Reporting directly to the Associate General Counsel, Associate VP, and Title IX Coordinator, the Institutional Equity Investigator is responsible for the day-to-day management and support of civil rights compliance, including compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and College policies, including the Simmons College Gender-Based Misconduct policy.
This individual will be responsible for complex investigations, resulting from claims of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation made by students, faculty or staff. The position will require collaboration with various stakeholders across the College, including the Senior VP and General Counsel, Senior Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Dean of Student Affairs, and the Chief of Public Safety.
The Institutional Equity Investigator & Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible for:
[*] Conducting sensitive and confidential investigations; interviewing students, employees, and other witnesses; and ensuring a prompt, thorough, and impartial process;
[*] Identifying and gathering evidence; maintaining accurate, confidential and thorough records; and drafting comprehensive investigative reports that clearly identify the critical facts for review and analysis and provide recommendations;
[*] Assisting with the maintenance of a case management database to organize, manage, and track incidents;
[*] Conducting outreach and training as needed, and providing resource referrals to students, faculty, and staff involved in investigations and/or workplace concerns;
[*] Developing and facilitating trainings for faculty, staff, and students regarding the College's Gender-Based Misconduct Policy;
[*] Assisting in the preparation and dissemination of educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials that inform members of the campus community of Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX rights and responsibilities;
[*] Identifying and integrating best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice by participating in conferences and workshops;
[*] Remaining knowledgeable of current state and federal law and regulations and trends in the field of education related to sexual misconduct and other discriminatory practices.
[*] Bachelor's degree required; Juris Doctorate strongly preferred, or other advanced degree in related field, i.e., higher education administration, law enforcement, criminology, social work, and psychology;
[*] A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience managing investigations relating to behavior, misconduct, and other types of unlawful conduct with students, faculty, and staff in higher education;
[*] Knowledge of complexities surrounding sexual assault and sexual harassment cases in a college setting, including experience conducting such investigations;
[*] Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage sensitive and confidential information;
[*] An understanding of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and related federal and state civil rights laws and regulations and an understanding of OCR guidance;
[*] Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to take initiative and independently organize, prioritize, and carry out detailed work under time constraints;
[*] Proven analytical, research, and investigatory skills;
[*] Demonstrated experience working effectively within a diverse community;
[*] Ability to maintain neutrality and establish credibility in situations involving interpersonal conflict.
Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two professional writing samples with your application in the Resume/CV section of your application. .
As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.
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