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Assistant Director, Programs

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Director, Programs
Job Category Staff & Executive - Project/Program Management/Planning
Department SAS - Women's Global Center

The School of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts and sciences unit at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and is the largest unit at Rutgers with 750 full-time faculty and a vibrant and diverse student body of over 20,000 students. With 80 majors and 69 minors in biological, mathematical, and physical sciences, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences, the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences offers students programs of unparalleled breadth and depth combining excellence in teaching with world-class research.

Arts and Sciences Staff deliver a wide array of services in support of the teaching, research, and service missions of the School. We are committed to providing academic departments, programs, and centers in the School of Arts and Sciences with reliable and trusted service, clear policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and a commitment to administrative excellence and efficiency.

With feminist values, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) strengthens and bridges voices for human rights towards social justice and self-determination. To this end, we convene, research and advocate, and utilize an intersectional approach to ground our work on gender, human rights and economic policy. CWGL has completed a 10 year trajectory with a 5 year strategic plan, with 3 programmatic goals, including long and short-term outcomes and indicators. The Program Director is responsible for providing guidance and development and implementation of program strategy to achieve its results. The Program Director is part of the senior leadership team and reports to the Executive Director. CWGL is a center within the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Director, Programs for The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). As part of the leadership team, the Program Director is responsible for implementing the program and communications strategy, managing program staff and consultants, developing and monitoring program budgets, collaborating on fundraising and representing CWGL at international, regional, national and local arenas. CWGL’s program work focuses on achieving equality by ending inequality, discrimination and violence.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Implements results-based advocacy strategy at the international, regional and national levels.
• Initiates an interdisciplinary research unit, including producing new research and reports in collaboration with international partners.
• Convenes strategic partners, including policymakers, advocates, journalists and academics.
• Sets up a training institute & conferences.
• Oversees the strategy and implementation of the global campaign on 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence, within the U.S., on college campuses, and globally; integrating a communications strategy into all aspects of programming; and implementation of program evaluation.
• Works with human rights treaty bodies, including United Nations special rapporteurs.
• Supervises 5-9 staff and consultants and is responsible for recruiting and training new staff.
• Works collaboratively with the senior leadership team to strengthen and expand CWGL’s presence both within the U.S. and globally, including engaging with new networks and maintaining CWGL’s strong links with global partners, UN agencies, governments, missions, non-governmental organizations and the labor movement.
• Other duties include public speaking, meeting with donors, and representing CWGL at multiple levels and venues.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 62071.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 78566.500
Annual Maximum Salary 95062.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a Master’s degree in law, the social sciences and/or the humanities, with expertise in human rights, gender, political economy, public policy and/or global governance; familiarity with international policy arenas and at least 3 years’ experience working on policy/advocacy, research and program development in a leadership capacity.
• Experience must also include supervision of full-time staff for at least 3 years.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Demonstrated capacity to manage and supervise staff, exercise independent judgment, sound decision-making, collaborative work style, and the ability to work effectively in multi-cultural and international settings.
• Solid understanding and experience integrating gender, race and other identities from an intersectional perspective.
• Foundation in transnational feminism with relevant experience in social justice or rights-based work.
• Established record of publications.
• Excellent writing and communications skills are required.
• Proven leadership and management experience to develop and oversee staff and direct day-to-day activities and operations.
• Demonstrated strategic thinking and management skills.
• The position requires a level of experience in and understanding of policy pertaining to the human rights of women and must possess extensive advocacy experience.
• This requires both an advanced degree and/or demonstrated experience in specific policy, geographic and content areas, i.e., human rights, the UN, international women’s and human rights movements, development and conflict settings.
• Demonstrated research, analytical, writing, and editing skills and experience are necessary to fulfill the job obligations.
• Record of publications since this position requires writing of substantive reports.
• The person in this position will have to represent CWGL at important international and national fora, as well as in the media.

Preferred Qualifications

• Excellent writing, strong editing experience and communications skills.
• Record of taking initiative and following through.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities.
• Must be a team player.
• Overseas work experience and fluency and/or familiarity with a second major international language are preferred.
• Knowledge of and understanding of role of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) is desirable.
• Experience with, and knowledge of, the donor community.
• The position requires a scope of skills and knowledge as described above in the education/experience requirements.
• In addition, the person in this position will need a highly developed and flexible set of social skills that bring ease of interaction with regionally diverse colleagues throughout the world.
• Knowledge of customs and norms and receptivity to difference are critical to successful work practice at CWGL and in the human rights field.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• The position requires frequent domestic and foreign travel.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2680
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Writing Sample 1
  4. List of References
Optional Documents