About the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is a worldwide network of places of memory dedicated to remembering past struggles for justice and addressing their contemporary legacies. Sites of Conscience foster public dialogue and action on social issues with the goal of building lasting cultures of human rights. The Coalition provides member sites with direct funding for civic engagement programs, organizes learning exchanges ranging from one-on-one collaborations to international conferences, and conducts strategic advocacy for sites and the Sites of Conscience movement. The Coalition includes more than 300 member sites in 65 countries with total annual visitors in the tens of millions.

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 in the following ways:

  • Providing funding and technical support to sites to develop innovative, scalable public programs;
  • Connecting members with one another across the globe to develop highly effective collaborative programs and to develop and share best practices;
  • Advocating for the centering of memory initiatives in peace-building and transitional justice efforts; and
  • Supporting regional and thematic networks of Sites of Conscience, enabling members worldwide to collaborate on programs, convene for region-specific trainings, and advocate for common goals.

 

Open positions


Program Manager
Europe/Eastern Europe and MENA (Middle East and North Africa)

Position Description

The Program Manager is a contract position reporting directly to the Coalition’s Global Networks Program Director and managing the Coalition’s Sites of Conscience networks in Europe/Eastern Europe and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The Program Manager helps build the capacity of historic sites, museums, and memory initiatives in Europe/Eastern Europe and MENA regions to serve as dynamic centers for civic dialogue and action through the conceptualization, development, and implementation of capacity-building workshops and training initiatives, advocacy campaigns, cross-regional exchanges, thematic programming, and other creative and innovative efforts. S/he works closely with all members of the Global Programs team and collaborates with the Coalition’s Development, Communications, and Membership and Practice departments, and the Global Transitional Justice Program.

This is a 20hr/week contract position with flexible working hours that can be developed and adjusted in close consultation with the Global Networks Program Director. The workflow will vary based on projects underway, with certain more intense periods, but it is estimated that no more than an average of 20 hours/week will be required over the course of the year. A Memorandum of Understanding will be developed with clear deliverables for a twelve-month engagement. The position requires some international travel. There are no benefits, paid vacation, or sick days with this position.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Strengthening the Capacity of Regional Network Members
    • Work with Regional Steering Committees/Coordinators to conceptualize, launch and evaluate joint/collaborative programs at the regional level.
    • Develop and disseminate resources (program models, methodological tools, etc.) that foster member engagement and best practice via the Coalition’s Online Resource Center and/or other mechanisms.
    • Contribute to the member newsletter and other communication efforts.
    • Support the development of Global Programs’ virtual programming, such as webinars, virtual workshops, online trainings, etc., with technical and administrative support from the communications team.
    • Collaborate with colleagues of the Global Programs team to develop and implement cross-regional/global projects.
    • Identify opportunities for regional members to serve as experts within the Sites of Conscience global network and beyond.
    • Stay up to date on emerging research related to memorialization, reconciliation, dialogue, museums, and other related issues and convey that research internally as well as externally to Coalition members through engaging in training, resource development, and Coalition communications.
  • Regional Network Development
    • Plan and carry out effective and engaging annual Regional/Global Meetings in collaboration with Regional Steering Committees/Coordinators: Develop regional meeting context documentation, identify meeting topics, develop meeting agenda and collateral materials. Facilitate planning discussions, manage meeting logistics including liaising with localhost, drafting contractual agreements, managing finances booking flights (when relevant).
    • Participate in regional/global meetings (virtual or in-person).
    • Manage Regional Steering Committee activities, including facilitating and/or hosting calls and meetings, taking and disseminating meeting notes.
    • Conduct triannual regional needs assessments to determine member and community needs.
    • Recruit and liaise with members in the regions.
  • Small-Grants Projects
    • Project Support Fund (PSF): Participate in Project Support Fund process, including reviewing and supporting regional members’ proposal development and assessing final submitted proposals.
    • Research and Rapid Response Projects: Support the coordination of research and rapid response projects including liaising with members and supporting the development of research/project ideas.
  • Evaluation and Impact
    • Base all project development on detailed and effective monitoring and evaluation programs that are fully integrated into program planning and implementation.
    • In close collaboration with the Global Programs team, develop/review/update tools that help the team and members successfully evaluate their impact.
  • Fundraising and Grants Management
    • Collaborate with the Development Department and the Global Networks Program Director to draft and review proposals for regional/thematic projects.
    • Provide program and financial updates for donor reports as required.
  • Management and Administration
    • Prepare quarterly regional activity reports.
    • Participate as a team member in annual planning efforts.
    • Travel to and participate in Coalition activities as needed.
    • Other responsibilities as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years relevant non-profit experience
  • A Bachelors degree (or higher)
  • Mother-tongue level written and spoken English. Fluency in Arabic or French required
  • Knowledge of human rights, memory or transitional justice work
  • Familiarity with international networks, grant reporting requirements and procedures
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Excellent leadership, project management, and problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a multinational, decentralized, and project-driven team.

 

How to Apply

Please send an email that includes your resume and cover letter indicating your motivation to apply for this post to hr@sitesofconscience.org by January 10th. Please include Program Manager: Europe/Eastern Europe and MENA in the subject line.

Please note that because of the volume of submissions the Coalition receives for position postings, only those candidates who will be invited to move forward in the search process will be contacted.


Communications Associate

Position Description

The Communications Associate plays a vital role in all the Coalition’s communications efforts, including social media, public relations and program support. He or she is an exceptionally organized, detail-oriented team player, who is always on the lookout for new ideas and trends to support the Coalition’s communications strategy while also being able to adapt to the organization’s established tone and style. In addition, the Communications Associate is a skilled writer in both digital and traditional mediums and can decipher and communicate a wide range of global histories and methodologies with accuracy and sensitivity. While he or she assists in the Coalition’s general communications plans, a significant portion of the Communication Associate’s workload is dedicated to supporting the Coalition’s Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR) – a Consortium of nine organizations that together serve as a new mechanism to respond in a multi-disciplinary and integrated manner to the transitional justice needs of societies emerging from conflict or periods of authoritarian rule.

The Communications Associate is based in the Coalition’s New York City office and reports to the Communications Director, who is responsible for raising the profile of the Coalition among key audiences by developing, implementing and managing short- and long-range communications plans to reach and sustain core audiences essential to the growth of the Coalition.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Coalition’s and GIJTR’s overall communications plan to meet the twin goals of raising their visibility among external audiences and enhancing communications among staff, members and partners
  • Regularly post on the Coalition’s and GIJTR’s social media presence on key platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, with the goal of increasing followers in specific fields and locations, as well as honing online messaging to be as relevant, dynamic and engaging as possible.
  • Make necessary updates to online and print materials that are both graphically engaging and always grammatically correct.
  • Facilitate technical aspects of webinars as needed, serving as a point-person for Zoom and ensuring that all marketing materials are ready and dispersed in a timely and organized fashion.
  • Help develop new marketing materials in a variety of formats including videos, presentations, publications, podcasts, etc.
  • Cultivate members of the press around the globe with the goal of regularly placing stories, Op-Eds, and/or mentions in the press on the Sites of Conscience movement as well as individual members
  • Collaborate with and assist Program teams with simultaneous, detailed and time-sensitive communications projects related to the GIJTR and other Coalition programs
  • When needed, assist the Communications Director with the Coalition’s strategic plan, member surveys and relations with the Board of Trustees
  • Stay abreast of new developments in technology, communications and relevant human rights issues to ensure the Coalition remains cutting-edge
  • Other tasks as determined with the Communications Director

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Transitional Justice, Museum Studies or related field
  • 3-4 years’ experience in nonprofit communications, with experience at a human rights organization or museum strongly preferred
  • Impeccable oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong knowledge of social media technology and proven judgment in distributing content
  • Outstanding time and project management skills
  • A strong writer with a clear and succinct style, who is always grammatically and factually accurate
  • A motivated problem-solver who brings a positive attitude to the work at hand
  • Expertise in Zoom
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML /coding/ website CMS (Word Press)
  • Skill in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Canva or other software a strong plus
  • Knowledge of Spanish, Arabic or French a strong plus
  • Creativity, resourcefulness and ability to work both as a team and independently

How to Apply

Please send an email that includes your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to anelson@sitesofconscience.org by January 22nd. Please include “Communications Associate” in the subject line. Please note that because of the volume of submissions the Coalition receives for position postings, only those candidates who will be invited to move forward in the search process will be contacted.


The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.