As part of UConn’s ongoing commitment to creating and maintaining a campus environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including all forms of sexual harassment and violence, the newly-formed position of Title IX Investigator will play an important role in the University’s coordinated response, prevention and education initiatives pursuant to Title IX and related statutes and regulations. Reporting to the Lead Title IX Investigator, the Title IX Investigator is responsible for the University’s Title IX investigations with a particular emphasis on investigating alleged cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence involving undergraduate and graduate students at the University. The Title IX Investigator will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation, which includes: identifying and interviewing witnesses, gathering and securing relevant documentation which may include confidential information used in collective bargaining, determining responsibility, and recommending sanctions as appropriate. In addition, the Title IX Investigator will assist the Lead Title IX Investigator and the Title IX Coordinator in carrying out the University’s responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, data collection, trend analysis, and community outreach, including initiating progressive and effective education and prevention initiatives in collaboration with a wide variety of on and off-campus partners. Salary range is in the $60,000s, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package is available.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Perform student conduct investigations from inception to resolution, and draft memoranda of findings and recommendations.
- Working closely with the Lead Title IX Investigator, review and synthesize allegations to determine appropriate charges, and determine if allegations and preliminary findings call for interim measures.
- Lead witness interviews, analyze witness statements, make credibility assessments, record findings of fact, and communicate with parties’ and witness’ advocates while protecting the independence, integrity, and confidentiality of the investigation.
- Draft and present memoranda of findings and appropriate supporting documents related to the resolution of each matter, including but not limited to sworn statements, requests for information, and correspondence with external civil rights enforcement agencies and parties’ and witness’ advocates.
- Where decisions result in findings of a violation of The Student Code, draft recommendations for sanctions in accordance with The Student Code.
- Assist with the preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to Title IX complaints and trends.
- Assist in development and review of University-wide policies and procedures that further institutional civil rights.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Title IX Coordinator and Lead Title IX Investigator.
- A Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or a related field (e.g., student affairs, higher education administration, law, criminology, social work, and psychology).
- At least two years’ work experience working with victims of gender-based discrimination, harassment, or violence in a higher education, employment, or advocacy setting.
- Demonstrated ability to independently and efficiently manage a caseload.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong public speaking and presentation skills.
- Strong work ethic and attention to detail: Highly motivated, self-directed execution of routine and special projects.
- Strong interpersonal skills: Demonstrated ability to function well in both leader and teammate roles and interact with colleagues and superiors in a positive and constructive manner when faced with significant deadlines or workloads.
- Experience in and awareness of the sensitivity required when interacting with, supervising, and addressing the needs of a diverse community on sensitive topics.
- Working knowledge of basic principles of Title IX and non-discrimination statutes and regulations.
- Experience working on issues of sexual misconduct with college-age population.
- Prior completion of sexual violence prevention and/or response training through a nationally-recognized organization.
- At least one year of experience as a trainer/educator, preferably in the area of interpersonal violence.
Home to the UConn campus, the Storrs-Mansfield community is in the midst of an exciting, multi-year transformation, offering a lively downtown center that brings together University and local residents with premium amenities including diverse housing, shopping, and dining opportunities. Epitomizing the classic New England community, Storrs and its surrounding neighborhoods offer an enjoyable blend of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities while also providing easy access to major metropolitan areas New York, Boston and Providence.
Applicants should apply online using Husky Hire. Applicants should include cover letter detailing experience and qualifications, resume, and list of three references. Search #2014311.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on March 14, 2014
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.