Topic ID #37652 - posted 11/21/2016 6:50 AM

Global Networks Program Manager, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience



About the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience 

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (the Coalition) is a rapidly growing global network of museums, historic sites, and organizations dedicated to creating a more peaceful future by remembering past struggles and addressing their contemporary legacies. Founded in 1999 by a group of nine pioneering heritage and human rights leaders on four continents, the Coalition today has more than 200 members in 55 countries. Each year, more than 20 million people visit Sites of Conscience to participate in programs that promote civic action by connecting history and memory with contemporary human rights, social justice and transitional justice issues.

What the Coalition Does

The Coalition is the only international training and exchange community dedicated to building the capacity of Sites of Conscience to achieve broad social change. The Coalition strengthens member sites across the globe by:

  • Supporting regional and issue-based networks of Sites of Conscience, enabling members to collaborate, convene, and advocate for common goals;
  • Providing funding and technical support to sites to develop innovative, scalable public programs;
  • Connecting members across the globe to develop and share best practices; and
  • Advocating for the inclusion of memory initiatives in peace-building and transitional justice efforts.

Position Description

The Coalition is currently seeking candidates for the position of Global Networks Program Director.

Based in the Coalition’s New York office, the Global Networks Program Director reports directly to the Coalition’s Executive Director and leads the Coalition’s programmatic work in seven regions: Asia, Africa, Russia, Latin America/Caribbean, Europe, North America, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Global Networks Program Director helps build the capacity of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives in these seven regions to serve as centers of civic dialogue and engagement through the conceptualization, development and implementation of workshops and training initiatives, advocacy campaigns, cross-regional exchanges, and other creative and innovative efforts across the globe. Working with the Global Networks Program Manager, s/he is responsible for supporting and growing the Coalition’s regional networks and for developing and disseminating Coalition resources to network members. S/he collaborates closely with the Coalition’s Development, Communications, and Membership departments, as well as with the Global Transitional Justice Program. The position requires frequent domestic and international travel.

Specific responsibilities include:

Regional Network Program Design and Development

  • Direct the development, implementation and monitoring of regional network programs, taking a lead role on projects such as exchanges and capacity-building workshops
  • Facilitate the development of collaborative programs among member sites within and across regions
  • Compile and disseminate methodological resources (program models, evaluation tools, etc.) to members via the Coalition’s Online Resource Center and/or other mechanisms

Member Development

  • Recruit and liaise with members in all regions
  • Organize and facilitate regional network meetings
  • Research relevant initiatives in human rights, transitional justice, civic engagement, dialogue and the arts, and identify opportunities for collaboration with external partners

External Relations and Member Communication

  • Assist in maintaining contact with members, international and local partners, NGOs, embassies, and other relevant civil society actors and government officials
  • Prepare regional program updates and write articles for e-newsletter and the Coalition website

Fundraising and Grants Management

  • Work with the Development team to draft regional network program budgets and work plans, donor reports and proposals

Management and Administration

  • Supervise and support the development of the Global Networks Program Manager
  • Prepare quarterly activity reports for the board
  • Travel to and participate in International Coalition activities as needed


  • Five to seven years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in museums, community engagement or human rights organizations;
  • Extensive experience in program development in an international environment;
  • Expertise in developing and managing community-based initiatives;
  • Experience with grants management including narrative and financial reporting;
  • Experience working internationally with people in diverse cultural and political contexts;
  • Highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a multinational decentralized team;
  • Excellent written, spoken and interpersonal communications skills;
  • Written and verbal fluency in English;
  • Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, French, Russian, or another language of a region where the Coalition does significant work is a strong plus;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or higher with specialization in museology, human rights or transitional justice is preferred.

Application Instructions

Position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Interested candidates please send a cover letter indicating salary requirements along with a resume and writing sample to with the subject line Global Networks Program Director. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; early applicants are at an advantage.

No phone calls, please. Applications without salary requirements cannot be considered. Because of the number of applications for posted positions, the Coalition can respond only to candidates whose experience qualifies them for an interview.

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