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Lead Investigator for Equity and Title IX

Company: Jobleads
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Lead Investigator for Equity and Title IX Job Category Fulltime Regular ExemptOvertimeEligible Exempt Benefits Eligible Benefit Based Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Job Summary Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Equity and Equity Investigations within Human Resources, the Lead Investigator for Equity and Title IX is responsible for the day-to-day management and support of civil rights compliance, including with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Institute policies including Institute policies on non-discrimination and sexual misconduct. The Lead Investigator is a key member of the Equity and Title IX Office within Human Resources. The position supports the Institute's commitment to an open, diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment. This individual is responsible for complex investigations resulting from claims of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made by students, faculty or staff. The position will require collaboration with various stakeholders across the Institute including the Office of the General Counsel, Student Affairs and Security. Job Duties The key priorities for this position include but are not limited to: Investigation and Response - Conducting prompt, thorough, impartial and equitable investigations of prohibited conduct by: Meeting with individuals and using independent judgment and initiative that will provide problem solving options and conflict resolution Independently analyzing complaints and developing investigative plans Conducting sensitive and confidential investigations;interviewing students, employees and other witnesses ensuring a prompt, thorough and impartial process Identifying and gathering evidence; maintaining accurate, confidential and thorough records; and drafting comprehensive investigative reports that clearly identify the critical facts for review and analysis Assisting with the coordination of Caltech's Title IX resolution processes, including the hearing process as required Maintaining a case management data base to organize, manage and track responses to incidents Conducting outreach and training to staff, faculty and students as needed, and providing resource referrals to students, faculty and staff involved in investigations and or workplace concerns Working closely with the Office of General Counsel, manages the coordination and completion of any reports mandated by external regulatory entities Serving on the Clery Committee to document Clery reportable crimes, conduct training and education efforts and participates in the development of the Annual Safety and Fire Report Case Management and Assessment - Assists the AVP for Equity with: Conducting assessments of the effectiveness of Institute policies and procedures Annual reviews of institute policy and procedures related to federal and state civil rights laws Conducting climate assessments Providing reports indicating complaint trends based on data collected Outreach and Education - Assists the AVP for Equity by: Identifying education and outreach opportunities for staff, faculty, post docs and students Devising education and outreach materials, including power points, brochures, and website information Providing comprehensive training and education on Title VII and Title IX policies and procedures to faculty, staff and students Assisting in the development, coordination and implementation of events to raise awareness in the Institute community about all forms of discrimination and promoting equity Representing the Institute and the Title IX Office at campus and community meetings, workshops or similar events Conducting training education and outreach regarding Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Clery and other applicable law and policy Developing training materials and working with partners to promote educational programming Providing information and assistance to students, faculty staff and visitors regarding the Institute's policies on non-discrimination and Title IX Basic Qualifications A minimum of 6 years of HR/legal/or compliance related work experience or JD with a minimum of 3 years of experience Experience conducting investigations alleging discrimination Ability to conduct thorough, fair and timely investigations and to effectively communicate results An understanding of federal and state nondiscrimination laws including Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Clery and other related laws and policy Strong analytical, writing and critical thinking skills Ability to problem solve, analyze, summarize and effectively present data Strong presentation and facilitation skills Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage change and build consensus while maintaining a high level of confidentiality Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in a relevant field or JD or equivalent An understanding of Clery and other related laws and policy Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender based violence Deep sensitivity to and thorough understanding of the impact of trauma on individuals who have experienced sexual and gender-based harassment and other forms of interpersonal violence Required Documents Resume EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. If you would like to request an accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Caltech Recruiting at .

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