Title IX Investigator/Student Conduct Specialist

Metropolitan State University of Denver - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)4.2


As a part of Student Engagement and Wellness at Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Dean of Students Office is committed to student safety and well-being by fostering a university community of integrity and respect. The office houses student conduct, student conflict resolution services, coordinates the CARE Team (behavioral intervention team), provides case management, manages Title IX cases with student respondents, operates the Roadrunner Food Pantry, and provides generalized support and referrals for students in crisis. The Title IX Investigator/Student Conduct Specialist is an integral part of the Dean of Students Office team.

This position serves as the primary investigator for alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct, including sexual misconduct claims involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. This position is not that of an advocate; rather it serves as an unbiased investigator. This position does not serve as the Title IX Coordinator.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties/Responsibilities
  • Conduct all student respondent sexual misconduct investigations following the Office of Civil Rights guidelines on such investigations.
  • Serve as backup/secondary student conduct officer in non-Title IX cases, as needed and requested by the Associate Dean for Student Engagement & Wellness.
  • Maintain all documentation of investigations.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality on all proceedings.
  • Present findings to the Associate Director of Student Conduct and the Title IX Coordinator in report format.
  • Track reportable sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and campus training events for the annual Campus Security Report.
  • Collaborate with Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Wellness to develop the annual Campus Security Report.
  • Attend appropriate trainings and stay current on all changes to Title IX, the Clery Act, VAWA and any other applicable legislation or regulations.
  • Conduct training for all Campus Security Authorities on reporting obligation under the Clery Act.
  • Maintain list of all Campus Security Authorities as well as their completion of training.
  • Coordinate development of training materials and programs for all students on the sexual misconduct policy and the reporting process, inclusive of the updates, promotion, and tracking of the online training module. Note: this role will not be the primary educator on sexual misconduct prevention, but rather provide support and supervision to those who develop and implement the training.
  • Recruit and supervise Intern who will represent the University in Auraria Campus training and programmatic efforts.
  • Recommend appropriate changes and updates to the University’s sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policies.
  • Advise complainants and respondents of their rights.
  • Refer all parties as needed to appropriate support resources.
  • Support the overall functions of the Office of Student Engagement and Wellness/Dean of Students Office.
  • Develops, implements, and reports on assessment methods to evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Completed master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in social work, human services, education, criminal justice, pre-law, or related field is required
  • Three years’ professional experience utilizing interviews to gather information to determine outcomes (Examples might include conducting confidential investigations, case assessment, or case management)
  • Experience developing and maintaining detailed case documentation and report writing
  • Experience conducting record keeping and maintaining documentation in compliance with rules of confidentiality
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Previous evidence of collaboration within an educational setting.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of sexual violence and related interpersonal dynamics
  • Ability to maintain a high level of impartiality and professionalism at all times
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering outreach materials, programs and/or presentations
  • Experience conducting Title IX investigations, adhering to Office of Civil Rights guidelines
  • Experience working with student conduct data bases (preferably Maxient)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Candidates need to demonstrate experience with and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse urban student population including non-traditional students, students of color, and first generation college students
Posting date 04/25/2018