The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.
The Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) at the University of San Diego's Kroc School is seeking a driven, entrepreneurial leader to head up the newly-launched Target:Peace initiative. Target:Peace will leverage evidence and research to drive forward key policy and advocacy processes in the peacebuilding field. The goal - smarter, more effective peacebuilding and ultimately less violent conflict worldwide. Applicants should have 8-10 years' experience, an MA or PhD, and be ready to take on a tough, but hugely rewarding leadership challenge. Top candidates will have:
Target:Peace is a partnership between the Kroc IPJ, the Stanley Foundation, and Milt Lauenstein, the primary supporter of the initiative. It will collaborate closely with the newly-established Global Peacebuilding Coalition. The position is based at the beautiful University of San Diego campus and will require regular travel. Compensation includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and being part of a dynamic team and rich learning environment at the Kroc School.
Supervision received form the Kroc IPJ Executive Director. Exercise supervision over staff of Target:Peace including at a minimum administrative support at USD and a staff presence in Washington D.C. The position is funded for four years beginning in 2019 and is expected to continue subject to funding availability.
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Special Conditions of Employment: The Director is expected to travel both domestically and internationally. On occasion this will entail travel to lesser-developed countries that may be in some stage of conflict or post-conflict and for which some risk may be incurred.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
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