Title IX & Student Conduct Investigator
The Office of the Dean of Students within the Division of Student Affairs invites applications for the temporary, twelve-month position of Title IX & Student Conduct Investigator. The Title IX & Student Conduct Investigator would work within the Dean of Students unit in the Division of Student Affairs. The unit is dedicated to ensuring College policies are upheld as well as providing assistance to students of concern. Reporting directly to the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX and Student Conduct Investigator is responsible for conducting independent and unbiased investigations of reported incidents involving behaviors that may violate the College Title IX Policy (Policy Prohibiting Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment, Stalking, and other Power Based Personal Violence) and/or Student Conduct Code. The Investigator will also oversee implementation and compliance within an online training module. Other duties include assisting the Title IX Coordinator in creating and facilitating training/presentations to students and student groups regarding Title IX and related issues; coordinating and managing training programs for students; facilitating training/presentations for co-investigators, administrative hearing officers, student groups and College staff; creating and updating information in brochures and on College websites; inputting and managing case data in Symplicity; consulting with a broad cross-section of institutional and community stakeholders regarding Title IX issues; and leading or serving on committees.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Investigation: Conducts independent and unbiased investigations of all incidents reported to the Office of Title IX as well as some incidents reported to the Office of Student Conduct. This includes providing information about resources and the process to all parties; interviewing all parties and witnesses; collecting statements and other evidence pertaining to the incident; communicating and updating parties throughout the investigation process; drafting investigative reports; attending and presenting reports at Administrative Hearings; and updating and consulting with the Title IX Coordinator throughout the process. Also collaborates with other areas, such as Residence Education, Dean of Students, Student Engagement, and various academic units, to implement informal resolution of incidents, when appropriate. Performs other duties as required.
Training and Development: Assists the Title IX Coordinator in developing and providing training to students, faculty, and staff, and specialized training for student groups, co-investigators, advisors and administrative hearing officers.
Database Management: Inputs, updates and keeps track of cases in Symplicity database. Writes statistical reports when requested by the Title IX Coordinator.
Online Module Management: Oversees implementation and tracking of mandatory online training module. Coordinates with IT and Registrar's Office to ensure completion of the programs and manage holds for non-completion. Prepares statistical reports to update the Title IX Coordinator and key stakeholders.
Supervision of Students: Supervises paid and volunteer student workers.
Required Experience & Qualifications: This position requires a master's degree in a related discipline plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong skills in the areas of problem solving, interviewing, and investigation. Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations. Superb written and oral communication skills, including skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues. Excellent critical thinking skills, including the demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges while maintaining strict confidentiality and sensitivity. Ability to produce high quality work products with attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs. Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress. Ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple constituencies to resolve complaints in a neutral, sensitive manner. Working knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and FERPA.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit www.tcnj.edu.
This is a temporary, twelve-month position with the possibility of renewal. This position is not included for membership in a union. The starting salary for this position is $45,230.15. This position is ineligible for benefits.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, as well as the names and contact information for three professional references to JOBS@tcnj.edu by July 24, 2017. Resumes received after this date will only be considered if a qualified candidate has not been identified.
Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.