Equity Grievance/Title IX Investigator

$52,200 yearly
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Ashland, OR 97520, USA
  • Jun 28, 2021
Full time Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Multicultural Affairs Legal Affairs Student Affairs

Job Description



Equity Grievance/Title IX Investigator

Southern Oregon University

Position Number: A00433

Rate: $52,200 @ 1.0 FTE

Position Summary:
The Title IX Investigator reports to the Director of Equity Grievance, who has primary responsibility for the administration of the Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy (Gen.009). The Investigator assists in resolving complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender related violence including stalking and intimate partner violence, and protected class discrimination, bias, and harassment involving students, staff and faculty at the University. The investigator will work closely with the campus policy noted above as well as the Student Code of Conduct and employee policies. When a complaint is filed, the Investigator will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation. The Investigator acts as a neutral party in the investigation and provides a detailed, unbiased report regarding the findings of the investigation. The Investigator will assess for interim measures, make accommodation recommendations, and make referrals to supports both on and off campus.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience conducting investigations
• Experience conducting thorough, objective investigations of complaints, reaching sound neutral conclusions based on investigation results and maintaining confidentiality regarding process and outcomes in accordance with all legal requirements.
• Experience with exercising tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential issues and situations.
• Ability to represent the Office effectively in investigations and other dealings on a variety of sensitive and confidential issues, including maintaining public records and protected information.
• Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.

Preferred Qualification:
• Master’s degree in social work, higher education administration or related field.
• Experience in student conduct or an office of discrimination and harassment is highly preferred.
• Experience working with college students.
• Experience working with law enforcement, district attorney’s office, or human resources.
• Professional experience conducting investigations in a University setting.
• Experience investigating cases of interpersonal violence.
• Knowledge of complexities surrounding investigations in a college setting.
• Title IX Investigator training certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, The 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment and other applicable laws.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and organize investigations, prepare reports, resolve problems and issues.
• Understanding of complexity and multiple dimensions of diversity, inclusion, equity, including but not limited to, age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
• Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various culture backgrounds
• Initiative in independently planning, organizing and performing work assignments.
• Ability to work with a high level of productivity and attention to accuracy/detail.
• Manage multiple, on-going and complex case load of equity-based complaints.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time sensitive deadlines.
• Maintain confidentiality and professional relationships in dealing with sensitive, complex civil rights, legal and human resource issues.
• Efficient computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, database, software applications and online systems.
• Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigation.
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
• Strong written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to write concise, accurate, and clear communications.
• Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity.
• Skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues.
• Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress community to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the University.
• Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents to evaluate their impact on University policy and procedures.
• Working knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title IX, due process protections as they apply to Student Conduct proceedings, the Clery Act,VAWA, and FERPA.

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) cover letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; and (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references should be included in the application or as an attachment. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Special Conditions
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
-Position classifications defined as “non exempt” *are *subject to overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Notice to Prospective Employees
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link:
https://inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.

All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sou.edu/postings/8994.

Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

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