Program Coordinator

Washington, United States
02 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


This position coordinates all aspects of the annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which is a 600 person human rights program that takes place each May for one week at American University Washington College of Law. The incumbent coordinates logistics with interpreters, housing office, various WCL offices, caterers, and other service providers. The Coordinator completes cooperation and fundraising assignments including researching, writing letters of inquiry, facilitating the negotiation of cooperation agreements and assisting with grants awarded to the Competition. The incumbent maintains financial records for the competition including expenses and manages day-to-day operations of the office. The incumbent will work with human rights lawyers and experts to guide the process of the development of hypothetical case and bench memorandum (comprehensive documents used for the Competition), development and distribution of marketing materials such as brochures and website information, recruitment of teams, volunteers and judges.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Nonexempt
  • Specialist A

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 3 years of experience working in human rights, law or other related social issues
  • Must be an independent decision maker
  • Must be highly motivated and extremely organized with the ability to prioritize and work well under pressure and high stress
  • Must have office experience and strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access)
  • Ability to read, write and speak Spanish and/or Portuguese, in addition to English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to juggle a variety of projects and personalities
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master's degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • This position relies on the support or part-time student workers, interns and volunteers; previous supervisory experience or volunteer management skills are an asset
  • Experience in marketing/outreach and grant proposal writing
  • Knowledge of both Spanish and Portuguese
  • Interest in the promotion of creative legal education initiatives
  • Knowledge of Latin America
  • Previous experience organizing international events or international programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and/or organize a multi-cultural event
  • Previous international working/living experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check

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