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Duties: Penn Law is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished law schools. The School offers a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinarily supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.

The Center for Ethics and Rule of Law is a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rule of law in twenty-first century warfare and national security. The only Center of its kind housed within a law school, CERL draws from the study of law, philosophy, and ethics to answer the difficult questions that arise in times of war and contemporary transnational conflicts. The Center unites scholars and policymakers from various fields in a multi-disciplinary conversation on some of the most challenging issues of our time.

CERL's Executive Director collaborates with CERL's Faculty Director to design and implement a long-term growth strategy to advance CERL's mission. Reporting to CERL's Faculty Director, the Executive Director also architects and implements a strategic series of events, conferences, publications, and policy papers designed to enhance CERL's role as a creator, convener, and conveyor of cutting-edge topics within its areas of expertise. The CERL Executive Director oversees day-to-day operations for the Center, managing and coordinating a team including an Administrative Director, fellows, and students working in partnership with Penn Law staff. Additionally, the Executive Director directs CERL's Summer Internship Program. In addition, she or he will work with the Administrative Director to help fundraising efforts on behalf of the Center, as well as to design and help implement communications strategies to grow CERL's visibility and influence.

Qualifications: Highly advanced professional discipline. M.D., Ph. D., Law degree or equivalent doctoral degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
J.D. or related Ph.D. degree (e.g. philosophy, political science, public policy or international affairs) required. Background in national security or military service strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to engage in writing for an academic audience; scholarly track record strongly preferred.
At least three years' experience designing and implementing public events and programs, as well as a demonstrated ability to demonstrate leadership and cooperation in a team based environment.
Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and oral, as well as ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner.
Established track record as collaborator in the workplace, within the immediate department and within a larger institution.
Experience representing a sophisticated organization in a variety of public and internal forums.
Fundraising experience valued.
Penn Law works in a Microsoft Office environment.

Reference Number: 56-28147

Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Center for Ethics and Rule of Law

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration




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Posted: 3/7/2018
Application Due: 5/7/2018
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