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Executive Director - Human Rights Center School of Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2021
Title Executive Director - Human Rights Center School of Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 12/31/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Human Rights

Executive Director - Human Rights Center School of Law

Berkeley Law and the Human Rights Center (HRC) are pleased to announce their search for applicants for the position of Executive Director.

The Human Rights Center (HRC) at the University of California, Berkeley is an independent research and training center that applies innovative technologies and scientific methods to investigate war crimes and other serious violations of human rights. Based on our findings, we recommend specific policy measures to protect vulnerable populations and hold perpetrators accountable. We train advocates around the world and provide them with the skills and tools necessary to document human rights abuses and turn this information into effective action.

The Executive Director (ED) is charged with the administration and management of HRC, and generating external support sufficient to sustain the Center's growth. The ED oversees a staff of approximately ten individuals, including graduate student researchers, student assistants, and visiting scholars. The ED works closely with the Center's Faculty Director, research staff, and other UC Berkeley departments and academic institutions. The ED is also responsible for overseeing the Center's communications and public events, including report writing and editing, program development for conferences and the resulting publications or other deliverables.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of diplomacy and poise, and exercise good judgment when managing student and international affairs.

The Executive Director will report to HRC's Faculty Directors.

The Executive Director will lead fundraising efforts and have responsibility for the development, management, and oversight of communications and public programs at the Human Rights Center.

Fundraising, Fiscal Management, and Employee Supervision

Primary fundraising responsibility for HRC, from a variety of sources, to meet the Center's annual budget of $2 million;
Cultivate and maintain relationships with long-term funding partners, and lead fundraising efforts with major donors, including the HRC advisory board;
Manage all aspects of individual, foundation and corporate fundraising;
Develop a fundraising plan to meet Center's strategic goals;
Set performance standards and goals; hire, train, and develop staff to provide optimal program support;
Supervise the activities of staff to ensure that programs are executed successfully;
Create a teamwork environment fostering accountability, inclusivity, collaboration, development and results.

Program Development and Management

Develop and manage the Center's current portfolio of programs and activities to meet the Center's strategic objectives;
Develop new and innovative activities, and oversee strategic projects that meet the Center's long-term objectives;
Advocate for the Center among research units and with UCB leadership and media relations; liaise with academic centers in the School of Law, School of Public Health and other programs to forge links to the Center;
Inform students, faculty, staff, partners and organizers of ongoing research;
Manage strategic long-term planning for the Center in conjunction with the Center's Faculty Directors and its Advisory Board.

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