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ABOUT US The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to prevent and correct the wrongful conviction of innocent people in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  MAIP has one of the highest success rates in the country for exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted, helping to secure the release or exoneration of 44 men who spent more than 800 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. MAIP has also helped pass 19 laws that would prevent or make it easier to correct wrongful convictions. ABOUT THE POSITION MAIP’s Staff Investigators play an integral part of our mission, conducting critical field investigations in our client’s cases. The Staff Investigator will primarily perform field investigation into promising cases: interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents, canvassing crime scenes, and gathering evidence. Investigators work on a day-to-day basis with the legal team, which will direct their work in specific cases and will participate in evaluations of their work. The Staff Investigator will work closely with MAIP’s staff attorneys, who assign their cases and investigation tasks, manage workflow, and set internal deadlines. ABOUT YOU You are curious and comfortable talking to people from all walks of life. Your personal integrity is unimpeachable. You are detail-oriented and love to be prepared, but you’re comfortable with the unexpected and would rather be out in the field than at a desk. You love to collaborate with your team and have great organizational and communication skills. You are empathetic and passionate about criminal-justice reform. You are comfortable with extensive and frequent travel, sometimes on short notice. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • At least two years of investigative work experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. High school graduate with significant work experience will be considered.
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and access to a car.
  • Willing/able to travel throughout the DMV and to federal prisons around the country.
  • Demonstrated experience working as part of a team.
  • Technological savvy/demonstrated ability to learn new systems.
  • You must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to provide proof.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with diverse populations and vulnerable/traumatized individuals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in an intense and highly charged setting.
  • Honed organizational skills, problem solving, and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Can work independently but understands the value of teams and can work collaboratively.
  • A positive attitude, a love of problem solving, and sound judgment.
  • Client-centered approach to legal representation.
  • Enthusiasm for social justice and for MAIP’s work, including a demonstrated commitment to public-interest work and criminal-justice reform.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to surmount apparent roadblocks
  • Openness to feedback and enthusiasm for learning new skills
  • Consummate workplace professionalism
Job Contact
James Moody