CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Junior Board

Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding (OBCP) challenges and inspires emerging leaders in divided societies to work together to build peace. The OBCP experience utilizes the experiential education methodology to bring together leaders from all sides of a conflict to challenge assumptions, forge strategic alliances, and develop a shared vision of peace in their respective regions.

The OBCP Junior Board is a group of carefully selected volunteer leaders committed to advancing OBCP’s core mission and program development. The Junior Board coordinates with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to develop activities that contribute to the Organization’s networking, fundraising, and community building aims. Members of the Junior Board come from a variety of sectors and backgrounds, offering their professional experience to enrich the goals of the organization. In addition to being able to impact the organization in a positive and meaningful way, Junior Board members build their own leadership capability and advance their personal and professional networks through their participation.

The Junior Board is currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles:

  • Marketing & Communications Director
  • Events Co- Coordinators (2)
  • Finance / Budgeting Director
  • Strategic Fundraising Director
  • Peacebuilding Expert
  • Secretary

* If you believe that you may contribute to the Junior Board in another capacity, please indicate so in your application with a brief description of your background and potential contributions to the group.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and passion for peacebuilding issues
  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated technical expertise aligned with position of interest

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Promote Outward Bound Peacebuilding and its efforts to build peace amongst leaders living in divided communities
  • Identify new potential individual and organizational partners
  • Participate in scheduled Junior Board meetings (4-6 times per year)
  • Implement and support Junior Board-hosted events via planning, promotion, and participation

Membership terms:

  • 1 year commitment to current role; 3 month trial period
  • Individual annual fundraising commitment of $1,500-$3,000 (you elect your personal goal within this range based on what you believe you can donate or raise)

To apply, send a resume and statement of interest / cover letter to juniorboard@outwardboundpeace.org by June 1, 2012. Your statement of interest should address:

  • Why you are interested in the position?
  • Your unique skills and qualifications. How will your professional background contribute to the Junior Board?
  • How did you hear about Outward Bound Peacebuilding? What drew you to the organization?
  • What are some ideas you have for events and fundraisers we can implement this year?

*Interview process will begin June 8