Do you love unleashing the power of youth to create positive social change? If so, Kids4Peace International is seeking a dynamic, creative leader to be our Seattle Chapter Director.
The Chapter Director provides overall leadership to the Seattle chapter of Kids4Peace, by setting strategic direction, leading fundraising efforts, maintaining and establishing community partnerships, and supervising the chapter’s Program Director.
Seattle is Kids4Peace’s flagship chapter in the US, meaning that we often serve as an incubator for new ideas that can then be rolled out across the organization. The Chapter Director, therefore, will have the opportunity to develop programs and systems that can serve as best practices for other chapters.
During this time of increased discrimination in the US (centered on race, religion, immigration status, gender, and more), Kids4Peace plays a vital role in equipping youth in our region with skills to develop empathy, support vulnerable communities, and build political power to effect long-term change. The Chapter Director will be able to deploy their creativity and relationship-building skills to develop new strategies for engaging more youth and more supporters in this work.
Grow chapter fundraising from $100k to $140k over the next 18 months through the following:
- Maintain relationships with existing individual donors while continuing to build strategies to attract new donors to Kids4Peace -- with an emphasis on major donors
- Grant writing
- Lead a talented committee to plan an annual gala event
Network building (30%)
Kids4Peace’s work relies extensively on maintaining strong networks of relationships to help identify youth for programs, volunteers and other supporters, and to ensure that our work is responding to real community needs.
- Maintain relationships with existing community partners through in-person meetings, calls, emails, and hosting/attending community events
- Develop relationships with new community partners (religious communities, schools, community-based organizations, and other youth-serving organizations)
- Engage the Seattle Chapter Board and other volunteers to help with this work
Chapter operations (20%)
- In collaboration with the Seattle Chapter Board, develop budget and ensure sound financial operations
- Provide oversight of the chapter’s programming, including vision & strategy, engaging youth leadership, and establishing advocacy priorities
- Supervise the chapter Program Director and assist in the planning of youth programs
Support to Kids4Peace International (10%)
- As a senior staff team member, work to ensure coordination of programmatic goals across the organization
- Work with staff at Headquarters (Washington, DC) to develop systems for smooth operation of chapters
- Contribute to long-term strategy for growth of Kids4Peace International
What We Are Looking For
While no one candidate will embody all of the qualifications below, we are looking for:
- Experience raising funds from individual and institutional donors, including stewarding donor relationships, asking for gifts, organizing events, and writing grants
- Experience working with grassroots organizations and a deep understanding of social justice issues in the United States
- A minimum of three years experience in a management/leadership role in the nonprofit sector (or a related sector). Work, volunteer, academic, and other life experience are all acceptable.
- Experience with developing relationships between different faith communities and mobilizing these communities to respond to social justice concerns
- Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, diverse religious beliefs and practices
- Knowledge of Seattle-area social concerns, and connections to other organizations/individuals working to address those concerns
- Commitment to youth empowerment and a willingness to share power so that programs can be youth-led
- A creative, entrepreneurial spirit
- Commitment to anti-racist principles
- A willingness to work both independently and as part of a small team
- High emotional intelligence, able to easily develop deep, trusting relationships with diverse individuals from many different backgrounds
- Highly organized and able to use tools efficiently and with consistency
- Familiarity with Google G Suite
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends with frequency, along with some travel
Kids4Peace (www.k4p.org) is an international, grassroots, interfaith youth leadership organization. Working primarily with Muslim, Jewish, and Christian youth (aged 12-18) across the United States, in France, and in Israel/Palestine, we run a variety of programs that help to build community and equip youth with the skills they need to effect change.
Our youngest participants learn communication and dialogue skills to prepare them to be changemakers, while also exploring the commonalities and differences in their faith traditions and how those faith values can compel them to work for social justice. Our older participants put these skills and knowledge into action by engaging in community organizing and advocacy around issues such as Islamophobia and Antisemitism, police violence, immigration, and economic inequality.
The Seattle chapter is one of five in the United States. Founded in 2013, we now run two distinct programs: 1) Our Core Leadership Program consists of 25 youth who meet on a monthly basis and also take part in longer, more intensive summer programs. 2) Our Outreach Program consists of public workshops, interfaith community-building events, and tailored workshops for religious congregations, schools, and other youth-serving organizations. Through our Outreach Programs, we proudly serve over 300 youth annually.
Level of Language Proficiency
Compensation and Benefits
- This is a full-time, exempt position paying $60,000.
- This position has limited benefits (to be negotiated during the hiring process) and no relocation package.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Seattle Chapter Director.” The deadline for applying is Friday, September 21. In your cover letter, please address how your personal and professional background informs your interest in working with Kids4Peace. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The anticipated start date is Thursday, November 1.
Kids4Peace International is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.