Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Investigation Manager
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Investigation Manager
Job no: 493800
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Vision of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
The Division of DEI will facilitate Rowan’s efforts to be the leading university committed to addressing persistent issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion that result in positive outcomes for students, faculty, and staff.
Mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
The Division of DEI at Rowan University leads and support initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion by:
The DEI Investigation Manager works with the Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to ensure institutional compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (Title IX), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (VAWA), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), other federal and state laws, and complaints of discrimination. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to conduct reviews and investigations of incidents of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and gender-related violence, including stalking and intimate partner violence, involving undergraduate and graduate students and discrimination at Rowan University that are reported as formal complaints and informal complaints and to prepare the appropriate reports.
The ideal candidate must be detail oriented and a team player, have investigative experience, and be able to develop effective collaborations surrounding sensitive issues and topics. The Investigation Manager acts as a neutral party in the investigations and provides an unbiased fact-finding report. The Investigator will also work to continuously identify and integrate best practices in the investigation arena into the existing process as well as maintain knowledge base and practice resources; stay abreast of current movements in the field of student conduct investigations and build relationships with colleagues at peer institutions; review current literature and research, and develop and maintain critical relationships with faculty, Public Safety, key staff and students to promote Title IX and student non-discrimination policies and procedures.
- Investigates and helps to ensure timely resolution of assigned reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and discrimination involving members of the University.
- Manage the daily responsibilities associated with conducting investigation and informal resolutions pursuant to Rowan’s policy and comply with state and federal, legislations, regulation, and case law requiring prompt and equitable resolution of Title IX and discrimination complaints.
- Develop and execute an investigation plan for each complaint, including contacting all involved parties and providing them with information about the investigatory process, available resources, interim measures and reporting and resolution options.
- Conduct intake meetings, interview complainants, respondents, and potential witnesses, conduct thorough investigations, collect all relevant evidence.
- Provide timely follow up and updates to the complainant and respondent
- Gather and secure relevant documentation. Keep accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process.
- Write comprehensive, articulate, and well -written summaries, analysis of data, and reports.
- Enhance the reputation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office as being supportive, trustworthy, proactive, responsive and fair resource for students, faculty and administrators.
- Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the investigation arena and advise administrators accordingly on ways to enhance current processes.
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Provides on-going updates regarding the status of complaints and investigations to the AVP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Title IX Core Team, and appropriate University employees assisting with the University’s response to Title IX and discrimination matters.
- Working closely with the AVP for Diversity and Equity 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 and discrimination complaints and trends. This includes being responsible for keeping thorough, accurate, and comprehensive records related to all assigned case investigations and ensuring compliance with Title IX procedures and timelines.
- 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 Core Team regarding Title IX and discrimination matters. Participate in subcommittee groups as assigned by AVP for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Perform other duties as assigned
Training and Education:
- Develop and deliver training/education to the campus community regarding Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, Rowan Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy.
- Maintain and disseminate informational media (printed brochures, web site content, etc.) to inform students and others about rights and protections afforded to students under Title IX and campus policy, and the procedures for reporting incidents of sexual misconduct and harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, retaliation, bias and discrimination.
- Provide information and expert advice to those who request it.
- Develop proactive approaches and programming to further awareness about Title IX and student non-discrimination issues on all Rowan campuses.
- Promotes awareness and educational events and activities related to Title IX via social media, web pages, and other venues.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree required in related field (e.g. psychology, law & justice, sociology)
- 3 years’ experience in conducting confidential and sensitive investigations
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of legal issues and situational complexities surrounding Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, Clery and Non-discrimination laws.
- Empathy and critical thinking
- Understanding of issues of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Ability to travel to Rowan’s several campuses
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral
- Ability to perform own secretarial work
- Availability on nights and weekends
- Title IX experience highly preferred
- Law Degree
- Higher Education experience
Advertised: Jun 14 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 28 2019 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time