Title IX Investigator/Student Conduct Case Manager
Job Description Summary:
Job ID: 4324 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)
The Title IX Investigator/Student Conduct Case Manager reports to the Director of the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution (OESCR); reviews police and incident reports submitted to the OESCR for appropriateness of moving forward with Code of Student Conduct charges; promptly investigates cases of alleged student and student organization misconduct consistent with university policy, and specifically Title IX complaints, which include but are not limited to sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct (including sexual exploitation and indecent exposure), dating or domestic violence, and stalking. This position may assist with adjudicating conduct hearing, as necessary; responsible for conducting applicable research as it relates to the current trends and policies governing sexual misconduct in higher education in addition to case analysis, data review, and trend assessment; other duties as assigned.
The office of ethics and student conflict resolution manages the judicial process for Miami University. The staff works within tight timelines and manages a large caseload throughout the year. Meeting deadlines is critical and requires attention to detail. Confidential record keeping and interfacing with myriad of constituents (students, families, lawyers, faculty, administrators and police officers) will occur on a daily basis. This position will perform the following (not an exhaustive list):
Investigation and Consultation:
- Receive Title IX complaints, which include but are not limited to, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct (including sexual exploitation and indecent exposure), dating, domestic violence and stalking
- Identify University policies and/or Code of Student Conduct provisions and relevant to a complaint
- Exercise judgment regarding the resolution of complaints including formal investigations
- Conduct 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 student and respectful of differences
- Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders
- 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 complaint and work with the Director of the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution and Title IX Coordinator to ensure the University's processes, responses, and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with non-discrimination laws.
- Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base practice. Stay abreast of current movements in the field of student conduct investigations by participating in conference,s, workshops, training, etc.
- Build relationships with colleagues at per institutions; review current literature and research; participate in local, regional and/or national professional associations and organizations
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.
- Strong skills in the area of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigation.
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to asses and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
- Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolutions of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity. Still in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues.
- Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment.
- Strong and effective intrapersonal skills; the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs.
- Ability to work as part if a university-wide community to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner.
- Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents to evaluate their impact on University policy and procedures.
- Working knowledge of non-discrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title IX, due process protections as they apply to student conduct proceedings, the Clery Act, VAWA and FERPA.
Related Duties, and Other Duties, as Assigned
- Meet one-on-one with students related to Title IX/student conduct issues and concerns, as needed/appropriate.
- Review and evaluate reports from multiple sources (e.g.; Miami Police; Oxford Police; Office of Residence Life; etc); track trends and evaluate situations/cases that might warrant additional investigation/scrutiny.
- Provide training to individuals/groups related to relevant Code of Conduct and/or Title IX issues, as appropriate/warranted.
- Other duties as assigned to meet the flexible and evolving needs of the office.
Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 2 years of university work experience in Student Life or a Student Affairs department or in investigating sexual harassment (including sexual assault, sexual exploitation and indecent exposure). See above competencies
The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560. Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.