Civil Rights and Title IX Investigator

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Classification:Administrative Specialist 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Chancellor's Office
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Human Resources, Law/Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

The UAA Office of Equity and Compliance affirms its commitment to a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which educational programs, employment and activities are free of discrimination and harassment. Our staff administers and ensures compliance with the University policies, procedures and programs on equal opportunity, discrimination, affirmative action, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. The Office of Equity and Compliance embraces the values that encompass a culture of respect.

Duties:

10• Participate in collaborative meetings on campus, role modeling the values that encompass a culture of respect.Essential
20Develop curriculum and facilitate trainings alongside the Prevention and Education Coordinator and/or the Deputy Coordinators. Assist with prevention programming on all UAA campuses.Essential
70• Develop an investigative plan including timelines. • Engage in informal resolution if allegations that do not rise to the level of discrimination or harassment violations. • For those that do rise to the level of discrimination or harassment, investigate discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual and gender-based misconduct, including sexual violence (sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking). • Investigations will minimally include: identifying and interviewing affected parties and witnesses, gathering and analyzing relevant documentation, and maintaining detailed accurate records and notes. • Compose comprehensive written investigative reports that clearly identify the issues investigated, summarize the evidence found, including information gathered from interviews conducted during the investigatory process, analyze the matter within a legal framework, apply relevant laws, policies and procedures and make findings and recommendations.Essential

The Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator examines complaints of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual and gender-based misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual violence (sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking), utilizing a trauma informed approach.  The Investigator acts as a neutral third party throughout all aspects of the investigation process and ensures a well-documented, prompt, fair, and impartial process.

This position reports to the Director of Equity and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator.

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried/exempt position.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The University offers a generous benefits package. While normal campus hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Investigator may work some evenings and weekends as duties require and some travel is included.  This position description is not all-inclusive; other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

- Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment with the demonstrated ability to analyze and apply legal and policy standards to fact patterns.
- Experienced at clearly and succinctly communicating both orally and in writing, complex ideas and concepts to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to prioritize and organize work effectively, manage high priorities an deadlines, and maintain detailed records with minimal supervision.
- Cultural competence and sensitivity and the ability to conduct effective investigations with a trauma-informed approach.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively individually and as a member of a team, role modeling a culture of respect.
- The ability to remain impartial and neutral throughout an investigation, and to recognize impact of own biases.
- Ability to calmly and effectively handle difficult, confidential and sensitive issues with professionalism.
- Ability and willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends with little notice as duties require.
- Computer proficiency including MS Office Suite and with electronic database management systems.

Required Experience:

-Three years of professional experience in fact gathering requiring interviews and/or investigative experience.
- Experience with report writing that communicates analysis of evidence against policies, regulations and/or laws.
- Demonstrated skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing, fact gathering and investigation.
- Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
- Experience working with victims of trauma.

Typical Education or Training:

Bachelors degree required from an accredited university in one of the related fields to: criminal justice, human resources, social work, law enforcement, counseling. Three years of professional experience to include fact gathering, analysis, interviewing and/or investigations required.
A Masters Degree in a related field or JD preferred.

Professional certification and/or formal training in conducting investigations is preferred.

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