Lead Civil Rights investigator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator


Lead Civil Rights investigator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

• Job No:
522026
• Classification:Administrative Professional 2
• Grade:Grade 80
• Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF Chancellor
• Location:Fairbanks
• Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Law/Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:
UAF's Department of Equity and Compliance is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of lead investigator/ deputy Title IX coordinator. The University of Alaska has an excellent benefits package and a relocation allowance may be offered to the successful candidate. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, please apply today!

Duties:
1-50LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Management and oversight of the initial intake of reports process and protocols. Will provide lead oversight of the intake specialist's role.
• Provide lead oversight, guidance, mentoring and training to investigators on daily activities.
• Investigate the more complex cases when necessary; offer various options for methods of working through, resolving, and bringing closure to extremely complicated and sensitive issues.
• Take the lead in creating and implementing internal processes, protocols and continuously measuring effectiveness and efficiency. When process improvements are needed, recommend changes for peak effectiveness, efficiency, and best practice to the director/ Title IX coordinator.
• Preparation and maintenance of statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to reports and trends that are repeatable and easily retrievable.
• Generates appropriate analytics of intake activity as useful recurring and ad hoc reports in a format appropriate for diverse audiences.
• Provide director/ Title IX coordinator daily operational briefs or as requested.
• Provides performance management input to director/ Title IX coordinator on activities within the lead's scope.
• Serve as the deputy Title IX coordinator providing training, assisting with supportive measures and backup to the Title IX coordinator as delegated. Will not handle interim measures or remedies in cases where there is a conflict of role.Essential 2-45INVESTIGATION/ REPORT WRITING:
• Investigate allegations relating to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual and gender-based misconduct, labor and employee relations, ethics and other possible UA Board of Regents Policy and Regulation violations. Investigations include developing an investigative plan with timelines, identifying and interviewing parties and witnesses, gathering and analyzing relevant documentation, writing reports and maintaining detailed accurate records and notes.
• Compose comprehensive written investigative reports that clearly identify the issues investigated; summarize the evidence found, including information gathered from interviews conducted during the investigatory process; make credibility assessments; analyze the matter within a legal framework; apply relevant state and federal laws, University policies and procedures; and make findings and recommendations through sound analysis.
• Communicate with parties and others while protecting the independence, neutrality, integrity, and privacy of the investigation.
• Continuously identify and integrate best practices in investigations by staying current with recent changes/guidance on relevant laws, policies, procedures, investigative techniques, trauma-informed investigative practices, and cultural sensitivity.
• Keep thorough, accurate, and comprehensive records related to all assigned case investigations.
• Engage with campus partners (e.g., conduct officials, student assistance programs, Residence Life, etc.) if allegations do not rise under discrimination policies to ensure reports are adequately referred.
• Provide weekly case status updates and debriefings to the director/ Title IX coordinator or designee in regularly scheduled meetings.
• Evaluate and advise the director/ Title IX coordinator or designee on potential risk exposure associated with reports investigated.Essential 3-5TRAINING AND OUTREACH: Assist the director/ Title IX coordinator with developing and presenting trainings, and participating in outreach activities. Essential

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
KSA:

• Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment with the demonstrated ability to analyze and
apply legal and policy standards to fact patterns.

• Experienced at clearly and succinctly communicating both orally and in writing, complex ideas
and concepts to a variety of audiences.

• Ability to prioritize and organize work effectively, manage multiple high priorities and
deadlines, and maintain detailed records with minimal supervision.

• Cultural competence and sensitivity and the ability to conduct effective investigations with a
trauma-informed approach.

• Independent and sound judgment with the ability to remain impartial and neutral throughout all
aspects of the investigative process and in highly emotional situations.

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively individually and as a member of a team.

• Ability to calmly, and effectively manage difficult, confidential, and sensitive issues with
professionalism in a complex organization.

• Ability and willingness to periodically travel and work evenings and weekends on short notice
as duties require.

• Computer proficiency including MS Office Suite and with electronic database management
systems.

Typical Experience:
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

• Five years of professional experience in fact gathering requiring interviews and/or investigative experience.

• Demonstrated skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques,
interviewing, fact gathering and investigation.

• Demonstrated advanced analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

• Experienced with report writing that communicates analysis of evidence against policies, regulations and/or laws.

• Demonstrated ability presenting ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Demonstrated excellent judgment with the ability to manage sensitive or confidential
information.

• Experienced in a higher education, legal, law enforcement, employment, investigative
journalism, or a regulatory compliance setting (or substantially related area).

• Experienced as a supervisor or lead with oversight responsibilities.

• Experienced with creating processes, protocols, and assessment for constant process
improvements and efficiency.

• Demonstrated experience in applying root cause analysis techniques.

• Demonstrated experience in conducting business process analysis.

Required Education or Training:
EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in one or more of the following areas: law
enforcement, criminal justice, human resources, journalism or an equivalent combination of
training and experience and at least five years of investigative experience. A Master's degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, human resources, journalism or a J.D. coupled with five years of fact gathering requiring interviews and/or investigative experience is preferred.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and https://alaska.edu/jobs/benefits.php. New hires will be placed on the https://www.alaska.edu/hr/talent/files/fy23-salary-schedules/FY23_A4_Staff-Salary-Grid_com-Hrly-bi-ann_w-desc-rpt.pdf, Grade 80 and salary is negotiable dependent based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will be begin on October 26, 2022. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time, 10/25/2022.

UAF COVID REQUIREMENTS:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Applications Close: Open until filled

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Closing Date 2023-02-23