Equity & Title IX Investigator
Job no: 518848
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Senior VP & Chief Business Officer
Department: Equity and Access
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Human Resources, Law / Enforcement / Compliance, Student Affairs / Services
The Equity & Title IX Investigator is responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University’s Title IX and civil rights investigations. When a complaint is filed, the Equity & Title IX Investigator will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation, which includes: identifying and interviewing witnesses, gathering and securing relevant documentation, and identifying other information. The investigator acts as a neutral party and provides a detailed, unbiased report regarding the findings of the investigation.
The position carries responsibilities that require some on-campus presence.
-Bachelor’s degree and experience conducting investigations.
-Demonstrated judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information;
-Demonstrated skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigation;
-Demonstrated ability to use analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations; exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity;
-Demonstrated skills in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues;
-Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress;
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment;
-Strong and effective interpersonal skills;
-The ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual need;
-Ability to work as part of a university-wide community to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner;
-Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the university;
-Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents;
-Demonstrated training experience
-Juris Doctorate degree or Master’s degree in a related field.
-Experience in an office of discrimination and harassment prevention or compliance is highly preferred;
-Professional experience conducting investigations in a university setting;
-Title IX Investigator training certification.
-Demonstrated experience present information and concepts to groups of individuals through workshops and meetings.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
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