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Title IX Investigator

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

In order to gain a better understanding of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.

Posting Details


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University (GW) is committed to maintaining a positive climate for study and work in which individuals are judged solely on relevant factors, such as ability and performance, and can pursue their activities in an atmosphere that is free from coercion, intimidation, and violence. GW prohibits sexual harassment by any student, staff member, faculty member and others in the university community.

Reporting to the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Investigator is responsible for serving as a member of a team that provides administrative, educational, and intellectual leadership to support the University’s Title IX compliance requirements. The incumbent conducts investigations of all allegations or violations of GW’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy, the Threats and Acts of Violence Policy, as well as Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, including allegations pertaining to sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking against students, faculty and staff. Along those lines, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Serves as a key partner in ensuring GW’s compliance with federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws related to sexual misconduct.
  • Sensitively handles complaint intake from various members of the GW community in order to determine whether to investigate or make an appropriate referral, utilizing sound judgment in applying prevailing legal principles and standards.
  • Develops an investigative plan for complaints and incidents reports. Develops and prepares comprehensive reports based on facts revealed in investigations. Maintains accurate and thorough case files and reports.
  • Interviews complainants, respondents, witnesses. Travels to the various GW campus sites and surrounding areas to conduct interviews as necessary.
  • Manages, reviews, and analyzes relevant documentation, physical evidence, or statistical information.
  • Contacts all involved parties and provide them with information about the investigative process.
  • Works with the appropriate University offices during the course of the investigations.
  • Maintains an unbiased approach and appropriate level of confidentiality throughout the process.
  • Analyze applicable laws and GW policies, factual background, summaries of allegations and witness interviews, and recommendations.
  • Provides input and/or testimony as needed in hearings or other disciplinary proceedings that stem from the investigations.
  • Assists the Title IX Coordinator and the Title IX Response Coordinator with training programs for faculty, staff, and students on specific topics related to sexual assault prevention and response.

The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC but may require travel to GW’s campuses in Mount Vernon, DC and Ashburn, VA and to surrounding areas. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree preferred
  • Professional experience investigating and resolving allegations and violations of sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints. Other comparable experience may serve as a substitute for investigatory experience (i.e., litigation experience, HR investigatory experience, other administrative investigatory experience).
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in applying federal, state, and local laws, especially Office for Civil Rights Title IX guidance and best practices.
  • Demonstrated understanding of complexities surrounding trauma and sexual misconduct.
  • Ability to facilitate training sessions for senior management.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Diversity and Inclusion
Family Diversity and Inclusion
Sub-Family Diversity and Inclusion
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to gain a better understanding of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S006819
Job Open Date: 11/16/2017
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Does the professional experience section of your resume include months?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your salary range expectation?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you possess a J.D. degree or an advanced degree in a relevant field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have?
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5+
  5. * Do you have direct experience handling discrimination and/or sexual assault cases? Please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents