Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program (CAP) is hiring an Assistant Director (AD). The AD will work closely with CAP Faculty Director, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, to help implement and develop the CAP educational and law reform programs.

Assistant Director, Child Advocacy Program

Duties & Responsibilities

The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) http://cap.law.harvard.edu/ is committed to advancing children’s interests through facilitating productive interaction between academia and the world of policy, and through training students to contribute to law reform and social change. The Assistant Director works closely with CAP Faculty Director, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, helping to implement and develop the CAP educational and law reform programs. Oversees administrative and financial operations for CAP, including in connection with conferences and workshops, the CAP website, career advising and other student support, fundraising and grant management, and new initiatives. Assists the Faculty Director with two of CAP’s most important courses, the CAP Clinic and The Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education & Juvenile Justice. Assistance would involve, e.g.: (1) For the CAP Clinic, helping develop and administer Clinic placements, and structure class discussions (for description of the CAP Clinic see http://cap.law.harvard.edu/cap-clinic/); (2) For The Art of Social Change, helping plan and administer this complex course involving guest lecturers active in policy reform. Builds partnerships with local and national child advocacy organizations. Supervises program associate. There will be significant potential for growth in responsibilities with this position over time, based on the skills, experience, and interests of the selected candidate.

Basic Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree and a J.D. are required. A minimum of 3 years of related work experience is required.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to child and youth rights, and to law reform and social change. Strong interest in teaching and mentoring students. Organizational and administrative skills are essential. Proficiency with technology important to help CAP maintain and develop its website and also to take full advantage of modern tools for outreach and advocacy. People skills are key.

Additional Information

This is a 2 year term appointment with potential to renew.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Please include a cover letter and references when applying

To apply, please use the following link: https://bit.ly/1qllAR1


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