The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) is seeking a Managing Director. As a member of the senior management team, the Managing Director will be responsible for leading CFJ’s activities and operations in coordination with CFJ’s Strategic Director and Legal Director.
CFJ advocates for justice through accountability for human rights abuses around the world and the Managing Director will join the organization at an exciting time of growth, as we conceptualize and operationalize The Docket and scale TrialWatch globally.
The Docket, a new initiative under development at CFJ, aims to ensure that individuals and corporations that are complicit in international crimes face justice. The Docket will work with multi-disciplinary teams that gather and analyze evidence that can trigger prosecutions and civil actions against those who finance and facilitate mass human rights violations. The Docket will also ensure legal representation for victims in cases against those who bankroll war crimes, gross violations of international human rights, and related atrocities.
TrialWatch is the first comprehensive global program that monitors and advocates for justice in criminal trials around the world, including trials involving journalists, LGBTQ persons, women and girls, religious minorities, and human rights defenders. Monitors are trained using a program developed with the United Nations and record their observations using customized technology developed with Microsoft. Then, for each trial monitored, CFJ works with an eminent legal expert to grade the fairness of the trial against human rights standards, and, where appropriate, advocate to vindicate the rights of victims in regional or international human rights courts. Ultimately, the data that is gathered will populate a global justice index that will provide an annual ranking of each state’s performance.
The Sentry is a flagship partner of CFJ. The Sentry ‘follows the dirty money’ of human rights abusers to ensure that they face financial consequences through sanctions and other measures.
Manage personnel and provide oversight and guidance to all teams within Foundation
Represent Foundation with partners and at events as appropriate
Coordinate with Co-Presidents and Strategic Director to ensure organizational priorities and strategy are developed and implemented
Oversee development and review implementation of organizational processes, including performance management as needed
Oversee digital and physical security management and implementation
Provide budget oversight and coordination and oversee approval of expenditures at a certain level
Coordinate hiring processes and conduct negotiations, oversee contract management
Coordinate and approve certain personnel actions; work with Co-Presidents and Strategic Director on other personnel actions
Oversee relationships with external counsel in coordination with Legal Director
Coordinate with Board as needed
Work with Co-Presidents, Strategic Director, and Legal Director to improve operational efficiency and address organizational needs
Work with Legal Director to ensure compliance with all relevant laws, vetting of potential partners and funders and risk management
Propose policies to ensure that Foundation operates in line with best practices in the field.
Other duties as assigned
University degree and at least seven years’ experience in management
Superb organizational skills, including the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously
Adept team player with good interpersonal skills
A high level of personal energy, dependability, and commitment
Ability to keep calm and work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to represent Foundation and co-Presidents with third parties
People-management skills and general problem-solving skills
Commitment to CFJ’s missions and goals
A willingness to travel
Experience working in nonprofit sector
Experience working in legal context or on justice-related issues
Experience working internationally
Commensurate with experience and competitive with other non-profit organizations
As soon as possible (ideally November 1, 2019)
Submit a resume, cover letter, and list of at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Clooney Foundation for Justice
The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) advocates for justice through accountability for human rights abuses around the world.
We believe that justice means fighting for the rights of individuals unfairly targeted by oppressive governments through the courts: this is what we do through our TrialWatch program. And we work to expose the corruption that fuels grave human rights violations through our other flagship programs: The Sentry, which ‘follows the dirty money’ of human rights abusers to ensure that they face financial consequences through sanctions and other measures; and The Docket, which aims to trigger criminal prosecutions and civil claims against individual and corporate actors who profit from war crimes and human rights abuse.
But justice is more than what is meted out in courts, it is litigated in communities as well. Advancing the cause of justice also means advancing justice for marginalized and vulnerable communities targeted by hate; justice for displaced children deprived of opportunities to learn; justice for refugees seeking to rebuild their lives abroad. Through our projects for marginalized communities, we have partnered with organizations that help t...o educate refugees, reunite children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, and litigate against groups that commit hate-crimes in the United States.