Description: Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Investigator's primary responsibility is to promptly, impartially, thoroughly, and in a trauma-informed and timely manner, investigate complaints of sexual misconduct against individuals affiliated with the College. This includes students, faculty, and staff employees. Sexual misconduct is defined by College Policy to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stalking, and any other form of gender related discrimination. The Title IX Investigator will be expected to act with integrity, take necessary steps to protect the privacy of all parties, and to independently manage the daily responsibilities associated with investigating reported incidents, maintain accurate and thorough records, ensure records are maintained according to the retention policy, and draft investigative reports that clearly identify the critical facts found by the investigator, and the Investigator's findings as to whether the respondent more likely than not (perponderence of evidence standard) violated Emerson's Sexual Misconduct Policy. Investigations may include identifying and interviewing witnesses; gathering and securing relevant documentation; and identifying other information that would be helpful in bringing the matter to a resolution. The Title IX Investigator will also participate in Title IX Team's assessment of safety concerns, and will assist in the development and delivery of training and education sessions for community members. The Investigator must be an effective communicator with skill at cultivating relationships and collaborating with a variety of campus partners, in furtherance of the College's values and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Campus Location: Boston Campus
Required Knowledge: Masters or J.D degree and Title IX Certification of Completion for any Title IX training completed in the last year.
Preferred/Desirable Knowledge: J.D., M.S.W, advanced degree in Psychology or Forensic Psychology
Required Prior Work Experience: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience conducting Title IX investigations.
Diversity Statement: Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Open Date: 12/19/2017
Classification Title: Expert IC
Salary Grade: 18
Job Family: Individual Contributor
Work closely with the Associate Vice President and Title IX & Clery Act Coordinator and a variety of College and community resources, including but not limited to the Office of the General Counsel, Emerson College Police Department, Student Life staff, Violence Prevention & Response, and other campus offices to facilitate investigative processes
Develop investigative plans for formal complaints falling under the College Sexual Misconduct Policy and provide on-going updates to the Title IX Coordinator on the status of individual cases and maintain regular communication with parties in an investigation and provide parties with clear information about the investigatory process and resources and support available to them
Conduct well-documented investigation processes and maintain accurate and thorough files
Draft final investigative reports
Assist with campus training, reporting, campus programming and outreach relating to gender discrimination
Serve as a member of the Title IX Team and contribute to assessment of when issuance of interim safety measures, accomodations, and/or emergency notifications are warranted
Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into the campus knowledge base and practice
Support Emersons Division of Human Resources in the investigation of cases involving other forms of discrimination, as directed
Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 count...ries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.