Campus Investigator and Compliance Officer
Hamilton College Non-Faculty
Feb 4, 2021
Hamilton College is conducting a national search for a Campus Investigator and Compliance Officer who will be responsible for providing equitable, timely, and thorough investigations into complaints of sexual misconduct, harassment, or discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, disability, race, color, or national origin, and hazing. The Campus Investigator may also assist Campus Safety in other investigations as needed.
The work of the Campus Investigator is governed by Hamilton College policies that are aligned with federal legislation, including the Clery Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Drug-Free Schools and Regulations, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Campus Investigator must be attentive to state and federal requirements for compliance reporting and will work with the College's Clery Compliance Office to ensure that cases related to these regulations are reported properly. The Campus Investigator will report to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and work closely with the Director of Community Standards and the Director of Campus Safety, supporting both areas in developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures.
General Duties & Responsibilities:
Conduct investigation interviews on-site, by phone, and/or Zoom relating to sexual misconduct, bias, hazing, discrimination, retaliation, and other investigations for Hamilton College students and employees.
Oversee and coordinate the training and engagement of other on-campus staff engaged in the investigation of complaints of sexual misconduct, harassment, or discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, disability, race, color, or national origin, and hazing.
Keep, organize, and maintain comprehensive investigation notes and files; draft and finalize comprehensive investigation reports, which may include interim recommendations, probable cause determinations, and findings provide post-investigation support as needed, including participating in hearing process on-site or remotely, as well as provide requested documentation and participate in depositions that may come as the result of lawsuits.
Stay current on relevant statutes and regulations and identify and integrate best practices in conducting anti-discrimination investigations especially related to Section 504, Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX.
Support the Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion in administering the bias response protocol.
Support Campus Safety with review and follow-up of Campus Safety officer reports regarding complaints of sexual misconduct, harassment, or discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, disability, race, color, or national origin, and hazing.
Work with legal counsel as needed pertaining to campus investigations.
Gathering, maintain and submit Title IX-related Clery report data to the Clery Compliance Office for preparation of the annual Clery Report.
Work with established campus committees to support compliance efforts.
Lead the campus in maintaining compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations [EDGAR Part 86] including annual notification to the campus and leading the preparation of the biennial review of drug and alcohol prevention program.
Actively participate in building our diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.
A Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Criminal Justice or a related field;
A minimum of three years of professional experience as an investigator;
A thorough understanding of the legal landscape, including current federal and state legislation and guidance pertaining to non-discrimination in the workplace and educational settings;
Must have (or be willing to obtain) Clery and Title IX investigation training and trauma-informed interviewing skills training;
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills at all levels within the organization;
Have the ability to communicate with others promptly and professionally;
Collegiality and a high level of interpersonal skill to handle sensitive and confidential situations are critical;
Possess a strong sense of personal ethics and integrity;
Experience with Maxient or other record-keeping databases;
Knowledge of academic procedures and liberal arts culture preferred.
Hamilton College is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all areas of the campus community.
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