The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a nonprofit and non-partisan international policy organization formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideologies. CEP builds a more moderate and secure society by educating the public, policymakers, the private sector, and civil society actors about the threat of extremism. CEP also formulates programs to sever the financial, recruitment, and material support networks of extremist groups and their leaders.
CEP deploys education, advocacy, and communication tools to inform the public, media, academia, business leaders, and policymakers about the dangers posed by extremist ideologies and movements as well as their recruitment and operational tactics. CEP also provides support to counter-extremism, preventions, deradicalization, and rehabilitation/reintegration programs around the world.
Headquartered in New York City with a presence in Washington, D.C., London, Brussels, and Berlin, CEP has experts who specialize in a variety of extremist movements—from Islamist to far-right extremism—and who have served in a variety of government, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies; held notable positions in academic institutions or think tanks; or are individuals with extensive on-the-ground experience in prevention, counter-radicalization, rehabilitation, or reintegration.
CEP’s resources and support services serve as an important foundation for stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic in their efforts to tackle extremists’ insidious ideologies that threaten moderate and tolerant societies, promote violence, and reject basic human rights. Our leadership and experts as well as CEP’s programs have been featured in variety of international media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN, Newsweek, Reuters, BBC News, Guardian, Independent, Metro UK, Sydney Today, ABC News (Australia), South China Morning Post, India Times, Euronews, Deutsche Welle, France 24, and AllAfrica, among others.
CEP is seeking a development officer with excellent communication and organization skills, as well as a demonstrated grant writing and fundraising track record. S/he must be able to quickly familiarize themselves with CEP’s programming and work independently. S/he be able to interact and maintain professional relationships with CEP experts, advisory board members, and donors. S/he will report directly to and work in close coordination with CEP’s leadership team.
The development officer will be adding to CEP’s existing portfolio of grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, National Counterterrorism Center and EU governments—totaling several million USD. These grants have backed CEP programming on the rehabilitation and reintegration of returning families of foreign terrorist fighters; the development of a preventing violent extremism (PVE) training and mentorship program; the establishment of rehabilitation/reintegration programs for convicted terrorists in the United States; analyzing the transnational connectivity of right-wing extremism (in particular in the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Finland); and investigating the presence and activities of violent far-right groups and individuals in Germany.
The development officer will be a key member of a team working to ensure that CEP maintains its status as a trusted partner for governments, the private sector, and other nongovernmental organizations operating around the world.
Proposal writing, identifying grant opportunities, donor relationship cultivation, and marketing are major components of the position. A successful candidate will be able to maintain a steady base of donors and grant programming while identifying new opportunities based on CEP’s expertise and programs. S/he will have strong communication, organization, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
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