Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Director, Programs for The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL). As part of the leadership team, the Program Director is responsible for implementing the program and communications strategy, managing program staff and consultants, developing and monitoring program budgets, collaborating on fundraising and representing CWGL at international, regional, national and local arenas. CWGL's program work focuses on achieving equality by ending inequality, discrimination and violence.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Implements results-based advocacy strategy at the international, regional and national levels.
Initiates an interdisciplinary research unit, including producing new research and reports in collaboration with international partners.
Convenes strategic partners, including policymakers, advocates, journalists and academics.
Sets up a training institute & conferences.
Oversees the strategy and implementation of the global campaign on 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence, within the U.S., on college campuses, and globally; integrating a communications strategy into all aspects of programming; and implementation of program evaluation.
Works with human rights treaty bodies, including United Nations special rapporteurs.
Supervises 5-9 staff and consultants and is responsible for recruiting and training new staff.
Works collaboratively with the senior leadership team to strengthen and expand CWGL's presence both within the U.S. and globally, including engaging with new networks and maintaining CWGL's strong links with global partners, UN agencies, governments, missions, non-governmental organizations and the labor movement.
Other duties include public speaking, meeting with donors, and representing CWGL at multiple levels and venues.
Home Location Campus: Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Excellent writing, strong editing experience and communications skills.
Record of taking initiative and following through.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Must be a team player.
Overseas work experience and fluency and/or familiarity with a second major international language are preferred.
Knowledge of and understanding of role of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) is desirable.
Experience with, and knowledge of, the donor community.
The position requires a scope of skills and knowledge as described above in the education/experience requirements.
In addition, the person in this position will need a highly developed and flexible set of social skills that bring ease of interaction with regionally diverse colleagues throughout the world.
Knowledge of customs and norms and receptivity to difference are critical to successful work practice at CWGL and in the human rights field.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated capacity to manage and supervise staff, exercise independent judgment, sound decision-making, collaborative work style, and the ability to work effectively in multi-cultural and international settings.
Solid understanding and experience integrating gender, race and other identities from an intersectional perspective.
Foundation in transnational feminism with relevant experience in social justice or rights-based work.
Established record of publications.
Excellent writing and communications skills are required.
Proven leadership and management experience to develop and oversee staff and direct day-to-day activities and operations.
Demonstrated strategic thinking and management skills.
The position requires a level of experience in and understanding of policy pertaining to the human rights of women and must possess extensive advocacy experience.
This requires both an advanced degree and/or demonstrated experience in specific policy, geographic and content areas, i.e., human rights, the UN, international women's and human rights movements, development and conflict settings.
Demonstrated research, analytical, writing, and editing skills and experience are necessary to fulfill the job obligations.
Record of publications since this position requires writing of substantive reports.
The person in this position will have to represent CWGL at important international and national fora, as well as in the media.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.