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Investigator I

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

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Investigator I

Salary: $46,240.00 - $61,730.00 Annually
Job Type: FT Exempt Salaried Staff
Job Number: FY2402326
Closing: 3/8/2024 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: VP People & Culture

Position Announcement

We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Equity and Title IX Investigator to play a pivotal role in our university's ongoing commitment to providing a safe, inclusive, and equitable learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff. This position offers the unique opportunity to make a significant impact on our campus culture, ensuring that every individual's rights are protected, and that our community is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.

This position serves as an Equity and Title IX Specialist for investigating and resolving reports alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual assault or misconduct involving students, faculty, employees, visitors, and other University agents. Ensures compliance with and the consistent application of university policies and government regulations designed to stop, prevent the recurrence, and remedy the effects of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Serves as a liaison to educate, advise, and communicate with students, faculty, employees, and others regarding questions, concerns, policies, compliance, and processes related to equity and Title IX. Provides cross functional support across the Equity and Title IX Office.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Performs investigations. Receives complaints, prepares investigation plans, identifies, communicates, schedules, and interviews parties and witnesses. Requests and obtains evidence. Prepares and documents interview summaries and shares with parties for review and comment. Updates leadership as needed. Determines and prepares evidence for review and relevancy for inclusion. Drafts and shares report and evidence with parties. Reviews comments, edits report, obtains additional evidence, and finalizes report. Develops and fosters strong working relationships with Title IX and People and Culture staff, the Office of General Counsel (OGC) and other university partners.
  • Thoroughly documents all activities in the electronic filing cabinet. Collaborates with leadership and the OGC to draft and finalize formal reports, reviews, and communications to internal and external parties involved with administering the Title IX process. Leads or assists with party and witness interviews. Stays abreast of current requirements, changes and best practices related to Title IX, University policy, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), the Clery Act, and other related job duties.
  • Liaison for intake, response and administration of incoming questions, concerns, reports, complaints, and communications. Assesses reports for jurisdiction, determines next steps, schedules meetings, and communicates to the reporting party. Communicates, discusses, and administrates the Title IX process with any rights or options. Determines and offers supportive measures as necessary for all parties. Coordinates with appropriate university parties to arrange the supportive measures. Discusses availability of non-university resources with all parties. Ensures timely execution of duties and activities in the Title IX process. Develops and fosters strong working relationships with Title IX and People and Culture staff, other university partners and the Office of General Counsel (OGC).
  • Serves as the Hearing Coordinator to communicate, administer, and schedule review hearings. Ensures review hearings are compliant with university policy. Ensures and confirms all communications, materials and deadlines are compliant with university policy. Coordinates the activities with Title IX, the OGC, the hearing officer, panelists, parties, and advisors to schedule hearing and ensure pre-hearing conference is held. Coordinates the day of review hearing activities, room set up, IT support, recordings, witnesses, logistics, introductions, secure hearing room, etc. Ensures review hearing is completed, documented, and communicated to internal and external parties.
  • Provides cross functional support for other positions in the Equity and Title IX Office. Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in human resources, psychology, counseling, or related field or any combination of equivalent education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in related field. Experience in human resources, employment law, employee relations, EEO, AA, Title IX, Clery, SaVE, VAWA, Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964, Title II of the ADA, and other similar EEO laws, or a closely related field. Academic setting experience with employee relations, student conduct, or Title IX. Conflict resolution or mediation. Training experience with large groups.

Prefer SHRM SCP, SHRM CP, PHR, SPHR, ATIXA Certification or related.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of employment law, Title IX, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Clery Act, SaVE, VAWA, ADA, and other relevant laws.
  • Strong PC knowledge including Microsoft office and internet hosted applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills at all levels of the university and with the public.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills including grammar, spelling, punctuation, and composition.
  • Effective problem-solving, conflict resolution, and decision-making skills especially under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral, objective and composed under pressure.
  • Strong interviewing, research, analysis, and presentation skills.
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency with applications that produce word processing documents, spreadsheets, e-mail, reports, charts, graphs, tables, databases, etc.
  • Effective training development and presentation skills.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate integrity in all interactions and uphold the highest levels of ethics.
  • Self-directed, detail oriented and the ability to organize, manage, and complete tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, discretion, and judgment with sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Ability to follow understand detailed verbal and written procedures and instructions.
  • Ability to meet, connect with, and effectively serve people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work a flexible or varied shift as needed.

EEO Statement:

UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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