STAND is seeking energetic, creative, and passionate candidates to direct and oversee STAND’s U.S.-based operations. This is an excellent position for someone eager to break into the international human rights and conflict prevention field while learning the ropes of grassroots organizing and political advocacy.
The first STAND chapter formed at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in 2004, just a few weeks after President George W. Bush declared the situation in Darfur, Sudan a “genocide,” and one year after fighting broke out. This was the first time that a sitting American president had made such a declaration in regards to an ongoing situation of genocide. American students immediately heeded the call of “never again,” growing STAND into an international network of student activists with more than 700 chapters worldwide. Today, STAND focuses on Sudan, South Sudan, Burma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, and Yemen, as well as thematic issues such as sexual and gender-based violence as a weapon of war; early warning and prevention of genocide and mass atrocities; and protections for displaced peoples around the world.
With a deep belief in young people as agents of change, STAND is primarily run by a volunteer, student-run Managing Committee who work to bridge the divide between classroom learning and civic engagement on issues of genocide and mass atrocities, by:
STAND is the youth-led division of The Aegis Trust, an international NGO focused on peace and values education for the prevention of genocide, mass atrocities, and identity-based violence.
The STAND Program Director reports to senior staff at The Aegis Trust, and manages STAND USA’s Student Managing Committee and Volunteer Advisory Board.
Programming and advocacy (60%)
Finance and Fundraising (25%)
Partner development (15%)
STAND is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People of color, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and immigrants are particularly encouraged to apply.
Submit a one-page resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample of no more than three double-spaced pages, with the subject line "STAND Program Director: [NAME]”
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