Title IX Investigator - 72915
Stanford University, recognized as one of the most prestigious and innovative academic and research institutions in the world, has an opening for a full-time Title IX Investigator. Title IX prohibited conduct includes discrimination on the basis of gender (sex), sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship (dating) violence and stalking.
The Title IX Investigator will report to the Universitys Title IX Coordinator. Under the direction of the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Investigator will coordinate with campus offices and partners including Student Affairs, the Sexual Harassment Policy Office (SHPO), the Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA Office), the Office of Community Standards (OCS), Residential Education, the Graduate Life Office, etc.
Collaborate and consult with the Title IX Coordinator regularly to monitor and manage Title IX incidents to ensure an efficient and effective response to reports and complaints.
Serve as the Title IX investigator for cases alleging student-related sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship (dating) violence, stalking, and retaliation.
Interview the impacted party, 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. Advise impacted parties and respondents of their rights. Maintain a high level of confidentiality during all proceedings.
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 Title IX Coordinator that clearly identify the issues investigated, summarize the evidence, make findings under University policy, and recommend appropriate remedial steps.
Provide periodic, timely updates regarding the status of complaints received and investigations in progress to the Title IX Coordinator.
Collaborate with the Title IX Coordinator to identify and address any systemic problems. Work with other university stakeholders to ensure Title IX policies are communicated to all constituencies.
Assist Title IX Coordinator with the development and implementation of a comprehensive university Title IX training program for students, faculty, and staff.
Assist Title IX Coordinator with the development and implementation of a case management database to organize, manage, and track all Title IX incidents.
Identify and integrate promising practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice. Stay abreast of regulations and statutes relating to gender-based violence, including but not limited to Title IX, Clery, and VAWA.
Serve as Acting Title IX Coordinator as needed.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree required and 5 years of relevant experience. Law or other graduate degree and a minimum of 10 years relevant experience such as a law enforcement investigator or other related field strongly preferred.
Significant experience conducting trauma-informed, fair investigations alleging discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, is required.
Knowledge, experience, and training in handling issues related to gender-based violence.
Experience working in higher education strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of Title IX and VAWA and other applicable laws and regulations is required;
Knowledge of current state and federal law and regulations related to Title IX and VAWA compliance for educational institutions receiving federal assistance;
Knowledge of best practices as they relate to institutions of higher education compliance with Title IX and VAWA;
Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of Title IX-related incidents and complaints;
Effective project management, organization and analytical skills;
Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies;
Strong written analytical and communication skills;
Ability to guide, advise and support the training and learning process with respect to Title IX and VAWA compliance;
Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information;
Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, administrators) with diplomacy and tact;
Maintenance of professional qualifications through on-going training and professional development; and
Ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment.
- Possess excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrate the ability to work well with diverse Stanford colleagues and students and with external stakeholders; and
- Promote culture of safety, demonstrate commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety, communicate safety concerns, use and promote safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
- Although generally this position is active during regular business hours with minimal travel expectations, occasional evenings are required, and the position requires being willing to check email and respond to urgent questions in evenings and on weekends.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job: Compliance Legal
Job Code: 2372