Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
Case investigation and management
• Coordinate and review the work of investigators.
• Receive and process reports, inquiries and complaints from members of the campus communities and third parties in a timely manner.
• Lead and direct work of campus investigators involving students and employees, ensuring efficient and timely response to complaints.
• Coordinate investigations with Human Resources, Student Conduct, and other departments as appropriate.
• Ensure that support and notification protocols are implemented.
• Develop, implement, and monitor case management plans for complaints and investigations.
• Develop and ensure maintenance of a complaint/investigation database to organize and track complaints and investigations.
• Collaborate with campus partners to assess risk and manage initial interim safety measures or disciplinary processes.
• Ensure all parties are appropriately notified of options and resources with respect to reporting and filing complaints.
• Communicate with local law enforcement and government agencies to ensure reports are handled appropriately and in a timely manner.
• Coordinate with local victim advocacy organizations and service providers. Manage partnership with other external agencies with which the College has a partnership in executing its responsibilities under Title IX.
• Consult with Public Safety regarding the issuance of timely warnings pursuant to the Clery Act as needed and appropriate.
• Lead and coordinate the College’s designated Title IX advocates in fostering a welcoming, safe, nondiscriminatory, and harassment-free educational, living, and working environment for all members of the College community.
Compliance and Training
• Provide leadership and coordination of campus civil rights compliance efforts across all Bellevue College campuses.
• Identify and incorporate best practices for civil rights and complaint/case management.
• Work jointly with the Compliance and Title IX Officer to identify patterns and provide annual recommendations to executive leadership.
• Provide educational materials and training for campus community.
• Regularly attend training and education programs to stay current in federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and continue to understand best practices as related to discrimination, Title IX, and related issues.
• Act as resource providing expertise on current trends, news compliance responsibilities, and best practices associated with discrimination, Title IX, and other related issues.
• Work jointly with the coordinator of the 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) on a case-by-case basis.
• Work jointly with the Compliance and Title IX Officer to review and oversee the efforts engaged by various College units.
• Assist with the campus climate survey as appropriate with relation to sexual misconduct.
• Prepare annual statistical review on reported sexual misconduct incidents and campus status.
• Work jointly with the Compliance and Title IX Officer to regularly assess the adequacy of current training opportunities and programs and implement changes to curriculum as appropriate.
• Participate in relevant community, and campus groups.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in the area(s) of counseling, interpersonal relations, human behavior, Equal Employment Opportunities, affirmative action, criminal justice, international relations, cultural or women’s studies, educational leadership, higher education, or related field. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted for the educational and/or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis.
• Three (3) years of progressive investigative and interviewing experience with individuals involved in confidential matters.
• Two (2) year or more of experience in Title IX with complex case management.
• One (1) year or more of supervisory experience overseeing and implementing investigative strategies and processes.
• Knowledge of fundamental civil rights to include but not limited to Title IX, Clery, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EE0), 504, Title VII, federal and state discrimination laws (relevant RCW and WAC codes), and employment laws.
• Communicate clearly demonstrating effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills often in situations involving a variety of emotional and sensitive issues.
• Trauma-informed investigation training and/or experience.
• Knowledge or experience with due process.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training for a wide variety of audiences.
• Experience with Microsoft Suite Office computer applications.
• Work independently using good judgment and discretion in confidential matters.