Reporting to the Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), the Deputy Director (DD) is responsible for the day-to-day management of ISHR; supervises the full-time staff, work-study students, and other program assistants associated with ISHR's activities. The DD works closely with the Director of ISHR to determine priorities, set and implement policies, and oversee the financial activities of ISHR. The DD will provide substantial engagement in human rights scholarly work.
The Deputy Director plays a vital role in strategic planning and advising the Director on program development and organizational management. S/he supervises and contributes to specific ISHR programs, as appropriate. (20%)
The incumbent will have substantial responsibilities for developing fundraising and donor relations, working closely with the Director. (20%)
The DD works closely with the Director to develop a budget - setting priorities within the budget - and is responsible for supervising its implementation, overseeing expenditures and developing long-term financial plans. S/he supervises the Business Manager who is responsible for the organizational budget. (15%)
The DD has direct responsibility for external University relations. In coordination with the Director, the DD represents ISHR at University, and extramural (U.S. and international) events, including ISHR collaborative projects globally. (15%)
The incumbent liaises with the ISHR Board of Advisors, university officials, and faculty across campus. (15%)
Other responsibilities include overseeing the development of ISHR communication strategy and publications. S/he oversees the writing of grants and other public relations documents. (15%)
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
**NOTE: INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS MUST PROVIDE A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT.**
Bachelor's degree. Minimum of 4 years' related experience.
Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Experience in human rights and excellent writing skills required. Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills necessary. Must possess the ability to interact with scholars from across the university spectrum and have strong persuasive and negotiating skills.
Advanced degree strongly preferred. Administrative experience strongly preferred. Experience in NGO management, including board relations, resource development, and creating community support; as well as demonstrated fundraising experience strongly preferred.
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