Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.
The College offers a phenomenal benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.
The Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator reports to the Title IX Coordinator and works in collaboration with the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and Security and Protective Services. The Investigator assists in resolving complaints based on the Anti-Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct Policy. This includes complaints regarding sexual misconduct, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, and sex- or gender-based discrimination and harassment. The Investigator will conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation, which includes identifying and interviewing witnesses and other involved parties, gathering and securing relevant documentation, and drafting and presenting an investigative report. The Investigator may also assist in investigations related to other types of bias and discrimination and other violations of College policies.
In addition, the Investigator will serve as a visible representative of the Title IX Office. In this role, the Investigator may be tasked with designing or partnering on trainings for all constituents and prevention education for students. Additionally, the Investigator may serve on relevant College- and community-based committees and participate in student-based panels or discussions.
* Receive copies of complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence, retaliation, and other forms of sex- or gender-based discrimination and harassment.
* Investigate allegations related to sex- or gender-based misconduct related to students, faculty, and staff from initial report to findings. This includes creating an investigative plan, conducting and reporting on witness interviews, preparing and presenting evidence and appropriate supporting documents, and communicating with the parties while protecting the neutrality, integrity, and privacy of the investigation.
* Identify College policies and/or Student Conduct Code provisions relevant to a complaint.
* Provide a detailed, unbiased report to the Title IX Coordinator of all information collected during the investigation.
* Partner with Title IX Coordinator, the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Security and Protective Services, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, the Provost's Office, and the Office of Human Resources to ensure equity in campus policies, processes, and investigations in compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
* Support campus investigations unrelated to Title IX, including other equity complaints.
* Participate in providing education, training, and outreach relating to Title IX for faculty, staff, and students.
* Identify best practices in Title IX investigations and integrate these into College procedures.
* Serve as an active participant on the Sexual Assault Response Team and the College's Working Group for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response.
Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution. A J.D. or graduate degree in higher education, counseling or psychology, communication, or other relevant discipline is preferred. Experience working in and/or with institutions of higher education is required.
* Minimum 2-4 years relevant professional investigatory experience in the education, employment, and/or law enforcement field.
* Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state nondiscrimination laws, including Title IX, VAWA, Clery, and other related laws and policies.
* Training as a Title IX Investigator or Civil Rights Investigator (or the ability to attend training within 60 days of employment) is required.
* Demonstrated ability to draft high quality investigative reports is required.
* Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet development, and file management is expected
For highest consideration please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references which includes name, telephone number and email address.