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The Executive Director should be a creative and strategic thinker with a powerful voice, strong experience engaging with the media, and substantive experience on domestic civil or human rights issues in the United States. A strong background in criminal and racial justice will be particularly important. The Executive Director provides the dynamic vision and leadership for the US Program’s work in the United States, and should be a thought leader in the community of organizations promoting civil and human rights in the US. The Executive Director is responsible for developing effective research, advocacy and communications strategies for maximum impact in defending human rights in the United States, and for ensuring that these strategies inform the work of the entire organization. The Executive Director has the most senior public-facing role for HRW’s US work with the media, partner organizations, and donors, and will oversee research and advocacy staff, with a particular emphasis on the criminal justice and national security work. The Executive Director will also have a primary responsibility for work with the US Program’s Advisory Committee. This position is based in New York, NY or Washington, DC and reports to the Deputy Program Director.
Managerial Responsibilities (Carried Out in Conjunction with the Managing Director):
Experience: A minimum of 10 years of experience in US domestic civil or human rights issues, with at least 4 years in a management position is required.
Related Skills and Knowledge:
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.
Application Deadline: Please apply immediately or by 11:59 PM ET on August 25, 2017. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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