The Office of Compliance Diversity and Ethics affirms and supports Mason's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, as well as a culture of integrity that values shared responsibility, as critical elements of an inclusive and diverse academic community. Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics exists to ensure that all people can work and study at Mason without boundaries. We work to keep Mason welcoming and inclusive.
The position of Title IX Investigator will work collaboratively with colleagues in CDE and across campus to ensure university compliance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination. Reporting to the University Title IX Coordinator, the successful candidate will serve a critical role in the university's response to reported incidents of prohibited gender-based discrimination, harassment and retaliation, conducting formal investigations of sexual harassment and misconduct cases involving students and employees. Specific responsibilities include the following:
Title IX Responsibilities:
Conduct neutral investigations of reported incidents of all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex or gender, including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, retaliation and complicity primarily involving Mason students, faculty and staff. Conduct intake meeting, gather evidence, and interview parties and witnesses. Prepare clear, well-reasoned investigative reports. Maintain accurate and thorough records of the investigatory process. Coordinate with campus partners involved in the response to reported incidents of all forms of sexual harassment to ensure consistent and appropriate response to all reported incidents. Keep abreast of current state and federal laws and trends regarding Title IX, VAWA, Title VII, and other related legal requirements. Assist the University Title IX Coordinator with the overall prevention, response and investigations surrounding Title IX matters, and other duties as assigned.
An advanced degree or a combination of education/training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree;
At least two years of professional experience conducting formal complaint investigations, preferably involving issues of alleged sexual harassment.
Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze and apply legal and policy standards to specific factual situations;
Demonstrated ability to handle a significant caseload, manage multiple deadlines, and maintain detailed records;
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in written communications, including the ability to convey relevant information in clearly written reports;
Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively;
Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with individuals from underrepresented groups with understanding and sensitivity to experiences of individuals from diverse backgrounds; and
Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive and/or stressful situations in a professional, confidential, and trauma informed manner.
Experience conducting investigations of cases involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, retaliation or complicity with multiple respondents and/or complainants;
Experience working in or with institutions of higher education, including experience working with both students and employees;
Experience with a higher education administrative adjudication processes for students and employees; and
Experience developing and presenting training, preferably on prohibited sexual harassment and discrimination issues.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 45306
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.