As part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore's ongoing commitment to creating and maintaining a campus environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including all forms of sexual harassment and violence, the University seeks to fill a position for an Investigator, Equity &Access Compliance. The Investigator will play an important role in the University's coordinated response, prevention and education initiatives pursuant to Title IX and related statutes and regulations. Reporting to the Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion, the Investigator for Equity & Access Compliance is primarily responsible for the University's Title IX investigations with a particular emphasis on reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and intimate partner violence. The Investigator will conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation, which includes: identifying and interviewing witnesses, gathering and securing relevant documentation, and analyzing the evidence gathered. In addition, the Investigator will assist the Title IX Coordinator in carrying out the University's responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, data collection, trend analysis, and community outreach in collaboration with a wide variety of on and off campus partners.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive healthinsurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and theirdependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Investigates complaints of discrimination and harassment filed by students, staff, faculty or visitors in compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures from inception to findings. This includes creating an investigative plan, conducting and memorializing witness interviews, making credibility assessments, preparing and presenting memoranda of findings and appropriate supporting documents, and communicating with the parties' while protecting the neutrality, integrity, and privacy of the investigation.
Provides ongoing updates regarding the status of complaints and investigations to the Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion and appropriate University employees assisting with the University's response to discrimination and harassment.
Working closely with the Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion, reviews and synthesizes allegations to determine applicable interim measures.
Assists with the preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to Title IX/sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment complaints and trends. This includes being responsible for keeping thorough, accurate, and comprehensive records related to all assigned case investigations.
Responsible for effective collaboration and communication with key stakeholders and partners.
Assists in development and review of University wide policies and procedures that further institutional compliance.
Participates in University committees regarding discrimination matters and subcommittee groups as assigned by Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) or equivalent certification in a relevant field such as Education, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, Health, or Human Services.
Experience: 4 years of relevant experience conducting investigations, preferably in a higher education setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals.
Ability to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Excellent Oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of government regulations that pertain to students, faculty and University staff, such as Title IX Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other anti-discrimination laws and regulations.
Familiarity with best practices related to conducting comprehensive and unbiased investigations. Specifically focused on due process and trauma informed interview techniques.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.