Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The Title IX and Compliance Investigator reports to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and is responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University's Title IX and civil rights investigations with a particular emphasis on investigating allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking. When a complaint is filed, the Title IX and Compliance Investigator will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation, which includes: identifying and interviewing witnesses, gathering and securing relevant documentation, and identifying other information. The investigator acts as a neutral party and provides a detailed, unbiased report regarding the findings of the investigation.
Bachelor's degree and experience conducting investigations. Demonstrated judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information; Demonstrated skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigation; Demonstrated ability to use analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations; exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity; Demonstrated skills in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues; Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress; Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment; Strong and effective interpersonal skills; The ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual need; Ability to work as part of a university-wide community to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner; Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the university; Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents; Demonstrated training experience
Juris Doctorate degree or Master's degree in a related field. Experience in an office of discrimination and harassment prevention or compliance is highly preferred; Professional experience conducting investigations in a university setting; Title IX Investigator training certification. Demonstrated experience present information and concepts to groups of individuals through workshops and meetings.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).