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Compliance Investigator

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University of Maryland Baltimore
Location
Baltimore, MD

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Job Description
As part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s ongoing commitment to creating and maintaining a campus environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including but not limited to all forms of sexual harassment and violence, the University seeks to fill a position for a Compliance Investigator. The Investigator 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 Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator, the Compliance Investigator is primarily responsible for the University’s investigations that primarily include allegations of sexual assault, harassment, stalking and intimate partner violence. The Investigator may also perform or assist in compliance investigations that include allegations of other misconduct.  The 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 Investigator will assist the Executive Director in carrying out the University’s responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, data collection, trend analysis, education and training, and community outreach in collaboration with a wide variety of on and off campus partners. The Compliance Investigator may also assist with EthicsPoint report management.   Benefits Information
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools. In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources. Essential Functions:
  • Investigates complaints of misconduct, including discrimination and harassment, filed by students, staff, faculty or visitors in compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures 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 ongoing updates regarding the status of complaints and investigations to the Executive Director and appropriate University employees assisting with the University’s response to misconduct.
  • Working closely with the Executive Director, reviews and synthesizes allegations to determine applicable interim measures.
  • Assists with the preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to Title IX/sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment complaints and trends. This includes being responsible for keeping thorough, accurate, and comprehensive records related to all assigned case investigations.
  • Assists with the preparation and delivery of education and training related to Title IX/ sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment.
  • Responsible for effective collaboration and communication with key stakeholders and partners.
  • Assists in development and review of University wide policies and procedures that further institutional compliance.
  • Participates in University committees regarding discrimination matters and subcommittee groups as assigned by Executive Director.
  • Assists with report management through the University’s hotline, Ethicspoint.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications
Education:  Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) or equivalent certification in a relevant field such as Education, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, Health, or Human Services.
Experience:  Four (4) years of relevant experience conducting investigations, preferably in a higher education setting.  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals.
  • Ability to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Excellent Oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of government regulations that pertain to students, faculty and University staff, such as Title IX Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other anti-discrimination laws and regulations
  • Familiarity with best practices related to conducting comprehensive and unbiased investigations. Specifically focused on due process and trauma informed interview techniques.
 The Hiring Range for this position is high $60,000s to mid $70,000s, commensurate with education and experience.  UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected]
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected] Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. 

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: University Accountability
Job Posting: Jul 26, 2021
Unposting Date: Aug 16, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

Organization

Welcome to the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland, founded in 1807 along a ridge in what was then called Baltimore Town. Today, this 61-acre research and technology complex encompasses 65 buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.

The University is Maryland's only public academic health, human services, and law center. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists.

Under the leadership of President Jay A. Perman, MD, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of the west side of Baltimore. The University of Maryland BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation.

Sponsored research totaled $567.1 million in Fiscal Year 2010. With 6,349 students and 6,717 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $15 in economic activity for every $1 of state general funds appropriation. The University community gives more than 2 million hours a year in service to the public.

Mission


The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State¹s public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.

 

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Equal Opportunity


The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran's status to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

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