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Employment Opportunity - USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Investigator
posted on 06/07/2021

At USA Gymnastics, our mission is to build a community and culture of health, safety, and excellence, where athletes can thrive in sport and in life. We are focused on creating an athletecentric organization and are guided by our new organizational values: Safety, Accountability, Integrity, Transparency, and Listening. As part of making safety our highest value, it is part of everyone’s role in the organization to prioritize the protection of members from harm.

Summary Description
The Investigator conducts thorough, reliable, and impartial investigations into reported allegations of Safe Sport Policy violations, including, but not limited to, physical, emotional, mental misconduct or prevention policy violations, involving individuals within USA Gymnastics’ jurisdiction. The Investigator acts as a neutral party throughout the investigation process and provides a thorough investigation report regarding the findings of said investigation.

Responsibilties

  • Independently conduct investigations into allegations of USA Gymnastics (USAG) Safe Sport Policy violations, including, but not limited to, physical, emotional, mental misconduct, or prevention policy violations. This includes identifying and interviewing involved parties and witnesses; identifying, gathering and evaluating information relevant to the investigation; and making neutral findings of fact.
  • Understand when allegations need to be reported to law enforcement or the US Center for SafeSport and report immediately as per mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Identify when facts of a case may pose an immediate threat of harm to minor athletes or other persons and escalate findings to Lead Investigator and Safey and Compliance counsel for review for an Interim Measure.
  • Consistently put forth thorough and efficient investigations that meet the standards of USA Gymnastics, including accurate recordkeeping, comprehensive case documentation, and prompt updates to the case management system.
  • Consistently maintain caseload of 15 or more, dependent on influx of current cases, per USA Gymnastics expectations.
  • Complete investigations within the designated timeframe based on the assigned Intake Tier.
  • Regularly communicate with the Lead Investigator regarding ongoing investigations.
  • Regularly update involved parties regarding status of investigations.
  • Work with Safety and Compliance counsel and Director of Education and Policy to identify policies relevant to alleged misconduct.
  • Collaborate as needed with other members of the USAG Safe Sport Department regarding management and evaluation of report incidents.
  • Develop and maintain functional understanding of all relevant USAG Safe Sport policies and procedures, the SafeSport Code and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP).
  • Continually identify and integrate best practices regarding administrative investigations into allegations of Safe Sport Policy violations, including, but not limited to, physical and emotional misconduct, or prevention violations; stay up to date with current trends in related fields by participating in conferences, workshops, online webinars, reviewing current literature and research, etc.
  • Prepare for and serve as a witness in Resolution Panel and Interim Measure Panel Hearings
  • Perform all work in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Competencies

  • Ability to keep detailed and accurate notes throughout an investigative process, and ability to draft thorough and reliable investigation reports.
  • Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficultsituations, specifically issues of complex and extreme sensitivity
  • Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing, and investigation
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with an ability to adjust communication appropriately for persons of all ages, races, socioeconomic and educational levels.
  • Demonstrated skill in writing concise, logical, analytical reports to synthesize complex issues
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, willingness to adapt to an evolving environment, and consistentattention to detail in all facets of one’s responsibilities
  • Experience working with a case management system, particularly managing allegations of misconduct
  • Working knowledge and competency with all applications in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Background in Department of Child Services or similar investigative agency is recommended, but not required.
  • Background in trauma informed interviewing is preferred.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Four years of experience conducting professional investigations into cases with reported allegations of misconduct.

Other Information

  • Position is located in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience

To apply, send cover letter referencing this position and a detailed resume to: recruiting@usagym.org

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

USA Gymnastics is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer