Quinnipiac University invites applications for a Civil Rights & Title IX Investigator to assist in resolving complaints related to harassment, bias-motivated acts and discrimination based on sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and other protected classes. This includes complaints regarding sexual misconduct, sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence. The Investigator will conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation, which includes drafting and issuing notices of investigation, identifying and interviewing witnesses and other involved parties, gathering and securing relevant documentation, and drafting and presenting an investigative report. The Investigator will also assist with training and prevention education for students, faculty, and staff to support the university's commitment to providing an environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.
|Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women's rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women's basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review's "The Best 388 Colleges." The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit qu.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.
- Investigate allegations related to bias-related discrimination or harassment, including sexual misconduct, related to students, faculty, and staff from initial report to findings
- Develop a prompt and equitable investigation plan for assigned cases; identify relevant parties, witnesses, and other evidence
- Interview parties and witnesses as needed in compliance with the appropriate investigative process. This includes creating and issuing notice of investigation to involved parties, conducting and reporting on witness interviews, preparing and presenting evidence and appropriate supporting documents, and communicating with the parties and their advisors while protecting the neutrality, integrity, and privacy of the investigation
- Document the investigation process, prepares investigative reports, and catalogs history in university conduct management software (Maxient)
- Facilitate training/presentations to students, staff, and faculty on Civil Rights, Title IX, and topics related to protected status harassment and discrimination
- Maintain positive and collaborative relationships with related campus partners, community resources and services, and community leaders
- Represent the Department on relevant committees, including the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) and the Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team
- Remain current regarding state and federal law, including but not limited to Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Campus Save Act, Clery Act, and FERPA; Remain current regarding trends in the field of education related to sex discrimination and sexual misconduct
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree required
- Master's degree preferred
- Minimum of 1-2 years of professional experience in Title IX compliance, law, human resources, student life, student conduct or similar field required
- Higher education experience is strongly preferred
- Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender-based violence required
- Professional civil and/or criminal investigation experience preferred
- Experience with issues related to protected class discrimination investigations preferred
- Experience in conducting trauma-sensitive investigations in a higher education setting strongly preferred
- ATIXA certification or related certification strongly preferred
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.
Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.