Dance 4 Peace (http://www.dance4peace.org) is an innovative, global peace education nonprofit that engages young people through dance and creative movement to transform violence, conflict and bullying in schools. We are inspiring a generation of leaders and peacemakers through an innovative curriculum that promotes empathy, mediation skills, anger management, and conflict resolution to instill social and emotional competencies for peace.

We are a fast-paced educational nonprofit that began in Bogota, Colombia during a dancer’s Fulbright Scholarship and now have programs in the United States in Baltimore, Newark, New York City and Washington DC and internationally in Colombia, Germany, and the Philippines. The program has worked with over 4,566 youth in eight cities on four continents. Our vision is to ignite global social change through the art of movement.

Dance 4 Peace was recently awarded a Cordes Fellowship at the Opportunity Collaboration and named a Youth Leader by the Inter-American Development Bank. We are building a movement of intercultural exchange in peacebuilding and violence prevention through dance. Dance 4 Peace hubs share best practices in conflict transformation and social and emotional learning as part of the global PeaceMover network. Our program is creative, dynamic, completely movement-based and evaluated, and adaptable to specific cultures, communities and contexts. We envision a world where creative movement redefines how we build cultures of peace in schools.

We are a small team with big plans.  This is a perfect role for an individual looking to make a dramatic difference in their community, gain exceptional work experience as a part of an intimate, high-caliber team, and play an influential and exciting role in the building and expansion of our program.

We offer:

  • The ability to spend your time on high-impact work that is already defining the future of movement-based peace education
  • A fun, talented team that empowers you and gives you the freedom to be creative and help shape the organization
  • Full-time salary + benefits


Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting U.S. partnership development with new schools and community centers in Baltimore, Newark, New York City, and Washington, DC
  • Collaborating with relevant constituents in the region to ensure successful implementation of Dance 4 Peace curriculum
  • Facilitating professional development and trainings for PeaceMover facilitators
  • Visiting and observing classrooms to improve PeaceMover capabilities
  • Supporting curriculum development and expansion
  • Assisting monitoring and evaluation efforts and communication of impact
  • Coordinating communication with stakeholders in the community
  • Coordinating ad-hoc tasks and projects as needed


Requirements:

  • A desire to use creativity and movement to affect social change
  • 1-3 years of work experience.  Experience in a high caliber teaching or education role (e.g., TFA) considered a plus
  • Passion for and experience with the performing arts, specifically dance or musical theatre
  • Flexibility in ambiguous and dynamically changing environments
  • Entrepreneurial and “can-do” attitude.  A love for tackling tough problems and the confidence to solve them
  • Technology proficiency, including the use of Google Docs, Salesforce, and social media
  • Great enthusiasm to try new methods and chart new waters
  • Distinctive interpersonal and communication skills


The ideal candidate has 1-3 years of work experience and is passionate about making a big difference in education and conflict resolution through dance and creative movement.

Roles and responsibilities will include numerous dynamic projects in an early startup environment, as assigned by the U.S. Program Manager.  We are looking for people who can do anything, from choreograph a routine to work on a grant proposal, and are excited to take on any task.

Application Procedure by April 22:
Apply by sending an email to move@dance4peace.org with subject line “US Program Coordinator - Your Name”, resume, and a letter to us describing why you want to join our D4P team.

Join our movement online:
www.dance4peace.org
www.facebook.com/dance4peace
www.twitter.com/dance4peacenow

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Amanda,

I've been following Dance 4 Peace for some time now, and really love the sound of the program, the theory of change, and the team. I've sent along an application to the address from the job posting, and look forward to connecting with you soon. An amazing organization I'd love to learn with and contribute to.

All the best,

Ellie

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