Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, "Exempt" position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and based on similar positions within the CSU.
Work Schedule: Generally, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evenings and weekends as needed.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 9, 2020.
About the Department:
The Title IX and Gender Equity Office provides CSUSB community with education, awareness, reporting options and meaningful assistance for issues and concerns related to the University Executive Orders 1096 & 1097 reporting procedures for Title IX incidents. Our office also investigates complaints and allegations of sex/gender/sexual orientation discrimination, harassment or retaliation and acts of sexual violence, while using a variety of CSU Executive Orders, complaint processes and policies, as well as raise awareness on campus.
For more information, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/title-ix
Required Application Materials:
All applicants must submit 1). Letter of interest or cover letter, 2). Current resume or curriculum vitae, 3). Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments and prospects for success in this position, and 4). Diversity Statement - may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).
Reporting to the Director of Title IX & Gender Equity, the Title IX Investigator/Prevention Specialist (Investigator) is responsible for receiving and processing complaints, issues, and concerns involving allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Typical Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
The incumbent conducts investigations, interviews, document review, research, evidence analysis, and writes investigative reports pursuant to requirements set forth in California State University (CSU) Executive Orders and Federal and State law;
Will facilitate formal and informal resolution of complaints; prepares and writes responses to complaints and inquiries from external agencies.
The Investigator must exercise independent judgment during the informal resolution, and formal investigations and when generating strategies and/or recommendations for the appropriate resolution of those complaints.
Incumbent must provide impartial consultation, conflict resolution and problem solving in response to complaints and inquiries received from members of the campus community and university constituents, including students, faculty, staff, and university affiliate/visitors/third parties.
Must establish timely communication with all parties ensure that all parties are advised of their rights throughout the process.
Maintains a high level of confidentiality and privacy on all office and investigation proceedings.
The Investigator must possess the ability to exercise independent judgment, to assess and negotiate complex and highly sensitive situations, maintain confidentiality, be discrete, and demonstrate neutrality in the face of resistance, indifference or hostility; makes recommendations to the Director of Title IX & Gender Equity regarding continuous quality improvement in unit investigation operations;
Incumbent must possess knowledge of all appropriate legal statutes, collective bargaining agreements, CSU Policies and ensure that CSUSB complies with all.
Incumbent must work collaboratively with key partners in the University community to investigate and resolve complaints filed under Title IX, including but not limited to, the Office of General Counsel, Office of the Provost, Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development, and the University Police Department.
Incumbent must keep apprised of new developments and best practices in the fields of Title IX investigations, Title IX, the Clery Act, and other relevant federal and state legislation and regulations.
Incumbent will conduct trainings for prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including the dissemination of information and materials relative to Title IX/VAWA.
The Investigator will also be the liaison between the campus and the vendor for online training of students, and other duties as needed.
Education and Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Master's degree, J.D., or other related advanced degree preferred.
Equivalent to 3 - 5 years of related experience in conducting investigations and resolution of concerns and complaints including conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, complaint screening, interviewing, assessment, consultation and advice. Experience working in higher education and on Title IX investigations preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated assessment, investigation, and resolution of concerns and complaints including conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, complaint screening, interviewing, consultation and advice, and conducting investigations.
The ability to exercise independent judgment, to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations, including the ability to maintain confidentiality, be discrete, and maintain neutrality in the face of indifference or hostility.
Demonstrated skill and sensitivity interacting with various ethnic, social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds in order to identify, investigate and facilitate problem resolution. Must be committed to principles of due process, fairness, and respect. Excellent writing and research skills and the ability to generate concise, logical, and grammatically correct analytical reports that convey complex and sensitive issues.
Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents such as court opinions, laws, and federal regulations to evaluate their impact on University policies and procedures.
Experience with public speaking and delivering engaging and dynamic presentations to different stakeholders. Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance with nondiscrimination laws, including but not limited to FEHA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, FERPA, Title VII and Title IX.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with administrators, staff, faculty, students and community partners.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
San Bernardino, California