Program Manager, Middle East (Jerusalem)

Job Type

Full Time







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:

This position is responsible for the engagement of Israeli participants in Seeds of Peace’s international and regional programs.

Position responsibilities:

Plan programs and activities for Israeli Seeds – Juniors and Alumni (main focus – Junior Seeds)

Execute programs and activities for Israeli Seeds of all ages – be capable to execute on own or as part of the team

Create a strong network of Seeds alumni:

  • Work closely with a core group of Seeds alumni aiding to execute programs for Junior Seeds
  • Actively communicate with and reach out to Seeds of Peace alumni who are not involved with Seeds of Peace

Assist with execution of Palestinian, Bi-national and Multinational programs and activities

Foster strong communication with Seeds of all ages and act as primary point of contact for all Seeds and Parents:

  • Travel through the country to meet with Seeds in areas of critical mass
  • Encourage participation in programs
  • Follow up individually with non-active Seeds

Be able to represent Seeds of Peace in meetings, conferences and events with external stakeholders as per request

Foster relationships with Schools of Seeds – encourage schools’ involvement and create partnerships

Coordinate and initiate communication of activities, including outreach to Seeds and participants

Prepare supporting materials for programs and activities:

  • Develop programmatic and financial reports as requested

Timely compliance with programmatic and administrative policies and procedures

Support Country Director and Camp Coordinator in all recruitment, selection and preparation processes for camp as needed, to potentially include:

  • Outreach to schools and youth movements to recruit applicants
  • Recruit Junior Seeds to assist in selection process
  • Provide Junior Seeds with tools and provide guidance in outreach processes in their schools
  • Assist in planning and executing meetings with parents
  • Assist in planning and executing preparation seminars
  • Assist Camp Coordinator in all administrative tasks including responding to applicants, scheduling and facilitating interview processes, facilitating visa processes, collecting relevant paperwork, creating a participant’s database and more

Essential skills and experience:

  • 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
  • Basic computer skills required (Microsoft Office. Knowledge of other online organizational tools and software a plus
  • 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.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

If you wish to be considered for the position, please apply here. For any questions, please e-mail . No phone calls, please.