The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Assistant Director - Assistant Director for the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Hiring department Law
Monthly salary $4,333+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-06-22-01-0395
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Directs, coordinates, and oversees the day-to-day operations as well as the long-term vision of the Rapoport Center.

Essential Functions

Manages day-to-day operations of the Center; supervises staff and students; coordinates research and advocacy projects; implements the substantive agenda of the Center. Maintains financial records and oversees budgets; manages donor relations; coordinates development initiatives; researches, applies for, and reports on grants. Organizes a range of academic events, including annual conference and speaker series. Collaborates with faculty, programs, centers, and organizations at the University of Texas and beyond. Coordinates internship placements for law and other graduate and professional students working with domestic and international human rights organizations.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Masters Degree, JD, or other related advanced degree. Education or professional experience (minimum three years) related to human rights, international law, social justice, or related fields. Excellent writing and communication skills. Experience supervising employees and/or students. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals, including faculty, staff, students, community representatives, NGOs, and international organizations. Ability to multi-task efficiently and make decisions quickly but thoughtfully under tight timelines. Ability to effectively represent the Center to internal and external constituents. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

JD, PhD, or terminal degree in a related field. Proficiency in Spanish. Experience working in an academic setting. Experience in grant drafting, administration, and reporting. Experience organizing conferences and events. Experience managing a budget and fundraising. Demonstrated interest in cultivating and facilitating global south-north connections. Experience utilizing social and other media.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity May be required to work additional hours on weekends or evenings for some projects.

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