Student Conduct Investigator (Associate Student Services Coordinator) - Office of Student Life - 13601
The Dean of Students Office at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Student Conduct Investigator (Associate Student Services Coordinator).
Investigate and adjudicate student conduct cases. The Student Conduct Investigator will be responsible for investigating alleged sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct and relationship (dating and domestic) violence and stalking.
This position utilizes a developmental and educational approach when investigating and adjudicating cases; a qualified candidate will be committed to serving a diverse population with cultural competence and sensitivity. This position requires excellent judgment and integrity while conducting investigations in compliance with federal and state regulations. Finally, this position requires the ability to comprehensively compose documents including investigative reports, memorandums and other correspondence. A qualified candidate will possess the ability to collaborate and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty and staff.
Highly Desired Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline that relates to the work of this position;
- Strong written and oral communication skills, sound decision making and organizational skills, and ability to work with diverse groups of people would all be desirable characteristics;
- Two (2) years of experience conducting investigations;
- Demonstrated knowledge with FERPA, Title IX, VAWA, CLERY Act, due process and/or other legal principles related to student conduct administration.
- Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and full-time experience in alcohol and other drug education, counseling, advising, student conduct, behavior intervention, criminal justice or general work experience in higher education;
- Two (2) years directly investigating and/or adjudicating sexual assault cases.
- Conduct prompt, fair, thorough, and equitable investigations and interviews of all involved parties and potential witnesses of sexual misconduct, and/or policy violations while ensuring the due process rights of all involved;
- Assist with reviewing incident reports, meet with complainants and accused students, investigate and resolve student conduct cases (UWS Chapter 17 – Behavioral Misconduct and UWS Chapter 18 – Conduct on University Lands);
- Serve as a university ombudsperson for student concerns;
- Actively foster and maintain a climate that is supportive of students and respectful of difference;
- Develop a case management plan for each reported Title IX incident involving students; follow up as requested by students and required by federal law;
- Organize and maintain all documentation, including but not limited to, notes, evidence, records, communications, and other materials regarding each investigation assigned and maintain up-to-date notes and records in our conduct database;
- Represent the University during non-academic misconduct hearings for cases investigated that result in a hearing;
- Identify and integrate best practices in Title IX investigations and case management; advocate for improvements to our campus community to ensure continued federal compliance and to remain current with national trends;
- Develop comprehensive investigative reports for review by the Dean of Students for use in determining of whether a policy violation occurred;
- Assess and improve the case management process for Title IX related complaints, ensuring student needs and legal obligations are met;
- Participate in UWS Chapter 17 and sexual misconduct hearing committee trainings;
- Collaborate with campus, community and county partners and agencies;
- Maintain consistent communication with local law enforcement agencies;
- Remain knowledgeable of current state and federal laws and regulations and trends in the field of education related to sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, misconduct, and other policy violations of the institution;
- Participate in training and continuing professional development programs;
- Coordinate compliance with the UW System state report for sexual assault;
- Assist with providing staff training for Resident Assistants, Peer Mentors and others related to sexual misconduct;
- Serve as the Dean of Students Office representative to the Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Committee.
) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan
. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of university design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com
). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.
UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr
. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.SPECIAL NOTES:
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap
) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices
). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp
) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org
).TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by December 15, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.
For questions regarding the position please contact:
Tim Fredrickson, Search Chair
Coordinator of Student Conduct
A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
This Job ID is 13601.
- A letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position;
- Current resume or curriculum vitae;
- Name, phone number, and relationships to 3 professional/supervisory references.
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