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The Advocacy Director will be part of a dynamic team in the US Program, which is dedicated to protecting and promoting the fundamental rights and dignity of every person subject to the authority of the US government. We investigate and expose systemic human rights abuses committed by the US federal, state, and local governments, particularly in three areas: criminal justice, immigration, and national security. We prioritize issues affecting vulnerable populations, especially those that are likely to have difficulty vindicating their rights through the political process or in the courts, such as the poor, racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, prisoners, immigrants, and children.
The Advocacy Director should be a creative and strategic thinker with substantive experience advocating on domestic issues in the United States. The Advocacy Director will communicate with colleagues about developments in Washington, provide strategic advice about how to effectively frame HRW’s research and recommendations, and represent the organization on domestic policy, including in the media. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Co-Director of the US Program.
Experience: A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in nongovernmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, or governments working to influence domestic US policies relevant to human rights issues is required.
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Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW offers a relocation assistance package and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by 11:59 PM ET on January 15, 2017. No phone calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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