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Director of Investigations/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Appalachian State University

The applicant portal to apply can be found: https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/17034

Appalachian State University is conducting a search for a Director of Investigations/Deputy Title IX Coordinator reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Compliance.

The Director of Investigations will:

  • Serve as the University's Deputy Title IX Coordinator and assist Title IX Coordinator with administrative responsibilities;
  • Investigate discrimination and harassment complaints, including those by employees, students, and others protected under state and federal laws and regulations and/or the university's policies;
  • Supervisory responsibility for investigations unit
  • Serve as lead investigator, provide expertise and procedural guidance to investigators with support of Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Compliance;
  • Responsible for the preparation of reports (i.e. Affirmative Action Plan) as requested by relevant federal and state agencies, and for relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Coordinate training sessions and educational programs for faculty and staff on compliance with applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws, the University's Non Discrimination and Harassment policies, and the reporting and resolution procedures;
  • Support the associate vice chancellor in leading unit initiatives

Minimum Qualifications

  • J.D., Masters, or Advanced degree in human resources, student development, higher education administration or other relevant discipline is highly desirable; a Bachelor's degree with an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting investigations of harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation involving students, employees and/or contractors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Title IX regulatory and enforcement guidance, and legislative initiatives
  • Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity towards experiences and expressions of trauma caused by sexual violence and harassment
  • Superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills; superior writing skills; superior presentation skills; superior ability to articulate oneself in a clear and concise manner to small, large and diverse audiences
  • Strong prioritization, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Experience organizing and conducting workplace discrimination or harassment investigations, Title IX investigations or other civil rights investigations, preparing concise and cogent written analyses of complaints, and making recommendations for management action

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in equal opportunity /affirmative action, ADA Compliance, Title IX compliance, and/or judicial affairs in Higher Education is preferred.
  • Three years of experience interpreting federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations.

Application Procedure
Please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter that outlines how your experience and qualifications specifically align to this position
  • Contact information for 3 References
  • 2-3 page redacted writing sample related to an EEO, Title IX, discrimination, harassment, or retaliation investigation report authored by the applicant

The applicant portal to apply can be found: https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/17034

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Suggested Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Disability Accommodation Information
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Liz Mason at masone@appstate.edu.

Posting Date: 11/09/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.