Job Details

Deputy Director Of Us Programs

Company name

Center for Reproductive Rights

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2018

Posted on

Mar 15,2018

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required


New York City, NY
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Deputy Director of US Programs The candidate will report to the Senior Vice President of USP. Will manage the ongoing day to operation of the considerable expansion and growth within program teams. Help drive program implementation, while ensuring sustainability, creativity, and adherence to best practices in program design. Lead the USP program leads and the Program Manager of USP in annual and strategic planning processes to ensure USP's programs are coherent, ambitious, and strategic. Support the Senior Vice President in overseeing team expansion and development, key stakeholder engagement, implementation and delivery of key program objectives, integration of initiatives and a learning agenda, budget management, as well as responding to the Executive Team and the President/CEO for requests for information. Work closely with the Global Legal Program, Operations, and Communications teams to ensure alignment across programmatic and organizational priorities. Serve as a collaborator and thought-leader on the Center's Management Team to ensure successful execution of the strategic plan, as well as the implementation of wider institutional priorities, and to shape new strategies as opportunities and challenges arise. Work closely with the Senior Vice President of USP, USP program directors and the Program Manager to provide leadership and direction in the planning, development, and implementation of strategic and annual planning, including aligning USP programs behind core Center goals and strategies. Ensure that key project outcomes are evaluated and lessons learned are identified. In coordination with the Global Legal Program and the Communications Department, ensure that strategies and approaches across USP program areas are integrated and leveraged for maximum impact. Oversee specific project commitments to funders. Serve as a thought-partner and work flow facilitator to the Senior Vice President, USP program directors, and USP Program Manager. Develop and coordinate information, analysis, and data in response to the Executive Team and the President/CEO, and for the Board. Work with the Development team on fundraising concepts and proposals to secure program funding; assist with the cultivation of donors. Assist the Senior Vice President to prepare for external substantive engagements with diverse stakeholders and coalition partners. Assist the Senior Vice President in client and partner relationship management. Represent the Senior Vice President in her absence at internal meetings and provide coverage and leadership in day-to-day operations and management. Oversee the USP program and management budget with the USP Program Manager. Work closely with the Director of Pro Bono and the USP program directors to cultivate and leverage new and existing pro bono partnerships and projects with law firms, law associations, and law schools to leverage USP program work.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree. Must have 15+ years of legal experience with 5+ years in program and operations management, including leading initiatives to empower managers to develop innovative strategies and build sustainable programs. Proven track record in senior program management and programmatic leadership across interdisciplinary teams in a legal advocacy setting required. Should have demonstrated experience leading sustainable processes of growth and expansion and building teams to achieve measurable impact and results. Experience with reproductive rights issues, or experience with human rights, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, economic justice, or social justice combined with an ability to connect and integrate this experience with reproductive rights. Other related experience will be considered. Experience working with or on behalf of marginalized communities is needed. Spanish language fluency is a plus. Should have willingness to travel monthly on average.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for 3 references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Center for Reproductive Rights
120 Wall Street
New York City, NY 10005

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