Title IX Investigator Manager

  • South Orange County Community College District
  • 5500 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Apr 11, 2022
Full time Human Resources & Affirmative Action Student Affairs

Job Description

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Title:

Title IX Investigator Manager

Job Category:

Classified Administrators and Managers

Job Opening Date:

February 25, 2022

Job Closing Date:

Locations:

Irvine Valley College

Pay Grade, for more information click on this link: 

http://www.socccd.edu/humanresources/hr_salary.html

Pay Rate Type:

Monthly

Work Days:

Monday - Friday

Work Hours:

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hours Per Week:

40

Percentage of Employment:

100

Job Description:

Academic and Classified Administrators and Managers Salary Schedule Range 13 - $8,684 per month

Initial Screening Date: March 17, 2022

DEFINITION:
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Services, the Title IX Investigator Manager is focused on the development and implementation of bias-free policies and procedures for all students. The Title IX Investigator Manager is responsible for ensuring District-wide compliance with Title IX regulations; comprehensive student, staff and faculty training programs; and compiling relevant information and conducting investigations for cases alleging stalking, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, LGBTQ+ concerns, pregnancy discrimination involving students and any other sexual misconduct allegations. This position will serve as student ombudsperson. 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

•    Promote stability and transparency by effectively maintaining and enforcing established District and campus policies, procedures, laws, regulations and best practices.
•    Continuously monitor federal, State and local laws for changes in compliance requirements.
•    Lead, handle and resolve legal and Title IX related issues including investigating Title IX cases involving students.
•    Provide counsel, training and resolution of issues. Coordinate with multiple entities to address matters.
•    Receive, investigate, prepare detailed investigative reports and implement procedures to respond to internal and external Title IX complaints. 
•    Act as a neutral party in the investigation assigned and provide a detailed, unbiased report to the Vice President for Student Services.
•    Serves as student ombudsperson to hear and informally addresses problems, concerns and complaints, opens channels of communication, serves as a neutral third party in conflict resolution, and seeks fair and equitable solutions to problems. 
•    Provides information, maintains resource files on campus policies, procedures, services, and programs, makes referrals to other campus resources. 
•    Suggests approaches for addressing and managing conflicts, collaborates with other campus agencies in issues of general concern, interprets campus policies, and offers recommendations for policy or procedure changes.
•    Prepare reports for internal and external federal and State agencies. 
•    Prepare statements, findings, conclusions and recommendations; provide background information for use by external investigators or legal counsel.
•    Work closely with the Discipline Officer, Campus Police, the Vice President for Student Services and all Title IX Deputies.
•    Assist or conduct training/workshops for students and employees on subjects such as, but not limited to, diversity, Title IX and other relevant training topics.
•    Assist with compiling data and statistics for annual analysis/reports.
•    Identify and train Campus Security Authorities (CSA).
•    Assist with Clery compliance including compiling reports, serving on related committees, training, identifying geography, maintaining CSA list for the campus and ensuring overall compliance in line with Stafford audit.
•    When appropriate, facilitate informal resolutions of Title IX complaints.
•    Collaborate with District Director of Employee Relations and Title IX Compliance on matters that involve both students and employees.
•    Identify and address any patterns related to sexual discrimination, harassment and misconduct on campus.
•    Develop and maintain database of Title IX reports, cases, trainings and statistics. 
•    Propose changes/updates to Board Policies and Administrative Regulations in compliance with State, federal and local laws.  
•    Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of: 
Applying trauma informed practices to interactions and communications with parties involved in sensitive cases.
Mediation, conflict resolution, or other related customer service abilities including flexibility, patience and the ability to de-escalate potentially heated situations.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Oral and written communication skills.
Team building principles.
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and databases.
Knowledge and understanding of community college students, their diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and the wide variety of their ages and educational goals as found on a community college campus and a demonstrated ability to work with people from this diverse population.

Ability to: 
Be objective, thorough and unbiased when conducting investigations.
Maintain high level of confidentiality. 
Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders (e.g., management, faculty, students and staff).
Perform administrative tasks such as scheduling, managing an Outlook calendar, taking calls and interfacing with visitors.
Adapt to changing priorities, responsibilities and the campus community needs and expectations.
Manage multiple concurrent tasks with intermittent service interruptions.
Stay current on applicable federal and State laws, regulations and guidance to meet the needs of  supported positions and maintain accuracy of records in accordance with campus policy.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 
Use a computer and applicable software including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and email. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES: 
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Master's Degree with coursework in law, human resources compliance, counseling, social work, psychology, gender studies, forensics, higher education administration, social justice or other related discipline is preferred.

Experience:
Minimum of two (2) years of related experience, including writing reports and assisting with Title IX related training. Management experience preferred.

Licenses and other Certification: 
Valid California driver's license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS 
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: 
Standard office and field setting. Duties performed are primarily in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation or in the community attending functions or meetings. Incumbents are subject to contact with community and business leaders, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding legal timelines. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort. Must be willing and able to travel and to work nights and weekends, as required. 

Physical Demands: 
Incumbents regularly sit for long periods; walk short distances on a regular basis; travel to various locations to attend meetings and conduct work; use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reach with hands and arms; stoop or kneel or crouch to file; speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person; and lift, carry and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
 

SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE:

Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, District employees are currently working a hybrid schedule of remote work and in-person each week through February 21, 2022. The number of in-person days may vary by position/department with work potentially transitioning to fully in-person on February 22, 2022. Further clarification of work schedule can be discussed with the Hiring Manager if selected as an interview candidate.

The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The Board of Trustees voted to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, employees, and volunteers with allowances for medical exemptions and sincerely held religious beliefs as defined by law. More information can be found on our District website by visiting https://www.socccd.edu/about/about_covid-19.html.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT:

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

PLEASE NOTE:

A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS

DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS:

If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT:

Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to assigned job.

CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY AWARENESS:

Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in the District Human Resources office upon request.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):

The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.

Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District's mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

SOCCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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