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CAMPUS & STUDENT LIFE - Title IX Investigator/Assistant to the VP for Campus & Student Life

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Position summary

The primary role of the Deputy Investigator conducts investigations and comprehensive investigation reports of formal complaints regarding allegations of Seuxal Harassment and Civil Rights violations. The Deputy Investigator provides general support to the Title IX office in fostering a culture that is committed to maintaining a respectful campus environment for all members of the learning coummunity.

The Assistant to the VP provides a wide scope of responsibilities in support of the work of the VP for Campus & Student Life to foster the optimum quality of student life, including general executive assistance,special projects and campus programming.

Qualifications summary

To excel in this position, an individual must have extensive knowledge and understanding of Title IX best practices in higher education as well as of the mission and operations of the University and Student Life. They must also be able to exercise excellent judgment and discretion, with the ability to manage highly sensitive and  information, work independently as well as with directives, with a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and equity in working with diverse populations

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Duties and responsibilities

Deputy Investigator & Title IX Office support (75%)

Deputy Investigator (60-65%)   

Title IX Office Support (10-15%)

 Support to the Vice President for Campus & Student Life (25%)

Special Programming and Events

Other projects and duties as assigned

Assists the Title IX Coordinators and the Vice President for Campus and Student Life in responding to the needs and goals by performing other projects and duties as assigned.


Most of the job description is accomplished in a traditional Monday-Friday schedule.  Some flexibility that includes nontraditional hours is also necessary as it pertains to the deadlines and goals of the offices of Title IX and Student Life.

Meetings and Committee Assignments

As a member of the Title IX Steering team attends scheduled meetings. Attends other Student Life and campus meetings as requested by the Vice President.

Professional Growth

Maintains professional growth through engagement in annual Title IX and Investigator training opportunities.

Supervisory responsibilities



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities that are required, highly desired or preferred.

Education and/or Experience

A Bachelor’s degree or training and experience in legal compliance related fields and practices and the proven ability to manage highly confidential and sensitive information is required.

Experience in conducting interviews and investigations and working in a high-level, stressful environment is strongly desired.

Title IX Investigator certification from established industry-related organizations as well as a working knowledge of Title IX processes and the complexities surrounding investigations in a college setting is preferred.

Customer Service, Communication and Language Skills

Exceptional skills in customer service as well as oral and excellent written communication skills are required. This includes the ability to read and communicate in fluent English, as well as to understand a wide variety of documents pertaining to compliance and the Higher Educational sector. 

Critical Thinking and Reasoning Ability

Exceptional ability to think critically demonstrated by the skill to prepare questions relevant to allegations and investigative objectives, analyze a complex scope of highly sensitive information, synthesizing large volumes of information into a concise and logical written report as well as to read and interpret complex legal documents.

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Technical competencies

Advanced computer and internet research skills including knowledge of MS Office, MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Website design, Adobe, and other software. Ability to do basic math as well as higher level analysis of financial reports.

Interpersonal interactions

Strong and effective interpersonal skills are required, most important being the need to demonstrate sensitivity and respect for all individuals that are often in distress as they navigate difficult processes, while at the same time remain impartial.  This includes the ability to build rapport and listen both carefully, in real time, in order to create a comfortable level for the interviewee to participate and to be able to determine what follow-up questions may be needed to seek evidence related to the objectives of the investigation.

Physical demands

There are no physical demands such as lifting weighty objects or unusual body movements.

Work environment

The physcial demands of this job are largely related to the personal pressures inherent in the role, of being able to function in a highly stressful work envinroment managing sensitive and complex issues impacting the wellbeing of others and striving to meet investigative case deadlines.