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  • Job Number: 23286
  • Functional Area: Legal
  • Department: Chancellor's Office
  • School Area: Chancellor's
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule:

Job Description

INVESTIGATOR, Chancellor's Office-Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office (IDHR), to report to the manager of investigations and act as one of two designated investigators for complaints involving students alleging discrimination and harassment based on a protected category under the Institute’s non-discrimination and harassment policies. Will also investigate other complaints as the Institute requires, such as employee matters.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in a related field; three years’ relevant experience, some of which involved conducting sensitive and confidential investigations; knowledge of Title IX, the Clery Act, and federal civil rights laws or similar, including case law and agency interpretation; familiarity with witness interview and investigation techniques; experience conducting complex legal analysis, reaching legally sound determinations, and producing high-quality written work products; and excellent interpersonal, listening, and communication skills.  Must be able to take initiative and independently organize, prioritize, and carry out detailed work under time constraints; work in and cultivate partnerships in MIT’s diverse community of students, staff, and faculty; and maintain impartiality in complex cases.  PREFERRED:  J.D. or another advanced degree in psychology, criminal justice, social work, etc.; experience conducting sensitive and confidential investigations in a higher education environment; experience with alternative dispute resolution practices; legal expertise in an educational arena; ability to exercise a high level of discretion and good judgment and quickly establish credibility with a broad range of constituents; discretion with confidential information, including that from individuals in distress; and familiarity with other federal statutes important to post-secondary education (e.g., VAWA, FERPA). Job #23286-9

Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as required.