Job: Global Networks Program Director, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Deadline: December 31, 2014
Job Description: Global Networks Program Director
About the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (the Coalition) is a network of museums, historic sites, organizations and individuals dedicated to creating a more peaceful future through remembering past struggles and addressing their contemporary legacies. Founded in 1999 by a group of nine pioneering heritage and human rights leaders on four continents, the Coalition has grown to over 200 members in 55 countries, working in regional and thematic networks in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia, North America and the Middle East and North Africa. Each year, more than 20 million people visit Sites of Conscience across the globe to participate in programs that promote civic action by connecting history and memory with contemporary human rights and social justice issues.
What the Coalition Does
The Coalition is the only international training and exchange community dedicated to building the capacity of Sites of Conscience to achieve broad social change. The Coalition strengthens member sites across the globe in the following ways:
• Supporting regional and issue-based networks of Sites of Conscience, enabling members to collaborate, convene for region-specific trainings, and advocate for common goals.
• Providing funding and technical support to sites to develop innovative, scalable public programs;
• Connecting members across the globe to develop highly effective collaborative programs and share best practices; and
• Advocating for the inclusion of memory initiatives in peace-building and transitional justice efforts;
The Coalition is currently seeking candidates for the newly created position of Global Networks Program Director.
The Global Networks Program Director reports directly to the Coalition’s Executive Director and leads the Coalition’s programmatic work in seven regions: Asia, Africa, Russia, Latin America, Europe, North America, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Global Networks Program Director will build the capacity of historic sites, museums, memorials and memory initiatives in these seven regions to serve as centers of civic dialogue and engagement through the conceptualization, development and implementation of regional
workshops and training initiatives, advocacy campaigns, cross-regional peer exchanges, and other creative and innovative efforts among Coalition members across the globe. Working with the Global Networks Program Associate, s/he is responsible for supporting and growing the Coalition’s regional networks and for developing and disseminating Coalition resources to network members. S/he collaborates closely with the Director of Membership and Professional Development as well as with the Communications Director, the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Global Transitional Justice Program Director. The position will involve domestic and international travel to individual member sites and regional network meetings.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Regional Network Program Design and Development
o Direct the development, implementation and monitoring of regional network programs, taking a lead role on regional network projects such as exchanges, workshops, seminars and other activities.
o Facilitate development of collaborative programs among member sites within and across regions
o Compile and disseminate methodological resources (program models, evaluation tools, etc.) to members via the Coalition’s Online Resource Center and/or other mechanisms, including print materials
o Work with regional network coordinators or committees to build and support joint/collaborative programs among members of networks
• Member Development
o Recruit and liaise with members
o Organize and facilitate regional network meetings
o Support and engage with activities of regional steering committees
o Research relevant initiatives in human rights, transitional justice, civic engagement and dialogue, arts, and other fields and identify opportunities for collaboration with external partners
• External Relations and Member Communication
o Assist in maintaining contact with members, international and local partners, NGOs, embassies, and other relevant civil society actors or government officials.
o Serve as liaison for communication with regional network members and prospective members regions
o Prepare regional program updates and articles for e-newsletter and the Coalition website
• Fundraising and Grants Management
o Work with the Institutional Advancement team to draft regional network program budgets and work plans, donor reports and proposals, and provide program updates as required
• Management and Administration
o Supervise and support the professional development of the Global Networks Program Associate
o Prepare quarterly activity reports for the board
o Travel to and participate in International Coalition activities as needed
o Complete other tasks as required
• Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree or higher with specialization in museology, human rights or transitional justice is preferred.
• Eight to ten years relevant work experience in museology, civic engagement, transitional justice, or human rights.
• Extensive experience in program development and management in a non-profit environment with specific expertise in developing civil society based initiatives
• Experience with grant reporting requirements and procedures
• Highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a multinational, decentralized team
• Excellent written, spoken and interpersonal communications skills
• Written and verbal fluency in English
• Fluency in or knowledge of Spanish, Arabic, Russian or French a strong advantage
• Flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and commitment to the mission and vision of the Coalition
Application Process Please send an email that includes your resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements along with one writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2014. Please include Global Networks Program Director in the subject line.
Applications without salary requirements cannot be considered.
Please note that because of the high volume of submissions received for each position posting, the Coalition is able to respond only to those candidates who will be invited to move forward in the search process.