CPT seeks applications for a co-director to work with Carol Rose, current co-director. Position begins in July 2011.
Job description is flexible depending on the intersection of applicant’s skills with current co-director. See more detailed Job Description below.
Applications from members of racially marginalized groups and from outside North America are warmly welcomed. As with all Support Team members, compensation is a stipend based on need. The initial appointment is for a period of three years. Download Application
- spiritual grounding in Christianity;
- strong skills in organizational processes and administration;
- experience leading or working in an international organization committed to violence reduction, nonviolent resistance campaigns and movement building;
- strong English with at least minimal Spanish;
- background and skill in undoing oppressions; and
- ability to mobilize economic and human resources.
- knowledge of CPT and how the organization works.
Needed Traits include the ability to
- articulate and promote the CPT mission and vision;
- make collaborative decisions; to
- listen well;
- be flexible;
- articulate and promote an organizational vision;
- lead in organizational change; and
- network between religious, political, geographical and social groups.
Persons with the required experience and skills who have not been members of CPT are welcome to apply. If chosen as the most promising applicant, the individual must participate in a CPT delegation and month-long training and discernment process prior to final appointment.
Contact Susan Mark Landis (SusanML@MennoniteUSA.org) with expressions of interest and nominations by 1 March 2011. Download Application
Please share this message widely and pray for God’s work through this appointment process.
Co Director Job Description
a vision for nonviolent social change that dismantles systems of war,
occupation and oppression. Create an inspiring vision for right relationships,
nonviolent resistance and movement building that is achievable in the CPT
program and in the local church.
and nurture core CPT values while fostering a vision for global growth.
Communicate the vision and work of CPT within the CPT Corps, to CPT supporters,
other peace and justice organizations and the media.
leadership in the recruitment, appointment, supervision and evaluation of
Support Team members.
with the Steering Committee Chair in the formation of Steering Committee
agenda, meeting arrangements, Support Team presence, etc.
back up for the other co-director as needed during fieldwork, vacations, other
absences, or times of high workload.
exceptions to CPT-wide practices.
the final decision regarding any needed dismissals from the Peacemaker and Reserve
and maintain our relationships. Coordinate the development of structures for
deepening connections and common work between CPT and CPT supporters and supporting
bodies (through the Peacemaker Congress, nonviolent direct action related to
CPT project focuses, campaigns initiated by CPT projects, etc).
all support functions, including Project Support Coordinators.
the development, implementation and review of CPT policies.
on other duties as agreed.
Additional responsibilities as they are currently divided
between Co-Directors. Changes are likely as we balance gifts of the new
co-director with Carol’s.
Responsibilities for Operations Co-Director
the development and support of the Peacemaker Corps and Reserve Corps
(recruitment, personnel processes, training, evaluation, pastoral support,
regional groups, etc.)
development of financial support for programs through overseeing fundraising
and outreach strategies.
develop and delegate responsibilities for a system to adequately supply office
space and maintenance of CPT properties, vehicles and equipment.
development of CPT communication systems (CPT’s web site, publications, web
based lists and networks, media support, etc.)
administration (data base, donation recognition, financial and historical
Responsibilities for Program Co-Director
the provision of adequate personnel, resources and support for current
current projects for need, direction, sustainability and health of the team.
development of proposals for new projects and shepherd them through the
discernment process. Keep aware of developments in relation to former and
to engage partner organizations and affiliated groups in CPT’s work.
the preparation of CPT’s annual budget.
Monitor income and expense patterns, balancing fiscal prudence and the
vision for CPT’s work.