The Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding systematically dismantles religious prejudice, hatred and violence, while simultaneously promoting justice and respect for people of all religious beliefs and none. As a secular and non-sectarian nonprofit, Tanenbaum works to promote religious peacebuilders who help counter extremism and violence in armed conflicts, and tackles religious bullying of students, harassment in workplaces, and disparate health treatment for people based on their beliefs.
Tanenbaum’s Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution program identifies, studies, supports and promotes the work of religiously motivated Peacemakers in conflict zones around the world. Our work is guided by the program’s overall objective: to have religiously motivated peacemakers recognized as central actors by diplomats and civil society leaders in conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
We coordinate a unique and collaborative network through which the Peacemakers in Action learn from and sustain one another. Our initiatives with and on behalf of these women and men promote religious peacemaking as a legitimate and sometimes necessary component of conflict resolution/transformation, peacebuilding and Track II (citizen) diplomacy. In so doing, our target audiences include seminarians, students of international affairs and peacebuilding, diplomats and conflict resolution/transformation and peacebuilding practitioners.
Evolving since 2004, the Peacemakers in Action Network was formalized as an operational network in 2011. The Network is one of the principal ways in which Tanenbaum works with its Peacemakers. Its official purpose is “contributing toward the transformation of conflicts and the reconciliation of people in building a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.” The Network Coordinator facilitates the communication and collaboration needed among Tanenbaum Peacemakers to further these goals, and to facilitate their mutual support of one another and their sharing of complementary skills for resolving conflict.
The Peacemakers in Action (PIA) Network Coordinator will report to the CEO and Deputy CEO. The PIA Coordinator will help systematize and coordinate communications and collaboration among Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers, organize, facilitate and coordinate web based and in-person meetings, and manage and document projects that emerge relating to the Network.
Outcomes of the Network Coordinator’s work include, but are not limited to:
I. Facilitating, Coordinating and Supporting the Peacemakers Network
- Building and maintaining a learning community by managing and implementing communication among all of the Peacemakers, between the Peacemakers and Tanenbaum, and with appropriate outside individuals and organizations.
- Scheduling and facilitating a minimum of 14 general conference calls among the Peacemakers annually.
- Scheduling and facilitating a minimum of four conference calls among the Peacemakers Leadership group annually.
- At least four times per year for each Peacemaker, maintain regular contact to build relationships, field their requests for assistance and gather information on their current work and share it with the Network.
- Identifying, planning, helping to identify funding for, and managing a minimum of two Network collaborations including on-the-ground Interventions.
- Collecting data, writing reports and sharing appropriate social media content on Tanenbaum Network initiatives including Retreats and interventions.
- Conducting research and staying abreast of developments in various conflict zones and international relations generally and in peacebuilding and networks; ensuring key colleagues are up to date.
- Documenting activities and significant developments within the Network (i.e., maintaining records of key engagements with Peacemakers, media reports of Peacemaker activities, and internal memos on ongoing engagements).
II. Promoting the Peacemakers Network through Communications and Development
- Drafting Network success stories for Tanenbaum’s website in a compelling manner and for other appropriate external resources to promote the Network and the Peacemakers and to help raise funds for the program.
- Create recommendations during the annual planning process for supervisors to consider regarding Network direction, strategy, decisions or projects including those that raise funds to support project initiatives and/or involve financial expenditures.
- Representing and presenting on behalf of Tanenbaum Peacemakers’ Network in key public events.
III. Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Program
- Facilitate, review and submit budgets for all Network related activities for approval.
- Helping with data collection for monitoring and evaluation as required.
- Supporting the Peacemaker in Action selection process and data submissions for the Program Advisory Council.
- Planning and executing events with the Program Associate involving Peacemakers, including Retreats, conferences, fundraising events, and others.
- Executing other tasks as required to support the Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Program and Tanenbaum.
- Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum
- Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably in international relations, peacebuilding/peace studies, human rights, religion and conflict resolution, or related field
- Ability to communicate confidently and professionally verbally and in writing, with the Peacemakers and outside stakeholders and to represent Tanenbaum professionally
- Experience in a multi-cultural setting and ability to communicate with people whose first language is not English
- Ability to establish relationships across such language differences, cultures, religions, countries of origin
- Clear and strategic thinker, a self-starter with strong follow through
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated
- Proven ability to manage and implement multiple projects, and meet deadlines, in a fast-paced environment
- Experience coordinating networks
- Facility with Skype, Zoom and other virtual meeting platforms
- Familiarity with constructing and tracking budgets
- Occasional travel and after-hours work required
- A sense of humor
- MA in international relations, peacebuilding/peace studies, human rights, religion and conflict resolution, or related fields
- 1-2 years of nonprofit experience
- 1-2 years of international experience, preferably in the developing world
- Foreign language skills
- Understanding of the fund development process
- Training in network theory
All work produced for Tanenbaum by the PIA Network Coordinator is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the PIA Network Coordinator outside of Tanenbaum-authorized activities.
Tanenbaum offers a competitive benefits package, including:
- Health, vision and dental insurance
- Paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal days
- Commuter stipends
- Professional development reimbursements
- Life and disability insurance
- 401k retirement savings
- Flexible spending account
Please send a cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to [email protected] Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email. Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.
No phone calls, please.
Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding
55 Broad Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Email: [email protected]
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