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

25 August 2017

POSITION OPENING: Interim Administrative Director

Christian 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 to 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 oppressions. 

  • 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 organization.

  • 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 organizations

  • 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