Civil Rights Investigator, Title IX

Position Information

University Code 25231 University Title Legal, Audit and Compliance Specialist University Job Family Legal, Audit & Compliance ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Job Series Scope of Search Local Working Title Civil Rights Investigator, Title IX Position Number 591770 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Equity And Access Services Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Civil Rights Investigator, Title IX, conducts impartial investigations of civil rights, sexual harassment, and sexual violence issues. They will adhere to and exceed regulatory requirements set forth in the Violence Against Women Act ( VAWA ), Title IX and related state and federal legislation. The Investigator will join the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness & Success ( IES ) in fulfilling the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to actualizing these values. The role reports to the Title IX Coordinator and Outreach Director.

The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success ( IES ) advances VCU’s commitment to fostering a more diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and work environment. From equal opportunity and affirmative action; to transformative success and inclusive excellence; IES delivers impactful and data-informed diversity and inclusion programs and strategies, promoting cultural competence, civil discourse and racial justice.

● Conduct all aspects of investigations, as assigned by the Director. Duties include, but are not limited to triaging, intake processing, evidence gathering, interviews, hearings, document preparation, and appropriate follow up with parties, advocates, police and internal partners and stakeholders.
● Effectively interface with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members.
● Prepare progress updates, reports, and compliance-related documentation.
● May assist in developing and providing training materials, data tracking and Clery reporting mandates.
● Complete other assigned duties to support the investigation function and team.

Minimum Hiring Standards

● Knowledge and application of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act ( VAWA ) amendments to the Clery Act, FERPA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to doing so at VCU .
● Experience conducting investigations in at least one job-relevant area.
● Knowledge of laws and regulations surrounding Titles VI, VII and IX and related legislation and the ability to analyze facts and apply related policies.
● Organization, planning, and problem resolution abilities.
● Excellent report writing skills.
● The ability to remain neutral and to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
● Ability to prioritize and manage a busy caseload to meet sensitive deadlines.
● Familiarity with current best practices and a working knowledge of emerging issues in equity and compliance.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively convey complex information to a wide array of audiences and with appropriate sensitivity.
● Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential data and information, in an impartial and equitable manner.
● Strong organizational and time management techniques with ability to prioritize and complete work with firm deadlines.
● Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to listen well and demonstrate empathy for people and a deep appreciation for VUC’s mission and values.
● A bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Hiring Standards

● Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to doing so at VCU .
● A JD or Masters degree.
● Investigation training and certification.
● Experience working for a university or government/law enforcement agency.
● Knowledge of complexities surrounding trauma and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and sexual harassment cases.
● Familiarity with applicable investigation models.
● Experience using a case tracking/management database.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range 60,000 - 65,000 Application Process/Additional Information

Applicants are to supply a cover letter, resume/ CV and diversity statement (see below). Applications received within the first two weeks of posting will receive priority consideration.

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research, and teaching that promotes equity and parity; advising and mentoring students, and/or initiatives to create a positive and successful organizational experience for traditionally underrepresented staff groups.

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday Job Open Date 02/24/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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  3. Resume
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