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PeacePlayers is currently accepting applications for the jobs listings below. To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to the appropriate email.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers International (PPI) is a peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together,” PPI has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 15 countries.

By offering equitable basketball programming, peace education, leadership development and professional training, PPI challenges the status quo of hatred and fear that grips societies in conflict – making cross-community cooperation desirable and giving young people practical skills to deal with conflict and grow into ambassadors for peace in their communities. The organization operates year-round programs in the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Cyprus and the United States.

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

In 2017, PeacePlayers launched a partnership with Nike to bring the organizations proven model of uniting communities through sport to the U.S. PeacePlayers currently operates in Detroit, MI; Brooklyn, NY; and Baltimore, MD. In the summer of 2018, the organizations will launch programs in Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA.

The Program Coordinator will support PeacePlayers efforts to run sports based community programming in Los Angeles, California. PeacePlayers Los Angeles currently operates in the Watts community, offering year-round basketball programming for youth ages 12-18. The Program Coordinator will report to the Manager of PeacePlayers LA and will be responsible for overseeing Los Angeles Programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities and specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the implementation of all LA Programming activities; including weekly leadership and basketball sessions, Peace Education sessions, community service projects and field trips.
  • Run programming that focuses first and foremost on creating fun, safe spaces for youth to grow as people and secondly, improving basketball skills
  • Lead in the recruitment strategy of Program Participants in both Peace League (Middle School) and Leadership Development (High School) participants
  • Build and maintain relationships across a variety of stakeholders (schools, community orgs, volunteers, coaches, etc.)
  • Support implementation of neighborhood and city-based events
  • Supervise, support and empower coaches
  • Coordinate trainings and workshops for local network
  • Oversee the collection of necessary data, testimonials and other information to assess Program success

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Intimate knowledge of the local community
  • 1-3 years experience in community development or a youth serving organization
  • 1-3 years experience coaching sport (preferably basketball)
  • Proven ability to build relationships across a variety of sectors
  • Demonstrated passion for using sport as a tool for social change
  • A proven ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in sport-based youth development philosophy
  • Personal sporting experience at the high school or collegiate level preferred
  • Experience in group facilitation and/or training preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

The Program Coordinator position is a full-time salaried position with benefits, including health insurance and an employer retirement plan matching program.

The Program Coordinator position will be based in Los Angeles, CA..

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Apply@PeacePlayersIntl.org at with the subject header “Program  Coordinator – Los Angeles” All applications for the position should be submitted by October 31. We will be interviewing during that period and the position may be filled before the deadline.

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers is an international peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport, primarily basketball, as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that children who play together can learn to live together, PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 20 countries.

At PeacePlayers, our vision is to foster individual and communal connections that create a more peaceful world. The world we live in today has far too many divides – whether racial, religious, ethnic or geographic – and these divisions have created an environment of conflict and instability in our local communities.  In partnership with local leaders, we support young people on opposite sides of these divides by using sport as a vehicle to strengthen their leadership and peacebuilding skills to show that we are all more alike than different. We stay with them for the long-term to work towards a more peaceful society for us all – currently operating in nine year-round sites:  the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, as well as five cities in the U.S. – Baltimore, Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles. 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION 

In January of 2017, PeacePlayers launched a partnership with Nike to bring PeacePlayers’ proven model of uniting communities through sport to the United States.  This partnership piloted growth in 2017 first to Baltimore, Brooklyn and Detroit, and then in the summer of 2018 added programs in Chicago and Los Angeles. At this time we are excited to begin launching two new sites Memphis (TN) and Portland (OR).  We are currently seeking a Director to lead the planning and implementation of PeacePlayers Memphis.  

The Director of PeacePlayers Memphis will have a deep understanding of Memphis, outstanding management and fundraising skills and will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of PeacePlayers Memphis and adhering to PeacePlayers 10 Unifying Principles.  The Director will work closely with the US Leadership team and his/her peers across other PeacePlayers locations to develop high quality program design and implementation in Memphis. The Director will need to be both entrepreneurially driven and capable of being a team player, recognizing that their success will be dependent on the empowerment of their staff and the youth the program serves.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Leadership and Strategy:

  • Collaborate closely with PeacePlayers-U.S. to develop a multi-year PeacePlayers U.S. and PeacePlayers Memphis strategy focused on financial sustainability and programmatic excellence that is in line with the PeacePlayers Global Strategic Plan.
  • Hire and support PeacePlayers Memphis staff in the running of an efficient and effective program, the evaluation of that program, and overseeing of part time coaching staff
  • Responsible for maintaining communication with other PeacePlayers sites—domestic and international—PeacePlayers U.S. office, and PeacePlayers Global support team; to share learnings and best practices for the good of PeacePlayers as a whole
  • Identify and strategically partner with organizations and institutions to deepen, sustain and scale PeacePlayers’ programmatic impact across Memphis. 
  • Adherence to PeacePlayers’ unifying principles. These “unifying principles” ensure all PeacePlayers’ sites are similar enough to each other to achieve the shared mission of the organization and also afford the flexibility for local leaders in each site to innovate and make contextually driven decisions for the greatest overall impact.

Fundraising and Development:

  • Work closely with PeacePlayers U.S. Head of Strategy and Operations, U.S. Program Director and PeacePlayers Global Support Team to understand the current PeacePlayers’ financial landscape, existing donor base and to identify opportunities for incremental support in Memphis.
  • Responsible for the development and expansion of local fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.
  • Collaborate with PeacePlayers Global Support team and U.S. staff to effectively steward existing Baltimore focused donors and build a pipeline of future supporters of PeacePlayers work in the U.S. 

Financial Performance and Operations:

  • Responsible for budgeting and fiscal management of PeacePlayers Memphis
  • Responsible for key Human Resources functions such as ensuring PeacePlayers Child Protection and Abuse Policy are followed; local staff are onboarded and trained effectively and provided ongoing support from US Leadership and the PeacePlayers Global Support Team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A demonstrated passion and connection to the mission of PeacePlayers to unite divided communities through sport and its values of seeing people as people, culture of collaboration and inside out transformation. 
  • Possesses an understanding and passion for addressing challenges created by inequity  across racial and socioeconomic divides in the United States and in Baltimore specifically.
  • A belief in the inherent strengths of young people to actualize their greatest potential despite challenges and adversity, and positively impact society
  • 5+ years of management experience with a track record of effectively leading a scaling program or nonprofit 
  • Successful track record of developing and stewarding individual donors ($15,000+) and developing corporate partnerships
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and not afraid to get involved in all aspects of the organization and programming in Memphis
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience cultivating new fundraising relationships, managing current funder relationships and/or planning fundraising events
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and oversee a budget
  • An understanding of how sport can be used as a transformational development tool;  interest and experience in basketball also helpful.

The Director of PeacePlayers Memphis position is a full-time salaried position with benefits, including health insurance and an employer retirement plan matching program. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Director of PeacePlayers Memphis position is based in Memphis, TN.

To apply for this position, please email a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to PeacePlayers International at apply@peaceplayersintl.org with the subject header “Director of PeacePlayers Memphis” 

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers is an international peace building nonprofit organization that uses sport, primarily basketball, as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that children who play together can learn to live together, PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 20 countries.

At PeacePlayers, our vision is to foster individual and communal connections that create a more peaceful world. The world we live in today has far too many divides – whether racial, religious, ethnic or geographic – and these divisions have created an environment of conflict and instability in our local communities.  In partnership with local leaders, we support young people on opposite sides of these divides by using sport as a vehicle to strengthen their leadership and peacebuilding skills to show that we are all more alike than different.  We stay with them for the long-term to work towards a more peaceful society for us all – currently operating in nine year-round sites:  the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, as well as five cities in the U.S. – Baltimore, Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles.

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

In January of 2017, PeacePlayers launched a partnership with Nike to bring PeacePlayers’ proven model of uniting communities through sport to the United States.  This partnership piloted growth in 2017 first to Baltimore, Brooklyn and Detroit, and then in the summer of 2018 added programs in Chicago and Los Angeles, with the intention of eventually launching additional programs in Memphis (TN) and Portland (OR).

The Director of PeacePlayers Baltimore will have a deep understanding of Baltimore, outstanding management and fundraising skills and will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of PeacePlayers Baltimore and adhering to PeacePlayers 10 Unifying Principles.  The Director will work closely with the US Leadership team and Baltimore Project Manager, and his/her peers across other PeacePlayers locations. The Director will need to be both entrepreneurial driven and capable of being a team player, recognizing that their success will be dependent on the empowerment of their staff and the youth the program serves.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities and specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Leadership and Strategy:

  • Collaborate closely with PeacePlayers-U.S. to develop a multi-year PeacePlayers U.S. and PeacePlayers Baltimore strategy focused on financial sustainability and programmatic excellence that is in line with the PeacePlayers Global Strategic Plan.
  • Support PeacePlayers Baltimore Program Manager in the running of an efficient and effective program, the evaluation of that program, and overseeing of part time coaching staff
  • Responsible for maintaining communication with other PeacePlayers sites—domestic and international—PeacePlayers U.S. office, and PeacePlayers Global support team; to share learnings and best practices for the good of PeacePlayers as a whole
  • Identify and strategically partner with organizations and institutions to deepen, sustain and scale PeacePlayers’ programmatic impact across Baltimore.
  • Adherence to PeacePlayers’ unifying principles. These “unifying principles” ensure all PeacePlayers’ sites are similar enough to each other to achieve the shared mission of the organization and also afford the flexibility for local leaders in each site to innovate and make contextually driven decisions for the greatest overall impact.

Fundraising and Development:

  • Work closely with PeacePlayers U.S. Head of Strategy and Operations, U.S. Program Director and PeacePlayers Global Support Team to understand the current PeacePlayers’ financial landscape, existing donor base and to identify opportunities for incremental support in Baltimore.
  • Responsible for the development and expansion of local fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.
  • Collaborate with PeacePlayers Global Support team and U.S. staff to effectively steward existing Baltimore focused donors and build a pipeline of future supporters of PeacePlayers work in the U.S.

Financial Performance and Operations:

  • Responsible for budgeting and fiscal management of PeacePlayers Baltimore
  • Responsible for key Human Resources functions such as ensuring PeacePlayers Child Protection and Abuse Policy are followed; local staff are onboarded and trained effectively and provided ongoing support from US Leadership and the PeacePlayers Global Support Team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A demonstrated passion and connection to the mission of PeacePlayers to unite divided communities through sport and its values of seeing people as people, culture of collaboration and inside out transformation.
  • Possesses an understanding and passion for addressing challenges created by inequity across racial and socioeconomic divides in the United States and in Baltimore specifically.
  • A belief in the inherent strengths of young people to actualize their greatest potential despite challenges and adversity, and positively impact society
  • 5+ years of management experience with a track record of effectively leading a scaling program or nonprofit
  • Successful track record of developing and stewarding individual donors ($15,000+) and developing corporate partnerships
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and not afraid to get involved in all aspects of the organization and programming in Baltimore
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience cultivating new fundraising relationships, managing current relationships and/or planning fundraising events
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and oversee a budget
  • An understanding of how sport can be used as a transformational development tool; interest and experience in basketball also helpful.

The Director of PeacePlayers Baltimore  position is a full-time salaried position with benefits, including health insurance and an employer retirement plan matching program. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Director of PeacePlayers Baltimore position is based in Baltimore, MD.

To apply for this position, please email a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to PeacePlayers International at apply@peaceplayersintl.org with the subject header “Director of PeacePlayers Baltimore”

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

 

PeacePlayers launched in 2001 with the belief that if youth could learn to play together, they could learn to live together. Our mission is to unite communities in conflict through sports particularly the game of basketball. We operate five programs globally in Cyprus, South Africa, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and The United States. In 2017, PeacePlayers partnered with Nike to launch programming in the U.S. where we currently operate in Baltimore, MD; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; and Los Angeles, CA.

 

By offering equitable basketball programming, peace education, leadership development and professional training, PPI challenges the status quo of hatred and fear that grips societies in conflict – making cross-community cooperation desirable and giving young people practical skills to deal with conflict and grow into ambassadors for peace in their communities.

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

PeacePlayers Brooklyn is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA to join us in our grassroots peacebuilding and youth development through basketball organization in the Brownsville, Brooklyn. As an Up2Us Americorps VISTA at PeacePlayers-Brooklyn, you will help build out sports-based community programming for junior high school and high school youth! You will also become a part of a global community of people who are passionate about the power of sports to unite communities all over the world.

 

Since launching in 2017, we have worked with over 200 youth, trained over 20 coaches, and partnered with several community partners. By creating safe spaces for young people from Brownsville  to connect through a sport they enjoy, we hope to develop a network of young leaders who come together across community divides and become catalysts in building a more peaceful and equitable society.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate the Girls Peace League Program (10-12 week elementary/middle school girls empowerment basketball program) by building and maintaining relationships with partner schools; recruiting youth and assisting Peace League coaches as needed
  • Build a pipeline of youth participants from the Girls Peace League to PeacePlayers Leadership Development Program;
  • Support Operations Manager and Lead Coach in running the boys high school Leadership Development Program
  • Support the Operations Manager in the planning and implementation of neighborhood and city based events
  • Oversee all of PeacePlayers monitoring and evaluation activities including data collection, testimonials and other information to assess project success.
  • Support and empower part time staff/coaches within the Girls Peace League program
  • Other duties as specified by PeacePlayers Brooklyn Operations Manager
  • This is a unique opportunity for candidates who are excited about building a brand new program from scratch passionate about the power of sport to inspire and unite communities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

As a PeacePlayers Brooklyn Americorps VISTA member, you will be involved in multiple areas of the organization – from program development to monitoring and evaluation and event planning. Below are the key roles and expectation from the Americorps VISTA:

 

  • Passion for the PeacePlayers mission
  • Demonstrated passion for using sport as a tool for social change
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in sport based youth development philosophy
  • Personal sporting experience at the high school or collegiate level preferred
  • Intimate knowledge of the local environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and you pride yourself on being a teamplayer
  • You have an interest in coaching, building relationships with youth, partners, and stakeholders

 

The Project Coordinator – VISTA is part of the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) federal grant program under the umbrella of the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) and AmeriCorps. VISTA members volunteer full-time for one year at a host organization to build the capacity of local nonprofits.

 

This position is made possible via a partnership with Up2Us Sports. The AmeriCorps VISTA will receive on the job training from PeacePlayers and have access to a variety of Professional Development opportunities through Up2Us Sports.

 

Throughout their year of service, VISTA members earn a living allowance set at the local poverty level. VISTA members are eligible to receive health care coverage through CNCS. At the completion of their year of service, VISTAs have the choice to receive either an Education Award ($6,095 which can be used for tuition or public loans) or an end-of service stipend ($1,800). For more information please visit the VISTA Campus in Service Benefits Page.

 

To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to Apply@PeacePlayersIntl.org. Applications for this position closes on June 2nd at 11:59PM.

 

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

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