Dance 4 Peace is now recruiting a Full-Time Director of Operations in NYC

Dance 4 Peace is a global nonprofit that prevents violence and bullying and transforms conflict in schools and communities through dance and creative movement. Our curriculum promotes empathy, mediation skills, anger management, and conflict transformation to instill social and emotional competencies for peace. Through school and community center partnerships, Dance 4 Peace connects communities in the United States in Baltimore, Newark, New York City and Washington DC and internationally in Colombia, Germany, and the Philippines to share intercultural stories of peace. Our vision is to ignite global social change through the art of movement, and as such both our curriculum and evaluation system are completely movement-based. To date, Dance 4 Peace has worked with over 5,366 youth in nine cities on four continents.

Dance 4 Peace was recently named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, a Youth Leader by the Inter-American Development Bank and awarded a Cordes Fellowship at the Opportunity Collaboration. We are building a movement of intercultural exchange in peacebuilding and violence prevention through dance. Dance 4 Peace hubs share best practices in conflict transformation and social and emotional learning as part of the global PeaceMover network. Our program is creative, dynamic, completely movement-based and evaluated, and adaptable to specific cultures, communities and contexts. We envision a world where creative movement redefines how we build cultures of peace.

We offer:

  • The ability to spend your time on high-impact work that is already defining the future of movement-based peace education
  • A fun, talented team that empowers you and gives you the freedom to be creative and help shape the organization
  • Full-time salary + benefits


Responsibilities may include:

  • Managing international country directors in Colombia, Germany and the Philippines
  • Ensuring international hubs meet monthly revenue, performance and social impact targets
  • Compiling monthly reports for financial and social impact
  • Working with CEO, Board Finance Chair and Bookkeeper to project budgets and financial statements
  • Facilitating professional development for staff
  • Tracking metrics and communicating impact
  • Managing communication and newsletters with stakeholders in the community
  • Developing online and virtual training materials to supplement curriculum and global network exchange
  • Organizing and facilitating fundraising activities, with support from the broader team
  • Participating in two-day training on Dance 4 Peace curriculum and implementation best practices on September 22nd and 23rd
  • Coordinating ad-hoc tasks and projects as needed, including visiting and observing D4P classrooms and supporting U.S. sales


Requirements:

  • A desire to build and strengthen processes and systems that fuel the use of creativity and movement to affect social change
  • 2-5 years of work experience.  Experience in startup operational role and experience living or working in a developing country considered a plus
  • Flexibility in ambiguous and dynamically changing environments
  • Entrepreneurial and “can-do” attitude.  A love for tackling tough problems and the confidence to solve them
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Culturally sensitive and empathetic leadership
  • Willingness to travel
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent technology proficiency, including the use of Google Docs, Salesforce, and social media
  • Great enthusiasm to try new methods and chart new waters
  • Distinctive interpersonal and communication skills


This position is based in NYC. The ideal candidate has 2-5 years of work experience and is passionate about making a big difference in education and conflict transformation through dance and creative movement.

Roles and responsibilities will include numerous dynamic projects in an early startup environment, as assigned by the CEO.  We are looking for people who can do anything, from navigate public transportation in a new country to calculate financial projections, and are excited to take on any task.

A D4P Disclaimer… All of our positions require individuals with an entrepreneurial mind who are able to navigate ambiguity, take matters into their own hands, take risks, learn things they don’t know, and do whatever it takes to get the job done. That might mean working until midnight with the team, reading hundreds of PeaceMover applications, helping coordinate our Global Training Summit, dancing your booty off, crunching numbers in Excel, and going out of your way to share the D4P story with the world.

Application Procedure:
Apply by sending an email to move@dance4peace.org by Aug 1st with subject line “Director of Operations- Your Name”, resume, and a letter to us describing why you want to join Team D4P.

Join our movement online:
www.dance4peace.org
www.facebook.com/dance4peace
www.twitter.com/dance4peacenow

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