Investigator (Title IX and EO)
Investigator (Title IX and EO)
Sensitive Position Statement
A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.
Campus Security Authority
Campus Security Authority Statement
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
Designated Personnel Statement
This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.
Statement of Economic Interest
Statement of Economic Interest Statement
This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted Position Statement
A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.
Chief Objective of Position
The Investigator reports to the Assistant Director of Title IX and Equal Opportunity and is a Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University. This position will assist in the oversight of compliance efforts; training to the campus community; and the investigation and disposition of complaints. In the absence of the Assistant Director and Director, collaborates with Human Resources, University Police, the Office of Student Affairs, University Counsel and the Department of Athletics to support the University’s compliance with Title IX and EO. The position provides assistance with the University’s goal of creating a community of mutual respect.
Investigation and Response:
• Serve as a point of contact for all internal and external
inquiries related to Title IX and EO.
• Receive, review, and investigate complaints related to harassment and discrimination including sexual misconduct, in a prompt, thorough, impartial, and equitable manner by identifying University policies relevant to the complaint; identifying and interviewing relevant parties and witnesses; identifying, gathering, and assessing information relevant to the investigation; applying relevant policies/laws; and making findings of fact and responsibility in cases. Assists in the coordination and provision of supportive measures for involved parties.
• Organize and maintain thorough, accurate, and comprehensive investigative files, disposition reports, and other records regarding complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct as appropriate.
Outreach and Education:
• Assist the Assistant Director with coordinating and presenting
comprehensive training and education on Title IX/EO policies and
procedures to faculty, staff, and students; and programs that
address prevention and awareness of unlawful discrimination,
harassment, and sexual misconduct as appropriate.
• In consultation with the Assistant Director and Director, develop and disseminate educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials, to inform all members of the campus community of the University’s prohibition against sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, and, their rights and responsibilities under Title IX, including available internal and external resources.
• In consultation with the Assistant Director, support the SAVE (Sexual Assault Violence Education) Committee by planning and running monthly meetings and developing, coordinating, and implementing events and programming to raise awareness and prevention in the University community regarding Title IX matters.
• Represent the University and the Office of Title IX and EO at campus and community meetings, workshops, or similar events.
• Develop and maintain relationships with campus and community partners. Collaborate with on and off-campus resources in resolving complaints.
• Stay current and abreast of changes and trends in Title VII, Title IX, and Clery Act rules, regulations and case law and related state and federal laws and regulations concerning unlawful discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct in higher education and in the workplace.
• This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
• Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Fully support the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.
• Review and communicate safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required
Excellent computer skills; Proficiency in computer software to include spreadsheets and word processing; and, the ability to learn computer systems used to manage student conduct matters. Commitment to understand and support the University’s distinctive educational vision in support of its mission and goals. Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws, regulations and guidance applicable to institutions of higher education, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and ADA and other related laws and policies. Knowledge and understanding of FERPA especially as it relates to matters handled by the Office of Title IX and EO. Demonstrated ability to collaborate, identify opportunities, and take action to build effective cross-departmental and cross-divisional relationships to achieve institutional goals. Ability to assess the effectiveness of compliance activities and prepare and present detailed reports. Ability to conduct prompt, thorough, and objective investigations and fact-finding processes. Ability to present educational training programs, with strong presentation and facilitation skills and the ability to adapt those skills to a variety of audiences. Strong organizational, planning, analytical, and problem solving skills. Excellent oral and written communications skills and interpersonal skills. Competence and proven effectiveness in working with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to maintain confidential information, exercise sound and objective judgment, and work independently.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Maxient. Knowledge of higher education and the responsibilities of Title IX and EO.
Master’s degree in a related field or a Bachelor’s degree and related experience that equates to an advanced degree.
Title IX investigator certification. FETI training. Courses related to Title IX and/or EO.
Previous experience overseeing and conducting complaint investigations and grievances. For example, investigations in Title IX, employee relations, student conduct, or their equivalent.
Professional experience in higher education, especially conducting investigations in a university setting. Demonstrated experience in campus safety, educational compliance, higher education administration, or equivalent experience.
Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit http://www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies
Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin March 14, 2021. Applications received after March 14, 2021 will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
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