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Company: University of Central Oklahoma
Location: Edmond, OK
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

Position Overview:

The Administrative Investigator reports to the UCO Director of Student Conduct and Title IX Coordinator. Investigator serves as a backup investigator for the Office of Student Conduct and Title IX and assists in the day-to-day management and responsibilities associated with the university's Office of Student Conduct & Title IX compliance obligations and response policies. Investigates allegations related to Student Conduct and Title IX, other anti-discrimination legislation and state law against students and employees from inception to conclusion. This includes creating an investigative plan, conducting and memorializing witness interviews, making credibility assessments, preparing and presenting memoranda of findings and appropriate supporting documents, and communicating with the parties' while protecting the neutrality, integrity, and privacy of the investigation. Investigator facilitates timely response, investigation, and resolution of complaints. Investigator works closely with departments across campus, collects relevant facts and evidence related to report and complaints, analyzes the evidence gathered, and develops detailed, well-written, and comprehensive investigative reports to be used as a primary source of evidence in informal and formal administrative hearings and present investigative reports to appropriate administrative personnel.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Receives, evaluates, and investigates allegations of violations of the UCO Code of Student Conduct and Title IX. Serves as a backup investigator for the Office of Student Conduct and Title IX Coordinator in sexual and interpersonal misconduct cases (Title IX, Clery, VAWA) with the assistance and support of the Office of Student Conduct, UCO Police Services, and Title IX Coordinator. Conducts comprehensive, reliable, impartial, and timely investigation reports for submission to the designated University decision making body, ensuring a timely, efficient, equitable and effective response to complaints. Ensures a well-documented investigation process; works with the appropriate University offices and personnel in the course of investigations; gathers and secures relevant documentation; maintains accurate and thorough investigatory files and reports; and provides ongoing updates to UCO's Student Conduct Officer and/or Title IX Coordinator. Understands and follows established University policies and procedures, as well as all state and federal guidance related to due process obligations and response. Maintains confidentiality and ensures compliance with FERPA and other state, federal, and institutional student record policies. Assists in development and review of university policies and procedures. Manages, prioritizes, and completes tasks in a busy, dynamic environment. Performs other duties as assigned.



Qualifications

Experience Required:

Bachelors degree Minimum of 3 years, 5 years preferred, of investigative experience in education or employment, with a record of successfully preparing investigation reports for discrimination, civil rights or sexual misconduct and other education-related matters. Previous experience in conduct adjudication and case management, Student Conduct or Title IX investigations (including sexual and interpersonal misconduct), residence life and student affairs protocols and policies.

Experience Preferred:

Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal laws, university policies, and investigation, in particular Title IX, Title VII, Clery Act, EEO, and VAWA. Demonstrated understanding of dynamics of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking. Experience working in a higher education setting, with particular experience working on investigations related to student conduct violations, including sex or gender-based discrimination. Title IX-related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to interpret federal regulations, state statutes, local ordinances and university policies, including Title IX, VAWA, Affirmative Consent law and other related laws and policies. Demonstrated ability to independently and efficiently manage a caseload, and the ability to prioritize. Strong written and verbal communication skills: ability to organize facts and prepare extensive reports and findings from investigation. Strong organization skills; ability to effectively prioritize timely student issues. Strong work ethic and attention to detail: Highly motivated, self-directed execution of routine and special projects. Strong interpersonal skills: Demonstrated ability to function well in both leader and teammate roles and interact with colleagues and superiors in a positive and constructive manner when faced with significant deadlines or workloads. Experience in and awareness of the sensitivity required when interacting with and addressing the needs of a diverse community on sensitive topics. Experience in trauma informed investigations and interviewing skills and/or understanding of the impact of trauma on investigations and/or victims of violence. Computer proficiency: Microsoft Word.

Will this employee supervise others?

No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.

Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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