Investigator/Program Coordinator - Student Conduct (22000911)
Since its founding, Temple University has been committed to challenging the status quo. Today, we are an international powerhouse and a top-tier research institution with nearly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and more than 340,000 alumni worldwide.
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) is committed to educating students about their responsibilities as a Temple University student and as a community member, both on and off campus. SCCS strives to help students understand how their conduct affects others, while challenging them to take accountability for their actions and behavior. In an effort to develop the whole person, SCCS takes a holistic approach when engaging with students during the conduct process. SCCS fosters student learning and success by serving the Temple community with integrity, empathy, and timely support to create an environment that is safe and open to free thought and dialogue. As part of the Division of Student Affairs, SCCS creates comprehensive experiences to engage, develop and retain Temple University Students.
The Student Conduct Investigator/Program Coordinator promotes student responsibility, civility, and respect through effective administration of the student conduct process, provision of educational programming, and enforcement of relevant university policies. Manages referrals made to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards by Temple Police, faculty, the Title IX Coordinator, etc. Executes prompt, equitable, and impartial administrative investigations pertaining to both general judicial allegations and Title IX (sexual misconduct) allegations; determines and interviews all involved parties; identifies, gathers and assesses evidence relevant to the investigation; is responsible for all written and verbal communications surrounding investigations; applies appropriate policies; and acts as a fact-finder via individual administrative hearings. Moreover, the position produces comprehensive reports pertaining to sexual misconduct allegations, maintains appropriate correspondence regarding each investigation, and manages post-investigation follow-up with affected students and/or employees/departments/divisions. Performs other duties as assigned.
Investigator/Program Coordinator - Student Conduct (22000911)
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- Conducts prompt, impartial, and thorough investigations of all Federally-mandated Title IX (sexual misconduct) allegations and other student conduct-related violations including, but not limited to, incidents involving academic integrity, alcohol and other drug use/possession, alleged threats and assaults, etc.
- Conducts interviews and collect the relevant facts related to the reported conduct incident.
- Maintains a thorough and well-documented investigative process by gathering and documenting evidentiary material. Maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process.
- Develops comprehensive, unbiased written reports for the Office of Student Conduct staff, boards, and adjudicators.
- Acts as a neutral party through all aspects of an investigation and ensures a fair and neutral process for all parties involved.
- Provides resource referrals to students who could benefit from additional support during the investigation and conduct process.
- Ensures timely communication with all parties.
- Maintains expertise of new developments and best practices in the fields of Investigations, Title IX policies and procedures, the Clery Act, and other relevant federal and state legislation and regulations.
- Implements the Student Conduct Code and disciplinary procedures.
- Assists Office of Student Conduct staff with administrative and board Student Conduct hearings.
- Maintains collaborative relationships with key university offices (Temple University Police Department, University Housing and Residential Life, Tuttleman Counseling Services, University Counsel, Title IX Coordinator, academic units, etc.).
- Ensures institutional compliance with all laws related to student conduct (e.g., Clery Act, FERPA, etc.).
- Manages student conduct records in accordance with institutional policy and federal regulations.
- Complies with university and federal policies guiding practice as a Campus Safety Authority.
- Participates on university and Division of Student Affairs committees and working groups.
- Consults with campus constituents on matters related to student conduct and investigations.
- Responsible for one collateral assignment within the Office of Student Conduct – such as board recruitment/training, marketing, etc.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, Educational Leadership, or related field. At least one year of recent, substantive experience conducting investigations in a higher education setting, managing confidential information, conducting trainings, and independently and efficiently managing a significant caseload. Experience in and awareness of the sensitivity required when interacting with and addressing the needs of a diverse community on sensitive issues. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
|*Tact, maturity, strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
*Strong organization skills.
Competency in Microsoft software, including Excel, and database reporting.
*Ability to foster positive interactions and communicate with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
*Ability to work with parents and outside legal counsel.
*Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, superior judgment and neutrality in highly sensitive situations involving investigations of alleged sexual misconduct, threats, assaults, etc.
*Knowledge of the federal and state laws pertaining to sex and gender based-discrimination and harassment as they apply to colleges and universities.
*Ability to work weekends and evenings and travel, when necessary.
*Experience and specific training in conducting sensitive and confidential investigations.
*Experience with Advocate/Symplicity Software.
Note: This description incorporates the most typical duties performed. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The inclusion of these duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position.
Compliance statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial, and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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||This listing expires on: 6/3/2022