Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator - (220000MS)

  • Towson University
  • Towson, MD, USA
  • Aug 11, 2022
Full time Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Multicultural Affairs Human Resources & Affirmative Action Legal Affairs Student Affairs

Job Description


Job Summary

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

Under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Vice President of Inclusion and Institutional Equity, the Title IX & Civil Rights Investigator is responsible for assisting with the coordination and investigation of complaints associated with discrimination and Title IX regulations. The Title IX & Civil Rights Investigator will be able to articulate a clear understanding of how to effectively interpret and implement university rules and regulations. This position will support the daily administration of the Title IX and nondiscrimination coordination activities, including education, training, and programming for the university. The Title IX & Civil Rights Investigator will provide education, training, and programming regarding applicable laws (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act), regulations, policies and procedures for unlawful discrimination, and unlawful harassment.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities for the Title IX & Civil Rights Investigator include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages assigned cases to ensure the prompt timing of completing the investigation process; provides outreach and accommodations for inquiries relating to sexual misconduct or discrimination; conducts prompt and thorough investigations, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws; ensures a well-documented investigation process, analyzing information and working with the appropriate university offices during the course of investigations; maintains accurate and thorough investigatory files and reports; and prepares comprehensive reports of investigation findings of fact and recommendation(s)
  • Provides and compiles all necessary information for reports to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Clery Act, University System of Maryland (USM), etc.; may be assigned as a specialist or primary point of contact for a particular issue area (i.e., Title IX, ADA, Hate/Bias)
  • Provides information to employees and students regarding current policies and procedures, administrative processes, and addresses a variety of issues and/or provides general support
  • Provides educational outreach, training and assists in the development of marketing and educational materials to employees and students on the topic of sexual misconduct, and discrimination; coordinates assessment efforts on education and training programs and collaborates with others on surveys to assess university climate
  • Continuously maintains current information regarding federal and state laws and regulations, as well as integrates best practices in investigations; maintains current information relating to employment policies and procedures for faculty and staff under Civil Rights/ Title IX; ensures that university-related information is readily available on all aspects of discrimination /Title IX
  • Serves on related committees and panels as requested; collaborates with the designated supervisor and/or staff across the university
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Telework may be available for this position up to two days per week following the completion of 90 days of service in good standing.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Qualifications and Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience leading investigations
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to federal/ state compliance, discriminatory practices, sexual misconduct, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and other practices that violate Title IX, Section 504/ADA.
  • Ability to manage a caseload of civil rights and Title IX grievances in a prompt, effective, and equitable manner
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with members of the campus community
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse setting
  • Demonstrated success in addressing sensitive, emotionally charged conversations and crises
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Awareness of current trends and best practices in Title IX and diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor or master’s degree in Human Resources, Higher Education, or a related field
  • Experience leading investigations involving sexual misconduct or discrimination
  • Experience working with college students and college administrators

Application Details

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application. This position is open until filled.


To view and apply: https://towson.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=220000MS&lang=en

Office of Human Resources 8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: adarequest@towson.edu.

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Application Deadline

Open until filled.