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Georgetown Univerisity Senior Civil Rights Investigator - Georgetown University IDEAA in Washington, District Of Columbia

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 Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action ( IDEAA ) is the university office tasked with addressing reports and complaints of alleged discrimination and harassment based upon categories protected by federal and local law, as well as the university office that oversees compliance with the university’s obligations as a federal contractor under Executive Order 11246. The Senior Civil Rights Investigator position is wholly dedicated to meeting these compliance obligations.

The Senior Civil Rights Investigator will be responsible for:

(1) conducting civil rights investigations at Georgetown University, in particular complex investigations of complaints of alleged discrimination and harassment based on protected characteristics;

(2) developing and delivering training on topics related to Georgetown’s compliance with federal and local non-discrimination and anti-harassment laws;

(3) conducting climate assessments within the University and supporting the University’s disability compliance obligations; and

(4) assisting with the University’s response to bias-related incidents and informal resolution processes. The Senior Civil Rights Investigator will report to the Associate Vice President for Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Compliance within the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA).

Further responsibilities will include:

  • Developing investigative plans

  • Contacting parties and providing them with information about the investigatory process

  • Interviewing parties and witnesses

  • Gathering and analyzing 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 civil rights matters

  • Conducting climate assessments of University departments

  • Developing and delivering non-discrimination and anti-harassment training for community members

  • Creating and providing trainings related to employment equity issues, the University’s grievance procedures, and employee reporting obligations

  • Coordinating reasonable accommodations for employees

  • Providing support for University compliance obligations related to employment equity

  • Assisting with the University’s response to bias-related incidents

  • Facilitating informal resolutions among community members in discrimination and harassment matters

Work Interactions

The Senior Civil Rights Investigator will work closely with multiple University offices and divisions, including the Department of Human Resources and the Office of General Counsel. The Senior Civil Rights Investigator and will be expected to act as a neutral party in conducting prompt and thorough investigations of alleged incidents, and will provide detailed, unbiased reports regarding investigative findings.


  • At least 10 years of professional experience, at least 8 of which should include experience conducting discrimination and harassment, or related investigations, preferably in the higher education or civil rights context

  • Substantial experience working with diverse populations, including populations of color, the LGBTQ community, and persons with disabilities

  • J.D. required

Beneficial experience will include:

  • Familiarity with higher education

  • Experience conducting sensitive and confidential investigations, including in the area of sexual harassment

  • Demonstrated skill in party and witness interview and investigation techniques

  • Experience in, and awareness of, the sensitivity required when interacting with a diverse community

  • Ability to produce high quality analytical 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

  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen well

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and respect for individual needs

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Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here ( for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website ( .

EEO Statement:

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 or view the online interactive benefits guide ( for more information.

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions , offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University . Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education , we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.

These values are at the core of Georgetown’s identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds.