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Senior Program Manager, Human Rights & Freedom

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Operations
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Senior Program Manager, Human Rights & Freedom

102256BR

Off-Campus: Washington, D. C.

Senior Program Manager

Job Description

The McCain Institute is a nonpartisan organization inspired by Senator John McCain and his family’s dedication to public service. We are part of Arizona State University and based in Washington, D.C. Our programs defend democracy, advance human rights, and empower character-driven leaders. Our unique power to convene leaders across the global political spectrum enables us to make a real impact on the world’s most pressing challenges. Our goal is action, not talk, and like Senator McCain, we are fighting to create a free, safe, and just world for all.

The Human Rights & Freedom (HRF) Senior Program Manager works closely with and reports to the McCain Institute’s HRF Director, while coordinating activities closely with others on the HRF team.

This position is based in Washington, DC, and is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.

Job Family

Generic

Department Name

McCain Institute

Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-Time

VP Code

KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE DEV

Scope of Search

Open

Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$66,300 - $102,000 per year; DOE

Close Date

31-July-2024-EXTENDED

Category

03

Essential Duties

  • Provide subject-matter expertise and program management related to the McCain Institute’s efforts to protect and advance individual human rights and freedom;
  • Collaborate with other HRF team members to enhance existing programs and develop new initiatives, of varying scope, size and budget, to address human rights violations;
  • Engage with Congress, federal government agencies, and other organizations working in areas related to human rights and American foreign policy, including human trafficking and forced labor;
  • Perform research and draft compelling, relevant, accurate, and original content on human rights topics;
  • Plan and oversee public and private events hosted by the McCain Institute in furtherance of the HRF Program’s objectives;
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings, events, and hearings related to human rights and other related topics;
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of existing and new multi-disciplinary initiatives;
  • Measure, monitor, and report work progress to ensure deliverables are produced on time and on budget;
  • Conduct research and prepare proposals for new and continued funding for the HRF Program;
  • Prepare presentations, project materials, and other communications related to the McCain Institute’s efforts to counter human rights abuses;
  • Monitor and report on relevant federal and international legislation and relevant research;
  • Actively monitor and track program budgets; and
  • Support team administrative needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field AND five (5) years' experience managing projects/client relationships; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of effective communication skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal policy related to human rights and American foreign policy, including human trafficking and forced labor;
  • Ability to develop cooperative relationships with other organizations working in areas relevant to human rights;
  • Knowledge of domestic and international efforts related to human rights;
  • Experience with planning, budgeting, implementing, and evaluating projects;
  • Knowledge of project management practices, theories, and techniques; and
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to perform essential duties.
  • Regular activities require the ability to quickly set and change priorities which may include and/or are subject to the resolution of conflicts.

Department Statement

The McCain Institute is a nonpartisan organization inspired by Senator John McCain and his family’s dedication to public service. We are part of Arizona State University and based in Washington, D.C. Our programs defend democracy, advance human rights, and empower character-driven leaders. Our unique power to convene leaders across the global political spectrum enables us to make a real impact on the world’s most pressing challenges. Our goal is action, not talk, and like Senator McCain, we are fighting to create a free, safe, and just world for all.

About the McCain Institute:
At the McCain Institute, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value your unique background and perspective, and you may be just the right candidate for this position or other roles on our team.

Learn more at www.mccaininstitute.org/

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and 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, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume and cover letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.