Senior Title IX Investigator - Student Conduct & Community Standards

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Position Announcement: Senior Title IX Investigator/Deputy Title IX for Coordination of Student Investigations, Student Conduct & Community Standards


The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee invites applications for the Senior Title IX Investigator/Deputy Title IX for Coordination of Student Investigations position for Student Conduct & Community Standards (SCCS).  This is an exempt, non-tenure track staff position.

The University:

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution.  Enrolling 29,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee.  As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement.  In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society.  The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

The Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff members that serve our students through 21 departments and functions.  Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments.  The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services.  In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students. 

The Department:

Student Conduct & Community Standards develops student integrity and accountability through an educational, consistent, and equitable conduct process.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director, the primary duties of the Senior Title IX Investigator/Deputy Title IX for Coordination of Student Investigations for Student Conduct & Community Standards are as follows:

  • Ensure SCCS investigations are compliant with policy, including developing and implementing processes and procedures to ensure compliance with Title IX regulations.
  • Oversee SCCS policy investigations and development/facilitation of alternative resolutions/informal resolutions for policy violations in collaboration with the Office of Title IX.
  • Supervise TIX Investigator(s), mentor and supervise practicum students.
  • Serve as Title IX subject-matter expert for SCCS and a senior member of the SCCS office.
  • Manage and oversee SCCS policy case creation.
  • Assist with oversight and serve as Hearing Coordinator of Title IX formal hearings.
  • Assist with SCCS formal hearing processes.
  • Compile & oversee SCCS policy data to help guide prevention efforts with campus stakeholders.
  • Investigate and make recommendations for SCCS policy investigations, including acknowledgment of receipt of formal complaints, case assignment, investigation strategy, investigative report review, party outcome meetings, and general oversight of resolution processes (including case outcomes, recommended sanctions, and informal resolutions).
  • Manage/Collaborate on other non-policy Code of Conduct cases as needed and ensure thorough documentation of investigations.
  • Serve on Title IX Response Team/Sexual Assault Response Team.
  • Serve alongside SCCS Director on University Threat Assessment Team.
  • Engage in cross-campus collaboration and represent SCCS on campus and community Title IX panels, information sessions, and public awareness campaigns.
  • Assist in design and delivery of training appropriate for specific campus entities with responsibilities under policy or the Student Code of Conduct, including but not limited to SCCS formal hearing members.
Provide general guidance on SCCS processes and Student Code of Conduct requirements.


Required Qualifications:


  • Master's degree 
Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Two years of work experience in compliance and/or higher education (including discrimination, human resources, student discipline, criminal, legal, Title IX, or similar).
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques
  • Ability to maintain appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment while maintaining effective working relations with members of the University community
  • Ability to manage active caseload and assigned training responsibilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of best practices, policies, and legal issues in the field;
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with University students, faculty and administrators
  • Ability to work with a diverse community.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • J.D. or Doctoral degree
  • 5 years of demonstrated full-time experience investigating complex issues
  • Full-time experience in a University setting; Knowledge of Title IX and/or past training/certification in Title IX work
  • Experience conducting training exercises for small or large groups
Experience and Abilities:

  • Experience giving presentations to groups
  • Ability to conduct large scale investigations
  • Working knowledge of student conduct software/Maxient
  • Knowledge of assessment and data compilation
  • Knowledge of laws and policies effecting student rights and privacy

Commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Application and Nomination Process:

A review of all applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to SCCS Director, Amanda Samsel: [email protected].  For consideration, all applicants MUST submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references into the UT Human Resources online portal.  Visit

Anticipated Start Date:

August 1, 2021

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title Vl/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Student Conduct & Community Standards
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 14, 2021, 9:06:34 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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