Title IX Investigator Manager

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7061223 (Ref.No. P0016533)
Posted: October 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Location
10-Irvine Valley College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


Summary Description:

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Services, the Title IX Investigator Manager is focused on the development and implementation of bias-free policies and procedures for all students. The Title IX Investigator Manager is responsible for ensuring District-wide compliance with Title IX regulations; comprehensive student, staff and faculty training programs; and compiling relevant information and conducting investigations for cases alleging stalking, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, LGBTQ+ concerns, pregnancy discrimination involving students and any other sexual misconduct allegations.


Knowledge of:

Applying trauma informed practices to interactions and communications with parties involved in sensitive cases.
Mediation, conflict resolution, or other related customer service abilities including flexibility, patience and the ability to de-escalate potentially heated situations.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Oral and written communication skills.
Team building principles.
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and databases.
Knowledge and understanding of community college students, their diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and the wide variety of their ages and educational goals as found on a community college campus and a demonstrated ability to work with people from this diverse population.


Ability to:

Be objective, thorough and unbiased when conducting investigations.
Maintain high level of confidentiality.
Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders (e.g., management, faculty, students and staff).
Perform administrative tasks such as scheduling, managing an Outlook calendar, taking calls and interfacing with visitors.
Adapt to changing priorities, responsibilities and the campus community needs and expectations.
Manage multiple concurrent tasks with intermittent service interruptions.
Stay current on applicable federal and State laws, regulations and guidance to meet the needs of supported positions and maintain accuracy of records in accordance with campus policy.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Use a computer and applicable software including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and email.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Education/Training:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Master’s Degree with coursework in law, human resources compliance, counseling, social work, psychology, gender studies, forensics, higher education administration, social justice or other related discipline is preferred.


Experience:

Minimum of two (2) years of related experience, including writing reports and assisting with Title IX related training. Management experience preferred.


License or Certificate:

Valid California driver’s license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.


Conditions of Employment:

The work environment and physical demands described are representative of those required by an employee to perform essential functions of the job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Work Environment:

Standard office and field setting. Duties performed are primarily in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation or in the community attending functions or meetings. Incumbents are subject to contact with community and business leaders, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding legal timelines. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort. Must be willing and able to travel and to work nights and weekends, as required.


Physical Demands:

Incumbents regularly sit for long periods; walk short distances on a regular basis; travel to various locations to attend meetings and conduct work; use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reach with hands and arms; stoop or kneel or crouch to file; speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person; and lift, carry and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.


Duties and Responsibilities

Promote stability and transparency by effectively maintaining and enforcing established District and campus policies, procedures, laws, regulations and best practices.

Continuously monitor federal, State and local laws for changes in compliance requirements.

Lead, handle and resolve legal and Title IX related issues including investigating Title IX cases involving students.

Provide counsel, training and resolution of issues. Coordinate with multiple entities to address matters.

Receive, investigate, prepare detailed investigative reports and implement procedures to respond to internal and external Title IX complaints.

Act as a neutral party in the investigation assigned and provide a detailed, unbiased report to the Vice President for Student Services.

Prepare reports for internal and external federal and State agencies.

Prepare statements, findings, conclusions and recommendations; provide background information for use by external investigators or legal counsel.

Work closely with the Discipline Officer, Campus Police, Vice President for Student Services and all Title IX Deputies.

Assist or conduct training/workshops for students and employees on subjects such as, but not limited to, diversity, Title IX and other relevant training topics.

Assist with compiling data and statistics for annual analysis/reports.

Identify and train Campus Security Authorities (CSA).

Assist with Clery compliance including compiling reports, serving on related committees, training, identifying geography, maintaining CSA list for the campus and ensuring overall compliance in line with Stafford audit.

When appropriate, facilitate informal resolutions of Title IX complaints.

Collaborate with District Director of Employee Relations and Title IX Compliance on matters that involve both students and employees.

Identify and address any patterns related to sexual discrimination, harassment and misconduct on campus.

Develop and maintain database of Title IX reports, cases, trainings and statistics.

Propose changes/updates to Board Policies and Administrative Regulations in compliance with State, federal and local laws.

Perform other related duties as assigned.







 

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