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The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker Organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.  Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Read more about AFSC's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Full-Time, Flexible within USA

Program Director, North Korea

The Program Director is responsible for overall management and program direction, legal obligations, and stewardship of all AFSC resources. The Program Director serves as the official representative of the AFSC in North Korea and manages contacts in South Korea, China, the U.S. and elsewhere with government ministries, UN agencies, and local and international NGOs and may manage staff/consultants.   The Program Director will function as part of a team, together with the Asia Regional Director, the Asia Policy Education and Advocacy Coordinator and Philadelphia and Asia -based AFSC staff and governance.

Full Time, New York, NY

Program Assistant, Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)

QUNO - New York is set up as a partnership between AFSC and the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), acting together as trustees of the Quaker witness and the Quaker presence at the United Nations in New York. The Quaker UN Committee (QUNC) for New York is responsible for setting program priorities, recommending program plans and budgets to the AFSC Board of Directors, and monitoring and evaluating the work of QUNO-New York. 

QUNO staff members facilitate dialogue among UN stakeholders, help bring new ideas and perspectives from the ground to the international policy agenda, offer expert input into UN processes and represent the insights and concerns of Friends in the UN context. This position may require remote work until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Full Time, Newark, NJ

Senior Detention Attorney (Multiple Openings)

The Senior Detention Attorney will be part of the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, a project that provides representation for immigrants who are detained by ICE at immigration facilities in New Jersey and facing removal hearings at either the Newark or Elizabeth Immigration Courts. The Senior Detention Attorney is responsible for:  direct legal representation; mentoring detention attorneys and staff; and participation in statewide and nationwide detention-related advocacy activities. 

Full Time, Newark, NJ

Detention Attorney (Multiple Openings)

The Detention Attorney will be part of the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, a project that provides representation for immigrants who are detained by ICE at immigration facilities in New Jersey and facing removal hearings at either the Newark or Elizabeth Immigration Courts. The Detention Attorney is responsible for direct legal representation of immigrant detainees in removal proceedings.

Full Time, Philadelphia, PA, New York City or Washington, DC

Media Relations Director

The Media Relations Director promotes AFSC as a bold, trustworthy voice on key global peace and justice issues. Using traditional and social media skills, the Media Relations Director will promote awareness of AFSC and promote the effectiveness of nonviolence. The Director will coordinate trainings and procedures that help experts throughout AFSC better attain media coverage. The Director will manage crisis communications, media pitching, op-ed placement, and media-friendly events to amplify visibility for our overall work (both U.S. and international), with a personal portfolio more focused on international peacebuilding work.

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