Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Aug 24 2020 Job Description:
Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Investigator will have a broad scope of responsibility.
In all activities, support the University's compliance with Title IX and strive to ensure prompt, fair, and impartial resolution of complaints.
Intake reports and complaints filed against students, assessing the complaint which may lead to a prompt, and thorough investigation. Act as an impartial party in conducting investigations and prepare detailed reports of investigative findings.
Work with Title IX Coordinator to develop and review processes, responses and policies for consistency with federal and state laws including Title IX, New York State Education Law Article 129-B, the Clery Act, etc., with particular emphasis on investigating reports of dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, sexual harassment and intimate partner violence.
Manage investigative processes for student complaints of all protected-class based discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. This includes:
Informing parties and witnesses about the investigatory process and of all available resources on campus and in the external community
Interviewing complaints, respondents and potential witnesses
Gathering and securing relevant evidence
Keeping accurate and thorough records of the investigatory process in electronic form
Collaborating with other resources, support services and law enforcement in resolving complaints
Work closely with a variety of University and community resources including but not limited to the Office of Associate Counsel, Dean of Students offices, Office of Student Conduct, Human Resources and University Police.
Develop and conduct training for students and employees on policy, prevention, response and other issues related to nondiscrimination, non-retaliation, Title IX and 129-B.
Participate in campus initiatives, collaborations and committees designed to advance the University's commitment to nondiscrimination, Title IX, 129-B and compliance.
Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive and respectful of difference.
Attend annual Title IX investigation trainings and professional development conferences, seminars, etc.
Assist the Title IX Coordinator in other Title IX/VAWA response and prevention responsibilities for the University.
Effectively manage matters related to discrimination and sexual misconduct in absence or stead of the Title IX Coordinator
Build trust and work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners, and balance the multiple varying interests of those diverse stakeholders.
Effectively exercise discretion and exercise good judgement to address confidential and sensitive matters.
Master's degree or higher in student affairs, higher education administration, social work, conflict resolution, counseling, human resources, public policy, government, legal studies, or other related discipline.
Demonstrated progressive responsibility in higher education.
Demonstrated experience conducting investigations of allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence utilizing trauma-informed practices on a college campus.
Knowledge of best practices to federal and state nondiscrimination laws, and regulations such as Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, NY 129B and/or the Clery Act.
Experience successfully addressing issues of a confidential and sensitive nature (Discretion, good judgement, and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality).
Demonstrated cultural competency and ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
Exceptional levels of professionalism and tact.
Experience building and maintaining effective campus relationships.
Demonstrated skills related to conducting trauma-informed interviews.
Record of training in trauma-informed approach, Title IX, 129-B and other pertinent laws/topics.
Experience working in or alongside Student Conduct offices and/or with external community partners such as the District Attorney's Office, local law enforcement agency(ies) and crime victims assistance center(s).
Presentation skills including developing and conducting training on topics related to gender discrimination and sexual harassment (Experience in providing trainings relating to discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation).
Demonstrated experience maintaining confidential detailed records in electronic system(s).
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.
Internal Number: 124331
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