Director of the Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls

Employer Binghamton University
Deadline 11. June 2022
Type Full time
Location United States
Level Executive-Level (10+ years experience required)


Binghamton University seeks applications and nominations for visionary, yet collaborative and detail-oriented scholar, policy-maker, or policy analyst/advocate to serve as director the Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls Established with a generous gift by a distinguished Binghamton alumna in 2018, the Institute supports faculty and student scholarship that seeks to understand obstacles to social justice for women and girls as well as strategies to advance security, equity, and full opportunity, both in the U.S. and internationally. It also supports engagement with communities at the local state, national, and international levels to advance the rights and well-being of women and girls as well as conferences that bring together students, scholars, policy makers, and activists to explore consequential issues.

The director’s duties include: developing robust programing to advance the cause of social justice for women and girls; engaging and collaborating with leaders in government, non-governmental organizations, and the academy to advance the Institute’s mission; leading annual selection of student and faculty fellows and providing support for their projects; working with internal and external advisory boards to advance the institute’s mission; writing proposals to secure external funding for programing; working with the University’s advancement team to increase philanthropic support; and collaborating with staff in the provost’s office, the deans, faculty, and alumni to develop national and international visibility for the Institute.

The successful candidate will be an individual with significant experience and a strong record of accomplishment in addressing issues critical to women and girls and a record of success in mentoring students and professionals, engaging with community partners, organizing conferences, symposia, workshops, and publications, and developing proposals for external funding from foundations, government entities, and private individuals. She or he must have outstanding written and oral communication skills, the ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, a commitment to engaging people from diverse backgrounds, and the capacity to inspire others.


We seek appropriately credentialed candidates from within or outside the academy. Candidates whose background is in academia will demonstrate a strong record of scholarly accomplishment and superb skills as a teacher that would merit appointment as a tenured full professor at Binghamton University, an R-1 doctoral university. Candidates from outside academia will have at least ten years’ experience, with progressively higher visibility and responsibility, in a government body or a non-governmental organization that works to study issues related to women and girls and/or to develop and implement programs to ensure their rights.

Candidates should submit a letter of application explaining why they are a strong candidate, a c.v., and the names of and contact information for four persons willing to serve as references. The search committee will begin its review of applications on April 15 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will assume the position on September 1, 2022.

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Binghamton University is an equal opportunity employer which bases its employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws of the State of New York. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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