CHRGJ Job Announcement: Program Manager
February 3, 2017


The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is seeking a full-time Program Manager to start immediately. This position is based in New York City.

About the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ)

CHRGJ was created in 2002 as a hub for human rights study, research, and practice at NYU School of Law. We are an interdisciplinary group of scholars, educators, advocates, and journalists that includes a core team of fifteen faculty and staff and about twenty-five visiting and student scholars each year. The Center includes the renowned Global Justice Clinic and Just Security Blog and the research teams for the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence. CHRGJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI, and gender non-conforming people.

Position Description

The Program Manager will be a core member of the Center’s operations team, reporting directly to the Executive Director and working with senior management, the Program Assistant, and student interns on a diverse portfolio that includes communications, event planning, and academic programs. Applicants interested in careers in communications, nonprofit management, or higher education administration and who have a social justice background are particularly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


 Responsible for assisting with development of communications strategy and policies and executing day-to-day external and internal communications activities. Duties will include:


Responsible, with Program Assistant and intern support, for implementing the Center’s public and internal events, such as lunch talks, panels, workshops, scholarship forums, and larger conferences. Will also be invited to participate in developing program content if desired. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Duties will include:

Academic Programs

Responsible for working with the Executive Director and Legal Director in operating the Center’s programs for law students and visiting academics, including the International Law and Human Rights Fellowship program, the Human Rights Scholars and Transitional Justice Scholars programs, and the Scholars in Residence program. Duties will include:


Responsible for supervising student interns on related tasks.

Qualifications and Experience

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Pamela Mercado at Cover letters should include your earliest available start date.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted through February 20 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Compensation will include an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision. Further information regarding benefits can be found here:

NYU is an equal opportunity employer. 

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