This position provides professional support to the Title IX Coordinator by investigating discrimination and harassment complaints on the basis of protected categories and retaliation complaints. This position reports to the Director of Title IX Initiatives/Clery Act Compliance and Title IX Coordinator.
Major Areas of Responsibility
- Conduct investigations of complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. This includes interviewing parties and witnesses; collection, documentation and review of evidence; and following other required investigative procedures based upon established policies.
- Develop and prepare comprehensive investigative reports based upon investigation findings.
- Oversee investigations conducted by other investigators
- Assist the Title IX Coordinator in the development and implementation of training programs for faculty, staff, and students on equal opportunity, non-discrimination, Title IX and other related topics.
- Stay abreast of applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidance.
- Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree or Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline with equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. Degrees in psychology, counseling, social work or criminal justice are viewed favorably. A minimum of  years demonstrated experience in complaint, incident, and/or grievance investigation and resolution. Experience and training regarding conducting sensitive and confidential investigations alleging discrimination and harassment.
Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state laws regarding discrimination, harassment and equal opportunity. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to both be and project neutrality and establish rapport with a diverse range of community members. Demonstrated ability to deal appropriately with confidential information and exercise good judgment on sensitive matters. Demonstrated commitment to diversity. Strong organization and analytical skills. Ability to handle a significant caseload and manage multiple deadlines.
Juris Doctorate or Advanced Degree preferred. Over  years' experience in complaint and/or grievance investigation and resolution. Experience in a higher education setting preferred. Experience with Title IX, Title VI, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, Clery and VAWA. Experience handling reasonable accommodation requests. Background in human resources, student affairs, or diversity programming viewed favorably. Experience conducting mediations viewed favorably.
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