Employment information center of the American Friends Service Committee
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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Associate General Secretary Global Cohesion
In response to the newly adopted Strategic Plan (2020-2030), the Board of Directors approved a new Global Cohesion Division. The new division aims to make real AFSC’s intent through the new Strategic Plan to operate as “one organization” for collective learning and impact, providing the support and resources to ensure common analysis, choreographed strategies, shared learning, and various forms of collaboration across geographic and thematic divides. For greater and bolder impact, the new division will bring together programs and other units into effective collaboration across geographic and programmatic divides. The Associate General Secretary for Global Cohesion (AGSGC) is a critical member of the Leadership Team and is responsible for leading the Global Cohesion Division. The postholder will be a vital internal and public face of the organization and a key factor in the success of new Strategic Plan.
The Peacebuilding Director is a new position critical to implementing AFSC’s 10-year strategic plan. The Peacebuilding Director is responsible for developing a cohesive peacebuilding strategy across our 17 country programs. The director will advise and mentor program staff on systems change in the field, supporting country and program teams to develop and implement planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) plans, build networking, and represent AFSC in global conversations around peacebuilding. In coordination with the Regional Directors in International Programs, they will develop and oversee the peacebuilding strategy and budget. They will advise on best practice working closely with regional directors and program teams, leading global DEPs (Dialogue and Exchange Program) on thematic areas in collaboration with relevant country teams, supporting implementation and monitoring with the PMEL team, strategic objective setting and adding IP capacity in global spaces around peace and its intersection with climate justice and organizational commitments.
This is a new position critical to implementing AFSC’s 10-year strategic plan. The Director is responsible to develop a cohesive migration strategy across our 17 country programs. The director will advise and mentor program staff on systems change in the field, supporting country and program teams to develop and implement planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (PMEL) plans, build networking, represent AFSC in global conversations around migration. In coordination with the Regional Directors in International Programs, they will develop and oversee the migration strategy and budget. They will advise on best practice working closely with program teams, leading global DEPs (Dialogue and Exchange Program) on thematic areas in collaboration with relevant country teams, supporting and monitoring strategic objective setting with PMEL teams. They will add IP capacity in global spaces around migration and its intersection with climate justice and organizational commitments.
Director of Quaker Engagement
The Director of Quaker Engagement leads AFSC’s efforts to build nurturing, trusting, and engaged relationships with Friends around the world. They will facilitate good relations between AFSC, Friends organizations, schools and colleges, and Friends meetings and churches. The director will also be an initial point of contact for Friends, ensuring that Friends questions and ideas are represented to AFSC colleagues and governance members.
Leadership and Planned Gift Officer
The Leadership and Planned Gift Officer (LPO) focuses on the cultivation and solicitation of individuals who have the greatest potential for supporting AFSC’s programs. The LPO relates to donors in a defined geographic territory who require the most deftly carried out cultivation leading to solicitation of major outright and planned gifts, including gift annuities and bequest intentions. In addition to a core focus on major gifts, the LPO may collaborate with advancement and program colleagues on special projects related to individual giving, such as events and grassroots fundraising, to assist in identifying new donors and stewarding/retaining donors at all levels. The LPO works closely with the Director of Leadership Gifts to coordinate the involvement of other development staff, program staff, and volunteers in the identification / cultivation / solicitation / stewardship process so that priorities are kept in view, deadlines are met, messaging and quality are consistent, and duplication of effort or action at cross purposes is avoided.
ArteVism Fellows for the Pan Valley Institute (PVI) are part of the Strengthening California’s Central Valley Youth of Color Leadership through the Intersection of the Arts and Civic Engagement project. The two ArteVism Fellows will collaborate with PVI alumni and area youth of color in a series of actions such as educational campaigns, round tables, dialogues, theater, and art installations. In collaboration with the ArteVism Team, Fellows will offer youth of color opportunities for building awareness, reviving, and continuing the legacy of social movements in the Central Valley. The fellow’s work will enable immigrants and refugees to move one more step towards continuing to reshape the Central Valley’s political landscape and enhancing its cultural vitality.
The Communications Associate supports efforts to attract, engage, steward, and activate audiences in support of AFSC’s mission and work. The associate provides meeting support, sets up project work plans, produces emails, creates and maintains web pages, and proofreads online and print content. In addition, the associate fields a variety of program requests, from documenting needs through fulfillment.
Director of Business Operations and Trusts
Serve as a member of the Finance Leadership Team.Manage banking relationships of the AFSC. Monitor daily cash positions of the central accounts and the allocation of short-term and long-term investments. Administer online banking systems used by AFSC staff. Maintain database of bank accounts and current list of signatories. Support applications for new accounts and requests to close accounts. Support annual FBAR filings and adherence to OFAC regulations.
IT Systems Administration Associate
The IT Systems Administration Associate will assume responsibility for providing high level IT Helpdesk technical support services to the AFSC (locally in the Philadelphia office and remotely for staff around the world), including managing tickets through our helpdesk support system, troubleshooting issues, maintaining workstations and servers, and providing support to AFSC network and communication technology. The role will proactively resolve tier II support requests relating to devices, networking, file management, security, user account management, and advanced troubleshooting.
Ray D’Uva Legal Services Intern, Community Justice Project
The Ray D’Uva Legal Services Intern will work with and under the supervision of AFSC Community Justice legal services staff to conduct intakes with immigrants for eligibility for humanitarian and family-based forms of immigration relief; provide critical support in removal defense cases; prepare applications for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); assist with legal research and writing; and work with clients to gather information and documents needed in support of their immigration cases. Depending on COVID guidelines, the internship will offer the opportunity to observe and participate in immigration court proceedings, as well as USCIS interviews.
Staff Attorney, Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative
The Staff Attorney will be part of the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, a publicly-funded project that provides representation for immigrants in removal proceedings, including people in detention and who people who are living in their communities. The Staff Attorney is responsible for direct legal representation of immigrants in removal proceedings or otherwise facing removal. This position may require remote work until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Supervising Attorney, Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative
The Supervising Attorney will be part of the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, a publicly-funded project that provides representation for immigrants who are detained or are facing removal in New Jersey. The Supervising Attorney is responsible for: direct legal representation; mentoring and supervising staff attorneys, senior staff attorneys and legal assistants; and participation in statewide and nationwide advocacy activities. This position may require remote work until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.