Title IX & Equity Investigator
- 12-May-2022 to 10-Jun-2022
- - Title IX, Section 504, and Equal Opportunity
- St. Petersburg, FL, USA
- Full Time
Title IX & Equity Investigator
Title IX, Section 504, and Equal Opportunity
Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504 and Equal Opportunity
The Title IX & Equity Investigator works to promote a positive, safe, appropriate environment for learning, living, and working at Eckerd College. The position is primarily responsible for investigating and producing comprehensive reports regarding complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation by students, faculty, and/or staff. When needed, the Investigator will conduct investigations into personnel matters involving alleged misconduct by faculty and staff unrelated to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
Essential Functions (other non-essential duties may be assigned)
- Conducts prompt and thorough investigations into complaints and incidents involving discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation.
- Develops investigation plans, drafts notices and essential correspondence, identifies and interviews witnesses, gathers information, keeps accurate and thorough records, and interprets and applies policy.
- Prepares a detailed report at the conclusion of an investigation containing analysis as well as findings or recommendations in accordance with College procedures.
- Assists in the development and implementation of educational materials and training for faculty, staff, and students regarding compliance with appropriate federal and local laws and regulations (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, ADA, etc.).
- Monitors legal developments and best practices related to employment discrimination and harassment, education discrimination and harassment, and investigation processes.
- Advises other College departments regarding Title IX matters and issues of compliance.
Position(s) Directly Supervised
- Requisite knowledge, training and experience related to federal and local discrimination laws and regulations, such as Title IX, Title VII, Title VI, ADA and the ADEA, as well as VAWA.
- Ability to handle confidential information with tact, discretion, and sensitivity.
- Demonstrated skills in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues.
- Skills in interpersonal and presentation communication.
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence and cross-cultural competence.
- Strong administrative, analytical and organizational skills with experience using Maxient or similar database and record management system
- Ability to collaborate effectively with campus colleagues in Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Campus Safety, and student leadership organizations.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
- Frequently required to communicate with others in person and via email, video conference, chat applications, and/or telephone.
- Frequently required to remain stationary and perform work on a computer.
- Occasional after-hours work required (nights, weekends).
Education and Experience
Master's Degree in relevant field (JD preferred) and demonstrated experience conducting prompt, thorough, and equitable investigations regarding allegations of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence or the equivalent legal experience. Experience in higher education, particularly in a small, private, residential, four-year institution preferred.
Employment will require a successful background check.
Eckerd College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. To learn more about the policy or to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement, please contact Eckerd Human Resources at 727-864-8332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.