COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN RIGHTS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Associate Director Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University Background Since 1978, Columbia University's Center for the Study of Human Rights has promoted human rights research, teaching, advocacy and policy analysis at Columbia and abroad. Its unique approach seeks to integrate grassroots human rights activists from the US and overseas into the Center's programs of teaching, training, research and policy analysis. The resulting exchanges have not only enriched the skills of these front-line activists and extended their networks, they have also strengthened the human rights teaching and research carried out by scholars and students at Columbia, and contributed to the development of similar programs in South America and Africa. Moreover, the Center and Columbia faculty have collaborated in many capacity building initiatives in developing countries across the globe. The level of interest and activities in human rights at Columbia and beyond has increased tremendously over the last ten years. To respond to that need, the Center for the Study of Human Rights is working to increase its capabilities with respect to curriculum development and multi-disciplinary research through increasing its fundraising capacity. These programs will enable the University to expand its intellectual outreach and support to scholars, students, activists, policy and business leaders, government officials, philanthropists and other stakeholders, worldwide. To respond to these needs and opportunities, the Center seeks an Associate Director who will work with Columbia scholars to develop integrated research projects and diversify the Center's funding base beyond traditional sources by developing and cultivating new funding opportunities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Associate Director include: Reporting to the Executive Director, the incumbent is responsible for (1) working with Columbia scholars in developing integrated research projects and (2) diversifying the Center's funding base beyond traditional sources by developing and cultivating new funding opportunities. Working closely with Columbia faculty and other scholars, the incumbent will help to identify common research agenda and promote inter-disciplinary research across departments and schools within the University and beyond, and develop integrated research projects and proposals accordingly. The incumbent also works with other human rights programs at Columbia University to improve curricula and collaboration. S/he will promote greater communication and improve the sharing of resources on human rights among Columbia's different disciplines and departments. Working closely with the Executive Director and Center staff, the incumbent will develop fundraising strategies to identify and cultivate new donors and foundations, diversifying the Center's funding base beyond current sources. S/he will work collaboratively with the University Development Office to coordinate joint fundraising efforts. The incumbent will also work closely with the Executive Director and Center staff in developing policies and long and short-term strategies for the Center as well as assume a liaison role with the executive committee of the Center's Board of Directors and monitor the execution of its strategic plan. In addition, the incumbent will take on additional projects as they arise. The Ideal Candidate Should Have the Following Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree, plus a minimum of four years' related experience required; * Advanced degree strongly preferred, preferably in the social sciences; * Demonstrated fundraising and proposal writing skills required; * Experience in human rights; * Experience in University-level teaching and research strongly preferred; * Experience in NGO management, including board relations, resource development, and creating community support; * Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; * Excellent judgment, communication and writing skills; * Ability to work independently and as part of a team; * Ability to interact with scholars from across the university spectrum and have strong persuasive and negotiating skills; * Fluency in a major language in addition to English required; Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. Application Deadline: To apply for this position, you MUST submit cover letter and résumé through the Columbia University Jobs site at: <https://jobs.columbia.edu/> https://jobs.columbia.edu/, Requisition # 043019. Applications submitted via other venues will not be considered. Please submit application no later than March 12, 2005. No calls please. Only candidates being invited for interviews will be contacted. QUALIFIED WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Columbia University is an <http://www.columbia.edu/cu/vpaa/eoaa> Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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