FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
LIAISON, HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
Student Task Force
Los Angeles Office
Application Deadline: August 14, 2020
Human Rights Watch (HRW) advances human rights worldwide by investigating wrongs, exposing facts, offering solutions, and challenging those with power to respect rights. The HRW Student Task Force (“STF”) is a Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) sponsored youth leadership-training program that brings together high school students from the Los Angeles area and empowers them to advocate for the human rights of children. HRW STF staff and STF teachers partner to mentor students in leadership skills and activism, fostering confidence and maturity among students, enabling them to become effective voices for change and social justice within their communities.
For more information on the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force, please visit www.hrwstf.org.
HRW STF seeks a highly qualified Human Rights Education (“HRE”) Liaison to create digital human rights education programming and toolkits in support of the Student Task Force’s annual campaigns.
STF is looking for an innovative, creative thinker with a deep understanding of human rights education and experience with high school age youth. The candidate should have strong project management skills and be detail-oriented. This is an opportunity to help expand HRW’s human rights education advocacy efforts and mobilize the next generation of human rights advocates on the most pressing human rights issues of the day. The position is based in the Los Angeles office and reports to the Senior Director for Southern California.
The HRE Liaison will collaborate daily with STF colleagues as well as external vendors and the expanding network of high school stakeholders.
1. Work with the STF team to develop and implement the strategic vision of the STF program, to expand the program online;
2. Manage communication with students, teachers, volunteers and human rights organizations utilizing online communication tools;
3. Research and develop advocacy and human rights education materials (online toolkits) for student activities;
4. Write and promote content on social media, STF website and other communications platforms;
5. Stay current with evolving trends, tools, policies and methodologies in curriculum development and e-communication strategies;
6. Liaise with STF team and LA development colleagues to develop strategies for cultivating and stewarding donor relationships, including conducting development and fundraising research and composing grant proposals and related materials;
7. Provide administrative support including proofreading, formatting and distributing materials; recording and processing STF finances; scheduling and preparing for meetings; and responding to inquiries; and
8. Perform other responsibilities as may be required.
Candidate Profile: The successful candidate will be a highly-skilled, motivated, and innovative manager and problem-solver, with a proven track-record of curriculum development, human rights activism and student engagement.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.
Experience: Minimum two to three years of experience in the human rights field, human rights education and/or youth engagement is required.
Required Qualifications / Skills:
1. Demonstrated experience drafting course curriculum using a human rights lens.
2. Excellent written and oral communications skills in English are required; Proficiency in at least one other language in addition to English is desirable.
3. Experience working with middle school, high school and/or university students.
4. Mastery of MS Office applications, Google Suite, and databases.
5. Experience with web design, web analytics, generating social media content, and the use of multimedia preferred.
6. Quick learner, creative thinker, productive worker with frequent deadlines.
7. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
8. Grant writing experience is preferred.
9. Proven research and report generating skills.
10. Commitment to HRW’s mission and human rights values.
Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. Applicants for this position must possess valid US work authorization.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by August 14, 2020 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and resume, preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.