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Global Women’s Project Center of Concern

Project Director

Global Women’s Project Center of Concern Washington, DC

January, 2010

Center of Concern is a progressive faith-based research, advocacy and education institution located in Washington, DC. Rooted in Catholic social tradition, the Center of Concern works collaboratively to create a world where economic and social systems guarantee basic rights, uphold human dignity, promote sustainable livelihoods and renew Earth.

The Center of Concern is seeking a dynamic professional as Program Director for the Global Women’s Project. The crises of our time demand a new approach to development which has human well-being and ecological sustainability at its core. The Project is beginning to develop and advance an integrated analysis of the intersections among global economic systems and the care and ecological crises. Through research, analysis and educational outreach the Project advocates women’s full human rights with a particular emphasis on social and economic rights. In this time of serious threat of climate change and its potential impact on human well-being, the Project is also advocating a fundamental transformation of economic and social policies toward ecologically sustainable development. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to activist research directed toward alternative eco-feminist policies domestically and globally that will ensure the well-being of women, families and communities and Earth’s sustainability.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Research and analysis of current economic and social trends and issues relative to human well-being and sustainable development, domestically and globally.
  • Working within a faith-based eco-feminist and Catholic Social Thought perspective to advance human well-being and Earth’s sustainability.
  • Engaging in dialogues with strategic groups, such as academics, women, development and environmental NGOs and policy advocates to advance development alternatives for both the South and the North
  • Advocacy with relevant congressional and administrative policy makers
  • Working with established national and international networks and coalitions for alternative policies.
  • Participating in the Center of Concern’s planning, programming, and communication strategies to better integrate its work and improve its effectiveness.
  • Planning programs and developing grant proposals.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a related discipline, preferably with a background in feminist and/or eco-economics
  • Commitment to gender, race and economic justice from a pro-poor, pro-sustainable development perspective domestically and globally
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral. English required, Spanish or French desirable
  • Ability to work creatively and independently within a collaborative, interdisciplinary team context
  • Strong networking skills
  • Management skills
  • Minimum 3-year relevant work experience
Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 depending on experience.

Interested candidates should send resume no later than February 1, 2010 to mriley@coc.org

No phone calls please.

Center of Concern is an equal opportunity employer.

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