Last review date:Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Position: Specialist, School of Law, Human Rights Center Location: Berkeley, CA Percent Time: 80% Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2019 This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal.
MISSION OF THE UNIT: The Human Rights Center (HRC) is a research and training center housed within UC Berkeley School of Law 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.
POSITION DUTIES: The Program Director is responsible for the Human Rights and Business Initiative within the Human Rights Center. The incumbent carries out the mission of the Business and Human Rights Initiative to engage corporate executives to collaborate with the students, faculty, researchers and programs of U.C. Berkeley to advance the business and human rights agenda, including creation of activities and a fundraising partnership program in support of research.
The Program Director shapes the research agenda of the center's Human Rights and Business Initiative in partnership with the Human Rights Center's faculty director and executive director. This includes designing all research studies with input from the center's executive director and faculty director, and coordinating and overseeing directed studies, through which students conduct research relevant to the program's various projects.
The Program Director will run no more than three project lines at a time. Content will be inter-related, but distinct, with each related to human rights and business related issues. Long-term research projects will focus on maximizing the use of technology to address human rights challenges and making the business case for human rights. Outputs may include workshops, conferences, speaker series, webinars, white papers, book chapters, technical support to corporate, government, and NGO actors to contribute to high-impact human rights and business-related policies and programming, and academic papers.
The Program Director is also expected to coordinate and direct teams of researchers, including professional research staff and students. The Program Director will also coordinate among diverse independent contractors who may be hired to provide research and other support.
Basic Qualifications (required at time of application):
Additional Qualifications (required by start date of job):
At least two years of professional experience.
Advanced degree in the social sciences or related fields;
Corporate/business work experience or consulting in the area of human rights or corporate social responsibility;
Academic background and experience in human rights or related research;
In-depth understanding of the following substantive area: business and human rights;
Business development or partnership experience among major global corporations, international organizations, and corporate foundations and academia;
Advanced oral and written communication skills;
Exceptional writing and speaking skills;
Ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills;
Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers;
Ability to design, implement and supervise complex qualitative and/or quantitative studies investigating diverse social phenomena;
Ability to conduct legal and social science research and analysis;
Ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students interested in program-related research;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing;
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes;
Project management experience;
Experience working with corporate, especially Fortune 100, contacts.
Letters of reference, copies of scholarly transcripts and additional materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research.
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