Senior Investigator and Counsel - Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA)

Washington D.C.
Jun 13, 2017
Sep 25, 2018
Full Time
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Senior Investigator and Counsel - Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA)

The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) is to promote a deep understanding and appreciation among the diverse members of the University community to result in justice and equality in educational, employment and contracting opportunities, as well as to lead efforts to create an inclusive academic and work environment.

The Senior Investigator and Counsel conducts investigations and training's related to discrimination, harassment, and Title IX. S/he drafts report findings, reviewing those submitted by IDEAA's investigators, as well as supports the VP for Diversity & Equity on complex and others matters. Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Diversity & Equity, the Senior Investigator and Counsel has duties that include but are not limited to:

Administrative Proceedings

  • Conducts investigations of discrimination, harassment and Title IX-related allegations. 
  • Represents the University on cases before local and federal agencies, including the DC Office of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. 

Internal Investigations

  • Conducts investigations of discrimination, harassment and Title IX-related allegations. 
  • Reviews, assists and provides legal advice to IDEAA investigators.
  • Coordinates with Human Resources and University's Office of General Counsel on complex matters, and/or matters identified by the VP for Institutional Diversity & Equity.


  • Creates and conducts comprehensive live and electronic training for University employees, departments, and divisions on matters related to discrimination, harassment, Title IX and sexual misconduct.

Reports and Written Communication Review

  • Reviews all written communication of all IDEAA staff with respect to findings and reports of investigations, mass communications, newsletters, web content, and other duties as assigned.


  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school
  • Bar admission in Washington, DC
  • At least 7 seven years of professional experience related to discrimination law
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, clients, and outside counsel
  • An appreciation of the uniqueness of the academic environment with a strong academic record
  • Superior analytical, writing, and advising skills
  • Demonstrated record of handling complicated legal matters effectively and independently
  • Experience conducting sensitive and complex investigations
  • Ability to work collegially with a team of diverse colleagues in IDEAA and across the University
  • Previous higher education work and/or Title IX experience preferred

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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.

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