Title IX Investigator

Columbia University
EOAA & Columbia Health
FLSA Status: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reporting to the Assistant Director/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Student Services for Gender-Based Misconduct, this position is responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University’s Title IX investigations with a particular emphasis on investigating alleged cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence involving undergraduate and graduate students at the University and its affiliates (including Barnard and Teachers College). The incumbent will work closely with the University’s Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Office and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action to conduct investigations of complaints of gender-based and sexual misconduct.  When a complaint is filed by a student, the Title IX Investigator will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation, which includes: identifying and interviewing witnesses, gathering and securing relevant documentation, and identifying other information that would be helpful to the Hearing Panel.  The investigator acts as a neutral party in the investigation and provides a detailed, unbiased report to the Hearing Panel regarding the findings of the investigation.Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the daily responsibilities associated with conducting Title IX investigations on campus
  • Develop an investigate plan for each complaint
  • Contact all involved parties and provide them with information about the investigatory process.  Interview the complainant, respondent, and potential witnesses
  • Gather and secure relevant documentation.  Keep accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process. Develop comprehensive reports for the Hearing Panel
  • Provide on-going updates to Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmation Action when necessary
  • Advocate for improvements in the investigatory process
  • Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX investigation arena into knowledge base and practice 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. An equivalent of 3 years work experience is required. Must demonstrate superior judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential communications. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral are required. Superior written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated commitment to serving a diverse student population with cultural competence and sensitivity. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Preferred Experience: J.D., M.S.W, advanced degree in Psychology or Forensic Psychology, law enforcement or student conduct experience highly preferred. Knowledge of complexities surrounding sexual assault and sexual harassment cases in a college setting, including experience conducting investigations in a sensitive and confidential manner. Experience in higher education and/or a campus setting is also preferred. Familiarity with campus dynamics and civil rights law and regulations is highly desirable. Understanding of investigation practices is highly preferred. Experience working with college students, interest in a higher education setting. Qualified applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=133610
Contact or More Information: 
Qualified applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=133610
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