The Investigator for Student Conduct is a position that will serve as the primary investigator for student cases involving any allegation of sexual misconduct (i.e. sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking). The primary responsibilities will be to provide prompt response and outreach to potential complainants in connection with incidents reported to the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) pursuant to the campus' Title IX reporting structures potential complainants and conduct investigations of such incidents in accordance with the university's sexual misconduct policy and procedures. Responsible for managing case files, database information, and documentation associated with the University's Title IX compliance with a particular emphasis on investigation of alleged cases of sexual misconduct (including assault and sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and stalking involving undergraduate and graduate students at IUPUI). Responsible for conducting a full investigation in connection with reports, identifying and collecting potential evidence, meeting and interviewing parties and witnesses, and ensuring routine communication with parties to keep well-informed. Responsible for preparing investigation reports, evaluating and assigning charges, keeping up-to-date meeting notes and database entries related to conduct cases. May also assist in investigating cases of personal misconduct and organizational misconduct as needed. Will also assist the Director and Assistant Director with outreach and education on student life topics related to sexual misconduct, including Title IX, VAWA, sexual misconduct, harassment, domestic violence, and stalking in coordination with campus partners; assist with related projects as assigned. This includes the promotion of student learning and development through case management and related educational efforts while utilizing specialized knowledge of higher education administration, student development, conflict resolution, restorative justice, Title IX, VAWA, current legal mandates, and related content areas. The Investigator for Student Conduct will report directly to the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct
Investigate, manage, and evaluate charges in cases of alleged sexual misconduct, stalking, harassment, domestic violence, and other title IX related incidents by students utilizing processes articulated in the university's sexual misconduct policy and accompanying procedures, and other related policies and procedures. Assign educational sanctions for students who accept responsibility for charges. Provide information gathered in the investigation in university sexual misconduct hearings. Utilize relevant theory, literature, research, and best practices to manage and investigate matters involving sexual misconduct, personal misconduct, and organizational misconduct. Relevant knowledge areas include, but are not limited to: applicable Civil Rights laws and regulations, student development, ethical development, social identity development, social justice, conflict resolution theory, motivational interviewing, and related theories of human motivation, change, and development. Review complaints, conduct intake meetings, coordinate interim measures, interview involved parties, and facilitate conflict resolution, either through informal or formal mechanisms. Consult with broad cross-section of institutional and community stakeholders regarding student conflict issues at large and specific student situations. Work with highly sensitive, protected information with discretion and good judgment to maintain student confidentiality, while attending to institutional risk-management concerns. Interact, as appropriate, with parents and attorneys hired on behalf of students regarding specific student conduct cases. Serve as an investigator for all conduct cases for OSC but specifically to ensure cases are completed within Title IX and VAWA related timelines. Foster student learning, development, and enhanced educational experiences through direct service interventions (counseling, advising, mediation, interactive programming, teaching, etc.). Provide appropriate referrals for students to other offices or agencies when assistance needed is beyond scope of responsibility. Educate and assist students in developing abilities to reflect on their personal and ethical values and in making informed decisions about their conduct. Comply with and educate others on regulations and laws related to the work of OSC, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Clery Act. Promote the highest standards of the profession in accordance with the principles, ethics, standards, and best practices of ASCA, ACPA, NASPA, and CAS.
Conduct educational outreach efforts, including serving as a liaison and consultant for university constituents on behavior management concerns. Forward the mission and goals of the office and the Division of Student Affairs within an established set of organizational values. Lead and participate in university committee and taskforce work which promotes the mission of the Office of Student Conduct and Division of Student Affairs.
Assist the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct with management of the Office, including budget and compliance with federal and state regulations, as well as various other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: Master's Degree in student affairs, higher education administration, social work, conflict resolution, counseling, or JD, plus 2 years of experience in investigations, student conduct, student affairs or sexual misconduct prevention and education.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to work effectively with colleagues and students from diverse populations (e.g. nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability status, and other social identities). Strong organization and program design skills. Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently. Ability to set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the harmony of the team. Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, and remain neutral. Knowledge of complexities surrounding sexual assault and sexual harassment cases in a college setting. Demonstrated knowledge of investigation or interviewing for information gathering is required. Ability to collaborate with academic units and other administrative units. Familiarity with Title IX rights and responsibilities (specifically Title IX and VAWA). Demonstrate superior judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential communications. Knowledge of applicable Civil Rights laws and regulations. Knowledge of student conflict resolution, residential life, student conduct, or a related field within student affairs. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to educationally focused conflict resolution techniques and programs. Strong organization and program design skills. Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and exercise sound decision-making on relevant issues.
Certification in investigations and/or Title IX Investigations from ATIXA, ASCA, NACUA or other equivalent training.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3SA
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: STUDENT LIFE (IN-STLI-IUINA)
Internal Number: 71877
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.