Appalachian State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Title IX and Equal Opportunity Investigator with a tentative start date of March 1, 2017. This is a 12-month non-teaching position that reports to the University Title IX Coordinator.
Required qualifications include the following:
- Candidates must possess an earned bachelor’s degree;
- Background knowledge and training in Title IX and related guidance;
- Working knowledge of the Clery Act,VAWA, FERPA, and relevant North Carolina statutes;
- Ability to work on complex and confidential issues utilizing judgment, tact, and resourcefulness;
- Experience in providing workshops to a variety of populations; and
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the principles of equity and inclusivity
Qualifications of an ideal candidate include the following:
- Juris Doctorate or Master’s Degree is highly desired;
- Experience in student conduct or an office responsible for investigating claims of discrimination and harassment;
- Experience working with college students;
- Experience investigating cases involving interpersonal violence;
- Knowledge of the complexities surrounding investigations in a higher education environment; and
- Title IX Investigator training certification
The Title IX Investigator will have the following responsibilities related to investigations:
- Investigate cases alleging employee and student-related sexual misconduct to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
- Assist in the complaint process by being available to speak with members of the community that have questions about protections under University policy and related procedures.
- Ensure all parties involved in investigations understand the investigatory process, their rights and responsibilities, and how to access other resources as necessary.
- Provide guidance and assistance to alleged victims of sexual misconduct and sex/gender discrimination.
- Interview the complainant, respondent, and relevant witnesses.
- Gather relevant evidence.
- Act as a neutral party through all aspects of investigation and ensure a prompt, fair, and neutral process for all parties.
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality during all proceedings with the utmost discretion and sensitivity, including information from individuals who may be experiencing distress.
- Ensure a well-documented Title IX investigative process.
- Maintain accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process.
- Create comprehensive written investigative reports for the University Title IX Coordinator that clearly identifies the issues investigated, summarizes the evidence, and uses appropriate standards of review.
Further, the Title IX Investigator will have the following responsibilities related to education, prevention and training:
- Participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive university Title IX training program for students, faculty, and staff to include on-line training, in-service trainings and train-the-trainer programming.
- Facilitate education and training programs as directed by the Title IX Coordinator.
- Work with internal stakeholders to develop a comprehensive marketing and communications plan for education, training and prevention programs.
- Disseminate publications and materials as directed by the Title IX Coordinator.
- Work with the Title IX Coordinator as assigned in prevention programming.
Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
A complete application includes a current resume or curriculum vitae, as well as a letter describing relevant experience, understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion, and interest in the position. It is requested that the application package also include the names of five references with titles, institutions, and contact information. References will not be contacted until approval is provided by the candidate. These materials should be submitted to the ASU application portal at http://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/14428
For more information about ASU, please visit http://www.appstate.edu
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact search committee member, Dr. Sue Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-2070. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.