Job Opportunities with Peace First: Communications Manager, IT Coordinator, Program Director, and Development Coordinator

We were recently contacted by Jen Clammer ’90 about multiple job opportunities with Peace First. Check out the job descriptions below and visit the Peace First Web Site for more information on these opportunities.

peacefirstAbout Peace First

Peace First believes in teaching, modeling and valuing youth peacemaking in order to unleash young people’s ability to create positive change around them. This is done through two initiatives, the Peace First Digital Activity Center and the Peace First Prize. The Peace First Digital Activity Center presents Peace First’s signature peacemaking curriculum and activities in a cost-free and easy-to-use digital format allowing educators and parents to customize a search through our extensive programmatic library to meet specific needs. To date, this is being utilized by educators throughout the U.S. and in 45 countries across the globe. The Peace First Prize, a national search, rewards powerful, courageous acts of peacemaking by youth and inspires others to follow in their footsteps. Winners each receive a significant financial award and a two-year Fellowship, providing ongoing mentoring, professional development and a customized curriculum. Our inaugural class of Fellows was announced in October 2013, and our second Prize cycle launched in January 2014.For more information, please visit www.peacefirst.org.

1. Communications Manager

Peace First is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as Communications Manager. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Development & Communications, this position is an excellent opportunity to manage and grow the communications work of a vibrant national non-profit, while also learning from a team of skilled and experienced professionals. The Communications Manager will co-design and serve as the lead implementer of Peace First’s communications strategy, directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand reputation.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in communications and/or marketing or related field;
  • Demonstrated track record of writing, editing, design, digital production, and print project management;
  • Success implementing, managing, and participating in social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other sites) on behalf of an organization/brand;
  • Image-editing and manipulation, page-layout, and experience with video editing and video posting preferred;
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and Salesforce a plus;
  • Superior organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize quickly;
  • Ability to meet shifting deadlines with a commitment to producing high-quality work;
  • Flexible work style and open to feedback and coaching;
  • BA or equivalent is preferred.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter documenting your strong fit with the job requirements. Email your resume and a cover letter to talent@peacefirst.org. Attach files as Word or PDF documents and include “Communications Manager” in the subject line of your email. Letters should be addressed to Hannah Beatty.

2. IT Coordinator

The Peace First IT Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position based in Boston. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in supporting and building information technology systems, websites, and databases to advance Peace First’s work. He/she will lead the development of an organization wide contact management system to help us engage and better serve a growing national network of partners and stakeholders. The IT Coordinator will also oversee technology support and systems for Peace First, contracting work to vendors and consultants as necessary on website or database projects.

Candidate Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be a flexible and motivated self-starter and multi-tasker that can work within a fast-paced adaptive environment while also being a force for organizational efficiency and solutions. Specific skills:

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience with website development, database administration or information technology management;
  • Experience managing Windows Server, Windows 7 and 8, and Office preferred;
  • Experience managing content management systems such as Drupal, Joomla or WordPress preferred and comfort with SQL databases and Apache servers preferred;
  • Programming experience in HTML, CSS, PHP, Apex or Visualforce a plus;
  • Excellent project management and analytics skills;
  • Experience with training users in new systems;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter, both in Word format, to talent@peacefirst.org. Please include “Peace First IT Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

3. Program Director

The Peace First Prize Program Director is a full-time, exempt position based in Boston. Peace First has two years of experience running the national Peace First Prize and building the necessary search and selection systems and skill-sets. We are looking for a strong and creative Program Director to take this work to the next level. He/she will lead the 2015 Prize campaign, and cultivate new and existing partnerships to expand the network of young people we reach annually. He /she will serve as a key member of the Program Team, collaborating on cross team projects and priorities, and reporting to the Director of the Peace First Prize.

Qualifications:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in social entrepreneurship, youth and community development, and local or national coalition building or campaign work;
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing partnerships and relationships;
  • Strategic thinking skills and a passion for strong execution;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent track record of project management;
  • Sales experience or public engagement work a plus;
  • Experience growing a national program in a results-oriented environment;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter, both in Word format, to talent@peacefirst.org. Please include “Peace First Prize Program Director” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

4. Development Coordinator

Peace First is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as Development Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Development Manager, this position is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the fundraising work of a vibrant national non-profit, positioned for greater visibility and reach in the years ahead, while also learning from a team of skilled and experienced professionals. The Development Coordinator will provide critical support to: individual giving (prospect research, coordinating advisory boards throughout the country), fundraising events (ranging from small cultivation events for 20 to larger events for several hundred), donor stewardship, funding proposals, as well as managing Peace First’s donor database. This is an entry-level position, or a position for someone more experienced interested in learning about the development field, requiring strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task, as well as exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years non-profit experience;
  • Superior organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize quickly;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in donor management software, Salesforce preferred.
  • Ability to meet shifting deadlines with a commitment to producing high-quality work;
  • Independent worker, self-starter and ability to solve problems creatively;
  • Flexible work style and open to feedback and coaching;
  • BA or equivalent is preferred.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter documenting your strong fit with the job requirements. Email your resume and a cover letter to talent@peacefirst.org. Attach files as Word or PDF documents and include “Development Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. Letters should be addressed to Hannah Beatty.

Peace First is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes a particular effort to recruit candidates from all backgrounds.

 

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare. 

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