Job ID: 2021-12933 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Legal and Compliance
The Investigation Unit Director is responsible for supervising a newly created Investigations Unit, which is responsible for conducting investigations into potential violations of University policies referred from University offices, including the Offices of Institutional Equity & Diversity, Human Resources, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, and the Dean of Faculty.
The Investigations Unit Director plays a central role to ensure that the work of the Investigations Unit is carried out thoroughly, fairly, equitably, and in accordance with University policies and procedures. The Investigation Unit Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Investigations Unit, including conducting investigations in collaboration with the referring office, staffing investigations, supervising the work of the investigators, and ensuring that all investigators receive appropriate training.
Princeton University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment for all members of its community. Consistent with these values, the University maintains comprehensive programs, policies and support services designed to protect members of the University community and establish standards of conduct for faculty, students and staff.
Manage team of investigators to conduct investigations referred by other University offices into potential violations of University polices, ranging in complexity and sensitivity, including providing training, feedback and guidance to investigators.
Conduct investigations, including at times, as lead investigator (including interviewing subjects, drafting credibility assessments, findings of fact, and findings of responsibility).
Be knowledgeable of applicable policies, regulations, and legal requirements.
Collaborate closely with key University constituents on investigations.
Partner with University constituents to create training modules for investigators, and coordinate delivery of ongoing training to investigators.
Establish and maintain clear, consistent methods for investigation workflows, including investigative best practices, training, and reporting.
Develop method and provide active oversight for investigation processes and protocols, including reviewing investigative plans and other associated documents.
Ensure consistencies among investigations, including investigation templates and document retention policies.
Organize, manage, and report on the work of the Investigations Office to University leadership.
Oversee Investigations Office budget, expenses and staff.
Bachelor’s or equivalent experience required
ESSENTIAL WORK EXPERIENCE
8-10 Years’ experience as indicated below
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (minimum REQUIRED knowledge, skills, ability for this position
Demonstrated experience conducting investigations such as student and/or workplace investigations, including conducting interviews, collecting and evaluating relevant materials, and collaborating with University constituents and ensuring the record management of findings, results and data are carefully managed
Experience applying laws, regulations and/or institutional policies in employment or student conduct matters
Superior judgment, discretion, confidentiality and tact in handling sensitive matters. Ability to maintain objectivity and treat all individuals with respect, dignity and empathy
Exceptional verbal and clear, detailed written communications skills including experience handling highly-confidential sensitive material
Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, interpret and present information and data for varying constituencies and purposes
Experience building, developing and supervising a high-performing team within a service organization
Ability to develop and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with senior University leaders and campus-wide constituents
Exceptional organizational skills and project management skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex cases simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment
Fosters a climate of inclusion and is sensitive to diverse perspectives and cultural norms within and across multiple organizations
Evidence of success working both independently and collaboratively
Ability to recommend and innovate ideas to organize and implement resource recommendations, process improvements, document management and work-flow patterns Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
Higher education experience
A cover letter is required with the application.
For full consideration please apply by 7/5. Position remains open until filled.
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