About the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (the Coalition) is a rapidly growing global network of museums, historic sites and organizations dedicated to creating a more peaceful future by remembering past struggles and addressing their contemporary legacies. Founded in 1999 by a group of nine pioneering heritage and human rights leaders on four continents, the Coalition today has more than 200 members in 55 countries. Each year, more than 20 million people visit Sites of Conscience to participate in programs that promote civic action by connecting history and memory with contemporary human rights, social justice and transitional justice issues.

 

What the Coalition Does

The Coalition is the only international training and exchange community dedicated to building the capacity of Sites of Conscience to achieve broad social change. The Coalition strengthens member sites across the globe by:

  • Supporting regional and issue-based networks of Sites of Conscience, enabling members to collaborate, convene and advocate for common goals;
  • Providing funding and technical support to sites to develop innovative, scalable public programs;
  • Connecting members across the globe to develop and share best practices; and
  • Advocating for the inclusion of memory initiatives in peace-building and transitional justice efforts.

 

The Coalition is currently looking for applicants for the following positions:

 

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Position Description

The Development Assistant plays a key role in helping the Coalition meet its annual fundraising goals by: working with the Secretariat staff and Coalition members across the globe to develop fundraising proposals, reports and correspondence; managing the grants calendar, the donor database and other key departmental systems; helping identify new donors through prospect research and internal strategy meetings with other staff; maintaining and building relationships with current and potential donors through correspondence, phone conversations and in-person meetings; and participating in larger fundraising and organizational planning. S/he reports to the Director of Development and works closely with Secretariat staff, Coalition members, current and potential Coalition donors, and the Board and Ambassadors Circle of the Coalition.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Draft fundraising proposals, reports, acknowledgement letters and supporting materials including narrative and financial reports;
  • Conduct prospect research on foundations, government agencies, corporations and individuals in the U.S. and abroad;
  • Communicate with current and prospective donors in writing and by phone;
  • Manage and maintain key departmental systems and record keeping including: the grants calendar, prospect management chart, electronic and paper files, donor records, professional memberships and subscriptions;
  • Manage the transfer of existing donor records to a new fundraising database to be determined in partnership with the Director of Development and the Executive Director;
  • Identify and supervise development intern(s), as necessary;
  • Assist with scheduling board and funder meetings and coordinating fundraising mailings, as necessary;
  • Help plan, coordinate and assist with Board and fundraising meetings and events, as necessary; and
  • Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings, annual and strategic planning activities as required.

 

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years previous fundraising experience preferably in the areas of arts and culture, museums and/or human rights;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Experience with financial reporting and Excel;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong administrative skills and experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or another fundraising database; and
  • Experience working internationally and collaborating with people in diverse cultural and political contexts.
  • Fluency in Spanish, French, Russian or another language from a region where the Coalition does significant work is a plus.

 

Application Instructions

Position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Interested candidates please send a cover letter indicating salary requirements along with a resume and one writing sample to hr@sitesofconscience.org with the subject line “Development Assistant.” Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2017.

No phone calls, please. Applications without salary requirements cannot be considered. Because of the number of applications for posted positions, the Coalition can respond only to candidates whose experience qualifies them for an interview.

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GLOBAL NETWORKS PROGRAM MANAGER

Position Description

The Coalition is currently seeking candidates for the position of Global Networks Program Manager.

The Global Networks Program Manager reports to the Global Networks Program Director and will support the Coalition’s programmatic work in all the regional networks and thematic working groups. The goal of the Global Networks Program Manager is to help build the capacity of historic sites, museums, memorials and memory initiatives to serve as centers of civic dialogue by coordinating exchange and learning among a portfolio of Coalition members and affiliates. S/he is responsible for supporting and growing the Coalition regional networks and thematic working groups.. S/he collaborates closely with the Methodology and Practice and Transitional Justice departments as well as with the Director of Development and the Communications Director. The position will involve international as well as domestic travel.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Regional Network Program Design and Development
    • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of global programs, and take a lead role on network projects such as organizing workshops, seminars and other meetings. Facilitate development of programs by members and regional networks and occasionally take lead role in these efforts.
    • Work with Program Director and regional network steering committees to coordinate collaborative public programs.
  • Regional and Thematic Network Development
    • Recruit and liaise with members, including in-person outreach and member calls.
    • Research and prepare briefs of regional meeting contexts, and identify meeting topics.
    • Draft regional meeting agendas and other meeting materials.
    • Provide logistical support for regional steering committees, including facilitating and/or hosting planning calls, taking and disseminating minutes.
    • Participate in and/or facilitate regional meetings.
    • Identify connections between member sites and support these connections on an ongoing basis.
    • Schedule and facilitate thematic/working group calls and projects.
  • Project Support Fund
    • Participate in Project Support Fund proposal development and review committee calls.
  • External Relations and Member Communication
    • Represent the Coalition at external conferences and public speaking engagements.
    • Develop program updates for the Coalition newsletter, social media and website.
  • Fundraising and Grants Management
  • Working with the Development department, assist in drafting and reviewing proposals, and provide program area updates for reports as required.
  • Work with the Global Networks Program Director to draft program budgets and work plans as required by funders.
  • Management and Administration
  • Prepare quarterly program activity reports.
  • Travel to and participate in Coalition activities as needed.
  • Other tasks as required.

 

Qualifications

  • Four to five years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in museums, community engagement or human rights organizations;
  • Experience in program development in an international environment;
  • Experience with grants management including narrative and financial reporting;
  • Experience working internationally with people in diverse cultural and political contexts;
  • Highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a multinational, decentralized team;
  • Excellent written, spoken and interpersonal communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability in finding creative approaches to problems; not afraid to take on new challenges;
  • Written and verbal fluency in English;
  • Fluency in Spanish, French, Russian or Arabic is a strong plus;
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

 

Application Instructions

Position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Interested candidates please send a cover letter indicating salary requirements along with a resume and writing sample to hr@sitesofconscience.org with the subject line Global Networks Program Manager. Applications will be accepted until April 21, 2017; early applicants are at an advantage.

No phone calls, please. Applications without salary requirements cannot be considered. Because of the number of applications for posted positions, the Coalition can respond only to candidates whose experience qualifies them for an interview.