The Zoryan Institute and it's division, The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, is seeking a self-motivated, research-oriented person for the position of Project Manager to help manage the upcoming projects and day-to-day affairs of an active research institute devoted to the comparative study of genocide and human rights and Diaspora-Homeland relations.
The Project Manager's responsibilities include:
- Responsible for the day-to-day implementation of various projects, starting with the preparation of annual work plans presented by the Board of Directors and ensuring their timely implementation;
- Work directly with the President and Academic Board of Directors to ensure the functioning and development of the Institute's research programs;
- Establish and maintain collaborative exchanges with human rights organizations, policy-makers and researchers concerned with relevant human rights issues;
- Organize conferences, seminars, and other sponsored or cosponsored events;
- Assist in the coordination and implementation the Institute’s annual Genocide and Human Rights University Program at the University of Toronto;
- Write and edit correspondence, reports, press releases, articles, etc., effectively and efficiently;
- Prepare, draft, edit, format and distribute correspondence, documents and other materials, including web content for the =Institute’s websites, and other relevant social media on Facebook, Twitter, Mailchimp, etc.;
- Assist with the recruitment, supervision, and mentoring of interns
- Carry out other duties as required.
- Advanced degree in social sciences or humanities including training in quantitative and qualitative research;
- Proficiency in the English language and the ability to write clearly with superior grammar and editing skills is critical
- Excellent organizational and administrative abilities are fundamental, as are oral, written and interpersonal communication skills;
- Strong analytical skills and the natural curiosity and creativity needed to conduct online and archival research;
- Self-motivation and the ability to prioritize with minimal supervision, as well as function as a member of a small team with staff and board members in multiple locations globally;
- Experience in writing or contributing to successful grant proposals and/or reports;
- Experience working for a human rights nongovernmental organization, for a research or policymaking organization, or with university students;
- Efficiency, the ability to handle multiple priorities, creativity, problem-solving ability and resourcefulness;
- A solid knowledge of Windows-based computers and software;
- A car is helpful
- Fluency in a second language in addition to English strongly preferred;
- Experience with graphics editing software would be an asset;
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other donor databases is desirable;
- Background and interest in international affairs/contemporary foreign policy strongly preferred.
Please email your résumé and cover letter in one document with the subject line "[FirstName-LastName] - Project Manager."
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