Program Director



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Traverse City
United States


Job Title:  Programs Director

Hours:  15-20 hours weekly on average

Commitment:  12 Months

Pay:  Unpaid Volunteer. Only agreed expenses paid. We aim to make this a paid position as

soon as possible.

Reporting To:  YP Deputy Director

Language Spoken : Spoken and written fluency in English

To Apply : Click Here

Location:  Anywhere with good communications & internet

Deadline : Reviewed until position is filled.

Benefits : Fantastic experience and responsibilities to strengthen your program management

resume. Coaching and learning from the industry’s finest (PHD’s amongst others) with ample

opportunity to build capacity and develop skills while supporting conflict affected children and

youth. Learning about child/youth peacebuilding and a potential letter of recommendation.

What Young Peacebuilders Does

Young Peacebuilders (YP) develops partnerships, research, projects and tools that nurture

peacebuilding passion and skill in children and youth in contexts impacted by armed conflict.

In this way YP helps prevent and end cycles of violence. We also help design effective child

and youth peacebuilding projects and research for others. We want to see a major shift in the

dominant method of addressing contemporary conflicts toward investing in young people as

peacebuilders.


Responsibilities vary depending upon duration of one’s commitment, number of hours committed, interests, skills, and experience. We ensure responsibilities increase along with one’s skill level.

  1. Manage club recruitment and organizational partnerships
  2. Collaborate with the Executive Director and Deputy Director to develop and implement the strategic plan programmatic growth internationally
  3. Track club involvement and communicate club updates to Communications Director
  4. Oversee development of organizational partnerships and oversee organization vetting process
  5. Oversee volunteer support associates and branch coordinators
  6. Developing and managing a team to ensure quality support and programming to YP clubs and partner organizations
  7. Ensuring volunteers feel valued, part of the team, excited about participating, & supported
  8. Maintain volunteer evaluation system to enhance volunteer engagement and promote skill building
  9. Update policies and procedures in line with currciular and programmatic needs
  10. Maintain updated policies in staff manuals and YP documentation
  11. Assist in crafting and presenting evidence-based funding and contract proposals
  12. Demonstrate program gap, present research, provide methodology, provide anticipated budget
  13. Present research and plans to potential stakeholders and investors
  14. Writing research methodologies & overseeing implementation
  15. Program development: plans, research, execution (possible ongoing planning/monitoring/evaluation), to include pursuing research contracts
  16. Deliver on research and evaluation contracts, create evaluation reports
  17. Confer with local staff and experts
  18. Travel as needed
  19. Maintain familiarity with trends in YP programs, stakeholders, methods

Skills and Qualification:

  • Masters degree in political science, peace and conflict studies, international relations, international development or related field; PHD  degree preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with activities in the peace building and  working with youth required.
  • Experience implementing programs with a focus on peace building
  • Experience working remotely with teams across the world.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and conducting peace building trainings;
  • Strong facilitation and consensus-building skills;
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral;
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.




  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Please click on the above link to fill application form. Email applications will not be accepted.