The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), based at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, one of the nation’s leading refugee advocacy organizations, works to advance the human rights of women, children, LGBT and other refugees who flee persecution, both in the United States and internationally. We provide nationally recognized expert consultation, including trainings, resource development and legal advice, in hundreds of asylum cases each year, many of which result in grants of protection. CGRS also shapes asylum law through involvement in key cases with potential to set precedent, and ensures government accountability through groundbreaking and original research that analyzes adjudication trends. We improve conditions on the ground to prevent refugee flight by presenting the results of international human rights fact-finding, analyzing implementation of existing laws, and collaborating with grassroots movements to advocate for law reform and other justice measures.

Under the direction and reporting to the Director and Associate Directors of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), the Director of Development and Communications will be charged
with leading CGRS’s fundraising efforts with foundations, law firms, individual donors, corporations, government agencies, and other funding sources, and with managing external communications, including website, social media, newsletters, press releases and media advisories, and media relations.

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