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OIE Investigator

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OIE Investigator

  • 499632
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Jun 3 2024 at 09:30 CDT
  • Chancellor

Job Summary:

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) Investigator is responsible for ensuring institutional compliance applicable federal and state laws related to unlawful discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation. The OIE Investigator will investigate reports and/or complaints regarding harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and/or retaliation. Sexual misconduct investigations will also include sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, or relationship violence involving students, faculty, staff or third parties.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Investigates thoroughly complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, predisposing genetic information, covered veteran status, and any other basis protected by law.
2. Investigates thoroughly and reviews complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, or relationship violence involving students, faculty, staff or third parties.
3. Investigates allegations harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct and retaliation from inception to findings. This includes creating an investigative plan, conducting and memorializing witness interviews, making credibility assessments, preparing and presenting findings and appropriate supporting documents.
4. Writes applicable correspondence related to complaint and investigation process including a comprehensive investigative report where appropriate and necessary.
5. Work closely with the Title IX Coordinator to review and synthesize allegations to determine applicable interim measures.
6. Explains outcomes of investigation to relevant parties involved in the investigation process.
7. Provides timely reports and updates regarding the status of the OIE reports, assigned complaints, and investigations in process to the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Institutional Equity.
8. Collaborates and coordinates with the Title IX Coordinator and other University offices and partners to identify and address any systemic problems, identify interim measures or any other relevant matter regarding an OIE complaint.
9. Engages with other university stakeholders to ensure OIE policies are communicated to all campus community members.
10. Assists with the preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to OIE complaints and trends. This includes being responsible for keeping thorough, accurate, and comprehensive records related to all assigned OIE reports, complaints and investigations.
11. Assists in the creation and revision of campus policies and procedures regarding harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
12. Assists with the development, implementation and delivery of comprehensive training programs for students, faculty and staff related to relevant federal and state laws and TCU policies prohibiting harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
13. Remains abreast of any and all Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX policies and procedures.
14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Advanced degree (M.A., J.D. or Ed.D. or Ph.D.) from an accredited institution in a related field and 5 years of demonstrated experience in positions investigating Title IX or EEO complaints with responsibilities in grievance processes, compliance reviews, equal opportunity compliance, sexual misconduct, report writing, and/or conflict resolution.
OR
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 7 years of demonstrated experience in positions investigating Title IX or EEO complaints with responsibilities in grievance processes, compliance reviews, equal opportunity compliance, sexual misconduct, report writing, and/or conflict resolution.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Higher Education experience; preferably in student conduct or an office of discrimination and harassment, working with employees and college students.
• 6+ years of demonstrated experience investigating Title IX complaints, incidents, and/or resolving such reports and complaints.
• 6+ years of demonstrated experience investigating Equal Employment Opportunity complaints, incidents and/or resolving such complaints.
• At least three (3) years of demonstrated experience using conflict resolution skills and/or restorative practices to resolve reports and complaints of harassment and discrimination.
• Juris Doctorate Degree

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• Title IX related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization.
• EEOC Investigator training.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of Title VI, Title VII and EEO laws, policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of Title IX, Clery Act, and VAWA.
• Knowledge of gender/sexual violence issues and effect of sexual assault on victims, survivor recovery.
• Skill in excellent communication, both oral and in writing, and interpersonal skills.
• Skill in problem solving techniques, interviewing, investigating, and conflict resolution skills.
• Skill in strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail.
• Skill in critical thinking demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution.
• Ability to communicate and write clear, concise reports.
• Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex caseloads of Title IX-related incidents and complaints that ensures the prompt, effective, and equitable conclusion of matters.
• Ability to use computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and file management.
• Ability to communicate effectively within a university environment.
• Ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment.
• Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma.
• Ability to handle complex situations, particularly those which require a high level of confidentiality.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at https://police.tcu.edu/annual-security-report, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at police@tcu.edu.

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