CPT INTERNATIONAL: Call for expressions of interest in and nominations for CPT Delegations and Administrative Coordinator


27 February 2012

 Call for expressions of interest in and nominations for CPT Delegations

and Administrative Coordinator


Christian Peacemaker Teams invites expressions of interest the

full-time position of Delegations and Administrative

Coordinator.  The person in

this position will

Provide leadership support to CPT’s delegation program.  CPT delegations form essential

advocacy links between communities experiencing violence with concerned

individuals and groups, and offer participants first-hand experiences of CPT’s

on-the-ground faith-based, active peacemaking.  Includes working with CPT teams to schedule delegations,

recruiting delegates and delegation leaders, facilitating pre-delegation

orientation and post delegation debriefings, administering details such as

booking flights and finances (50-60%).

Take part in CPT’s Chicago-based administrative coordination.  Exact roles

will be determined by how the appointee’s gifts mesh with those of others

working in CPT administration.  Likely to include some elements of

welcoming people to the Chicago office, data base management and communications (30-35%).

Be a CPTer

and a member of the CPT Support Team.  Support

Team shares support for CPT’s structure from a variety of places across the

continents.  Members of the Chicago- based part of that team work in close

collaboration. Opportunities exist to dip into CPT project work (5-10%).

Location: Chicago.  

Timing:  Expressions of

interesthttps://cpt.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0316-2.jpgnominations no later than 19 March.  Full application materials

due 30 March.  Position to start as soon as preferred candidate is

available.  After confirmed, appointment will be for a period of three


Compensation: Need-based stipend,

full health coverage, and incredibly meaningful work within a team of kind,

gutsy and committed peacemakers.  

Contact Carol Rose, CPT Co-Director, at carolr@cpt.org <mailto:carolr@cpt.org>

 with expressions of interest, and nominations.  She will respond

with application materials and a more complete job description.

Please share this message widely and pray for God’s work through this

appointment process.

Needed Qualities, Experience and



– Commitment to faith-based peacemaking, to seek God’s will in work,

worship, and decision-making

-Deep grounding in faith, rooted in a community of faith

– Familiarity with CPT’s sponsoring bodies and clusters of support, or a

willingness to grow in this area


– Firm commitment to the practice of nonviolent peacemaking

– Experience andhttps://cpt.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0316-2.jpgor willingness to participate in CPT work and actions in

settings of lethal inter-group conflict

– Experience in, and commitment to, dismantling racism and other oppressions,

awareness of ways that oppressions intersect, sensitivity to ways oppressions

function differently in a variety of nationalhttps://cpt.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0316-2.jpgcultural settings

Team Member

– Demonstrated interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; ability to listen

and share with sensitivity, tact, humor and humility

– Demonstrated success in building and maintaining positive interpersonal


– Ability to navigate appropriately needs for both openness and confidentiality

– Ability to take initiative and engage in good teamwork

– Communication skills including writing, public speaking, and maintaining

relationships with people in many locations, using ever-changing communications


– Awareness of self-care needs and ability to set limits in a sometimes

demanding work environment.

Position Specific

-Gifted in extending welcome in person, by phone and through other media.

-Familiarity with CPT delegation program and project sites or other comparable

experience desirable.

-Administrative skills, including the ability to organize and prioritize

competing demands,

-Strong attention to detail, ease and accuracy working with database and


-Communication skills including writing, public speaking, and maintaining

relationships with people in many locations using ever-changing communications


-English fluency essential.  Fluency in Spanish desirable.  


Persons with the required experience and skills who have not yet been members

of CPT are welcome to apply.  See www.cpt.org <

 for background about CPT.  If chosen as the most promising

applicant, an individual will be invited to participate in a CPT delegation and

month-long traininghttps://cpt.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0316-2.jpgdiscernment process prior to finalizing appointment to this



CPT is engaged in an organization-wide process of transformation to undo racism

and other oppressions and is working towards more truly reflecting the strong

diversity of God’s creation. 

Members of aboriginal or racialized groups are encouraged to apply.

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