Director of International Programs

Job Description

The Williams Institute seeks an experienced, well-connected, and visionary professional with a passion for advancing the mission of the Institute and meeting and exceeding goals to serve as Director of International Programs. Qualified applicants will have experience with conceptualizing and conducting training programs, contacts with international networks, management and supervision experience, and excellent research and communication skills, as well as the ability to fundraise for a program. The Institute seeks a self-motivated leader who can develop a training program to support sexual orientation and gender identity research and researchers outside the U.S. as well as expand the Institute’s overall international efforts. A number of new resources and collaborations will need to be identified and created while current programs and events are strengthened. The Director of International Programs will report to the Executive Director and the Research Director and fit easily into a hardworking team.

Job Duties

  • Develop and operate a training program focused on conducting policy-relevant research and geared toward diverse groups of researchers and stakeholders from other countries.
  • Fundraise for an international training program and international scholarship at the  Institute broadly.
  • Coordinate and expand research activities at the Institute that relate to the lived experience of, or challenges facing, LGBT populations outside the United States.
  • Expand the networks of the Institute with other institutions and individuals conducting and supporting international, LGBT-related research and data collection.
  • Mentor international researchers and facilitate mentorship by Institute experts and affiliated researchers.
  • Conduct international, LGBT-related scholarship in collaboration with researchers outside of the United States.
  • Investigate and support opportunities to advance best practices in sexual orientation and gender identity measurement in different countries and within international institutions; provide expert guidance to institutions on engaging in data collection.
  • Monitor and stay abreast of current LGBT issues outside of the United States
  • Respond to press and speaking inquiries in their area of expertise.
  • Speak at conferences, community fora, and other similar venues.
  • Manage staff supporting the international program.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Graduate degree: Ph.D. or other advanced degree and experience.
  • Expert knowledge of international LGBT issues and connections with LGBT communities abroad.
  • Experience teaching, developing, and operating educational or training programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or in team settings and to adapt effectively to rapidly shifting priorities and high-pressure situations.
  • Management experience and demonstrated skill in program development and fundraising.
  • Expert ability to conduct research and provide analyses resulting in insightful reports on international LGBT issues; knowledge and ability to independently develop manuscripts and publish articles, policy briefs and reports.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • 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 committed to partnership with local stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel, including internationally, and work evenings and weekends as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.
  • Commitment to the Institute’s mission and passion for improving conditions for LGBT people in other countries.

Application Procedure

To apply please visit UCLA Career Opportunities: Williams Institute Director of International Programs

Early applications are encouraged.  Competitive salary and benefits depending on qualifications and experience.

Application deadline: September 18, 2019

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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