CPT INTERNATIONAL: Applications sought for Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Project Support Coordinator postion

29 September 2016
CPT INTERNATIONAL: Applications sought for Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Project Support Coordinator postion

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is accepting expressions of interest for the position of IPS Project Support Coordinator 

Participants in the 2015 Anishinaabe Waterwalk against the Energy East pipeline

Team: Administrative Team

Reports to: Program Director

Status: Stipended, half-time, 20 hours/week

Stipend: $1,000 USD/mo

Location: Turtle Island  (Canada–preferred—or United States)

Start Date: December 1st, 2016

Application Deadline: October 30, 2016

Position Purpose: This half-time (20 hours/week) position supports CPT’s Indigenous People Solidarity Program efforts to amplify the voices of and support Indigenous nations, communities and movements in Turtle Island seeking justice and defending lands against corporate and government exploitation, as well as a commitment to undoing colonialism in churches.  

Qualifications - Position-specific:

●      Education and/or experience and/or familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations and alliances, or, at the very least, experience in solidarity work across cultural and socio-economic differences in the Turtle Island Territory

●      Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

●      Ability to communicate comfortably and effectively through telephone, conference calling, email, and video-conferencing as primary tools of work communication

●      Detail-oriented and self-motivated

●      Fluency in English, written and spoken; second language fluency is a plus

●      Excellent organizational skills

●      Excellent time management skills within flexible work hours in home-based office setting

●      Experience managing a team of people

●      Ability to promptly respond to, communicate with, and follow-up requests for accompaniment and/or indigenous actions happening all over Turtle Island

●      Conflict management skills

●      Ability to travel back and forth to the project site (willingness to spend 4-6 weeks annually with team in Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

●      Experience in facilitating strategic planning

●      Experience in drafting and maintaining budgets

●      Experience/willingness to work on visa applications

Qualifications - General:

●      Strong commitment to CPT’s mission, vision, and values

●      Commitment to the practice of active nonviolent peacemaking as part of a team in settings of intense conflict and oppression

●      Grounding in faith/spirituality

●      Experience in and commitment to dismantling racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other oppressions; awareness of ways that oppressions intersect; sensitivity to ways oppression operates differently in different cultural settings 

●      Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, interfaith environment 

●      Familiarity with CPT’s sponsoring bodies and clusters of support, or a willingness to grow in this area 

●      Working knowledge of word processing, e-mail, social media

●      Sucessful completion of CPT training*

 Please send resumé and statement of motivation explaining why you are interested in the position to: Milena Rincon, program@cpt.org

 Full job description available upon request.


*We will consider a candidate ideal in other respects who has not completed training, but s/he will be expected to to complete the next available training.