Director of the Center on Global Human Trafficking
POSITION OVERVIEW: Montclair State University seeks a visionary and experienced founding Director for its new Center on Global Human Trafficking. The mission of the Center is to play an international leadership role in contributing knowledge, expertise and resources in the effort to end human trafficking. The Center’s focus will be to encourage the study of human trafficking in its national and global contexts, to develop policy and pragmatic responses to the complex issues of human trafficking, to create and distribute data and policy studies to educational, governmental, social service and community organizations and agencies working to end human trafficking, and to leverage partnerships with those entities. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Director of the Center on Global Human Trafficking will exercise primary responsibility to oversee the work of the Center, including its initiatives in education and training, research and program evaluation, policy and regulation, networking and sharing, and victim services. The Director will manage the operations of the of the Center, fostering faculty, staff and student engagement with center activities, identifying and formalizing university partnerships with external partners, securing external funding, and overseeing the Center’s personnel and resources. QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Qualifications will include:
- Credentials commensurate with leadership of a prominent research and policy Center at a research university, including either a PhD in a relevant field of expertise and/or significant achievement and reputation in a related field.
- Extensive knowledge and experience in the subject area of Global Human Trafficking.
- Prior leadership and management experience with academically-based programs, and a strong record of research, teaching and/or service work related to Human Trafficking.
- Capability to provide a compelling leadership presence in public, governmental and NGO forums on national and international stages.
- A strong record of raising external funds (grants, contracts or donations).
- Strong interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills, including strong budget management skills.
- Demonstrated skill in writing reports and preparing grant proposals.
- Ability to generate effective collaboration within an academic setting and to build and provide leadership to a professional and support staff.
- Strong research and analytical skills.
Procedure for Candidacy Applicants should include a Resume and a Cover Letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the position. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.
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