New Position: Program Director for Advocacy and Special Projects
From: Ramla Bile (
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 11:55:58 -0700 (PDT)
ABOUT MINNESOTA ADVOCATES: Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights is a
volunteer-based non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and
protection of internationally recognized human rights. Minnesota
Advocates documents human rights abuses, provides direct legal
representation and educates on human rights issues, particularly
pertaining to women, children, and immigrants and refugees. 


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Program Director for Advocacy and Special
Projects is a management level position and reports to the Executive
Director. Responsibilities include, developing and implementing new and
emerging projects, coordinating organizational advocacy and overseeing
ongoing Special Projects.




*       Program development, coordination and administration
*       Project implementation, including report writing, fact-finding
and research
*       Fundraising
*       Development and implementation of  program budget
*       Coordination of Organizational Advocacy Initiatives, including
community-based, legislative and international advocacy
*       Supervise staff and volunteers
*       Other duties as assigned




*       Minimum of 5 years human rights or relevant experience 
*       Law or other advanced degree 
*       Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice
*       Knowledge of human rights law
*       Excellent written and oral communications skills, including
human rights report writing and public speaking
*       Ability to provide leadership and vision to develop and sustain
new projects
*       Ability to work independently and as part of a team
*       Flexibility and ability to manage competing demands
*       Willingness and ability to travel


TERMS: Full-Time, Excellent Vacation and Insurance Benefits, Salary
Depends on Experience.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked October 10, 2007


Please mail cover letter and resume to:

            Program Director for Advocacy and Special Projects

Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights

            650 South Third Ave, Suite #550

            Minneapolis MN 55402 


No email applications please. 

No telephone calls or email inquiries please.


Minnesota Advocates is committed to cultural diversity and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual
orientation, disability, or any other legally protected status.  



Ramla Bile

Assistant to the Executive Director
Administrative Assistant
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
650 Third Avenue South, Suite 550
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1940
Phone: (612) 341-3302 ext. 115
Fax: (612) 341-2971


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