Investigator for Sexual Misconduct (Student Conduct Specialist)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 295795
OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT (BL-SETH-IUBLA)
The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 19 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.
The Investigator for Student Sexual Misconduct serves as an investigator for student cases alleging sexual misconduct, domestic violence, stalking, and harassment, as well as some personal misconduct and organizational misconduct cases. The primary responsibility will be to conduct reviews and investigations of incidents reported to the Office of Student Conduct
Develops and implements programs and initiatives that offer support for students facing student conduct allegations, which may also have legal implications with local or campus police.
Manages an individual case load for incidents on and off campus that may affect student standing in relation to the student code of conduct, student safety and well-being, and/or university policies. Handles incident documentation, discovery, adjudication, and sanctions/action planning.
Collaborates with staff in own department, other departments, external entities as well as academic and campus leaders, on shared student conduct goals, often coordinating sanctions and action planning efforts for individual cases.
Interfaces directly with students throughout the duration of the case, directing them to university resources such as staff in student support roles as appropriate. Places an emphasis on confidentiality of student concerns, university policy compliance, and a culture of care within all direct student interactions.
Provides training to and serves as a resource for university constituents with high student interaction in order to educate on student conduct and the related procedures for case resolution.
Runs reports on case progress, types of code violations, and sanction/action plan completion, reporting trends to manager.
Performs frequent research and maintains knowledge of relevant university policies, the code of conduct, relevant laws and ordinances, and best practice procedures for handling of student conduct issues.
Responsible for managing case files, database information, and documentation associated with the University's Title IX compliance with a particular emphasis on investigation of alleged cases of sexual misconduct (including assault and sexual harassment, domestic violence, and stalking involving undergraduate and graduate students at Indiana University, Bloomington). At times, the Investigator serves as a hearing officer for cases unrelated to sexual misconduct.
Responsible for preparing files and reports as needed to be used in the campus student conduct process; keep up-to-date meeting notes, spreadsheets, and database entries related to conduct cases.
Will also assist the Associate Director with outreach and education on student life topics related to sexual misconduct, including Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), sexual misconduct, harassment, domestic violence, and stalking in coordination with campus partners; assist with related projects as assigned. This includes the promotion of student learning and development through case management and related educational efforts while utilizing specialized knowledge of higher education administration, student development, conflict resolution, restorative justice, Title IX, VAWA, current legal mandates, and related content areas.
The Investigator for Sexual Misconduct will report directly to the Associate Director.
The investigator acts as a neutral party in the investigation and develops reports, timelines, and compiles the file for resolution.
Stays current on movements in the field of student conduct investigations by participating in listservs, conferences and training; relationship building with colleagues on campus, reviewing current literature and research, and participating in local, regional or national professional associations and organizations.
Bachelor's degree in public affairs, social work, counseling, public health, education, business, or a related field
Master's degree in higher education student affairs, social work, conflict resolution, counseling, JD, or a related field
2 years in student conduct, higher education, or a related field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Certification in investigations and/or Title IX Investigations from ATIXA, ASCA, NACUA
An active membership in ASCA (Association of Student Conduct Administration)
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work within tight time frames and meet strict deadlines
Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities
Effective conflict management skills
Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated cultural competency
Demonstrated commitment to educationally focused conflict resolution techniques and programs
An understanding of ASCA student conduct core competencies and NASPA/ACPA student affairs competencies.
Strong organization and program design skills.
Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently, with ability to establish priority.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues and students from diverse populations (e.g. nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and other social identities).
Ability to set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the harmony of the team.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, decision-making, and discretion.
Knowledge of complexities surrounding sexual assault and sexual harassment cases in a college setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of investigation or interviewing for information gathering.
Ability to collaborate with academic units and other administrative units.
Familiarity with Title IX rights and responsibilities (specifically Title IX and VAWA).
Demonstrated judgment skills with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential communications.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral.
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion.
Develops and delivers effective presentations.
Knowledge of applicable Civil Rights laws and regulations.
Knowledge of student conflict resolution, residential life, student conduct, or a related field within student affairs.
Familiarity with computers and software (Symplicity), and the ability to effectively integrate technology into service delivery, such as demonstrated experience with desktop publishing and design software, web page design and development, and database systems.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.