Community Director (US-based/Remote)
Preemptive Love is a global community of peacemakers working to end war and stop the spread of violence. We do this by living and working in polarizing conflict zones, providing emergency relief to families persecuted by terrorism and violence, jobs for displaced families and community building.
About the team
The Programs Team is a comprised group of diverse individuals who are passionate about reaching and listening to those who are most in need. As our work takes us to the front lines of crises, we are accustomed to facing obstacles and quickly identifying ways around them. We value the different experiences and perspectives of our team, which we believe enhances the way we carry out our projects and our impact.
Job Title: Community Director
Hours: Full time
Location: Remote (US-based)
Reports to: Chief Programs Officer
About the Role
The Community Director plays a critical role at Preemptive Love Coalition by managing the communication, integrity, and strategy of Gatherings, Workshops, Peacemaking education, Generation Peace Students and Young Adults Programming. The ideal person for this role is a self-starter who takes initiative, is entrepreneurial, a humble visionary, and is strong in leadership and community and volunteer engagement/management. This role will report directly to the Chief Program Officer, who plays key roles in defining the vision and direction for the organization.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Community Program Development
- Partner with the CEO and Executive team to advance the Community vision
- Develop and execute strategies that bring together people from all walks to life to listen and learn from each other. We want people who can empathically articulate and appreciate perspectives and experiences that are different from their own and we want to grow genuine friendships across lines of disagreement.
- Oversee the planning and execution of onboarding new communities, maintaining health of the groups and retaining groups for the long haul. All with an eye toward adding an assigned number of gatherings, workshops, students chapters and events per year within the next few years.
- Develop sub-strategies for geographic growth (Europe, Asia, Latin America)
- Develop strategies for campus growth e.g., universities, high schools
- Develop sub-strategies for group health
- Develop sub-strategies for group retention
- Integrate community programming through jobs and relief programming
- Protect and guard the quality of the PLC mission and local leadership.
- Establish annual and quarterly growth goals
- Listen obsessively to members about what’s going on in their communities
- Experiment and iterate tactical approaches to growing Peacemaker membership who give, gather, and go using workshops as the top of funnel outreach
- Resource Development
- Manage the Community department, including Community Coaches, College Campus and Young Adults Workshops, Events, and Education Efforts; oversee volunteer relationships and opportunities
- Develop annual program and marketing budgets and manage against those budgets on a quarterly and monthly basis
- Optimize staffing, volunteer, workflow, and traffic among internal clients/stakeholders and your team
- Develop resources that grow the programmatic impact and net revenue (e.g., peacemaking tool kits, Community documents, SWAG, marketing materials, recruitment materials, incentive-based membership recruitment materials, subscription boxes (with Shop), video training assets, etc
- Collaborate with Shop, Programs, Comms, and Digital teams
- Work with our MarComms team to document compelling stories from our Community programming, the events they host, and ways they are living out preemptive love in their own context
- Represent Community programming at the senior leadership level
- 3-7 years in community and volunteer engagement
- Experience in public speaking and communication
- Ability to travel 5-7 days/month on average (actual details negotiable and vary by season)
- Results-oriented with a proven track record of planning, organizing, and leading both on-sight, remote, and mixed teams toward collective results (e.g. as part of a larger ecosystem)
- Experience building, motivating, and managing teams
- Strong team player with the ability to work independently
- Proven ability to work in a remote environment where almost all interaction is online or over the phone
- Physical and remote experience teaming with various diverse communities is a plus
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Bachelor’s Degree
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, men, bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and members of other minority or marginalized groups. Please see Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.