Senior Investigator and Training Specialist (Administrator I) (512864)

  • Sonoma State University
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Criminology and Forensics Education and Training

Job Description


Application Process
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit an application, along with a cover letter and resume.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Title IX Officer and Senior Director, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD), the Senior Investigator and Training Specialist is responsible for investigating student complaints of reports to the Title IX Officer/Director. The Title IX Officer/Director has primary responsibility for sexual discrimination, misconduct, harassment, gender-related violence including stalking and intimate partner violence, and all protected class discrimination and harassment involving students (undergraduate and graduate). The incumbent works closely with the Title IX Officer/Director and various departments to conduct investigations of complaints filed by students at Sonoma State University and other area higher education institutions, acting as a neutral party in the investigation and providing a detailed, unbiased report regarding the findings of the investigation to the Title IX Officer/Director. The incumbent also supervises student personnel, interns and training staff and collaborates with other department personnel to provide support in the development, presentation, oversight and tracking of effective OPHD student trainings, including Summer Orientation, Student Athlete, Greek and Incoming Student programs and online trainings. The incumbent may also participate in supporting the student refresher training and helping coordinate events and presentations for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) and serving on campus and system wide task forces and committees.
Key Qualifications
This position requires a bachelor's degree and four or more years of relevant professional experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Master's or other relevant advanced degree preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of Title IX and other government regulations including, Title V and FERPA; demonstrated effective public speaking, oral and written communication skills; experience with computer applications, word processing, databases and presentation programs.

Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, trauma informed interviewing and investigating experience. Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations. Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity. Skill in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues. Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress. Strong and effective interpersonal skills; the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs. Ability to work as part of a campus-wide community to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner. Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with staff at all levels; Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents to evaluate their impact on University policy and procedures. Working knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title IX, due process protections as they apply to Student Conduct proceedings, the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and will not exceed $6,509 a month.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
Supplemental Information
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at Sonoma State, please visit: vaccine-requirement- information.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to The ADA Coordinator is also available ( to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Rohnert Park, California 94928 United States View Map