AFSC Seeks General Secretary

The American Friends Service Committee, a 99- year old organization working on five continents, seeks a General Secretary to lead this diverse organization into the next phase of its work. The General Secretary leads the American Friends Service Committee in advancing its vision of a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. The position requires active membership in the Religious Society of Friends. A successful candidate will be able to articulate a compelling vision of how the AFSC can most effectively promote testimonies of Friends as implemented in the world.

Ten years’ experience in leadership (or senior-level administrative position) at least 5 years of which was in a not-forprofit setting with a substantial annual budget; financial fluency; direct experience developing and supervising programs and able to articulate a theory of change; a track record of working successfully with people from a wide range of religious, racial, ethnic, cultural, economic and other well as the ability to lead using an anti-oppression framework; international experience (professional and/or personal) required. Strong interpersonal skills, experience in consultative decision making processes, ability to work under pressure; non-profit sector experience is preferred.

If you know someone who would be an appropriate candidate, please invite them to apply. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and personal or professional international experience. An advanced degree is preferred.

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