Employment - Operations and Development Assistant

The Global Justice Center is currently seeking a highly motivated and energetic Operations & Development Assistant. We’re looking for a team member who is familiar with the world of international advocacy, passionate about gender equality and human rights, and excited to learn more about the nonprofit sector. We are seeking candidates with administrative, office management and/or fundraising experience. The Operations & Development Assistant will report directly to the Grants and Development Manager and the Director of Operations.

This position is available immediately and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

I. Duties & Responsibilities

Major duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

Office Operations & Maintenance (30%)

  • Manage daily operations and office logistics, including running errands as needed. maintaining subscriptions and memberships, and coordinate and oversee purchase of new equipment, furniture and office supplies.
  • Field phone calls and requests for information and manage mail.
  • Assist in arranging travel and logistics for staff.
  • Maintain organizational technology, including computers, software and server.
  • Troubleshoot all IT work as needed, including in consultation with external IT contractor.
  • Ensure office upkeep and maintain environment that is friendly and professional.

Finances (15%)

  • Track and code all receipts and daily expenses, including monthly reconciliations.
  • Manage vendors, including contracts and payments.
  • Handle and process reimbursement forms for employees & consultants.
  • Oversee distribution and tracking of petty cash.
  • Assist the Director of Operations on financial management and yearly audit.

Human Resources (5%)

  • Administer new employee orientation and onboarding.
  • Manage and maintain staff and intern personnel files, including staff out days.
  • Update internal operation procedures documents, including Employee Policy and Procedures Manuals, as needed.

Development (50%)

  • Receive, process and acknowledge donations, and track donations in Salesforce.
  • Provide administrative support before, during and after fundraising meetings.
  • Support the Grants and Development Manager with grant applications and reports, including compiling necessary materials, drafting applications and reports, and tracking deadlines.
  • Assist with direct and digital mail campaigns.
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date donor and event attendee database.
  • Assist with the organization and execution of fundraising events.

II. Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree with 2+ years of relevant work experience or Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 1-3 years administrative management and/or fundraising experience for non-profits.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Strong computer and database skills, especially with Excel and Salesforce.
  • Ability to work independently within a small team; sense of humor is essential!
  • Experience communicating with donors, vendors and consultants a plus.
  • Experience working with legal organizations or non-direct service non-profits a plus.
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy or previous experience in nonprofits a plus.

How to Apply

To apply for the Operations & Development Assistant position, please send a resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and a brief writing sample to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline to apply is September 7, 2018, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The Global Justice Center provides equal employment opportunities. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The Global Justice Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction. In addition to federal law requirements, the Global Justice Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Employment - Staff Attorney

The Global Justice Center is currently seeking a highly motivated and energetic Staff Attorney to join our Program team. We are looking for a dedicated advocate with a passion for human rights and gender equality to join our small and high-energy team. The ideal candidate is a team player who is familiar with international human rights law and mechanisms and has legal/policy experience in reproductive rights and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence. The Staff Attorney will report directly to the Deputy Legal Director.

This position is available immediately and is a permanent role.

I. Duties & Responsibilities

Major duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research on diverse legal, political, factual, and administrative issues relating to women’s rights; sexual and reproductive health and rights, abortion access, human rights, sexual and gender-based violence, armed conflict, peace & security, and other topics; 
  • Prepare legal and policy analyses, briefing documents, written comments, and educational materials and write legal and advocacy materials for human rights bodies, international organizations, national governments, courts, grassroots partners, the general public, and other audiences;
  • Assist with the recruitment and supervision of fellows, interns, and volunteers;
  • Represent GJC at meetings and events as required; and
  • Provide support to communications and development teams as required.

II. Qualifications

  • J.D. or equivalent law degree;
  • Experience and expertise in international humanitarian law, international human rights law, or women’s rights;
  • 2-4 years experience in a legal capacity at an advocacy or policy-based organization;
  • Exceptional research, writing, and communication skills; demonstrated ability to write clearly and compellingly for a variety of audiences, including policymakers and the general public;
  • Experience synthesizing complex ideas and explaining them simply and engagingly;
  • Experience conducting international policy advocacy in various governmental and intergovernmental fora;
  • Experience overseeing the production of legal briefs and other materials;
  • Passion, tenacity and experience/interest international justice, women’s rights, reproductive rights, and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence;
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, initiate and manage projects, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks with maximum efficiency; and
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and a writing sample to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Legal Internship

The Global Justice Center (GJC), an international law focused human rights organization, is seeking summer legal interns.

Global Justice Center law interns will be involved in current projects as well as have the opportunity to develop their own areas of research as it fits within the mission of the organization. Interns often work closely with the organization's President, Janet Benshoof, and are supervised by GJC Counsel. In working closely with the GJC leadership and staff (as well as with our in-country partners) the intern will learn directly from experts in the field.

Qualifications
  • Enrolled law student or recent law school graduate.
  • Interest in and knowledge of women's rights, international relations, law, public policy, transitional justice, or nation-building preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Languages, particularly knowledge of Arabic, a plus.
  • Ability to work independently.

To apply send a current resume, a cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

All documents should be sent in PDF format and should be labeled in the following format: last name, type of document (Jones Resume.pdf, Jones Cover Letter.pdf, Jones Writing Sample.pdf) Please note: only complete applications will be considered.

Communications Internship

This internship is a very exciting opportunity for anyone interested in communications, international affairs, women's studies, human rights and/or international law. In working closely with the GJC leadership and staff, as well as the international women's groups we collaborate with, the intern will learn directly from experts in the field. We value our interns, and give them plenty of opportunities for creativity, academic growth, exposure to current trends and issues in international human rights law, and most importantly, the ability to make a strong contribution to a pioneering international human rights legal organization.

Specific duties may include:
  • Posting content, editing and updating the GJC website.
  • Drafting social content for GJC's Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts.
  • Writing regular blog posts on current events and GJC’s work.
  • Working to strengthen a communications and press outreach strategy.
  • Assisting with the logistics for special events.
  • Other administrative and research duties as needed.
Qualifications
  • Interest in and knowledge of women's rights, international relations, law, public policy, transitional justice, and/or non-profit administration.
  • Familiarity with social media tools, database, desktop, and web publishing software.
  • Strong written skills, comfortable writing daily and under deadline for a variety of channels.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks, over the course of the workday.
  • Proactive in suggesting stories and social media strategies.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to learn.
  • Experience with graphic design and HTML a plus.

Interns must be willing to work at least 20 hrs/week for the duration of the internship. While the internship is unpaid, the Global Justice Center is willing to assist students in obtaining school credit or outside funding for the internship.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title "Communications Internship". All documents should be sent as PDFs and should be labeled in the following format: last name, type of document (Jones Resume.pdf, Jones Cover Letter.pdf). Only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Communications Internship.