Associate Director for Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students in the Office of Student Life Student Conduct
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The Office of Student Life Associate Director for Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students supervises a team of sexual misconduct investigators responsible for investigating all allegations of student sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. As the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, the Associate Director has been delegated the responsibility for directly overseeing all investigations of alleged student sexual misconduct and closely collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure investigations and adjudication proceedings follow university policy and comply with state and federal laws and regulations. The Associate Director may also conduct sexual misconduct investigations and serve as a hearing officer in Student Conduct adjudications as needed. The Associate Director is a key participant in the university’s Sexual Misconduct Assessment and Response Team (SMART) in collaboration with university support offices to ensure appropriate interim measures and accommodations are provided to parties and witnesses. The Associate Director is responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation and investigative statistics, creating reports for Student Conduct, Student Life, the Title IX Coordinator and other university leaders as required, and serving as a representative of the Student Conduct and Title IX programs on university committees. This position reports directly to the Director of Student Conduct with a dotted reporting line to the Title IX Coordinator.
The Office of Student Life Associate Director for Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students is an integral part of the University’s core team responsible for the administration of the university’s Title IX program, including the Employee and Labor Relations Manager and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees, Title IX liaison in the Office of Legal Affairs, and the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator in the Office of University Compliance and Integrity. The Associate Director works with multiple constituencies and stakeholders and is a visible and accessible leader who will build relationships with partners such as the Office of University Compliance and Integrity, Office of Legal Affairs, the Office of Human Resources, Athletics, and OSUPD. The Associate Director manages a team of five highly skilled and dedicated sexual misconduct investigators in the Office of Student Life Student Conduct.
Specifically, this position will be responsible for the following objectives.
1. Establish a positive, productive relationship with the investigative team and implement a system for review and assessment of ongoing investigations and incoming issues.
2. In partnership with the Title IX Coordinator, develop a communications structure to provide regular updates on the timely and equitable resolution of sexual misconduct complaints involving student respondents.
3. Cultivate a collaborative, collegial relationship with university partners to ensure appropriate referral of and response to student sexual misconduct reports.
The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas, including:
1. Conducting skilled investigations of sexual misconduct complaints including trauma-informed interviewing, reflecting principles of due process and equity, timely communication to all parties and witnesses, and clear and concise report-writing.
2. Exhibiting principles of ethical leadership in the management of a team and building cohesion with team members.
3. Effectively communicating with all university community members, including students, faculty, staff, and senior leaders and serving as collaborative partner in implementing process improvements and development of new initiatives and strategies.
• The successful candidate will possess a J.D., Masters, or an advanced degree in student development, educational administration, counseling or other related field.
• Three years of progressive experience in student conduct management, or in investigating Sexual Misconduct (sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence and/or stalking) cases, or a combination of investigation and Title IX Coordination experience.
• Must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership or supervisory experience.
• Strong working knowledge of Title IX, the Clery Act, and relevant laws and regulations; Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and the Internet.
• Three years of progressive experience in in a college/higher education environment (University Human Resources or Institutional Equity office, Student Conduct, Student Affairs, etc.).
• Demonstrated background in working with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff and/or parents; Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
• Certification as Title IX Investigator.
• Working knowledge of Maxient and/or conduct data systems.