The University of Central Florida's Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) seeks a Title IX Investigator to join its talented 13-member team of investigators and compliance staff (www.oie.ucf.edu). OIE's mission is to ensure equal opportunity and to protect the civil rights of all University community members through proactive outreach, education and effective responses to reports of discrimination. The office is part of the President's Division, reports to the Vice President of Compliance, Ethics, and Risk, and oversees compliance with all civil rights laws and regulations, including but not limited to Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, the ADA, the Equal Pay Act, and OFCCP regulations. The selected candidate will report directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator/OIE Assistant Director. The Title IX team ensures effective, timely, and consistent responses to reports of sex discrimination (including incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking) involving employees and students.
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 one Title IX Investigator (one of three Title IX Investigator positions in OIE). The Title IX Investigators 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-related 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 related to its Title IX program, which includes but is not limited to data collection, trend analysis, and community outreach in collaboration with a wide variety of on and off-campus partners.
- 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 related matters.
- Provides testimony, as needed, to conclude University proceedings related to complaints.
- Working closely with the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 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 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.
- Assists in the development and review of University-wide policies and procedures that further institutional civil rights under Title IX, and their implementation through training.
- Participates in/reports to Title IX Advisory Council regarding Title IX-related matters.
- Participates in subcommittee groups as assigned by Title IX Coordinator.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Title IX Coordinator and Director of the Office of Institutional Equity
Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience
- 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.
- Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state nondiscrimination laws, including Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Clery Act, and other related laws and policies.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a caseload independently and efficiently, and the ability to prioritize work tasks.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong public speaking and presentation skills.
- Strong work ethic and attention to detail: Highly motivated, self-directed execution of routine and special projects.
- 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.
- Experience in and awareness of the sensitivity needed when interacting with, supervising, and addressing the needs of a diverse community on sensitive topics.
- Experience in trauma informed investigations and interviewing skills.
- Computer proficiency, including Excel, Microsoft Word, and Power Point.
- Juris doctorate.
- Experience working on issues of sexual misconduct with college-age population.
- Experience working in and/or with institutions of higher education.
- Prior completion of sexual violence prevention and/or response training through a nationally recognized organization.
Additional Application Materials Required:
Resume, List of three references including names, email addresses and phone numbers.
$64,518.00 to Negotiable
Are Benefits Important to You?
Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
- Benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
- Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
- Retirement savings options
- Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
- Education assistance
- Flexible work environment
- And more...For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page and click here.
Who are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.’s., certificates, and more.
Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.
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