Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity (VPIED) and working closely with the Title IX Program Officer and Institutional Equity Officer, the Institutional Equity Investigator will be responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with conducting the University's Title IX and civil rights investigations. The successful candidate will bring expertise in investigating cases of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment and gender-based harassment. The Institutional Equity Investigator will also assist in coordinating requests for informal resolutions. The person will work in conjunction with the Institutional Equity Officer in assisting with resolving equal opportunity complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation involving faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students at Brown University, complaints of conduct that occur on University grounds, and complaints of conduct that occur off campus during University sanctioned programs and activities.
-Conduct prompt, equitable and impartial investigations of complaints of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, discrimination, and harassment as well as facilitation of informal resolutions. This includes interviewing parties; identifying, gathering and assessing information relevant to the investigation; and following other required investigative procedures based upon established policies. This also includes preparing comprehensive investigative reports based upon investigation findings. Additionally, includes facilitating the process for informal resolutions in coordination with the Title IX Program Officer.
-Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX and other civil rights investigations into University policies and procedures to ensure that the University's processes, responses, and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with non-discrimination laws; stay abreast of current movements in the field of investigations by participating in conferences, workshops, etc.; and maintain a current working knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and due process protections as they apply to student conduct proceedings, the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA.
-Assist the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity in the development and implementation of training programs for faculty, staff, and students on Title IX, equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and other related topics.
- Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of Brown University's mission and values while cultivating a community that is respectful of difference. This includes providing information to students, employees and others regarding the Student Conduct Code, University Code of Conduct, and University policies related to discrimination and harassment. Develop and maintain relationships and clear lines of communication with campus and community partners including Campus Life, General Counsel, and University Human Resources.
-Build relationships with colleagues at peer institutions; participate in local, regional and/or national professional associations and organizations.
- Bachelor's degree or higher in related field, i.e., student affairs, student affairs, higher education administration, criminology, social work, and psychology.
5 to 7 years of related experience with at least three years' relevant professional experience in the area of investigations, student conduct, or interpersonal violence.
- Juris Doctorate degree or Master's degree.
- Experience in the Title IX Office, student conduct office or an office of discrimination and harassment is highly preferred.
- Experience in student conduct or an office of discrimination and harassment is highly preferred.
- Experience working with college students preferred.
- Professional experience conducting investigations in a University setting.
- Experience investigating cases of interpersonal violence utilizing trauma informed best practices.
- Knowledge of complexities surrounding investigations in a college setting.
- Title IX Investigator training certification.
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- 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, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity.
- Skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress.
- A strong commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment.
- Strong and effective interpersonal skills; the ability to listen well and the ability to both be and project impartiality and establish rapport with a diverse range of community members.
- Ability to work as part of a University-wide community to resolve complaints.
- Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the University.
- Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents to evaluate their impact on University policy and procedures.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.
Recruiting Start Date:2020-05-21-07:00
Job Posting Title:Institutional Equity Investigator
Department:Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity
Time Type:Full time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
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