CPT INTERNATIONAL: Christian Peacemaker Teams is seeking an Interim Administrative Director


25 August 2017

POSITION OPENING: Interim Administrative Director

Peacemaker Teams – Chicago, Illinois

 Christian Peacemaker Teams is seeking an Interim
Administrative Director. We anticipate the position being for
one year; hours
and wages to be negotiated. Please submit a resume, cover
letter, and brief
description of approach to interim and transitional processes
hiring@cpt.org.  Review
of candidates will begin immediately.

Purpose of Interim Administrative Director:

  • To
    strategize, coordinate, and aid communication within the
    organization. This person will work alongside the Program
    Director to help CPT better align with the mission of the
    organization to confront areas of lethal conflict and undoing

  • To
    help CPT assess the administrative components of its work and
    how it connects to the organization as a whole with regard to
    projects and Steering Committee including: structure, roles,
    decision making flow, constituency relations. 

  • Bring
    skilled understanding of organizational structures and models,
    and how to make organizational change. The interim nature of
    the role will allow for greater freedom to provide
    constructive criticism of areas that are weak in relation to
    fulfilling our mission, vision, and values of partnership
    which are not in line with stated CPT values of partnership.
    Their main purpose is to help the organization change into the
    new model and prepare us for working with our new
    Administrative Director.

 Interim Administrative Director Duties:

  • Examine
    and assess administrative work in relation to the whole of the

  • Participate
    in the onboarding process of the Development Coordinator and
    the newly hired Communication Coordinator, including
    developing internal communication processes and practices.

  • Engage
    with the Program Director to consider areas where projects and
    the Administration Team can more efficiently and effectively
    work together.

  • Assess
    and provide recommendations of structures, patterns of
    communication, authority/power dynamics and relationships, and
    organizational administrative functionality.

  • Collaborate
    with the Program Director and other key Administrative Team
    roles to see how our Steering Committee can more effectively
    fulfill its role in governance and implementation of the
    mission and strategic objectives of CPT to confronting areas
    of lethal conflict and undoing oppressions.

  • Make
    recommendations to the Steering Committee and Staff on
    processes and practices to enact in order to onboard a
    long-term Administrative Director in line with the stated
    values of CPT.


  • Experience
    in working with Christian, ecumenical and interfaith

  • Experience
    in director level and interim leadership

  • Ideally
    10 years of leadership experience

  • Graduate
    studies in relevant field to organizational management or
    CPT’s work

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