Fellow, Thurgood Marshall Center- School of Law at Howard University

Howard University


Mid Level

Washington, DC, USA

$54 - $74

06 Jan → 05 Feb

Job Description

The Talent Acquisition department hires qualified candidates to fill positions which contribute to the overall strategic success of Howard University. Hiring staff “for fit” makes significant contributions to Howard University’s overall mission.

The purpose of this Fellowship position is enhance the scholarly objectives of the Howard University School of Law’s Thurgood Marshall Center for Civil Rights (“TMC”) and to support the research and professional development of candidates pursuing a career in law teaching.

Fellows will contribute to substantial scholarly research projects in support of works-in-progress with HUSL School of Law Faculty for publication for the study and practice of civil rights, human rights, and the law.

Involves no responsibility or authority for the direction of others. May be responsible for acting in a "lead" or "senior" capacity over other positions performing essentially the same work, or related technical tasks and reporting to a higher level on a formal basis.

Internal contacts generally include administrators, faculty, students and staff. External contacts generally include consultants, visitors and the general public.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Job Responsibilities

  • Completing at least one substantial scholarly research project, presenting it as a work-in-progress to the HUSL School of Law Faculty, and submitting it for publication;
  • Where appropriate, teaching one course within the HUSL curriculum each year of the Fellowship;
  • Spearheading one community project with the TMC or the civil and human rights clinic
  • Assisting with the TMC research-related events, meetings, and community outreach
  • Formally and informally mentoring students in the civil and human rights clinic and undergraduate students volunteers with the TMC
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Demonstrate professional interest for seeking to use the law to become social engineers, with both a national and international presence throughout the Black Diaspora and beyond.

  • Strong written and oral English skills for the ability to communicate clear and precise instructions to staff and clients in either verbal or written form.

  • Ability to use professional knowledge and sensitivity in interacting with a wide range of community members and audiences

  • High level of experience and skill with graphic and Web design; ability to serve as resource person on Web site capabilities and limitations.

  • Knowledge of information technology principles, practices, policies and procedures; knowledge of web and social media technologies; stays abreast of current and future technologies; stays abreast of current and future web and social media platforms.

  • Skill in operation of computers, related software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). Knowledge of standard office equipment. Practical knowledge of computer technology and word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and display software as well as ability to use multimedia equipment.

  • Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, pay attention to detail while delivering quality customer service

  • Ability to use good judgment and make sound decisions that involve problem-solving, adaptability and flexibility

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, residents, students and the general public.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize varied tasks in the most efficient and effective manner.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive institutional data.

  • Ability to perform multiple and varied tasks independently.

  • Ability to operate within a team environment.

  • Candidate should possess (or expect to possess by end of academic year) a JD, LLM, or equivalent legal training; Demonstrate a strong academic record; excellent analytical and writing skills; Possess experience in legal practice, graduate training in other disciplines, community organizing, or other professional background that informs their research and teaching interests.

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