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March 30, 2021

HRP Hiring Academic Program Associate Director

The academic program of the Human Rights Program (HRP) at Harvard Law School (HLS) is seeking an Associate Director who will play the lead managerial role in innovating, implementing, and overseeing the program’s daily operations and all activities. The Associate Director, in partnership with the Faculty Director, will establish and execute the program’s strategic vision and plans. Please apply via HLS Human Resources.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

As an Associate Director, you will: 

– Assume primary responsibility for management functions, including strategic communications, personnel management, fundraising and development, and financial oversight and management
– Manage the program’s activities, including a speaker series, planning conferences, directing the visiting fellows program, and overseeing the summer, winter, and post-graduate fellowships;
– Advise students and internal and external communications, including developing content for the website and social media as well as engaging as a liaison with other parts of HLS and the University;
– Supervise the Program and Communications Coordinator, who provides support on all of the above activities and operations, including bookkeeping and administrative responsibilities; and
– Contribute substantively to the program’s activities, which may include research, publishing, and convenings on topics of interest to the Associate Director.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 8 or more years’ experience in international human rights as an academic or practitioner, as well as supervisory and management experience.Candidates holding a JD will be considered with 5 or more years’ experience in the field.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for people who have: 

– A solid foundation of executive management experience, that includes strategic planning and development oversight;
– Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills, along with the ability to supervise staff;
– Exceptional research and writing skills, along with knowledge of NGOs; and 
– Work experience outside of the United States and competence in one or more languages in addition to English is a plus.

Please apply via the HLS Human Resources page.


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September 10, 2012

Today, Sept. 12, at noon: Human Rights Program Orientation!

Event Notice

September 12, 2012

Human Rights Program Orientation

12- 1:00 pm

WCC 2009

It’s that time of year again!  Join us for pizza and an overview of the Human Rights Program and how you can get involved.

We’ll give you information on our International Human Rights Clinic; summer funding for human rights internships; post-graduate fellowships; events and conferences; and the larger human rights community at Harvard Law School.

Then it’s your turn: mix and mingle with instructors from the Clinic, Visiting Fellows from the Academic Program, as well as representatives from student groups focused on human rights, such as HLS Advocates for Human Rights.

For more information, stop by Wasserstein 3139 or email us at [email protected]


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