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Title IX Investigator

Background
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the Title IX Investigator is to thoroughly and promptly investigate and review complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct/violence, relationship/domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation involving students, employees or third parties (where students or employees are involved). This will be accomplished by explaining the complaint process including relevant policies and procedures; scheduling, conducting and transcribing interviews; writing administrative/investigative reports; analyzing information; determining facts; and maintaining appropriate records. This position will also assist in the College's compliance obligations by maintaining the response database, produce reports using the database, appear, as appropriate, in conduct hearings, do appropriate outreach to inform and/or train the campus community of the investigative process and perform other related duties as needed. This position reports to the Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer/Title IX Coordinator.
Investigation and Consultation
Receive complaints of sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence including stalking and intimate partner violence, and protected class discrimination, harassment, and related retaliation;
With the Office of Community Life, identify policies and/or student conduct code provisions relevant to a complaint;
Exercise judgment regarding the resolution of complaints including informal resolution and formal investigation;
Conduct a prompt and equitable administrative investigation into complaints including identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering and assessing information relevant to the investigation; apply relevant policies, follow proper investigative procedures, assess credibility, and make findings of fact in individual cases;
Ensure well-documented investigations and maintain appropriate confidentiality throughout the investigative process;
Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of students and employees and respectful of difference.
Community Outreach and Education
Provide information to students, employees, and others regarding the Student Code of Conduct and College policies related to discrimination and harassment;
Create and facilitate training/presentations to students/student groups and employees regarding the College's nondiscrimination policies and identifying and integrating best practices into the complaint resolution process;
Collaborate with on and off campus resources including law enforcement and victim services in resolving complaints and work with the Associate Vice President of Human Resources (Title IX Coordinator) to ensure the College's processes, responses and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with non-discrimination laws;
Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice. Stay abreast of current movements in the field of student conduct investigations by participating in professional development workshops, webinars, training, and conferences.
Administrative
Write administrative/investigative reports;
Analyze information and maintain appropriate records for cases in progress and concluded;
Maintain the response database, produce reports using the database;
Appear, as appropriate, in conduct hearings to address questions of the investigative report and findings.
Experience and Qualifications
Education: REQUIRED: Masters degree or Bachelors and 3-5 years work experience in human resources, police, or civil rights investigations.
PREFERRED: Juris Doctorate
Experience: (years required and applicable field of experience): Previous work experience in a higher education setting; previous experience successfully conducting investigations and writing clear and concise reports related to the investigative work.
Skills/Abilities: (e.g. computer skills, written & verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical): Must be detail-oriented and be able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and according to College, state and federal guidelines and policies; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent computer skills, research and writing skills; ability to plan, conduct and organize investigations and to prepare written reports; ability to maintain confidentiality and professional relationships in dealing with sensitive, complex civil rights and legal issues and situations; ability to analyze data and prepare reports; ability to listen, identify, elicit, distill, and analyze essential information to assess and help resolve problems and issues; ability to maintain neutrality and effectively work under stress; demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment; thorough knowledge of discrimination, harassment, Title IX (e.g. VAWA, Campus SaVE) and other laws (e.g. Clery, Title VII, FERPA) and regulations, and the ability to interpret, communicate, and apply same; ability to synthesize and present important information to students and employees; experience/ability with building effective partnerships with diverse constituencies.
Licenses & Certificates (e.g. CPA, RN, etc.): REQUIRED: Title IX, Clery, VAWA and/or other training certifications through a nationally recognized organization,
PREFERRED: Previous work experience with Advocate Simplicity or Maxient software.
Other requirements: (e.g. travel, weekend/evening work): Some evening and weekend duties.
Supplemental Information
Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
A resume
The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.
Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.



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