Assistant Dean of Students-Investigator

Indianapolis, Indiana
May 15, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Overview

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to fostering an environment that affirms the dignity of each individual and provides opportunities, challenges and services that promote holistic student development.   


  • Primarily responsible for the prompt, thorough, impartial, and equitable investigations of allegations of harassment and discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, genetics, sex, gender-identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran, or disability status.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality on all discrimination and harassment matters
  • Responsible for collecting the relevant facts related to the harassment and discrimination allegation and, in collaboration with the Dean of Students or the Title IX Coordinator, assess the steps necessary to support and promote compliance with University policy and applicable state and federal laws
  • Maintains a thorough and well-documented investigative process by gathering and documenting evidentiary material
  • Develops and maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory procedures
  • Authors timely, professionally written, comprehensive, unbiased investigative reports; analyzes and logically comes to conclusions and investigative outcomes
  • Acts as an objective and unbiased party through all aspects of an investigation, while promoting a fair and neutral process for all parties involved
  • Uses technology platforms to maintain accurate and prompt database documentation and updates
  • Establishes timely communication with all parties, and those with a need-to-know confidentiality basis in order to make/recommend appropriate and timely decisions throughout the university
  • Communicates and consults regularly with the Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator and General Counsel on updates regarding complaints received, status of allegations, investigations in process. Establishes working relationships with BUPD, IMPD, and external/outside agencies
  • Works collaboratively and respectfully with all members of the Butler community
  • Keeps apprised of new developments and best practices in the fields of harassment and discrimination investigations and other relevant federal and state legislation and regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • In-depth knowledge of the federal and state laws and regulatory guidance pertaining to civil rights, discrimination and harassment, as applied to colleges and universities
  • Demonstrated experience andability in conducting trauma-informed investigations;composing clear, concise, timely, and professionally written correspondence and investigative reports;managing confidentialinformation;independently and efficiently managing a case from reported disclosure through resolution; and maintaining a significant caseload
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and apply the appropriate legal and policy standards in assessing and investigating allegations of discrimination and harassment
  • Extensive knowledge of the elements of proof for discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation allegations
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, superior judgment, analytical skills, and neutrality in highly sensitive situations involving allegations of all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault, with a diverse body of community members
  • Tact, discretion, professionalism, maturity, and outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Experience and ability to work positively and successfully in a diverse community
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively across the organization structures and under the direction of the Dean of Students, in conjunction with the Title IX Coordinator and the Associate Vice President/ Chief Diversity Officer
  • Master's degree in student affairs, higher education, social work, counseling, or related field; or a juris doctorate from an accredited law school
  • Minimum of three years of experience in higher education is preferred
  • Experience in student conduct or experience conducting investigations in the university or college setting is preferred
  • Title IX Investigator training certification is highly desirable

To Apply

Applicants must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed Butler application
  • Three references

Please send completed application and materials to [email protected]


Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.