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 Senior Management Team.
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.
TrialWatch is a CFJ initiative that monitors criminal trials and advocates for victims of injustice around the world. TrialWatch focuses on trials against those who are most vulnerable: journalists, women, the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, and human rights defenders. TrialWatch monitors complete our UN-approved online training program and use a customised app developed with Microsoft to record their observations. Using this data, a legal expert grades the trial and writes a “Fairness Report” examining whether the trial complied with international legal standards. When an injustice occurs, we conduct or fund legal advocacy in domestic, regional, or international forums. And once we have gathered enough data, we will create a Global Justice Ranking that we will use to press for systemic reform.
The Docket, a new CFJ initiative, pursues accountability for individual and corporate perpetrators of international crimes and supports victims in their efforts to obtain justice. The Docket aims to bring together multi-disciplinary investigations, courtroom advocacy, and public engagement to promote justice in individual cases as well as long-lasting systemic change.
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 the foundation
Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, vetting of potential partners and funders, and risk
Propose policies to ensure that the foundation operates in line with best practices in the field
Work with Co-Presidents and the Senior Management Team to improve operational efficiency
and address organizational needs
Represent the foundation with partners and at events as appropriate
Coordinate with Co-Presidents and the Senior Management Team to ensure organizational priorities and strategy are developed and implemented
Oversee development and review implementation of organizational processes, including performance management
Oversee digital and physical security management and implementation
Provide budget oversight and coordination and oversee approval of expenditures
Coordinate hiring processes, conduct negotiations, and oversee contract management
Coordinate and approve certain personnel actions; work with Co-Presidents and the Senior
Management Team on other personnel actions
Oversee relationships with external counsel
Coordinate with CFJ’s Board of Directors
Other duties as assigned
Advanced university degree and at least ten years’ experience
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 the 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 in non-profit senior management
Legal qualifications and/or understanding of compliance and other legal issues
Experience working on justice-related issues
Experience working internationally
Location Flexible (New York preferred)
Compensation Commensurate with experience and competitive with other non-profit organizations
Start Date As soon as possible
To Apply Submit a resume, cover letter, and list of at least three referees to email@example.com
Telecommuting is allowed.
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 targeted network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, and other policy instruments; 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.