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Assistant/Associate Director for Investigations

Posted: 07/17/2022

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Job no: 500671
Department: Equity & Equal Opportunity
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No
Website: https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/500671

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Director for Investigations
Salary/Grade: Assistant Director $55,000 - $65,000 / Associate Director $65,000 - $75,000
Hours Per Week: 40

Job Summary:
The Assistant/Associate Director for Investigations in the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (“OEEO”) reports to the Associate Vice President of Equity and Equal Opportunity (“AVP EEO”) and will be responsible for investigating reports of harassment and discrimination based on protected class and for conducting harassment and discrimination prevention training. The Assistant Director will have direct oversight from the AVP EEO, while the Associate Director will exercise independent judgment with minimal direct oversight.

The Assistant/Associate Director will support the OEEO’s mission of promoting fairness and justice, ensuring that each member of the Miami University community is and feels included, and will foster a diverse and welcoming environment that is equally accessible for all who live, learn, work and participate in activities at Miami University.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Assistant Director:

  • With assistance and oversight from the AVP EEO, conduct harassment and discrimination investigations based on protected class status, including Title IX investigations. This includes, but is not limited to: interviewing witnesses; fact-finding; drawing reasonable conclusions; keeping accurate and thorough records and notes; and issuing a report at the conclusion of each investigation.
  • Oversee and conduct in-person harassment and discrimination prevention education and training, including Title IX and duty to report training.
  • Assess and revise related online and in-person training content.
  • Assist with managing the online harassment and discrimination training program.
  • Occasionally testify during disciplinary proceedings.
  • Assist AVP EEO in the revision of policy language and OEEO webpage content, as needed.
  • Attend meetings as appropriate.
  • Travel to regional campuses, conferences, and training opportunities as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Associate Director:

  • Manage the daily responsibilities associated with conducting harassment and discrimination investigations based on protected class status, including Title IX investigations. This includes, but is not limited to: interviewing witnesses; fact-finding; drawing reasonable conclusions; keeping accurate and thorough records and notes; and issuing a report at the conclusion of each investigation.
  • Continuously identify and integrate best practices regarding harassment and discrimination investigations.
  • Oversee and conduct in-person harassment and discrimination prevention education and training, including Title IX and duty to report training.
  • Assess and revise related online and in-person training content.
  • Assist with managing the online harassment and discrimination training program.
  • Occasionally testify during disciplinary proceedings.
  • Assist AVP EEO in the revision of policy language and OEEO webpage content, as needed.
  • Attend meetings as appropriate.
  • Travel to regional campuses, conferences, and training opportunities as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Minimum Qualifications:

For Consideration as Assistant Director:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, psychology, criminal justice, sociology, or other appropriate field and three (3) years of human resources, investigation, equal employment opportunity, or affirmative action experience;

OR

  • Master’s degree in human resource management, psychology, criminal justice, sociology, or other appropriate field and one (1) year of human resources, investigation, equal employment opportunity, or affirmative action experience;

OR

  • Juris Doctorate.
  • Experience conducting training.


**Related experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.


For Consideration as Associate Director:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, psychology, criminal justice, sociology, or other appropriate field and four (4) years of experience conducting harassment and discrimination investigations;

OR

  • Master’s degree in human resource management, psychology, criminal justice, sociology, or other appropriate field and two (2) years of experience conducting harassment and discrimination investigations;

OR

  • Juris Doctorate and one (1) year of experience conducting harassment and discrimination investigations.
  • One (1) year of experience conducting training.


**Related experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

Assistant Director:

  • Experience conducting harassment and discrimination investigations.
  • Working knowledge of non-discrimination regulations, including, but not limited to Title VI, Title VII and Title IX.

Associate Director:

  • Three (3) years of experience conducting harassment and discrimination investigations in a higher education setting.
  • Two (2) years of experience conducting harassment and discrimination prevention training in a higher education setting.
  • Experience managing online harassment and discrimination prevention training programs.
  • Experience using Maxient case management software.
  • Experience working with faculty, staff, students, and community members in a higher education setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

For Consideration as Assistant Director:

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills;
  • Superior reasoning and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated superior judgment skills;
  • Crisis management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral, listen, identify and disseminate essential information needed to assess and resolve problems;
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to serve a diverse population with cultural competence and sensitivity;
  • Ability to manage high stress/pressure situations;
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential communications;
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner and manage multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and foster positive relationships; and
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, and to travel, as needed.

For Consideration as Associate Director:

  • Knowledge of non-discrimination regulations, including, but not limited to Title VI, Title VII and Title IX;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills;
  • Superior reasoning and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated superior judgment skills;
  • Strong crisis management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral, listen, identify and disseminate essential information needed to assess and resolve problems;
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to serve a diverse population with cultural competence and sensitivity;
  • Ability to manage high stress/pressure situations;
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential communications;
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner and manage multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and foster positive relationships; and
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, and to travel, as needed.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

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Benefits Eligible:

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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 21 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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