Working for peace & justice through nonviolence since 1915.
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Strategic nonviolent movements are one of the most potent forces in the world. They oust dictators, change policy and realize the hopes of communities. For over 100 years FOR has strengthened the movements that reshape society through our work in Black Lives Matter, training in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience, training in Jail Support and Fiscal Sponsorship.
Relationships established through strong communities are the glue of our work. We ground ourselves in relationships of accountability and a spirituality that spans faith traditions. We help build communities that reflect our vision of Beloved Community through our Chapters, Networks & Affiliates, Interreligious Engagement & Understanding, Intentional Communities and Retreats for Movement Leaders & Activists.
We see nonviolence as a way of life, a moral commitment, and a social tool. As a branch of IFOR's international network we work with partners around the world to end militarism in all of its forms, working through the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, United Nations Advocacy, Demilitarizing Communities, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions, Anti-drone Initiatives and #GiveRefugeesRest.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR USA), founded in 1915, is the oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in North America. With chapters and national staff located throughout the United States and headquarters in Nyack, N.Y., FOR-USA is part of an international FOR network with branches in more than 40 countries.
As an interfaith organization, FOR-USA's mission is to organize, train, and grow a diverse movement that welcomes all people of conscience to end structures of violence and war, and create peace through the transformative power of nonviolence.
TITLE OF POSITION:
Senior Organizer and Trainer
The Senior Organizer & Trainer supports the work of FOR-USA out of the New York headquarters or field location (to be negotiated) and works under the Director of Campaigns & Strategy to help develop and implement campaigns that address the root causes of war, organize movement work, and train community members in the practice of nonviolence through an intersectional and spiritually grounded approach.
The Senior Organizer & Trainer will work with the Director of Campaigns & Strategy to implement the field plan of FOR campaigns around issues such as Black Lives Matter, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions, Interreligious understanding, and the refugee crisis at the grassroots level and in partnership with organizational allies to build community power.
The Senior Organizer & Trainer will be responsible for coordinating nonviolent direct action trainings for organizers, community members, and faith communities consistent with the values of FOR, as well as retreats, conferences, and events for education and leadership development.
The Senior Organizer & Trainer will assist in tracking and providing data for analysis by Director of Campaigns and Strategy to determine campaign efficiency and to problem solve with adequate responses.
The Senior Organizer & Trainer must be a talented individual with proven leadership, problem solving, and communication skills, with a track record of creating and implementing campaigns and field plans rooted in relational power and advancing innovative outlooks.
Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salary with benefits including generous paid vacation, sick, personal days, and designated holidays, and pension plan. FOR USA provides health insurance, with employee contribution of 30% of premium.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will be considered as they are received.
FOR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
We focus on building movements and peace networks by acting as a resource hub for activists, organizers and communities. Through our network of chapters and affiliates we connect movements at the grassroots level.
We provide workshops, educational resources, strategic consulting, and speaking engagements for diverse audiences. We run young adult leadership development programs and nonviolent direct action trainings for front line movements.
We're part of a global Fellowship growing a vibrant, creative, international and intergenerational peace and justice movement. More than 70,000 consituents in the US participate in our base-building work. Join us!
For over 100 years FOR members have led the strategic application of nonviolence to political and social change movements worldwide. We honor and count among our number Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, Thich Nhat Hanh, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Muriel Lester, Sulak Sivaraksa, James Lawson, Jean and Hildegard Goss-Mayr, Andre and Magda Trocme and many more.
FOR recognizes individuals and organizations who make exceptional contributions to peace, justice and reconciliation. We honor unsung grassroots activists with the Local Hero Award, US justice leaders with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, and international peacemakers with the Pfeffer Peace Award.
Since 1918 FOR has produced publications and a national journal to shape and reflect learning on the power of nonviolent social change. Since 1934 that award-winning journal has appeared under the title Fellowship, now issued twice yearly in summer and winter. FOR's national newsletter, Witness, is produced in spring and fall and provides highlights of campaigns and projects led by grassroots FOR chapters and affiliates.