Title IX Investigator
Reporting to the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer (Title IX Coordinator), the Investigator is responsible for conducting investigations pertaining to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, Title IX and conduct, pursuant to California State University Executive Orders 1095, 1096, and 1097, or any superseding executive order, state and federal Title IX laws, and all other applicable CSU, state and federal laws and policies. The Investigator will produce comprehensive reports and appropriate correspondence regarding investigations and will also assist with post-investigation follow-up with affected students and/or employees/department/division.
This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.
- Thoroughly investigate claims of discrimination, harassment, Title IX and retaliation in a fair, impartial and timely manner.
- Determine appropriate witness and evidence for complaints and investigations.
- Meet with all appropriate parties and document investigatory meetings.
- Determine the preponderance of evidence standard.
- Draw conclusions, analyze trends and make recommendations for change.
- Stay current on applicable Federal and laws and trends in litigation, as well as CSU and SJSU executive orders and policies.
- Track investigation details in applicable systems.
- Prepare investigatory reports, summarize findings and recommend actions and/or changes.
- Prepare regular reports to analyze investigatory actions over a specified period of time.
- Prepare applicable campus and system-wide reports.
- Develop and deliver Title IX in-person and/or online training for campus management team, faculty, staff and students, as appropriate.
- Address conflict with early and proactive conflict resolution training, suggesting and managing mediation prior to complaints being filed.
- Communicate appropriate investigatory information to management, and the campus community as a whole when necessary.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Working knowledge of applicable state and federal employment laws, as well as CSU Executive Orders pertaining to workplace complaints and/or investigations.
- Knowledge of higher education environment.
- Excellent knowledge of investigatory methods and procedures.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent interviewing and investigatory skills.
- Strong critical thinking, analytical, research and problem-solving skills.
- Strong case management skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to interpret and communicate policy information to a wide variety of constituents in concise, logical and grammatically correct reports that convey complex and sensitive issues.
- Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse campus community.
- Ability to provide impartial consultation, conflict resolution and problem solving to the campus community.
- Ability to maintain discretion and high level of confidentiality.
- Ability to multitask with competing priorities and deadlines.
- Ability to develop and deliver in-person training to adult learners with varying backgrounds, knowledge and skill.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Three years of experience working with sexual assault issues in a higher education environment that required case management while maintaining discretion and high level of confidentiality
- Experience in designing and facilitating programming and training for sexual assault issues in a higher education
- Experience with case management and documentation of intakes and making accommodations for students under Title IX
- Advanced Degree in public administration, public health, behavioral science, legal field or similar
- Experience conducting investigations in a higher education environment
- Experience with Title IX
Classification: Administrator II
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: April 14, 2021 through April 28, 2021 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.
The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.
SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. (e.g. H1-B VISAS)
All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Statement
San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).
Advertised: April 14, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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