University of Dayton, Ohio, Human Rights Center
Director of Programs, Staff Position
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Ohio, United States|
Director of Programs
University of Dayton Human Rights Center
This position will provide leadership on the Center’s offer of meaningful, life-changing human rights related experiences for graduate and undergraduate students--both in and out of the classroom. The position will administer existing Human Rights Center (HRC) programs and will be responsible for developing and cultivating new programmatic educational and experiential learning opportunities for students locally, nationally and internationally. The Director will lead on projects related to the intersections of business, science, technology and human rights, the UN Global Compact and University wide engagement in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. The position will oversee student engagement, organize key events and initiatives, and maintain and strengthen cooperation with professional schools and other partners. The position will play a key role in supporting strategic planning and development of the HRC. The position reports to the Executive Director of the Human Rights Center and works closely and collaboratively with staff and faculty of the Center.
The HRC creates positive change through education, dialogue and transdisciplinary research for and about advocacy. As part of a University for the Common Good, the Center is committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to advance human rights and sustainable development locally, nationally, and around the world. A range of targeted fellowships, scholarships and affiliations provide opportunities for deepening applied knowledge, experience and evidence in the field of human rights and rights-based development across the University.
- Masters degree in a relevant field, such as in human rights, law, social sciences, or humanities.
- 5 years of experience working on, researching or advocacy related to human rights and/or sustainable development issues
- Proven experience in advocacy, policy or project management and implementation
- Excellent written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic planning and project formulation
- Experience mentoring or managing students, interns or staff
- Experience in organizing events
- Terminal degree (Ph.D., J.D., etc.) in a relevant field, such as human rights, law, social sciences, or humanities
- Excellent oral communication skills
- Demonstrated experience developing relationships and facilitating collaboration with on and off campus partners
- Demonstrated respect for diversity, equity and inclusion
- Demonstrated effective presentation skills
- Fundraising or donor/government relations experience
- Knowledge of digital media and communications applications, including social media platforms, and web content management systems and building and cultivating partnership networks
- Experience in the development and implementation of experiential learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students
- Knowledge of and experience in the specific fields of business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, technology and human rights, and/or innovation.
- Knowledge of or willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values
- Effective interpersonal skills
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 15 until March 15. Position is expected to start as soon as possible between April-August 2020.
This is a non-faculty, staff position.
Tony Talbott, Search Chair
|Primary Category:||Human Rights
Law and Legal History