Title IX Investigator

Employer:ArtCenter College of Design

Position Information

Position Description:All members of the ArtCenter (or College) community are Guardians of Mission. Each position held is an important part of carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College.

The Title IX Investigator reports to the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, who has primary responsibility for the administration of the College’s Title IX program. The investigator assists in resolving complaints of sex-based or gender-based harassment or discrimination, including sexual violence, stalking, other sexual misconduct, retaliation, and other complaints deemed appropriate by the Director.

The investigator will apply College policies and applicable laws for the covered areas above to conduct neutral, prompt and thorough investigations, while also applying confidentiality, recommending and/or applying interim measures, interacting with outside agencies such as law enforcement and advocacy services, and writing thorough investigation reports. The investigator will also provide support to education and outreach efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
• Two years of full-time professional experience conducting Title IX and other types of anti-discrimination investigations in a higher education setting
• Excellent judgment, organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to manage highly sensitive, complex and confidential information
• Excellent skills in conflict resolution, problem solving, interviewing, and investigation techniques
• Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, interpret and apply policy, and make independent decisions from a neutral standpoint
• Exceptional skills in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex concepts
• Ability to use tact and diplomacy, work under stress, and maintain neutrality and confidentiality when faced with indifference or hostility
• Proven ability to prioritize duties when faced with interruptions, distractions, and a fluctuating workload
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive college environment
• Strong and effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs
• Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the College
• Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents to evaluate their impact on the investigations and College policies and procedures
• Working knowledge of anti-discrimination laws and compliance regulations including, but not limited to, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, the Clery Act, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act, ADA as amended, including reasonable accommodation and the interactive process guidelines, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and FERPA

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree or other advanced degree from an accredited college or university
• Experience in student conduct or an office of discrimination and harassment
• Experience working with college students
• Working knowledge of the relevance trauma may have on those who participate in a sexual misconduct investigation in any capacity
• Title IX Investigator training certification

Essential Functions

Investigations – 70%:
• Receive complaints of sex-based or gender-based harassment or discrimination, including sexual violence, stalking, other sexual misconduct, and retaliation
• Conduct prompt, impartial, and equitable administrative investigations into complaints, including preparing an investigative plan and timeline, identifying and interviewing parties, and gathering and assessing information relevant to the investigation, applying relevant policies, and preparing comprehensive investigative reports and recommended findings and/or remedial actions, as appropriate
• Create and maintain accurate and thorough records and notes of complaint intakes, investigations, informal resolutions, and hearing processes
• Assist in maintaining College database of complaints, investigations, and resolutions
• Provide information to students, employees and others regarding College policies related to discrimination, harassment and retaliation outside of and during investigative processes
• Provide periodic, timely updates on the status of complaints received and investigations in process to the Director
• Participate in regular reviews and updates to College policies, procedures, and services to maintain compliance with relevant laws and regulations
• Exercise judgment regarding recommendations for the resolution of complaints, including informal resolutions and formal investigations
• Develop and maintain relationships and clear lines of communication with campus partners including the Center for Student Experience, Campus Security, Human Resources, faculty, and other offices as necessary to resolve complaints and ensure that College communication and practices are consistent
• Serve as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Clery Act and a mandated reporter for matters related to sexual misconduct
• Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of students and guided by principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Community Outreach and Education – 25%
• Assist in managing online trainings and creating and facilitating in-person trainings for students, staff, and faculty on relevant policies, procedures, and support resources
• Foster strong working relationships with students, faculty, and staff and represent the Title IX process and office in a positive, neutral, professional manner at all times
• Assist Director with campus-wide educational outreach and programming, often in collaboration with Human Resources, the Center for Student Experience, and others
• Assists the Director with the development and implementation of regular campus climate surveys
• Assists in maintaining and compiling requested statistics and data for reporting purposes, including the College’s Annual Security Report (ASR)
• Collaborate with on- and off-campus resources including law enforcement and victim services in order to provide resources during the investigative process
• Stay abreast of best practices relevant to the position, including reviewing current case law and literature and participating in local, regional and/or national professional associations and professional development

Non-essential Duties

Other duties – 5%
• As assigned, that may be reasonably necessary

Organization Information

About Employer:Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. With a current enrollment of approximately 2,250 students (54% female and 46% male, representing more than 40 countries), the College has a student/faculty ratio of 8 to 1. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide array of industrial design, visual and applied arts disciplines, as well as a joint MS/MBA program with the Drucker School of Management and a minor in Social Innovation through the Designmatters program.
Employer URL:www.artcenter.edu
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URL to Apply:http://www.artcenter.edu/about/employment/Title-IX-Investigator.html