Faculty Director Michael Geyer and Executive Director Susan Gzesh lead the Human Rights Program and staff through coordinating human rights initiatives, teaching and advising students, supervising the internship program, and managing relations within the University and with funders and alumni. The Manager of Operations and Events coordinates communications and day-to-day operations, including managing events and student staff. The Program and Communications Coordinator helps support the program's Human Rights Initiatives and communications efforts. The Internship Coordinator oversees the Human Rights internship program, including the student internship coordinators. The Human Rights Lecturer teaches courses, advises students on human rights research projects, and directs the Human Rights Workshop. Graduate lecturers teach a course for one quarter during the year, and the staff is assisted by a dynamic team of student employees who gain important experience in human rights education and organizing.

Members of the Human Rights Program Faculty Board are appointed by the Provost. Board members meet quarterly and in committees to advise the Directors and staff. Board members teach human rights courses and contribute their expertise in diverse disciplinary, thematic, and regional approaches to human rights to the development of curriculum and program.