Department: Compliance, Diversity and Ethics
Equal Opportunity Specialist/Title IX Investigator
The George Mason University Office of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics (CDE) is looking for an Equal Opportunity (EO) Specialist/Title IX Investigator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
This position will work collaboratively with colleagues in CDE and across campus to ensure university compliance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination. Reporting to the university Title IX Coordinator, the successful candidate will serve a critical role in the university's response to reported incidents of prohibited gender-based discrimination, harassment and retaliation, conducting formal investigations of sexual harassment, and misconduct cases involving students and employees. Specific responsibilities include the following:
Title IX Responsibilities:
- Conduct neutral investigations of reported incidents of all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex or gender—including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, retaliation and complicity—primarily involving Mason students, faculty and staff;
- Conduct intake meeting, gather evidence, and interview parties and witnesses;
- Prepare clear, well-reasoned investigative reports;
- Maintain accurate and thorough records of the investigatory process;
- Coordinate with campus partners involved in the response to reported incidents of all forms of sexual harassment to ensure consistent and appropriate response to all reported incidents;
- Keep abreast of current state and federal laws and trends regarding Title IX, Violence Against Women Act, and other related legal requirements;
- Assist the university Title IX Coordinator with the overall prevention, response and investigations surrounding Title IX matters, and other duties as assigned; and
- Serve as one of the institutional Deputy Title IX Coordinators.
- An advanced degree or a combination of education/training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree;
- At least two years of professional experience conducting formal complaint investigations, preferably involving issues of alleged discrimination;
- Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze and apply legal and policy standards to specific factual situations;
- Demonstrated ability to handle a significant caseload, manage multiple deadlines, and maintain detailed records;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey relevant information in clearly written reports;
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively;
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with individuals from underrepresented groups with understanding and sensitivity to experiences of individuals from diverse backgrounds; and
- Ability to deal with sensitive and/or stressful situations in a professional and confidential manner.
- Experience conducting investigations of cases involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, retaliation or complicity;
- Experience working in or with institutions of higher education, including experience working with students and employees;
- Experience with an administrative adjudicatory process; and
- Experience developing and presenting training, preferably on prohibited discrimination/equal opportunity issues.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number FA777z; complete the faculty application and upload a cover letter, CV and list of three professional references with contact information.
The position will remain open until filled. For optimal consideration, please submit all materials and complete the online application by September 28, 2016.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.