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Equity and Community Conduct Investigator

Student Life

Reed College seeks an Equity and Community Conduct Investigator who is responsible for conducting investigations of alleged student and employee violations of College policy, including the Title IX, Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, Hazing, and Alcohol and Other Drug policies. The investigator will assist the Title IX & Section 504 Coordinator with report intake and the implementation of supportive measures. In addition they will facilitate training and other education and compliance efforts for the campus community related to Title IX, supporting regulation, and applicable state law. This position will support the Office for Institutional Diversity in conducting initial intake of reports of harassment and discrimination; collaborate with Human Resources, the Dean of the Faculty, and the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Rights and Responsibilities on report follow-up, including by conducting investigations and drafting reports for adjudication or disciplinary action, as appropriate.

This is a full-time, exempt position with typical working hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. This is not a remote position. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and discounted Trimet transit.

 The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $75,000. Pay offers are dependent on experience and are determined in conjunction with an internal pay equity assessment. This is an exempt position on grade 6.

Who You Are

  • You genuinely care about the quality of your work and all the people you interact with.
  • Others would describe you as organized, analytical, and attentive to details.
  • You have excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • You have a demonstrated history of working well under stress and have a high tolerance for ambiguity.
  • You are knowledgeable about Title IX, VAWA, FERPA and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations as well as best practices around privacy and confidentiality.
  • You value using trauma-informed practices in your investigation work.
  • You have experience managing multiple, on-going, and complex investigations.
  • You are particularly good at remaining neutral in your work and social settings.
  • You take initiative and can act independently while exercising excellent judgment and asking for support when needed.
  • You are committed to diversity and inclusivity and possess a strong self-awareness of any privileged identities you hold.
  • You quickly build rapport and positive working relationships with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, administrators) using diplomacy and tact.
  • You won’t hesitate to make suggestions for improving systems and practices when you notice the need.
  • You roll up your sleeves and pitch in, even when it’s not your job.
  • You are comfortable presenting information and facilitating discussions with an emphasis on education and training to a variety of audiences.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with cross-campus partners (e.g., Information Technology, Human Resources, Dean of Faculty, Office for Institutional Diversity, Disability and Accessibility Resources, Student Judicial Board; Sexual Misconduct Boards, etc.) to conduct prompt, fair, and equitable investigations into complaints of student, faculty, and staff violations of Reed College Policy including, but not limited to:
    • Title IX policy
    • Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct (DHSM) policy
    • Hazing policy
    • Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
    • Disability grievances
    • Discrimination investigations for the Office of Institutional Diversity
  • Gather and document related information in a neutral and objective manner, including by meeting with complainants, respondents, and witnesses
  • Coordinate review of investigative information with complainants, respondents, and advisors
  • Generate detailed investigative reports with summaries of relevant information
  • Maintain accurate and thorough records and notes of investigation meetings and processes
  • Serve as a campus resource, and subject matter expert on requirements of and compliance with Title IX, Title VII, ADA/Section 504, Reed student and employee conduct policies and procedures, and related federal and state laws
  • Assist with the development and implementation of supportive measures and information resolutions, as appropriate
  • Assist in maintaining data and records related to complaints and investigations
  • Assist with training various campus stakeholder groups on related college policies and procedures
  • Assist in monitoring student completion of assigned sanctions
  • Assist in the review, analysis, reporting, and presentation of Title IX and student conduct data
  • Collaborate with campus prevention and education programs related to sexual misconduct, hazing, alcohol and other drug use, and other student health related initiatives
  • Participate in ongoing college review and revision efforts related to the Title IX policy and grievance procedures, the DHSM, and the DHSM adjudicative processes
  • Provide assistance with the assessment of the Title IX and ADA/Section 504 compliance programs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 3 years of experience conducting discrimination or related investigations


  • Four years or more professional investigation experience
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Relevant advanced degree or certifications
  • Prior professional experience in higher education
  • Prior investigation experience specific to Title IX and/or student conduct

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following: 

If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.