Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator
Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
The Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator will be responsible for completing the day-to-day responsibilities of Title IX investigations at Georgetown University, with a particular emphasis on complaints of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving students and employees at the University. In addition, the Investigator will be responsible for conducting investigations into employee civil rights discrimination and harassment complaints, as well as conducting climate assessments within the University. The incumbent will work closely with multiple University offices and divisions including Student Affairs, Georgetown University Police Department, and the Office of General Counsel. Reporting to the University's Title IX Coordinator and Director of Title IX Compliance, the Investigator responsibilities will include:
- Developing an investigative plan for each complaint, contacting parties, and providing them with information about the investigatory process.
- Interviewing the complainant, respondent, and potential witnesses.
- Gathering relevant documentation, keeping detailed, consistent, and accurate records.
- Maintaining timely communication with parties, drafting and issuing reports regarding the findings of the investigation.
- Implementing and keeping apprised of new developments and best practices in Title IX and Civil Rights investigation procedures.
- Conducting or assisting in conducting IDEAA investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment based on protected categories, including age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and national origin, on an as needed basis.
- Conducting Climate Assessments of University departments.
- Assisting the Title IX Coordinator in maintaining the Title IX and Sexual Assault and Misconduct websites.
- Supporting the Title IX Coordinator in organizing outreach programming (such as Office Hours, poster campaigns, and newsletters) with various departments and student organizations on campus.
- Conducting Title IX trainings related to an overview of Title IX, support resources available on and off campus, reporting options, the University's grievance procedures, and employee reporting obligations.
- Maintaining a list of Title IX related trainings presented and attended by various campus partners.
- At least 3-5 years of experience conducting investigations, preferably in the education and/or civil rights arena
- Substantial experience working with diverse populations, including populations of color, the LGBTQ community, and persons with disabilities
- J.D. preferred
- Advanced degree in student affairs, higher education, criminal justice or related field also considered valuable
- Familiarity with higher education and student conduct practices
- Expertise in conducting sensitive and confidential investigations - especially in the areas of sexual misconduct
- Demonstrated skill in party and witness interview and investigation techniques
- Experience in, and awareness of, the sensitivity required when interacting with a diverse community on trauma-related topics
- Ability to produce high quality written work
- Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and good judgment
- Ability to maintain neutrality and establish credibility with broad range of constituents, including faculty, staff, students, law enforcement, and others
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
- Experience conducting trauma-informed investigations and understanding of effects of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking
- Strong and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen well
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and respect for individual needs
- Experience investigating cases of interpersonal violence and knowledge of complexities surrounding investigations in a university setting
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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.
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