University of California - Berkeley, Human Rights Program
Half Time Executive Director
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The Human Rights Program (HRP) at UC Berkeley seeks a dynamic administrator to serve as Executive Director. The HRP combines research and teaching elements: the program organizes a variety of programming on human rights issues, and it houses the undergraduate Human Rights Minor. The Executive Director will administer both the undergraduate Minor and the HRP’s academic activities and will take lead responsibility for longer-range program development, including fundraising, and public outreach.
Reporting to the academic co-directors of the Human Rights Program, the Executive Director will advise the undergraduate students enrolled in the Human Rights Minor. In recent years, around 10-12 students per year have graduated from UC Berkeley with a minor in Human Rights. The Executive Director will be responsible for recruiting students to the minor; tracking student progress through the program; and organizing the Human Rights Minor Thesis Conference, in which undergraduate students present their research. The Executive Director will also be responsible for the development of the Minor’s teaching curriculum.
Located within Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley’s flagship center for basic research and public engagement in the social sciences, the Executive Director will be responsible for coordinating human rights activities on campus. To this end, the Executive Director will initiate and curate a Matrix Research Stream in Human Rights. The Executive Director will take responsibility for the design and implementation of a speaker series in human rights; the organization of ad hoc events and seminars; and coordination with other campus units to produce a curriculum of research-oriented events on human rights.
Beyond day-to-day administration, the Executive Director will be responsible for longer-term program development. In this role, the Executive Director will develop a strategic plan for the Human Rights Program; liaise with Matrix and (as necessary) the Development Office to identify and pursue extramural funding opportunities; and represent the Human Rights Program at conferences and other off-campus events. The ideal candidate should be able to articulate a compelling vision for the Human Rights Program as an interdisciplinary hub for research, teaching, and public engagement.
Basic Qualifications Required:
- A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Social Science or related Humanities.
Additional Required Qualifications:
- Prior experience in academic administration and development.
- Relevant experience of undergraduate level curricular development.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities and organizational skills.
- The ability to write in clear, compelling prose, including for grant applications.
- A record of active scholarly research and publication in human rights.
- A Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Social Science or related Humanities is preferred and will be required if the candidate wishes to apply independently to be a Lecturer to teach courses at UC Berkeley academic departments and teaching programs. Lecturer appointment is not part of this position.
This is a two-year contract position at 50% time, with possibility of extension. Salary range for the title is $48,048 to $63,012 plus benefits, depending on qualifications and experience. The expected start date is July 15, 2015.
To apply, submit your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae (required), a cover letter (required), and a list of three professional references (required) to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00740. Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The initial review date is July 8, 2015. Please apply by this date to receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the position is July 15, 2015. Please address inquiries to Daniel Sargent, Department of History, University of California Berkeley, email@example.com.
The Department is interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct .
The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
To apply, submit your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae (required), a cover letter (required), and a list of three professional references (required) to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00740.
Please address inquiries to Daniel Sargent, Department of History, University of California Berkeley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||Human Rights