Through Cornell University Policy 6.4, and the applicable procedures for students, staff, and faculty, the university provides means to address bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct, including gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation. The Office of the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the institutional response to sexual and related misconduct. Central to this charge is the intake and investigation of reports of this type of prohibited misconduct.
The Title IX Investigator position reports to the University Title IX Coordinator, and will be responsible for resolving complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence including stalking and intimate partner violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment involving faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students at the University. The Investigator plays a significant role in meeting the university's training and education obligations under Title IX, VAWA, and other federal and state civil rights laws.
The Title IX Investigator has primary responsibility for the administration of University Policy 6.4. The Investigator will be responsible for resolving complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence including stalking and intimate partner violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment involving faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students at the University. Plays a significant role in meeting the university's training and education obligations under Title IX, VAWA, and other federal and state civil rights laws.
We are seeking an Investigator who has a Bachelor's degree with 5 to 7 years of related experience conducting investigations, or equivalent combination of degree and experience. Additionally, the investigator should possess the following:
Absolute respect for the dignity of all human beings, regardless of their behaviors or circumstances.
Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information. 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.
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 and to present oral arguments to convey complex issues. Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress.
Strong and effective interpersonal skills including the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs. Ability to work as part of a University-wide community to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner.
Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining professional and productive working relationships with faculty and/or staff at all levels at the University.
Demonstrated excellent communication, planning, reasoning and organizational skills, as well as excellent judgment and discretion required. Must interact with others and represent the Title IX Office in a professional, respectful and thoughtful manner.
Demonstrated experience working independently and taking initiative.
Experience developing and delivering educational presentations before a group.
In addition to the above requirements, we prefer a candidate who possess any of the following traits:
Master's degree or Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
Demonstrated experience reading and interpreting complex legal documents to evaluate their impact on University policy and procedures including experience working with nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title IX, the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA.
Experience in student conduct office or an office of discrimination and harassment is highly preferred.
Language proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.
Success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment.
Experience in EEO investigations in a university or corporate setting is highly preferred.
Experience investigating cases of sexual and interpersonal violence.
Experience in areas of higher education with experience conducting investigations and knowledge of complexities surrounding investigations in a college setting. Experience working with college students.
Title IX Investigator training certification.
Experience in human development and/or counseling (especially related to alcohol/drugs and/or sexual assault and/or human development) and/or criminal justice or related fields.
Familiarity with legal, social and other factors relevant to student behavior and campus adjudication proceedings.
Familiarity working with LBGTQ community.
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