Deputy Director

Leonard N. Stern School of Business: Center for Business & Human Rights


  • Location: New York
  • Rolling application

About the Position

Established in 2013, the Center is the first dedicated program on human rights at any business school. We currently have a team of seven based primarily in New York at the NYU Stern School of Business. Our mission is to advance a “pro-business, high standards” model for business and human rights. We do so by publishing original field research on different industries that helps shape the public debate, identifying options for action, and mobilizing stakeholders to turn these ideas into reality. We are looking for a leader who will contribute across these work streams.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone from the media, government, or business who is a strong writer, editor, and strategic thinker. You will direct investigative research into how global businesses operate with an eye towards promoting changes in business models and practices. Following the publication of each report, you will work with staff, fellows, and consultants to help devise and implement strategies for turning the findings of the report into concrete action.

You will also be centrally involved in the Center’s day-to day management and planning, with an emphasis on further developing a research and advocacy model that promotes our long-term vision. You will be part of the Center’s ambitious growth phase as we seek to increase budget, staff, research output, and our prominence in the public debate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Update and implement the Center’s process for in-depth, sector-specific research identifying human rights challenges linked to business practices that will
  • Align with and advance the Center’s strategic vision and objectives,
  • Yield reports that draw significant attention to target issues, and
  • Incorporate field-based interviews, policy expertise, strong data analysis, and persuasive writing and storytelling.
  • Management of the day-to day activities of the Center including:
  • Oversee the Center’s written products
  • With the Center’s Director, set the Center’s strategic direction.
  • Translate the high-level vision and strategy into practical action by the Center’s team, and
  • Support and supervise the staff

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants who move on to the interview stage will be asked to pitch an approach and strategy related to a business and human rights issue.