KIDS4PEACE SEEKS JERUSALEM CO-DIRECTOR
[APRIL 20, 2017] Kids4Peace is hiring a Co-Director (Program & Administration) for the Jerusalem office.
Kids4Peace Jerusalem operates long-term, interfaith, cross-border programs of dialogue and social action for youth, young adults, and parents. The Co-Director is the chief program and administrative officer for an interfaith NGO serving more than 500 participants from East & West Jerusalem and neighboring West Bank communities. This is a unique opportunity for a skilled and passionate leader to bring a growing organization to the next level.
The successful candidate for Co-Director will be a self-motivated professional with experience in both education and management, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multicultural, and multireligious environment.
The position requires an individual with passion for Kids4Peace’s mission, a track record of effective leadership, and the ability to motivate others to ensure organizational effectiveness, while responding with flexibility and creativity to changing realities on the ground. Kids4Peace is seeking a candidate prepared to commit several years to this role.
The Co-Director (Program & Administration) will work alongside Meredith Rothbart, who serves as Co-Director (Development). Meredith will be primarily responsible for fundraising and organizational development. Kids4Peace values shared leadership of Israelis and Palestinians working side-by side. Together, the two Co-Directors will motivate and inspire the Kids4Peace community and represent the organization within Jerusalem and beyond.
Co-Director (Program & Administration), Kids4Peace Jerusalem
Executive Director, Kids4Peace International
with additional oversight & support from a local Advisory Board
Kids4Peace Jerusalem Office, Shaikh-Jarrah, East Jerusalem
Send cover letter & resume/CV to Meredith Rothbart, Co-Director (Development) at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5th.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Kids4Peace anticipates conducting final interviews in late May or early June, with a start date in early to mid July.
- University degree (first degree required, masters degree preferred) in education, business management or other relevant field
- 5-7 years experience leading youth development or peacebuilding programs
- 3-5 years experience managing diverse teams of staff and/or volunteers
- Detailed understanding of Jerusalem’s religious, cultural, political and civic life
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with both youth and adults, including senior religious and/or civic leaders.
- Experience designing and managing large grant-funded projects (USAID, EU, etc)
- Personal experience participating in dialogue groups or peacebuilding programs
- Core skills in project management, budgeting & financial oversight, public speaking, program design, and monitoring & evaluation
- Fluency in Arabic, and professional competency in English and Hebrew are required
- Regular travel across all parts of Jerusalem, Israel and the West Bank is required
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Design & Management
- Guide the planning, implementation, and evaluation of dialogue and social action programs for youth (age 12-18), young adults/alumni, and parents
- Hire, train, motivate and oversee a diverse, multi-faith team of Israeli & Palestinian educators & facilitators
- Directly supervise program staff, including Youth Programs Director and age-group Coordinators
- Design and implement systems to track participant data and program impact
- Design and implement policies and procedures to ensure the effectiveness of programs and the safety of program participants, including conflict-sensitivity and Do No Harm
- Plan for the continued expansion of Kids4Peace’s core youth programs, to operate at large-scale across Jerusalem and neighboring communities
- Guide the development of Kids4Peace’s newest initiatives focused on social transformation, including the Jerusalem Peace Hub (co-working space for Israeli & Palestinian activists) and educational tourism
- Foster positive relationships with program partners, host facilities, schools, religious leaders, and vendors
- Prepare program reports and impact evaluations
- Ensure compliance with Kids4Peace policies and procedures, and the stipulations of grants and agreements
- Serve as Chief of Party for grant agreements and manage related reporting requirements
- With the Finance Officer, create and oversee the annual budget for the Jerusalem office
- With the Finance Officer, oversee all functions related to procurement, banking and human resources
- Directly supervise administrative staff, including Finance Officer and Office Manager
- Oversee the care of the Kids4Peace office facility, including usage, maintenance and repair
- The Co-Director (Development) will serve as backup for administrative functions.
Organizational Leadership – Shared with second Co-Director
- Act as spokespeople for the organization
- Write for and speak to diverse audiences (in person, online and via media) within Jerusalem and abroad
- Communicate regularly with parents, educators, volunteers, other internal stakeholders
- Foster relationships with other peace organizations, to maximize collaboration and shared impact
- Foster relationships with political, diplomatic, business and civic leaders from across all sectors of Jerusalem society and the international community.
- Seek opportunities for financial support, via grants, private donors, and social enterprise
- Preside at meetings of staff and volunteers, and at large gatherings and events
- Serve on the Management Team of Kids4Peace International and help to guide global strategy
- Report regularly to the local Advisory Board and the Kids4Peace International Executive Director
Meredith Rothbart has been appointed Co-Director (Development) for the Kids4Peace Jerusalem Office. She most recently served as Acting Director after Mohammad Joulany and Rebecca Sullum completed their work as Co-Directors in February. Meredith earned an MA in Community Development from the Hebrew University and has worked with Israeli, Palestinian and international NGOs in communications and fundraising roles. Meredith will serve alongside the Co-Director (Program & Administration).