UToronto Law seeks Director, International Human Rights Program

Apply before July 20, 2019 at 3:59 a.m. EST.
Director, International Human Rights Program (Job #1902704)
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada
Official Job Details and application info online here.

About IHRP:

The International Human Rights Program enhances the legal protection of existing and emerging international human rights obligations through advocacy, knowledge-exchange, and capacity-building initiatives that provide experiential learning opportunities for students, and legal expertise to civil society, through the following programs and initiatives:

The Director of the International Human Rights Program (“IHRP”) provides clinical, educational, and administrative leadership and support to the IHRP. The Director is the primary contact and responsible for all matters related to the IHRP.  The Director oversees all of the IHRP’s advocacy initiatives, including the clinic, working groups, speaker series, Rights Review magazine, internships, and the mentorship program.   The Director works with the Faculty to select advocacy opportunities for the IHRP, supervises students working on advocacy, and develops and delivers clinical legal education programs, seminars and IHRP experiential education delivery offerings at the Faculty.  Working closely with the Faculty, including the Assistant Dean, the Director develops priorities, strategies, and objectives for the IHRP.  The Director organizes and runs seminars, programs, workshops and conferences; drafts position papers, reports, and pleadings; represents the IHRP to various stakeholder groups, including the legal profession, judiciary, policy makers, public interest advocates, private organizations, government, funders, and law schools across Canada and internationally; and oversees all operations, including internal and external communications, finance, fundraising, public relations, and publications.

The Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto. Today, it is one of the world’s great law schools. The Faculty’s rich academic programs are complemented by its many legal clinics and public interest programs [including the International Human Rights Program].  

Qualifications required:

EDUCATION
LL.B. (J.D.) degree required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  LL.M or other graduate degree is an asset.

EXPERIENCE
Minimum five (5) years of  related experience in a law firm, public organization, or government office, including experience relevant to international human rights advocacy and litigation.  Extensive variety of experience in dealing with members of the legal profession and international human rights advocates, both within and outside Canada.  Strong familiarity with legal education, public interest advocacy, and international human rights law.  Related experience in senior positions within administration and management in a publicly funded or public interest organization is an asset.  Wide range of career experience, including dealings with the media, funders, students, and the general public is an asset.  Comprehensive and global understanding of the University of Toronto, as well as general knowledge of the post-secondary education system, is an asset.  Must be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and be able to practice law in the Province of Ontario.  The ability to practice law in another jurisdiction is an asset.   

SKILLS
Proficient with MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and internet searching.   

Demonstrated superior oral and written communication and advocacy skills.  Excellent research and analytical skills.  Strong project management skills.  Effective problem solver.  Well-developed judgment and decision-making skills.  Strong fundraising skills, including experience in grant development. Strong leadership skills.  Superior drive and enterprise.  Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.  Ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature.  Diplomacy, discretion, tact, pleasant manner, and an ability to work well independently as well as with a wide variety of people.     

Pay Scale and Position Notes

One-year term from date of hire, possibility of renewal.
Full-time Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: PM 4 — Hiring Zone: $91,506 – $106,758 — Broadband Salary Range: $91,506 – $152,510    Employee Group: Professional / Managerial 
Appointment Type: Budget – Term 
Travel: Extended   

Apply by: Jul 20, 2019, 3:59 a.m. EST

Details and application information here.

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