Women's Human Rights Attorney
Application deadline: May 18, 2007
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Women’s Human Rights Program. Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights is a volunteer-based, non-governmental, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights.
The Women’s Human Rights Program applies international human rights standards to advocate for women’s rights in the United States and around the world. Using research, education and advocacy, the program has partnered with local organizations overseas and in the United States to document domestic violence, rape, employment discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace and trafficking in women and girls for commercial sexual exploitation.
Qualifications include a J.D. with experience in women’s human rights advocacy or violence against women issues. Human rights fact-finding or other international experience is preferred. Responsibilities include legal research, writing, human rights advocacy including documentation and training, and working with volunteers, interns, advocacy groups and international partners. Responsibilities also include assisting with the Stop Violence Against Women website and mentoring tool, including website administration and content management. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills are required. Candidates should be willing to travel internationally.
TERMS: This is a full-time position with an excellent vacation plan and medical/dental insurance. Compensation is commensurate with experience and within the range of similar non-profit organizations.
To apply, please mail cover letter and resume to:
Women’s Human Rights Program
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
650 3rd Avenue South, Suite 550
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1940
No e-mail applications accepted.
No phone calls or e-mail inquiries, please.
Minnesota Advocates is committed to cultural diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.