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Director of Programs, Human Rights Center (HRC)

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff, University Staff
Department: Human Rights Center - 208710
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

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, research 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 that promotes 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. The Center provides a range of targeted fellowships, scholarships, affiliations and opportunities for deepening applied knowledge, experience and evidence in the field of human rights and rights-based development.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree in a relevant field, such as in human rights, international development, 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 policy or project/program management and implementation
Excellent written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic planning and project/program formulation
Experience mentoring or managing students, interns or staff
Experience in organizing events

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

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

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and list of references to be considered for this position.

Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full time basis

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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