• Investigator, Title IX

    Location US-Remote/Virtual-Remote/Virtual
    Job ID
    2020-114181
    Institution
    Adtalem Global Education
    Department
    Legal
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    U.S. - Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

     

    The Title IX and Equity Investigator reports to the Director, Equity and Access. The Title IX and Equity Investigator will conduct prompt, thorough, and impartial investigations based on Adtalem Global Education Group’s (“ATGE”) Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy, its business partners’ Sex and Gender-Based Misconduct Response and Prevention Policies, and other policies concerning identity-based discrimination, and harassment.  The Investigator will design and present training for students and colleagues.  This position will work closely with Adtalem Legal, Human Resources, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, and institutional leaders to ensure successful and effective program development and implementation. 

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Conduct prompt, equitable, and impartial investigations into complaints including identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering and assessing information relevant to the investigation; apply relevant policies and make findings of fact in individual cases; maintain accurate and thorough records and notes of the investigatory process.
    • Collaborate and consult with the Title IX Coordinator regularly to monitor and manage complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence including stalking and intimate partner violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment and related retaliation to ensure an efficient and effective response to reports and complaints.
    • Identify institution policies and/or Student Conduct Code provisions relevant to a complaint.
    • In collaboration with the Title IX Coordinators, identify and coordinate appropriate interim measures and accommodations with departments throughout the college.
    • Exercise judgment regarding the resolution of complaints including informal resolution and formal investigation.
    • Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of students and respectful of difference.
    • Create and facilitate training/presentations to students, student groups, staff, and faculty regarding the institution’s Sex and Gender-Based Misconduct Response and Prevention Policy, non-discrimination policies, best practices related to the investigation process, and other related presentations and trainings as requested.
    • Train student conduct hearing boards on the equitable and impartial adjudication and resolution of complaints under the Sex and Gender-Based Misconduct Response and Prevention Policy and other non-discrimination policies.
    • Attend student conduct hearings and serve as resource for hearing boards.
    • Work with students and faculty to ensure that the institution does not discriminate on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery therefrom.
    • Provide resource referrals to students, faculty, and staff involved in investigations.
    • Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, students, and staff).
    • Develop and maintain relationships and clear lines of communication with campus and community partners. Collaborate with on and off-campus resources including law enforcement -and victim services in resolving complaints and work with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure that the institutions’ processes, responses, and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with non-discrimination laws.
    • Continuously identify and integrate best practices in the Title IX and equity investigation arenas into knowledge base and practice. Stay abreast of current movements in the field of investigations by participating in conferences, workshops, etc.
    • Build relationships with colleagues at peer institutions; review current literature and research; participate in local, regional, and/or national professional associations and organizations.
    • Maintain knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, and trends within higher education related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and other discriminatory practices.
    • Serve on appropriate committees as assigned.

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    Critical features of this job are described under Essential Duties and Responsibilities. They may be, however, subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
     
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Master’s degree or other graduate degree required. Juris Doctor strongly preferred.
    • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years of broad education compliance experience, preferably in Title IX, ADA/Title 504 and/or student affairs roles.
    • The incumbent must possess superior leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • The incumbent will be expected to “hit the ground running,” and must be a self-starter, a solution-finder, and a forward-thinker.
    • The incumbent will interact with all levels of management and, as such, must possess superior communication skills (both written and oral), professionalism, diplomacy, and “active listening” skills. 
    • The ideal candidate is highly motivated with a positive outlook.
    • Willingness to travel up to 50%.
    • Other required skills include organizing resources and establishing priorities; ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports; use of personal computers and related software applications; ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

     

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

     

     

     

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    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

    Who We Are

    The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.

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