ABOUT GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER
The Global Justice Center (GJC) is a not-for-profit human rights legal organization based in New York City with an activist approach to using international law as a catalyst for radical change. We are lawyers and advocates who specialize in international law for the purpose of advancing gender equality and human rights.
A gender-equal world where every person lives free from violence, has full bodily autonomy, and has the power to access justice to protect and promote their human rights.
Creative feminists using international law to achieve gender equality and dismantle systems of oppression.
Theory of Change
Achieving a gender equal world requires systemic change and transformation of patriarchal structures through complementary strategies and approaches. GJC's theory of change aims to eliminate legal barriers to gender equality. GJC is built on the following premises:
- Women deserve justice for violations of their rights, and states and institutions must be held to account when they fail to ensure gender equality.
- The progressive interpretation and application of international law and human rights are a strong foundation for gender equality in law and in fact.
- Multilateral institutions must be grounded in a feminist approach to effectively defend and advance human rights around the world.
- Change must be driven by those who are most affected, which requires global north organizations to uplift and share power with feminist grassroots actors around the world.
Since GJC's founding in 2005, our programs, initiatives, and impact have grown significantly in complexity and scale, and we anticipate continued evolution. GJC currently has a staff of 9 employees and has an FY2023 operating budget of approximately $1.3 million.
For more information, please visit the Global Justice Center website.
GJC is seeking a passionate, strategic, and highly skilled President to help guide this high impact organization into its next chapter. The President has strategic and operational responsibility for leading GJC, including shaping and cultivating an organizational culture rooted in GJC's values, collaborating with dedicated and passionate staff to ensure the organization successfully progresses, ensuring a robust and growing fundraising and development program, and implementing creative strategies as we adapt to an ever-changing landscape for gender justice, including reproductive health and rights.
The President reports directly to the Board of Directors. It is strongly preferred that the President has an advanced legal degree and is able to be present in the GJC offices in NYC as part of the organization's hybrid work arrangement.
Additional specific responsibilities and priorities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Development, Partnerships, and Communications
Culture Building and Human Resources
Operations and Program Oversight
Financial Planning and Management
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This is a full-time salaried position located in New York City. The position is hybrid, 3 days in the office (Tuesday-Thursday} and 2 days from home (Monday and Friday}. Considerable travel (both domestic and international} will be required. The salary range is $160-175K plus a comprehensive health care package, a 401(k} plan with a 3% employer contribution, unlimited paid time off, one week office closure in both the winter and the summer, a monthly technology stipend for working remotely, and more. The President serves at the direction of the GJC Board of Directors, which entity is responsible for the President's terms of employment, compensation, and evaluation. The President must be US work authorized.
Global Justice Center is an equal opportunity organization and committed to investing in the leadership of people of color, people who have had abortions and/or who have received funding from an abortion fund(s}, low- income people, people with disabilities, immigrant people, Black and Indigenous communities, formerly incarcerated people, queer, trans, and gender nonconforming people. GJC does not discourage applications from or discriminate against people with a conviction history, and we do not conduct conviction history checks as a part of our hiring process. You will not be asked about your conviction or health care history at any point in the hiring process.
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