Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

Academic Search demonstrates the value it places upon all aspects of diversity through its organizational behavior as well as throughout the institutional recruitment and hiring processes it provides to the higher education institutions and associations it serves. Academic Search is a member of The Executive Search Roundtable (ESR), which was established in 1985 as a means of addressing the mutual interests of the American Council on Education (ACE) and its member institutions and executive search firms in the continuing identification of talented leaders for our nation’s colleges and universities. ESR members and Academic Search agree to subscribe to the highest standards of integrity and principles of quality, diversity, equity, and ethical practice, and commit to conducting equitable searches to foster diversity and the highest quality of leadership for the educational community. To this end, Academic Search works extensively with its partner institutions to identify their EEO practices and to adhere to all relevant state and local laws and reporting requirements.

In addition, Academic Search has intentionally developed a staff and consulting team that philosophically and practically represents and supports the diverse populations that make up our nation. It is the policy of Academic Search not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment. This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, and selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, and termination. All personnel at Academic Search who are responsible for hiring and promoting employees and for the development and implementation of programs or activities are charged to support this policy.

Academic Search is based in Washington, DC. In the District of Columbia, the following are protected classes: actual or perceived race; color; religion; national origin; sex [a person’s gender and discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and reproductive health decisions]; age [18 or over]; marital status; personal appearance; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; family responsibilities; political affiliation; disability; matriculation; genetic information; credit information; and status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking. Academic Search will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

Anyone with a question or concern regarding the full implementation and enforcement of this equal employment opportunity policy is encouraged to contact Shawn Hartman, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.