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Department: Office of the President Staff
Salary/Rate: $52,200 @ 1.0 FTE
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.
Minimum Classification 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.
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.
All Listed Duties:
Receives complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender related violence including stalking and intimate partner violence, and protected class discrimination, bias, and harassment and related retaliation
Identify University policies and/or Student Conduct Code provisions relevant to complaints
Make recommendations regarding the resolution of complaints including informal resolution and formal investigation
Make recommendations for interim measures, provide resource and referral to complainants and respondents including both on and off campus supports
Conduct a prompt, equitable and impartial administrative investigation into complaints including identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering and assessing information relevant to the investigation; apply relevant policies and make findings of fact in individual cases
Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of all involved and respectful of difference,
In collaboration with the Director of Equity Grievance provide information to students, employees and others regarding the Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy, and Campus Choice.
In collaboration with the Senior Executive for Equity and Diversity, the Director of Equity Grievance and the SOU Social Justice and Equity Center, facilitate training/presentations to students and student groups regarding the University's nondiscrimination policies and identifying and integrating best practices into the complaint resolution process
Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, students, and staff)
Develop and maintain relationships and clear lines of communication with [campus and community partners]. Collaborate with on and off campus resources including law enforcement and victim services in resolving complaints and work with the Director of Equity Grievance to ensure that the University's processes, responses, and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with nondiscrimination laws
Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the areas of Title IX and bias and discrimination investigations. Stay current with practices, trends and publications in the field
Build relationships with colleagues at peer institutions; review current literature and research; participate in local, regional and/or national professional associations and organizations
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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
Internal Number: 8987
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.