Jul 15, 2019
The Director of International Programs at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law ("Williams Institute") will oversee and develop the Institute's international program. The Director will manage efforts to expand the Institute's international networks, manage international visitors, provide expert guidance to media, governments, and other institutions, and conduct original research in collaboration with international researchers. The Director will grow resources for the international program to enable the Institute to hire trainers and additional scholars and support staff. Our first funded project is a training program. The Director will be responsible for conceptualizing and implementing the training program to support research, analysis, and data collection to inform sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy outside the U.S. The program will train researchers, lawyers, and/or support professionals who are based outside the U.S. The Director will report to the Institute's Executive Director and Research Director. Graduate degree required; Ph.D., or other advanced degree and experience. Minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant scholarship. Experience teaching. Knowledge of international LGBT issues (required) and familiarity with and connections to scholars, academics, advocates, leaders of NGOs and other stakeholders abroad; connections with LGBT communities abroad. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration/participatory approaches (research or program development and implementation.) Management experience and demonstrated skill in program development and fundraising. Previous experience conceptualizing, designing, and implementing quantitative studies. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and in a culturally-competent manner with colleagues of diverse backgrounds; must be able to form strong relationships and partnerships among researchers and organizations and be willing to be guided by priorities of, and committed to partnership with, local stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to work independently or in team settings and to adapt effectively to rapidly shifting priorities and high-pressure situations. Excellent English language oral and written communication skills. Spanish language fluency (oral, written). Preferred Ability to travel, including internationally, and work evenings and weekends as needed to fulfill job responsibilities. Commitment to the Williams Institute's mission and passion for improving conditions for LGBT people in other countries.
UCLA Los Angeles, CA, USA Development