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For immediate applications:  Scholars at Risk position openings (6)

Scholars at Risk seeks immediate applications for the following openings. Candidates interested in more than one position are invited to explain their interests in a single submission. All positions are based in the SAR offices at New York University, NY, USA.


1. Program Officer, Membership and University Relations This position offers primary responsibility for managing SAR’s relationships with participating member universities and associations, SAR sections, and SAR partner networks. It is a full-time, temporary position posted as a maternity cover for up to 10 months, with the possibility of extension or conversion into a regular, full-time staff position. The position reports to SAR’s Executive Director and European Director. Click here for full position description.

2. Program Associate, Protection Services This position supports SAR’s protection services, including reviewing, researching and assessing applications for assistance from scholars facing threats to their lives; providing support for placement efforts at SAR network member universities; communicating with scholars assisted by the network; providing scholars with advice and referrals; compiling nomination documents for SAR staff to share with network representatives; and supervising casework interns. It is a full-time, temporary position posted as a maternity cover for up to 10 months, with the possibility of extension or conversion into a regular, full-time staff position. The position reports to SAR’s Director for Protection Services. Click here for full position description.

3. Program Associate, External Relations This position provides primary support to the Executive Director and board in all membership outreach, communications and fundraising activities including coordinating meeting schedules for the board, board committees and Executive Director; preparing letters, emails and other communications; tracking follow-up; drafting and editing outreach materials; researching contacts and cultivation opportunities.  It is a full-time, temporary position posted as a maternity cover for up to 10 months, with the possibility of extension or conversion into a regular, full-time staff position. The position reports to SAR’s Executive Director and requires regular communication with other SAR staff, board members, advisory group members and donors. Click here for full position description.

4. Program Assistant, Administration This position provides primary administrative support to the Executive Director for all program operations, including processing, tracking and reporting on revenue and expenses; processing and tracking invoices and reimbursements; assistance with scheduling meetings, travel and events; generating reports; compliance with all relevant host campus (NYU) procedures; general office administration; and maintenance and administration of program contact database entries, website, email and social media platforms. The position reports to SAR’s Executive Director and Program Officer for Membership and University Relations, and requires regular communication with other SAR staff, board members, advisory group members and donors. Click here for full position description.

5. P/T student worker, Protection Services (up to 20 hours per week): This position provides primary support to the Protection Services team, including reviewing, researching and assessing applications for assistance from scholars facing threats to their lives; providing support for placement efforts at SAR network member universities; communicating with scholars assisted by the network; and compiling nomination documents for SAR staff to share with network representatives. The position reports to a Program Officer for Protection Services. Click here for full position description.

6. P/T student worker, External and university relations (up to 20 hours per week): This position provides primary support to the External Relations and Membership staff in all membership outreach, communications and fundraising activities. The position reports to a Program Officer/Associate, and requires regular communication with other SAR staff, board members, advisory group members and donors. Click here for full position description.


HOW TO APPLY:  PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (no phone calls or email inquiries, please) by emailing in a single document: (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, (3) list of references or letters of reference, and (4) a brief, unedited writing sample.  Please use "[Position title]-[Your last name]" as the subject of your email.  Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Submit to scholarsatrisk@nyu.edu. SAR-NYU does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, unemployment status or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. (Regrettably, SAR is not able to sponsor work-eligible visas for these positions.)

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