About the Department
The Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago was founded
in 1998 and renamed the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights in
July 2014. The Pozen Center supports innovative interdisciplinary
teaching and research initiatives that critically explore the
theory and practice of global human rights.
Under the leadership of the Executive Director, this position
manages administrative staff, develops, and executes organizational
operational and strategic plans, oversees financial budget
administration of the unit, and directs daily operations including
finance, fundraising, marketing, communications, and human
resources. Oversees and manages the programmatic mission of the
unit. Provides strategic leadership for the Center and serves as a
liaison to academic departments, professional organizations, and
administrative units of the University.
- Oversees the proper discharge of administrative duties of the
Center including supervising personnel, financial management, and
- Works effectively with the Center’s faculty board.
- Pursues the equity goals of the university in all facets of
- Develops and implements curricular and co-curricular mission of
the Center with Center Directors.
- Collaborates with Directors to develop individual programmatic
strategic priorities and supports implementation of programs.
- Sets benchmarks for program evaluation and regularly measures
outcomes against strategic priorities.
- Identifies short and long-term goals and oversees allocation of
resources to meet priorities.
- Develops operational policies to ensure strategic goals are met
and oversees their implementation.
- Strengthens and develops sustainable partnerships with
administrative units across campus.
- Ensures compliance of staff with organizational, University and
other relevant policies and guidelines in all areas of grants,
financials, and human resources.
- Oversees human resources activities for all unit’s staff
employees, including hiring, orientation, performance planning and
compensation, staff development, and employee relations with
- Manages program operations and administrative functions which
may include planning and scheduling, program evaluation, policy
implementation, personnel administration, budget, marketing,
fundraising and proposal development.
- Contributes to design of program content, policies and
strategic planning efforts.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed
through 7+ years of work experience in a related job
- Master’s degree in higher education/college student personnel
or related field.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
- Minimum 5 years professional work experience in higher
- Minimum 5 years of management experience, including staff
- Minimum 5 years of experience developing and monitoring
- Specialized knowledge of college student development and event
- Proficiency in Mac and PC environments.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and online organizational
- Familiarity with Adobe graphic design/web development
- Strong verbal and written communication skills including
excellent editing/proofreading ability in English.
- Work in student-centered environment.
- Handle multiple concurrent projects in a competent and
professional manner while also managing details and meeting
- Work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team,
individually, or in concert with other offices and campus
- Work autonomously, taking initiative and without detailed
- Maintain confidentiality/discretion at all times.
- Handle stressful situations.
- Office environment.
- Some evening and weekend work.