Position Description: The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law seeks a Racial Justice Policy Counsel to provide leadership on policy and advocacy initiatives taken by the Promise Institute. The Promise Institute is the center of human rights education, research, and advocacy at UCLA, focusing on the intersection of human rights with migration, race and indigeneity, technology, the protection of the environment, and accountability for human rights violations, issues that resonate with our location in Los Angeles and that are reshaping our world. We empower students with enriching teaching and experiential opportunities in human rights law, engage with diverse frameworks and disciplines to generate new thinking on human rights, and advocate for change in coalition with academics, practitioners and activists.
The Policy Counsel should be an expert, familiar with racial justice movements, theory and concepts, capable of doing the difficult and sensitive work of connecting movements, scholars, policymakers and the public. The Policy Counsel will work with local, national and transnational coalitions to bring the Promise Institute into closer collaboration with current movements and further legislative and policy change. The Policy Counsel must also be capable of synthesizing, translating and disseminating the research produced by the Promise Institute faculty and affiliates in ways that are accessible and engaging to local, national and global audiences. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, advances work autonomously and with initiative, is familiar with both international human rights law and critical legal studies frameworks, can work effectively with people at all levels in the organization from faculty members to students, and can build relationships with external organizations and partners.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.