Employment at ArtCenter

President's Office

Title IX Investigator

The Title IX Investigator reports to the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, who has primary responsibility for the administration of the College’s Title IX program. The investigator assists in resolving complaints of sex-based or gender-based harassment or discrimination, including sexual violence, stalking, other sexual misconduct, retaliation, and other complaints deemed appropriate by the Director.

The investigator will apply College policies and applicable laws for the covered areas above to conduct neutral, prompt and thorough investigations, while also applying confidentiality, recommending and/or applying interim measures, interacting with outside agencies such as law enforcement and advocacy services, and writing thorough investigation reports. The investigator will also provide support to education and outreach efforts.

Reports to: Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, President’s Office

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary grade: Pay Range $60-65k

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter with resume and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu with the subject line “Title IX Investigator”.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Two years of full-time professional experience conducting Title IX and other types of anti-discrimination investigations in a higher education setting
  • Excellent judgment, organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to manage highly sensitive, complex and confidential information
  • Excellent skills in conflict resolution, problem solving, interviewing, and investigation techniques
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, interpret and apply policy, and make independent decisions from a neutral standpoint
  • Exceptional skills in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex concepts
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy, work under stress, and maintain neutrality and confidentiality when faced with indifference or hostility
  • Proven ability to prioritize duties when faced with interruptions, distractions, and a fluctuating workload
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive college environment
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the College
  • Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents to evaluate their impact on the investigations and College policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of anti-discrimination laws and compliance regulations including, but not limited to, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, the Clery Act, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act, ADA as amended, including reasonable accommodation and the interactive process guidelines, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and FERPA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in student conduct or an office of discrimination and harassment
  • Experience working with college students
  • Working knowledge of the relevance trauma may have on those who participate in a sexual misconduct investigation in any capacity
  • Title IX Investigator training certification

Essential Functions

Investigations – 70%:

  • Receive complaints of sex-based or gender-based harassment or discrimination, including sexual violence, stalking, other sexual misconduct, and retaliation
  • Conduct prompt, impartial, and equitable administrative investigations into complaints, including preparing an investigative plan and timeline, identifying and interviewing parties, and gathering and assessing information relevant to the investigation, applying relevant policies, and preparing comprehensive investigative reports and recommended findings and/or remedial actions, as appropriate
  • Create and maintain accurate and thorough records and notes of complaint intakes, investigations, informal resolutions, and hearing processes
  • Assist in maintaining College database of complaints, investigations, and resolutions
  • Provide information to students, employees and others regarding College policies related to discrimination, harassment and retaliation outside of and during investigative processes
  • Provide periodic, timely updates on the status of complaints received and investigations in process to the Director
  • Participate in regular reviews and updates to College policies, procedures, and services to maintain compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Exercise judgment regarding recommendations for the resolution of complaints, including informal resolutions and formal investigations
  • Develop and maintain relationships and clear lines of communication with campus partners including the Center for Student Experience, Campus Security, Human Resources, faculty, and other offices as necessary to resolve complaints and ensure that College communication and practices are consistent
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Clery Act and a mandated reporter for matters related to sexual misconduct
  • Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of students and guided by principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Community Outreach and Education – 25%

  • Assist in managing online trainings and creating and facilitating in-person trainings for students, staff, and faculty on relevant policies, procedures, and support resources
  • Foster strong working relationships with students, faculty, and staff and represent the Title IX process and office in a positive, neutral, professional manner at all times
  • Assist Director with campus-wide educational outreach and programming, often in collaboration with Human Resources, the Center for Student Experience, and others
  • Assists the Director with the development and implementation of regular campus climate surveys
  • Assists in maintaining and compiling requested statistics and data for reporting purposes, including the College’s Annual Security Report (ASR)
  • Collaborate with on- and off-campus resources including law enforcement and victim services in order to provide resources during the investigative process
  • Stay abreast of best practices relevant to the position, including reviewing current case law and literature and participating in local, regional and/or national professional associations and professional development

Non-essential Duties

Other duties – 5%

  • As assigned, that may be reasonably necessary

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. All Employees have a mandatory duty to report and are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even when the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

This position requires a full-time work schedule. (Regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM.) The position may require flexible hours to accommodate department needs and programs, including nights and weekends.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: The position is generally performed in an office setting. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting or attend events; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Periodic international and domestic travel may be necessary by car or airline, including overnight travel. Ability to travel between campuses and attend events on nights and weekends.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.