Title IX Investigator
As part of the University of Central Florida’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 University seeks to fill two positions of Title IX Investigator. The Title IX Investigators 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 Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Investigator is responsible for the University’s Title IX investigations with a particular emphasis on investigating reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and intimate partner violence. The Title IX Investigator will conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation, which includes: identifying and interviewing witnesses, gathering and securing relevant documentation, and analyzing the evidence gathered. In addition, the Title IX Investigator will assist 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 in collaboration with a wide variety of on and off-campus partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Investigates allegations related to Title IX against students and employees from inception to findings. This includes creating an investigative plan, conducting and memorializing witness interviews, making credibility assessments, preparing and presenting memoranda of findings and appropriate supporting documents, and communicating with the parties’ while protecting the neutrality, integrity, and privacy of the investigation.
- Provides on-going updates regarding the status of complaints and investigations to the Title IX Coordinator and appropriate University employees assisting with the University’s response to Title IX matters.
- Provides testimony, as needed, to conclude University proceedings related to complaints.
- Working closely with the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, review and synthesize allegations to determine applicable interim measures.
- Assist with the preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to Title IX complaints and trends. This includes being responsible for keeping thorough, accurate, and comprehensive records related to all assigned case investigations.
- Responsible for effective collaboration and communication with key stakeholders and partners.
- Assist in development and review of University-wide policies and procedures that further institutional civil rights under Title IX.
- Participate in/report to Title IX Advisory Council regarding Title IX matters. Participate in subcommittee groups as assigned by Title IX Coordinator.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs.
Master's Degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.
1. Juris doctorate or a minimum of five years of civil rights-related or sexual/relationship violence investigative experience in the education, employment, and/or law enforcement field.
2. Experience working on issues of sexual misconduct with college-age population.
3. Experience working in and/or with institutions of higher education.
4. Prior completion of sexual violence prevention and/or response training through a nationally-recognized organization.
5. At least three years of civil rights-related investigative experience in the education, employment, and/or law enforcement field with a record of successfully preparing reports for civil rights or sexual or relationship violence investigations.
6. Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state nondiscrimination laws, including Title IX, VAWA, Clery and other related laws and policies.
7. Demonstrated ability to independently and efficiently manage a caseload, and the ability to prioritize.
8. Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong public speaking and presentation skills.
9. Strong work ethic and attention to detail: Highly motivated, self-directed execution of routine and special projects.
10. 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.
11. Experience in and awareness of the sensitivity required when interacting with, supervising, and addressing the needs of a diverse community on sensitive topics.
12. Experience in trauma informed investigations and interviewing skills.
13. Computer proficiency, including Excel, Microsoft Word, and Power Point.