Title: Director of US Programming
Reports to: Executive Director & President
Location: Washington D.C.
Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2021
The Telos Group is an American not-for-profit organization that forms communities of peacemakers to transform seemingly intractable conflict. Historically, Telos has focused on one critical aspect of one internationalized conflict: America’s relationship to Israel/Palestine. Increasingly, however, our unique multi-partisan, multi-faith, multi-racial network has begun to engage other issues, including race and inequity here at home. We are now seeking a Director of US Programming to shape, lead, and ultimately scale this developing program.
Committed to unleashing the agency of diverse groups of engaged and impactful citizen-advocates, we believe that everyone has a role to play in creating a more equitable and sustainable world. We have innovated a unique model of conflict transformation that leads cohorts of leaders and their communities through immersive, transformative experiences and then equips them to be lifelong peacemakers – inspiring and shaping tangible impact on supposedly intractable issues. Because the community we’ve built related to our international issues is politically, theologically, and racially diverse, we believe our community and our methodology is primed to play a unique role in addressing domestic divides, especially around race.
The Director of US Programming will recognize a rare opportunity to join a dynamic, innovative, and justice-focused organization at a unique moment in its evolution. They will be responsible for overseeing the replication, refinement, and scaling of our methodology. Initially, the Director will build curricula for pre- and post-trip engagement; oversee and help design programmatic strategy; schedule and implement tailored immersive experiences (currently An American Pilgrimage); and begin building and managing a team of program coordinators and consultants to scale this program.
This is a unique opportunity for a leader with vision, ambition, and commitment to help build and scale a proven model for broad cultural and real-world impact. The ideal candidate will embody Telos’ ethos while bringing a rich background in engaging with the history of race and inequity in America, the themes and practices of reconciliation both in American Christian and secular contexts, strong public communication skills, and an ability to work deeply with the full diversity of Telos stakeholders.
Complexity and controversy won’t dissuade the right candidate: Our change theory works, but it is not simple. Both the issues we work on and our model invite spirited criticism from across the political spectrum. Our team is based in various geographies and, like our core network of nearly 2,000 American leaders, is diverse in background, theology and ideology.
As an equal opportunity employer, Telos recognizes the power of a diverse community and strongly encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
Telos provides a benefit package including competitive salary (commensurate with experience), generous paid vacation, employer matched retirement savings options, and healthcare.
The Program Director will:
Required Qualifications and Desired Experience:
To apply for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualification for the role to [email protected]. We will be considering applications on a rolling basis and will contact you within two weeks of receipt to let you know if we are interested in speaking with you further about your candidacy. We anticipate making our final hiring decision by July 15th for a desired August 1st start date. Email to Apply.