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Scholars at Risk


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Published 29 days ago

September 1, 2020
August 31, 2020

Position Title: Advocacy Assistant 

(part-time, 20 hrs/week through December 20th, 2020)

Supervisors: Senior Program Officer, Advocacy

Location: Remote

NYU Unit: Provost / Scholars at Risk Network


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting scholars and promoting higher education values worldwide. By arranging temporary academic positions at member universities, Scholars at Risk offers safety to scholars facing grave threats, enabling them to continue their important work. Scholars at Risk also provides advisory services for scholars and hosts, campaigns for scholars who are imprisoned or silenced in their home countries, monitoring of attacks on higher education communities worldwide, and leadership in deploying new tools and strategies for promoting academic freedom and improving respect for university values everywhere. Information at www.scholarsatrisk.org.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Scholars at Risk is seeking a highly-organized and team-oriented individual to join the team as a part-time advocacy assistant. The 20 hour/week remote position will focus on conducting research, drafting, verifying, and publishing reports of attacks on the higher education sector through SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project. Additional responsibilities include country-focused research, thematic or case research, and distribution of reports and related media. The advocacy assistant will be responsible for managing and refining feeds for SAR’s “smart-search” technology, which supports the Monitoring Project. The position requires excellent research, writing, and organizational skills, attention to detail, and judgment.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: Research and reporting on attacks on scholars/academic freedom: SAR researches, documents, analyzes, and reports on attacks on higher education through SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project. The advocacy assistant will:


• Research, draft, verify, and publish reports of attacks on the higher education sector; 

• Distribute published reports—and, where applicable, draft and distribute analyses of these reports—to SAR staff, members, and partners;

• Summarize SAR’s monitoring outputs on a weekly basis, to help staff track and assess progress; 

• Conduct country-focused or thematic research to support SAR’s monitoring and advocacy;

• Review and conduct research into media articles, government documentation, and other reports generated by SAR’s “smart-search” technology, transfer qualifying reports into SAR’s monitoring queue, and draft resulting incident reports; 

• Research potential monitoring partners (NGOs, press outlets, and academic centers) in underrepresented countries and regions, to expand the capacity of SAR’s monitoring and to better represent the diverse populations impacted by attacks on higher ed; and

• Additional responsibilities as appropriate.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Undergraduate degree; current Master’s students encouraged to apply. 

• Exceptional research, writing, and editorial skills.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

• Strong attention to detail; and strong organizational, time management, problem-solving, and multi-tasking abilities.

• Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or academic freedom, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

• Preferable: Experience in journalism, human rights, and/or international education.

• Preferable: WordPress skills.


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: This is a part-time, 20-hour a week at-will position for the fall 2020 term, beginning September 1st and running through December 20th, subject to program priorities, exemplary performance, and availability of funds. Compensation for this position is $20/hour. The position will be remote, requiring sufficient computer, phone, and internet access to undertake the outlined responsibilities.

Position Title: Advocacy Assistant 

(part-time, 20 hrs/week through December 20th, 2020)

Supervisors: Senior Program Officer, Advocacy

Location: Remote

NYU Unit: Provost / Scholars at Risk Network


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Scholars at Risk (SAR) is…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: This is a part-time, 20-hour a week at-will position for the fall 2020 term, beginning September 1st and running through December 20th, subject to program priorities, exemplary performance, and availability of funds. Compensation for this position is $20/hour. The position will be remote, requiring sufficient computer, phone, and internet access to undertake the outlined responsibilities.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: This is a part-time, 20-hour a week at-will position for the fall 2020 term, beginning September 1st and running through December 20th, subject to…

Location

411 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (no phone calls or email inquiries, please) by emailing in a single document: (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, and (3) a brief, unedited writing sample. Please use “Advocacy Assistant, [Your last name]” as the subject of your email. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Submit to scholarsatrisk@nyu.edu. SAR is an equal opportunity employer. SAR does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, unemployment status or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. (Regrettably, SAR is not able to sponsor work-eligible visas for these positions.)

HOW TO APPLY: PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (no phone calls or email inquiries, please) by emailing in a single document: (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, and (3) a brief, unedited writing sample…

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