Title: Colombia Program Coordinator
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Description: Staff person is responsible for coordination of the FOR’s Colombia Program which, in collaboration with other branches of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, supports non-violent efforts in Colombia, peace initiatives, respect for human rights, and justice and peace in US policy. This includes oversight and coordination of Colombia Peace Presence, an FOR protective accompaniment team that maintains a permanent presence in the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in northern Colombia and supports the other Colombian partners. The staff person will advocate for the security of Colombian partners before the diplomatic corps based in Bogota as well as Colombian authorities.
The staff person is also responsible for the coordination of grassroots education and advocacy in the United States and Europe regarding these peace initiatives, the conflict in Colombia and US policy; and development of faith community partnerships between the United States and Colombia.
The staff person works as part of a team with representatives of other International FOR branches, with staff of the Fellowship of Reconciliation USA and with the emerging Accompaniment National Chapter of the FOR. Among the responsibilities shared with them is fundraising for the accompaniment program.
FOR is an interfaith organization founded in 1915 committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of change. It educates, trains, builds coalitions, and engages in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally and globally.
Typical responsibilities include:
Administrative responsibilities include preparing annual budget ($150,0000), overseeing the accountant’s monthly and annual reporting, coordinating audits as required by funders. Fundraising responsibilities, shared with the National Chapter and the IFOR branches, include writing grant proposals, designing and implementing fund appeals.
Salary commensurate with experience, includes health benefits, four weeks vacation.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization actively seeks great inclusion of women, people of color, religious minorities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people throughout its staff and committees. More information on the FOR and its programs is available on our web-site at http://www.forusa.org
To apply, send a letter of intent, resume, writing sample, and references to:
Susana Pimiento: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: April 20, 2013
The position is expected to begin June 15.