Partnerships, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
The Human Rights Center (HRC) creates positive change through education, dialogue and research for and about advocacy. As part of a University for the common good, we are committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to advance human rights and sustainable development locally, nationally and around the world.
Projects supported by the Human Rights Center integrate interdisciplinary academic and experiential learning with human rights and rights-based research and advocacy outcomes. These multifaceted projects are undertaken with partner organizations to enable students to gain and apply learning to human rights and development practice at home and abroad. The Center creates an enabling environment for faculty, students and partners to engage in transdisciplinary research for and about human rights advocacy and education. A range of targeted fellowships, scholarships and affiliations provide opportunities for deepening applied knowledge, experience and evidence in the field of human rights and rights-based development across the University. Key initiatives of the Center aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice, between scholars and practitioners. By drawing scholars, practitioners, and top notch organizations to the University, the Center catalyzes critical reflection and innovation in the field of human rights, and celebrates institutions and individuals who have significantly contributed to combating injustice.
The position would support all facets of HRC partnerships, outreach and engagement, reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students of the Center. It is considered a core staff member of the HRC and will be expected to contribute their creativity and knowledge in support of HRC programs and activities. The position contributes to the strategic direction of the HRC, maintaining its core partnerships and supports the Executive Director in all outreach and communications to donors, stakeholders, students, partners and the Executive Advisory Committee. This position may require working unconventional hours during HRC events or activities.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, English, art and
design, history, sociology/anthropology, political science, human
rights, international studies or related field.
Two years of experience in non-governmental or related sector including with writing, editing or producing a variety of communication and advocacy pieces or Masters degree in relevant field.
Knowledge of or affinity with human rights or social justice issues.
Proven excellent written communication skills, including accuracy and sensitivity to audience.
Capacity to oversee others’ work and collaborate with others.
Experience developing and maintaining an online presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and Youtube) using management tools and platforms.
Knowledge of monitoring, assessment or evaluation tools or techniques including web analytics.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, Adobe Acrobat, or similar programs.
Experience or familiarity with graphic design software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or similar programs including newsletter management platforms (Mailchimp, Cerkl, etc.)
Familiarity with events organization and management.
Familiarity with donor engagement, fundraising or community outreach and organization.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of content management
Demonstrated successful experience collaborating with others to develop communication or advocacy materials or projects.
Demonstrated successful experience creating audio-visual content across multiple platforms.
Demonstrated successful experience initiating and seeing projects to completion.
Proven ability to develop and implement workplans spanning multiple priorities.
Demonstrated ability to create novel, creative or innovative communications or advocacy products.
Experience developing, promoting and focusing brand identity.
Experience working in an academic institution or NGOs/think-tank environment.
Experience in professional writing and editing.
Respect for diversity and stated commitment to contributing to an environment of inclusion and equity.
Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.