Criminal Justice Investigator
Criminal Justice Investigator Position
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (“Lawyers’ Committee”), one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations based in Washington D.C., seeks an Investigator to assist the organization’s Criminal Justice Project (“Project”). The Investigator will conduct investigations in the field and use on-line resources to gather data and information from local government, court, police, and other civic sources; cultivate relationships with advocacy organizations and volunteers; and contribute to the development of media articles and data-driven reports, as part of the Project’s indigent incarceration work. The Investigator, who will be based in Washington, D.C., will work extensively in the Southern United States, including Arkansas and Oklahoma. This position requires travel.
Ideal candidates will be well versed in locating and interviewing people in order to identify facts and evidence to support claims for litigation, and must be able to examine evidence and data to develop new theories and leads. S/he will be able to document, organize, and collaborate with others to manage the collection of evidence and prepare investigative reports. S/he will be detail oriented, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, exceptional research skills and be comfortable working within diverse communities and varying professional environments. Experience as an investigator in a criminal justice setting is preferred. Journalism experience, particularly data journalism, is a plus.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and requested salary range to Podio. No calls with be accepted. The position will remain open until October 25 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal organization.
The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other status protected under law.
We strongly encourage applications from candidates of color and candidates from underrepresented communities.
Accessibility Assistance: If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing the online application, please call 202-662-8600 and ask for an applicant accommodation or send an email with the subject line “Applicant Accommodation” to [email protected]