This position will support Loyola’s compliance efforts with regard to Title IX and other civil rights laws relating to discrimination and/or sexual misconduct in higher education. This position will primarily be responsible for conducting prompt, thorough, and impartial investigations of alleged misconduct across all domestic and international Loyola University Chicago locations and will also contribute to and support policy development, training, reporting, and other functions related to the University’s compliance program.
Reports directly to the University’s Executive Director – Equity and Title IX Compliance Coordinator.
Investigates and assists in resolving reports and complaints of gender-based and bias-motivated discrimination and misconduct (including but not limited to harassment, abuse, inequity, violence or threat thereof, and any other misconduct alleged to have been motivated by the affected party’s protected characteristics or identities) among faculty, staff, student, and other covered entities within the University community.
Conducts prompt, thorough, impartial, reliable, trauma-informed, and person-centered investigations into allegations contained within the aforementioned reports and complaints.
Develops, communicates, and implements the procedural timeline and process expectations to all parties.
Interviews complainants, respondents, witnesses, and other individuals as relevant to the alleged misconduct.
Gathers, reviews, and impartially analyzes available data and evidence to determine or recommend findings of responsibility and/or propose appropriate resolutions/outcomes.
Identifies and applies University policies relevant to a complaint.
Drafts concise and logical written reports presenting steps taken in investigations, investigative findings, and relevant documentation/evidence to all involved parties.
Collaborates with campus and community partners to make recommendations and implement reasonable measures to resolve complaints.
Diligently updates and maintains case files and other records related to complaints.
Delivers presentations, training, and other educational programming to faculty, staff, & student populations.
Assists with data collection and preparation for reports, presentations, and other publications required by law (e.g. Clery, Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act) or as requested by Title IX Coordinator or other University senior leadership.
Maintains a high level of cultural competence, overall responsiveness, attention to detail, and the ability to exercise excellent and unbiased judgment and reasoning.
Continuously identifies and integrates best practices in Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, and other student- and employee-related regulatory investigation fields.
Possesses an ability and commitment to maintain confidentiality and remain impartial in complex and emotionally charged situations.
Other duties as assigned.
Juris Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field; and at least two years of related investigatory experience.
Knowledge of applicable state and federal civil rights legislation and/or policies and procedures.
Prior experience conducting Title IX and/or Title VII discrimination/equity/bias related investigations.
Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving, interviewing, and investigation.
Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency and the ability to effectively relate and communicate across difference.
Excellent organizational, time management, and written & verbal communications skills, including teamwork and interpersonal communication.
Exceptional critical thinking skills to facilitate resolution of challenging scenarios, including the ability to analyze sensitive, complex, and confidential topics.
Investigatory experience in a higher education setting is preferred.
As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.