Chapter Development Associate for the GLI program based in the Los Angeles office

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) seeks a full-time Chapter Development Associate for the GLI program based in the Los Angeles office. The Chapter Development Associate will guide the development and progress of more than 215 middle and high school-based Chapters in six regional areas, across 28 U.S. states and 13 countries.

GLI educates and energizes middle and high school students to boldly take action for human rights, gender equity and access to education. Together with student leaders, including the Student Advisory Board, GLI is building a movement of informed advocates and a new generation of leaders and activists for social change. The GLI program provides a student club framework and educational materials for students to learn about human rights, with a focus on the obstacles that girls and gender expansive youth face in realizing their full rights, both in the U.S. and globally. GLI teaches leadership skills, and provides opportunities for students to connect with a network of student advocates and leaders locally, nationally and globally. Learn more: www.girlslearn.org.

Main Responsibilities – The majority of the Chapter Development Associate’s time will be spent providing support and direction to GLI high school and middle school Chapters in GLI’s six regional areas. These responsibilities include:

  • Together with the Program Director, plan, conduct and recruit attendees for GLI’s Fall and Spring Trainings.
  • Facilitate Regional Meetings and manage the Student Advisory Board Officer Meetings for each regional area.
    • Set the agenda for Regional Meetings, held regularly during the school year.
    • Recruit guest speakers for the Regional Meetings on relevant & timely topics.
    • Send reminders for meetings and follow-up to ensure good attendance.
    • Hold Student Advisory Board elections and build the leadership capacity of the student board officers. Work with members to plan 1-2 Student Advisory Board events or campaigns for the year (these are student run, with support/facilitation provided by Chapter Development Associate).
  • Maintain contact records on EveryAction CRM with relevant information for all Chapter contacts, including student leaders, faculty advisors, and parents.
  • Maintain Chapter Status files to track all activities for each Chapter.
  • Communicate with the Chapter student leaders and/or faculty advisor at least once a month (at Regional Meetings or otherwise), and provide support/problem solving to keep Chapter on track.
  • Write and send the monthly email newsletter to all GLI students and faculty advisors.
  • Process new applications and manage the onboarding process for each new Chapter.
  • Manage GLI’s social media presence (Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and LinkedIn).
  • Create graphics on programs like Canva for social media, newsletters, and GLI website.
  • Recruit and train a team of student writers to be contributors to GLI’s blog The Feminist Focus, edit and publish blog posts.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work with the Program Director on the yearly evaluation and revision of GLI program materials including the online Guidebook.
  • Work with the Program Director and the GLI at the UN Consultant to support the GLI delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
  • Work with the Program Director to support student participants in GLI’s Summer Activist Training Camp.
  • Interact and collaborate with the Feminist Campus program and other Feminist Majority Foundation programs.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work some weekend and evening hours (to accommodate for student schedules/ organization wide events).
  • Ability to travel occasionally within the US.
  • Very strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must.
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently and work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge and experience working on feminist and human rights issues.
  • Experience and/or interest in working with young people.
  • Project management experience using Asana or similar program a plus.
  • Proficiency in CRMs/email management technology a plus.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time non-exempt position. The salary range for this position is $45,000 – $55,000 annually commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits include generous health and dental plans, two weeks of paid vacation plus paid time off between December 24th and January 1st of each year.

How to Apply

Please email a pdf cover letter, resume, and writing sample with Chapter Development Associate in the subject line to Ashley Steimer-King, asteimerking@feminist.org no later than October 2, 2022. No phone calls please. We will contact candidates that we would like to interview.

The University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Program seeks Executive Director

The University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Program seeks a collaborative and visionary leader and teacher, grounded in human rights experience to be its Executive Director

Based in a major metropolitan center area that is home to worldwide leaders in human rights work, including the Center for Victims of Torture, The Advocates for Human Rights, and Alight, the University of Minnesota is home to a rich community of human rights faculty, students, centers and programs.Since 2001, the Human Rights Program has served as the University’s energetic hub for creative and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach in the field of human rights.The Program’s three-fold mission is to:advance human rights scholarship through support for research and publications;educate the next generation of human rights scholars and professionals; andengage with serious human right issues through timely projects, public programs and internships places it at the forefront of educating emerging human rights leaders.The Executive Director (ED) will support and enhance the academic, professional, and community mission of the Human Rights Program, working collaboratively in a multi- and interdisciplinary environment to build programs that advance human rights through engaged research.For more information about this position and how to apply, please visit:https://jobsearch.cla.umn.edu/350407 
Application review begins September 20, 2022. Position is open until filled.

Job opportunity: Rethinking Schools Executive Director

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization that for 36 years has been dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism. Our magazine, books, and other resources promote equity and racial, gender, environmental, and sexual justice in the classroom and society. We encourage grassroots efforts in our schools and communities to enhance the learning and well-being of our children, and to build broad democratic movements for social and environmental justice.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Board of Directors, and in collaboration with the staff and editors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Rethinking Schools’ staff, programs, resource generation, and pursuit of its mission.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Organizational Leadership and Management:

  • Ensure ongoing mission-centric excellence in programs and operations.
  • Lead stakeholder engaged, democratic strategic planning and direction. Streamline and clarify decision-making and management of the organization.
  • Lead implementation of organizational priorities, and evaluate work against established goals. 
  • Supervise staff in a manner consistent with Rethinking Schools’ values of democracy, collaboration, and learning from each other. 
  • Support collective bargaining with Rethinking Schools’ staff who are represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 4603.
  • Work closely with the Rethinking Schools editorial staff and board to develop strategic plans around Rethinking Schools’ educational resources, books, and magazine.
  • Support Rethinking Schools’ relationships with key supporters and partners. Communicate and move forward Rethinking Schools’ mission and vision with the education justice movement at large.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors, with an emphasis on developing capacity in governance, strategic analysis, program planning, and budgeting consistent with organizational bylaws.
  • Work with the staff, board, and editors to expand existing and develop new engagement tools with classroom teachers and the wider Rethinking Schools community. 
  • Represent Rethinking Schools to the broader public as needed.

Fundraising, business development, and financial management:

  • In coordination with the Director of Operations and Board of Directors, develop and steward RS’s budget and a strategic business plan.
  • Alongside the board, staff, and editors, develop, oversee, and execute fundraising strategies from individual donors and foundations.
  • Hold or oversee key relationships with largest donors and foundations.
  • Expand the financial viability of RS’s operational units through sound fiscal management.

Position open until filled.

For candidate profile and more information about this position, please visit this page.

Amnesty International seeking Sr. Human Rights Education Advisor

Amnesty International has a vacancy in the Global HRE team at Amnesty International for the role of Senior HRE Advisor

Further details are available here – https://22402200.webcruiter.no/Main/Recruit/Public/4426655160?language=nb&link_source_id=0

Deadline for applications is 26th September, 2021. 

For any questions, please email krittika.vishwanath@amnesty.org

Job Opportunity: Program Associate, Engaging Schools

Engaging Schools is growing and recently launched a search for a Program Associate! We’re seeking a student support professional to partner with district administrators, school leaders, and staff members to recalibrate District Codes of Character, Conduct, and Support and implement schoolwide climate and culture initiatives. Program Associates provide professional learning that includes coaching and consultation, and they facilitate change processes with a focus on middle and high schools in urban districts.

Our organization is dedicated to building an antiracist and inclusive culture and an increasingly diverse staff. We’re supporting change and working to dismantle systemic racism in the districts with whom we partner. Given the diversity within and among these districts, we strongly encourage applicants with lived experience of racism and other forms of oppression/discrimination.

This position will remain open until it is filled.

>> Learn more and apply

Human Rights Education Review – Seeking Editors

HRER is looking to strengthen and expand its Editorial Team and move from 2 to 3 editions per year in 2021.  HRER invites colleagues working in higher education, with appropriate experience in research and publications. Editors will be involved in the processes of peer review and have opportunities to help shape HRER’s future development. This is a great opportunity to extend your professional networks and to work internationally. Applications are welcomed from scholars at various career stages, including those ready and willing to take on a leadership role in the journal’s ongoing development.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2021

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Human Rights Watch Student Task Force – Job Announcement

The Human rights Watch Student Task Force is hiring a Liaison for their L.A. office. They seek a highly qualified Liaison to create digital human rights education programming and toolkits in support of the Student Task Force’s annual advocacy/activism campaigns. The Liaison will also develop and implement plans to reach a growing constituency of students and teachers, with special attention to under-served students in Los Angeles-area schools with inadequate resources for human rights education. This is an opportunity to help expand HRW’s human rights education advocacy efforts and mobilize the next generation of human rights advocates on the most pressing human rights issues of the day.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2021

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Apply Now! HRE Summer Fellowship

HRE USA is now accepting applications for their Edmonds Summer Fellowship Program.

The Edmonds Summer Fellowship supports hands-on leadership experience in human rights education to honor the legacy of HRE leader Kirby Edmonds and further his work to engage young people in building human rights-friendly schools and communities.

Each fellow receives a $1500 stipend.

Fellows must be 18 years or older and be willing to commit to 100 hours between June 1-August 15.

Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2021

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