Christian Peacemaker Teams seeks new co-director

By staff writers
January 26, 2011

Our friends and associates at Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in North America are embarked on the process of seeking a full-time co-director.

We have also included the advertisement below in our regular 'jobs' section (www.ekklesia.co.uk/about/jobs):

Call for Expressions of Interest and Nominations for Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Full-Time Co-Director

CPT seeks applications for a co-director to work with Carol Rose, current co-director. Position begins in July 2011. Job description is flexible depending on the intersection of skills of applicant with current co-director. Applications from members of racially-marginalised groups and from outside North America are warmly welcomed. As with all Support Team members, compensation is a stipend based on need. The initial appointment is for a period of three years.

Qualifications include spiritual grounding in Christianity; strong skills in organisational processes and administration; experience leading or working in an international organisation committed to violence reduction, nonviolent resistance campaigns and movement building; strong English with at least minimal Spanish; background and skill in undoing oppressions; and ablity to mobilise economic and human resources. Knowledge of CPT is important.

Traits include the ability to articulate and promote the CPT mission and vision; to make collaborative decisions; to listen well; to be flexible; to articulate and promote an organisational vision; to lead in organisational change; and to network between religious, political, geographical and social groups.

Persons with the required experience and skills who have not been members of CPT are welcome to apply. See www.cpt.org for background. If chosen as the most promising applicant, the individual must participate in a CPT delegation and month-long training and discernment process prior to final appointment.

Contact Susan Mark Landis with expressions of interest and nominations by 1 March 2011. She will respond with a more complete job description and application materials.

Write to: SusanML@MennoniteUSA.org

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