Student-On-Student Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, Harassment/Assault Policy
Master’s Degree and two years of experience in higher educations, counseling, student affairs, human resources, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (i.e. bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience). All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Experience working with individuals who may be in distress and/or handling difficult situations Demonstrated professional work experience in legal, regulatory, student conduct, federal/state compliance, human resources, EO/ADA, Title IX compliance or sexual violence investigation and prevention. Experience organizing and conducting effective investigations, preparing concise and cogent written analyses of complaints, making recommendations for management action, and mediating and resolving conflicts when appropriate Experience conducting individual and/or group facilitation to foster effective communication and healthy relationships among diverse constituents in a workplace or academic environment.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Demonstrated knowledge of University policy, federal and state laws and regulations, workplace investigation procedures and principles, ethics and diversity compliance, demonstrated ability to think critically and apply sound management, effective oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to prioritize and Melli-task in situation with time constraints, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally, and demonstrated ability to handle complex investigations with objectivity, impartially, and with high level of confidence. Additional responsibilities will include