Director of Investigations and Title IX Coordinator
Queens College (CUNY)
Location: Queens, NY, 11415, USA
Internal Number: 25664
Director of Investigations and Title IX Coordinator
Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer / Dean of Diversity (CDO) in the Office of Compliance and Diversity, the Director of Investigations and Title IX Coordinator (Director) will conduct thorough fact-finding investigations that respond to and address complaints of misconduct. The Director will be responsible for ensuring compliance withTitle IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct, the CUNY Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination, and theADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Director will provide leadership, guidance, and support in interpreting policies as well as creating and faciliting training and education initiatives that support the College???s compliance efforts to uphold its good record of compliance.
Conduct comprehensive investigations of all concerns and complaints of discrimination, non-compliance or misconduct filed by students, faculty, and staff and maintain a high level of confidentiality during all proceedings.
Ensure issues are properly reported, answered, remediated, and provide timely updates regarding the status of complaints received and investigations in progress to the CDO.
Collaborate closely with campus partners, including the offices of Public Safety, Student Affairs, Human Resources and Legal Affairs to provide support to complainants as needed.
Provide timely appropriate notice of receipt of report/inquiry, notice of an investigation, deliver appropriate notice of charge, duty to warn, interim support measures and remedies.
Refer complaints to Student Affairs and/or Human Resources, as applicable, and assist those departments with the investigation of these complaints as appropriate.
Collect statements and document evidence to develop and provide detailed, high-quality, unbiased reports on investigation findings.
Organize and maintain investigatory files, document sources, databases, and reports, as well as statistics and data, for reporting purposes and institutional record-keeping.
Implement, monitor, and modify processes and protocols related to complaint intake, tracking, investigation, and resolution to ensure the efficient and effective resolution of complaints.
Provide strategic input in collaboration with college offices to ensure consistency in applying University-wide policies.
Serve as a strategic partner to college leadership in developing policies and initiatives that advance compliance, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across campus.
Deliver education, training, professional development, and outreach programs for students, faculty, and staff to provide opportunities that increase and improve equity and inclusion for under-represented groups, recognizing that these programs are inherently linked and adhere to similar principles and policies.
As the College???s Title IX Coordinator, support the College???s efforts in providing an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment by overseeing and ensuring compliance with the College???s Affirmative Actions and Equal Opportunity policies, and with relevant city, state, and federal statutes, including but not limited to, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Assist with the preparation of the annual Federal Affirmative Action Plan (AAP); develop and establish compliance and reporting protocols to meet diversity reporting requirements.
In the absence of the CDO, represent the Office of Compliance and Diversity as needed.
Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.
An advanced degree, e.g., MA, J.D., Ed.D. or Ph.D
Demonstrate familiarity with regulatory requirements, laws and guidelines concerning equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX and Education law section 129B.
Investigative experience, including writing reports.
Experience with highly sensitive and confidential information.
Experience with investigatory and ajudication processes, either criminal or administrative.
Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem-solving, interviewing, and investigation.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
Experience in delivering presentations and training related to misconduct.
Experience in a position of leadership, preferably in higher education administration.
Proficiency with MS Suite: Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, including pivot tables and VLookup.
A commitment to working with and for diverse, multicultural populations, and a thorough understanding of, and sensitivity to the complexities of experiencing discrimination and/or harassment.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Conducts comprehensive investigations of human resources concerns and complaints and assures issues are properly reported, answered and remediated.
Conducts in-depth investigations and fact-finding interviews using appropriate action plans, investigation methods and interview techniques
Writes investigative reports documenting methods, findings, evidence, conclusions and recommendations
Manages a caseload of assigned investigations
Develops, implements, and oversees multi-faceted training and related programs on effectively conducting and documenting investigations
May conduct investigations in conjunction with a college or University-level office
Performs related duties as assigned.
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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary Range: $88,857 ??? 105,676; Salary commensurate with education and experience
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees hired on or after October 1, 2022 -- City of New York employees and employees of participating employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.
After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.
If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.
Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.
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Give a presentation during the final interview.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
Open until Filled with Review Begin; November 25, 2022
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