In coordination with departmental leadership, supports the mission and goals of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC). Reporting to the University Title IX Coordinator, assists in responding to complaints of sexual misconduct, as defined under the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, 8.2. Coordinates the daily responsibilities associated with conducting investigations into incidents of sexual misconduct and conducting Title IX trainings/presentations for the broader campus community. Conducts a prompt and thorough investigation, which includes developing an investigative plan for complaints and incident reports; contacting and interviewing all involved parties and providing them with information about investigatory process; collecting and assessing all relevant information; ensuring a well-documented investigation process; analyzing information and working with the appropriate university offices during the course of investigations; and maintaining accurate and thorough investigatory files and reports. Creates and presents training materials related to Title IX, the Dear Colleague Letters, VAWA, Emory University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, 8.2 and other applicable information and policy to faculty, staff, and students. Serves as a member of the Department of Title IX (DTIX) team and will assist, as needed, with campus training, reporting, campus programming and outreach, and other duties as assigned. Creates and facilitates relevant Title IX training programs for faculty staff, students, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Title IX Advisors, members of the Formal Hearing Board, and Appeal Panel. Provides constructive feedback to training participants and maintains training records and reports along with measurable goals and objectives. Conducts a prompt, equitable and impartial administrative investigation into complaints including identifying and interviewing parties; determines the questions to be asked and identifies, gathers, and assesses information relevant to the investigation. Integrates and analyzes information gathered during an investigation in order to prepare an objective report, ensuring all accepted issues are addressed, scope and depth of investigation are sufficient, and facts are adequately substantiated. Actively fosters and maintains a climate that is supportive of faculty, staff, and students and respectful of difference. Remains knowledgeable of current state and federal law and regulations and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX. Provides ongoing consultation regarding Title IX and VAWA requirements, grievance issues, and compliance programs to the Associate Vice Provost and/or the University Title IX Coordinator. Documents all interviews and meetings held with faculty, staff and/or students, supervisors, managers, and senior administrators. Maintains confidential case files. Prepares various detailed written reports and letters as necessary. Stays informed of developments in the field. Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings, and participates in professional associations as appropriate. Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUN QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree and five years of program related experience, including work in employment law, EO/AA, Title VII and Title IX investigations, and developing and/or implementing training programs or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. A master’s degree or JD and higher education experience preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of Title IX-related incidents and complaints. Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to handle sensitive information with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality. Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies. Sensitivity and respect for diverse, academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, cultural backgrounds, disability and sexual orientation of faculty, staff, and students.