1031 Title IX Investigator

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Title IX Investigator

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1031

GRADE 43

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Title IX Coordinator

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR President

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Title IX Investigator works with Title IX Coordinator to ensure institutional compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (“VAWA”), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (“Campus SaVE”), and other related federal and state laws across the University’s Springfield, West Plains, and Mountain Grove campuses. In the discharging the duties of the position, the Title IX Investigator works closely with the Title IX Coordinator, the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Human Resources, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Student Conduct, and other University administrators.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A J.D. degree or Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or a related field (e.g., counseling, criminology, social work, sociology) is strongly preferred.

Experience: At least three years of investigatory experience is required. Experience in investigating or prosecuting allegations of sexual misconduct and/or domestic violence is preferred, as is experience in working with victims of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, and/or other types of trauma. Familiarity with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws is required. Experience in presenting educational and training programs is required.

Skills: Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within a university environment are required. The ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment is required. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma is required. Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage caseload in a manner that ensures the prompt, effective, and equitable conclusion of such matters is required. Keyboarding proficiency is required. Computer application skills (word processing, spreadsheet, file management, web page development and maintenance) are required. Multi-tasking abilities and the ability to meet deadlines while remaining focused and composed are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Serves as the assistant to the Title IX Coordinator by providing subject-matter expertise on requirements of and compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws.

2. Investigates and helps to ensure timely resolution of assigned reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving members of the University community (including the University’s Springfield, West Plains, and Mountain Grove campuses).

3. Assists the Title IX Coordinator with the University’s Title IX efforts, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of Title IX complaints.

4. Helps monitor compliance with all procedures, requirements, and time frames outlined in the University’s G1.31 Title IX Policy on Sexual Assault, Stalking and Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct.

5. Meets with assigned complainants and respondents to provide information regarding the University complaint process, available resources, interim measures, and reporting and resolution options.

6. Provides training sessions to University faculty, staff, and students on Springfield, West Plains, and Mountain Grove campuses regarding prevention of and response to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

7. Facilitates the implementation of a comprehensive case management system that includes each reported complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

8. Travels regularly to the University’s West Plains and Mountain Grove campuses to investigate assigned Title IX complaints, meets with complainants and respondents, and provides training and education programs to students, faculty, and staff.

9. In consultation with University administration and at the direction of the Title IX Coordinator, assists in the development and/or implementation of University climate surveys pertaining to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.

10. Helps to maintain and update content for the University’s Title IX webpage: www.missouristate.edu/sexualassault/

11. Collaborates with the University’s Department of Safety and Transportation to ensure accuracy in reporting annual crime statistics, as required by the Jeanne Clery Act.

12. Promotes awareness and educational events and activities related to Title IX via social media, web pages, and other venues.

13. Serves on University committees as requested.

14. Contributes to an environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

15. Participates in self-directed professional reading, develops professional contacts with colleagues, and attends professional development courses and trainings to ensure a full understanding of the legal requirements and best practices related to compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and other related federal and state laws.

16. Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing other duties as assigned by the Title IX Coordinator.

SUPERVISION

The Title IX Investigator reports to and receives administrative supervision from the Title IX Coordinator, functions independently within the guidelines of the University’s personnel policies and regulations, coordinates with all appropriate unit heads, and exercises considerable judgment and initiative in planning, organizing, and completing assignments.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SEPTEMBER 2015

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 4 - 500 Points: Interactions with others are somewhat unstructured. The purpose may be to influence or motivate others, to obtain information, or to control situations and resolve problems. Interactions may be with individuals or groups of co-workers, students, or the general public, may be moderately unstructured, and may involve persons who hold differing goals and objectives. Individuals at this level often act as a liaison between groups with a focus on solving particular unstructured problems. Interactions at this level require considerable interpersonal skill and the ability to resolve conflict.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.