The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is seeking a highly qualified, motivated and skilled individual to 1) help manage the day-to-day and strategic responsibilities associated with the University's sexual misconduct, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and compliance obligations, and 2) assist in the handling of equal opportunity issues involving members of the University community, including: assessing and investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation; providing guidance/mentorship to OIE staff; presenting educational programs related to University policy on relevant equal opportunity matters; and collaborating on the development of University policy and procedure.
Individuals in this role will have significant contact with senior leaders in the Office of General Counsel, Human Resources and Student Affairs and will be expected to demonstrate critical thinking skills. They should also be comfortable making recommendations following policy violations on necessary action steps to induce positive change to the culture of the organization.
This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Proactively assist the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and the Assistant Vice Provost/Title IX Coordinator in managing reports of sexual misconduct, protected class harassment and discrimination, and retaliation from receipt to resolution.
Provide comprehensive, timely, trauma-informed response and support services to students, faculty, staff and others reporting or accused of sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation consistent with the University's Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures. This may include addressing safety concerns, conveying information about supportive measures and services, developing anti-retaliation plans, facilitating contact with internal and external resources, communicating information about reporting options both on and off campus, and ensuring parties' full understanding of the University's investigation, resolution, and hearing procedures.
Collaborate with other University offices, including Human Resources and Student Affairs, to implement appropriate supportive measures and accommodations, consider appropriate responses to misconduct, and develop rehabilitative and/or remedial measures related to an OIE process.
Review work of Equity Compliance Investigators, including draft Notices, No Contact Orders, Informal Resolutions, Investigative Reports, and other substantive communications.
Assist with identifying and implementing primary and ongoing prevention and awareness initiatives at the University. Develop and conduct education and training and/or prepare training materials related to OIE policies, as needed for University community members.
Serve as a point of contact for faculty, staff, and students on discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation claims.
Participate in the evaluation and ongoing development of University policy and procedures related to sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
Conduct assessments and investigations of complaints of sexual misconduct (including sexual violence), other all forms of protected class-based harassment, discrimination and retaliation. This may include conducting interviews; reviewing relevant documentation, physical evidence, and statistical information; and preparing comprehensive reports.
Provide input and/or testimony as needed in hearings or other disciplinary proceedings that stem from OIE related investigations.
Perform other duties as assigned, including participation on University-wide committees or new initiatives.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
JD from an accredited law school required.
Seven+ years of experience investigating and resolving sexual misconduct and discrimination/harassment complaints. Other comparable experience may serve as a substitute for investigative experience (i.e. litigation experience, HR investigatory experience);
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills and emotional intelligence.
Experience in a mentorship and/or supervisory role.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of best practices as they relate to compliance with Title IX, VAWA, and anti-discrimination and anti-harassment law and guidance;
Strong written communication skills, including the ability to provide constructive guidance on others' written work;
The ability to provide guidance and support on multiple, on-going and complex matters of sexual misconduct, discrimination and/or harassment related incidents and complaints;
Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information;
The ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution and peer institutions; manage and work with conflict, including meeting with individuals who may be experiencing high levels of stress; work independently, actively, collaboratively and efficiently to balance workload.
A desire to maintain and strengthen professional qualifications through on-going training and professional development;
The ability to take initiative and exercise sound judgment;
Experience developing and presenting educational materials on sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and diversity.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Position requires the ability to travel to various university campuses and locations in the Baltimore-Washington area.
Classified Title: Sr. Equity Compliance Investigator Working Title: Senior Equity Compliance Investigator Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PH Starting Salary Range: Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000178-Vice Provost for Institutional Equity Personnel area: University Administration
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