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Staff Openings

Job Title

Associate/Senior Associate, Policy and Communications

Role summary

AfP seeks a dynamic and ambitious Associate for Policy and Communications to elevate AfP’s policy outreach and public communications among relevant U.S. and global decision-makers, while also leading AfP’s Congressional advocacy and education and supporting Executive Branch and global network engagement. S/he will strengthen the unity and effectiveness of the peacebuilding community’s policy voice by building strong and active relationships with policymakers and civil society allies. The Associate reports to the AfP Vice President.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead AfP’s non-partisan advocacy and education efforts with the U.S. Congress and cultivate strong relationships with Congressional offices;
  • Respond to general advocacy requests from AfP members, such as joining meetings, sharing information, and organizing and taking part in speaking engagements;
  • Support Vice President and CEO in consulting with the U.S. government, such as the State Department, USAID, and Department of Defense, on key initiatives;
  • Work with AfP leadership to develop and implement cohesive, ambitious, communications and marketing strategies for AfP;
  • Draft, edit, and review content for media, website, social media, policy makers, and related audiences;
  • Strong research, analytical, and writing skills, including drafting press releases, op-eds, policy briefs, and other substantive content;
  • Coordinate activities of Working Groups with relevant partners and AfP leadership;
  • Support AfP’s annual conference through assisting with logistics, taking lead on panel management, covering the event on social media, and organizing photos;

Required Skills and Experience

  • Passion for public policy, international affairs, peacebuilding, and/or nonprofit work;
  • At least one (1) year of experience in legislative or public policy, ideally as a Congressional staff member, lobbyist, or policy advocate, with a solid familiarity with Congressional process;
  • Exceptional writing and analytical skills and ability to translate research into compelling narratives;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to learn from constructive feedback;
  • Experience with issue-based campaigning and political advocacy, preferably on U.S. foreign policy issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality, compelling content, for a range of audiences;
  • Experience in crafting posts and managing communications for online and social media platforms, including FB, Twitter, and Instagram, in service of an organizational mission;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment;
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver quality work; and
  • Bachelor’s degree;

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • A robust Washington policy network, with strong bipartisan Congressional contacts, particularly in the Foreign Affairs/Foreign Relations and Appropriations committees;
  • Prior strategic communications experience, including networks with U.S. and global media outlets;
  • Basic graphic design experience and familiarity with Canva, or similar design tools, and video editing.
  • Master’s degree in public policy, international relations, peace or conflict studies, or a related

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to humanresources@allianceforpeacebuilding.org, ATTN: Associate, Policy and Communications. Each attachment should be labeled “Last name, First name – [Document type].” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will be filled as soon as a well-qualified person is identified.

Only applicants meeting required qualifications for the position will be considered. The Alliance for Peacebuilding is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities but must be eligible to work in the United States. The Alliance for Peacebuilding does not sponsor work visas. The Alliance for Peacebuilding does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, race, or persons with disabilities.

Consulting Opportunities

Job Title
Campaign Manager, Peace in our Cities

Role summary

The Peace in our Cities Campaign is a new global initiative dedicating to build a movement of people, cities, and partners to halve and transform urban violence by 2030. The Peace in Our Cities campaign seeks to create platforms for progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16+, with an initial focus on SDG16.1 (to significantly reduce all forms of violence & related death rates everywhere). The campaign currently includes 14 cities and 10 global partners representing over 20 million people worldwide. It is co-facilitated by the Pathfinders Initiative for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at New York University’s Center for International Cooperation; Impact:Peace at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the Kroc School, University of San Diego; and +Peace, a collective action campaign platform of peacebuilding organizations housed at the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

The Peace in our Cities Campaign team seeks a Campaign Manager to manage critical elements of the campaign.

The Campaign Manager will:

  • Manage all campaign collateral across a wide network of partners;
  • Manage weekly, monthly, and quarterly campaign coordination calls;
  • Manage campaign-wide engagement with cities and partners;
  • Manage logistics for events, retreats, and global travel for Campaign spokespeople;
  • Provide communications support to campaign partners and cities; and
  • Complete major campaign deliverables between now and October 2020.

In so doing, the Campaign The Campaign Manager will have:

  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Experience with global campaigns and/or similar global, multi-stakeholder initiatives;
  • An entrepreneurial, creative and opportunistic work ethic with ability to prioritize a wide range of assignments;
  • Ability to write concise text and capture meeting notes and summaries;
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills in English; and fluency in at least one additional United Nations language, with a strong preference for Spanish or Arabic desirable;
  • Capabilities to travel domestically and internationally; and
  • A strong commitment to the goals, vision and ideals of the campaign.

This is a remote, part time (up to 20 hours per week) consultant position that will not include benefits, initially engaged until October 1, 2020 with a possibility of extension. The successful Campaign Manager will report to the Director of Campaigns and +Peace at the Alliance for Peacebuilding with regular indirect reporting lines to the other organizational leaders of the Peace in our Cities campaign team. The Campaign Manager will have access to a desk in New York, Washington D.C., and San Diego but may also work remotely. This position is open to all nationalities, on the condition that the successful candidate have appropriate proof of work insurance.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV, and links to relevant campaign work to pathfinders@sdg16.plus. We will consider applications on a rolling basis, and encourage applicants to submit by February 1, 2020.

For any questions, please contact Madeline Rose (madeline@allianceforpeacebuilding.org) with CC to Bojan Francuz (bojan.francuz@nyu.edu).

Internship Openings

There are no openings at this time.

Fellowship Openings

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

AfP is a participating organization for The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a salary for recent college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, on international peace and security issues for six to nine months. Scoville Fellows work on AfP’s Policy & Advocacy team. For further information, and to apply please visit www.scoville.org.

The Scoville Application is now open! Follow the link here to apply by February 7, 2020.

The Alliance for Peacebuilding is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. AfP does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, race, or persons with disabilities.