Senior Program Manager, NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights

NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights
June 4, 2019
New York, NY
Job Type
44 West 4th Street



The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights is seeking a Senior Program Manager to lead its work on labor rights issues in manufacturing and other supply chains. In the last six years, the Center has published three in-depth reports on safety issues in Bangladesh garment factories and a recent report on labor rights issues in Ethiopia’s emerging garment sector. The Senior Program Manager will support our ongoing strategic research and advocacy relating to these situations, while also helping the Center expand its focus on labor rights issues to other countries and other industries. In each area where we work, we undertake cutting-edge research to identify root causes of persistent human rights challenges and make a series of realistic but ambitious recommendations. The Senior Program manager will lead our efforts to work with industry leaders to turn these recommendations into concrete action.


  • Identify and undertake new areas for research to advance current advocacy strategy to improve business practices in manufacturing and eventually other global supply chains.
  • Build and maintain a network of contacts across relevant industries and within the field of business and human rights.
  • Organize and manage closed-door meetings that include representatives from business, civil society, and government to promote current and future recommendations.
  • Contribute to other ongoing projects and to the broader strategy of the Center.
  • Oversee research fellows as needed.

About the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

Founded in March 2013, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights is the first-ever human rights center based at a business school. Our mission is to challenge and empower companies and future business leaders to make practical progress on human rights. Our current focus areas include manufacturing, construction, social media, and investment. We are looking for a creative and ambitious leader who is passionate about these issues to join our team.


  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree strongly preferred).
  • A minimum of seven years of work experience in an area of business and human rights within a company, advocacy organization, university, or think tank, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Familiarity with human rights challenges related to low-wage manufacturing in global supply chains and ideally with other industries.
  • Experience managing and completing complex, sensitive projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing skills. Ability to produce detailed reports based on rigorous, analytical research that are accessible to business, government, civil society, and the media.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • A self-starter with the ability to adapt quickly and motivate others to achieve strategic objectives in a collaborative manner.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a short cover letter by July 1, 2019:

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