The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization into the next generation of peace-building. The new Director will find FOR with many strengths: (1) a long and rich history of nonviolent activism, resistance to war, and anti-oppression work; (2) a signature combination of, and commitment to, nonviolence and interfaith activism and grassroots organizing; and (3) a clarity about and passion, shared by staff and members, for FOR’s vision.
The Executive Director will be coming on board at a time of transition and opportunity as FOR grapples with the realities of an aging membership, a tighter budget, and a desire to better integrate its diverse programmatic efforts into a common framework. The new Director must be willing to sign FOR’s Statement of Purpose and will be engaged in helping FOR with:
Strongly preferred background:
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefit package.
Location: Headquartered in Nyack, New York; location negotiable.
Deadline for Résumé and Cover Letter: March 25, 2013
About the Fellowship of Reconciliation:
The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) was founded in 1914 to promote nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict and achieving justice and peace worldwide. Its intentionally interfaith approach to peace and justice make FOR uniquely positioned to address the world’s problems in the 21st century. FOR-USA serves as the U.S. national office for this movement, and works with more than 10,000 members, 100 local groups, and over a dozen national religious peace fellowships. FOR-USA is a member of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), with branches in more than 40 countries.
The national headquarters is based in Rockland County, New York. Several national staff members are regionally based (in other parts of the Americas).
To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé with three professional references by the March 25, 2013 deadline to: Ralph McFadden, Search Consultant, FORsearch@sbcglobal.net. For more information, contact Ralph McFadden on his home/office phone: 847-622-1677. Reference letters may be sent via email directly to McFadden. (PDF version of job posting may also be downloaded at the bottom of this web page.)
The Fellowship of Reconciliation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.