The EEO/Title IX Investigator reports to the Assistant Vice President of Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator. The primary responsibilities of this position will be (1) to conduct reviews and investigations of incidents of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and gender-related violence, including stalking and intimate partner violence, involving undergraduate and graduate students at Rowan University that are reported as formal complaints and informal complaints and to prepare the appropriate reports; and (2) to conduct reviews and investigations into complaints filed pursuant to Rowan’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace related to harassment or discrimination based on a protected class status.
The ideal candidate must be detail oriented and a team player, have investigative experience, and be able to develop effective collaborations surrounding sensitive issues and topics. The Investigator acts as a neutral party in the investigations and provides an unbiased fact-finding report. The Investigator will also work to continuously identify and integrate best practices in the investigation arena into the existing process as well as maintain knowledge base and practice resources; stay abreast of current movements in the field of student conduct investigations and EEO investigations; build relationships with colleagues at peer institutions; review current literature and research, and develop and maintain critical relationships with faculty, Public Safety, key staff and students to promote Title IX and non-discrimination policies and procedures.
- Investigation and Consultation
- Manage the daily responsibilities associated with conducting investigation and informal resolutions pursuant to Rowan policy and state and federal law
- Enhance the reputation of the Equity and Diversity Office as being supportive, trustworthy, proactive, responsive and fair resource for students, faculty and administrators.
- Develop and execute an investigation plan for each complaint, including contacting all involved parties and providing them with information about the investigatory process.
- Conduct intake meetings, interview complainants, respondents, and potential witnesses, conduct thorough investigations, collect all relevant evidence
Provide timely follow up and updates to the complainant and respondent.
Gather and secure relevant documentation. Keep accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process.
- Write comprehensive, articulate, and well -written summaries, analysis of data, and reports.
- Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the investigation arena and advise administrators accordingly on ways to enhance current processes.
Training and Education
Develop and deliver training/education to the campus community regarding Title IX, VAWA, the Rowan Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy, non-discrimination policies and similar issues.
Maintain and disseminate informational media (printed brochures, web site content, etc.) to inform students and others about rights and protections afforded to students under Title IX and campus policy, and the procedures for reporting incidents of sexual misconduct and harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and retaliation.
Provide information and expert advice to those who request it.
Develop proactive approaches and programming to further awareness about Title IX and non-discrimination issues on all Rowan campuses
Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's Degree
- 3 years experience in conducting confidential and sensitive investigations
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of legal issues and situational complexities surrounding Title IX, VAWA and EEO guidance
- Empathy and critical thinking
- Ability to travel to Rowan’s several campuses
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral
- Ability to perform own secretarial work
- Availability on nights and weekends
Title IX or Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity experience highly preferred
Law Degree or Master’s in a related field
Experience dealing with college students