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Since 1993, Seeds of Peace has inspired and cultivated new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. We equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.
Our leadership development model begins with a transformational camp session in Maine for exceptional young people and educators living in conflict. The program shifts attitudes and perceptions and builds respect and empathy. Our approach continues through year-round local programs that strengthen relationships and leadership capacities.
We then accelerate the impact of our alumni who are challenging the ideologies, policies, and practices that perpetuate conflict. Our network now encompasses over 7,000 alumni throughout the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and the United States who are uniquely positioned to lead change.
Position Summary: Coordinates and serves as main contact point for all Camp related processes for the Israeli delegation.
Camp Planning/Recruitment: November and December
Oversees all contact for interested students, parents, teachers, and school officials, responding to all email and phone inquiries regarding Camp
Leads on all outreach and recruitment efforts in line with strategy:
- Directly engages staff, DLs/Educators, and Seeds to spread the application
- Trains Seeds to effectively recruit applicants
- Works with key contacts, schools, and community organizations to build relationships and recruit applicants
- Creates and manages database of outreach efforts
Travels to key communities to assist regional staff in recruitment
Works with Program Director, Middle East (Jerusalem) to develop strategy for the Selection Process:
- Actively recruits and organizes Seeds as volunteer team leading the selection process
- Develops interview criteria and strategy and works with Selection Committee or panels to implement them
New Camper Selection: January and February
Leads process to organize and execute selection with Selection Committee, including reviewing applications, conducting interviews, and making selections
Trains interviewers on Seeds of Peace criteria and selection processes
Coordinates all administrative tasks related to selection:
- Maintains database of all applications
- Scheduling and facilitating interview processes
- Providing necessary documentation to application-readers and interviewers
- Keeps organized files of interview notes/documentation
Is present at all interviews to welcome parents and applicants and ensure a smooth process
Sends out notification emails in timely manner to applicants as updates are ready
Camp Preparation and Delegation Support: March through Camp
Organizes and attends orientation meetings for full delegation (new campers, PSs, DLs) and parents
Oversees all logistical and administrative processes in lead up to Camp:
- Ensures all paperwork and permission forms are collected in the timeline set by the Camp Director
- Maintains excel database for selected participants
- Works with Camp Director to finalize travel itinerary and tickets
- Assists with completion of US Visa Applications
- Collect payments of participants for US Visas
- Schedules and manages participants and staff visa interviews
- Ensures that all camper fees are collected and deposited and sent in a timely fashion prior to all participants’ departures
Supports and attends all events/tours that will be conducted for the delegation in preparation of Camp, acting as primary point of contact for Seeds and Parents.
- Serves as the official contact for parents before and during Camp
- Manages the budget as defined by Program Director, Middle East (Jerusalem) and Camp Director
- Develops programmatic and financial reports as requested
- Timely compliance with programmatic and administrative policies and procedures
- Ensures participants return home smoothly and checks in with each seed following their time at Camp
Term: Nov 2018 – August 2019
Essential skills and experience:
- Must have graduated high school
- Speaks fluent Hebrew and English. Knowledge of Arabic a plus
- Candidate must be familiar with Middle East Region
- Pays attention to details, works independently, and follows up on tasks
- Works well as part of team
- Strong organizational skills
- Previous work with youth a plus
- Background in facilitation a plus
- Effective at relationship building
- Willing to work on weekend days, if necessary
- Willingness to work after hours, if necessary
- Travel to countries where Seeds of Peace programs are planned, if required
- Knowledge of and high skill level with Microsoft Office (excel and word)
- Ability to work with and be empathetic to a culturally diverse staff and maintain environmental adaptability and flexibility
- Ability to maintain sensitivity, patience, and perspective in a high-stress political environment
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
If you wish to be considered for the position, please apply here. All applications must be submitted by November 14, 2018. For any questions, please e-mail email@example.com . No phone calls, please.
Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.
Seeds of Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer