Manager, Membership and Partnerships

Alliance for Peacebuilding
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 12

Position description

The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is seeking a dynamic Manager for Membership and Partnerships to lead engagement with our global network of 100+ organizations working in 153 countries to end violent conflict and sustain peace.  Our members include some of the world’s largest development organizations, most innovative academic institutions, and most influential humanitarian and faith-based groups.  We build coalitions in key areas of strategy and policy to elevate the entire peacebuilding field, tackling issues too large for any one organization to address alone.

Role summary 

The Membership and Partnerships Manager is the linchpin of AfP’s vibrant and growing global network. The Manager is responsible for day-to-day engagement and communication with AfP’s organizational and individual members, catalyzing relationships between them, organizing events, and devising strategies for innovation and growth. The Manager also oversees AfP’s Annual Conference, PeaceCon, the leading annual global gathering for peacebuilders, and is responsible for sponsorships and agenda development for a robust, three-day program.  The manager is also AfP’s operational lead, overseeing office administration, supporting engagement with the Board of Directors, and coordinating external outreach for the President and CEO as needed.  The Manager reports to the AfP Vice President.  


  • Passion for peacebuilding, humanitarian relief and development, social justice, and/or international affairs;
  • At least one to two years’ work experience in nonprofit operations, event management, program management, communications, or administration;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail;
  • High motivation, ability to manage multiple tasks, problem solve, and meet deadlines; 
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills, to include slide deck and online/social media content creation;
  • Excellent leadership and judgment, with the ability to learn from constructive feedback; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster collaboration in a team environment;
  • Familiarity with membership management software, CRMs, or databases;
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, including MS Word, Excel and Outlook; and
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Past experience in associations or membership organizations;
  • International experience;
  • Master’s degree in peace or conflict studies, public policy, international relations, or a related field. 

Application instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references, ATTN: Manager, Membership and Partnerships. Each attachment should be labeled "Last name, First name – [Document type].”  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  We are looking to fill this position as early as July 2019 and encourage well-qualified person candidates to apply at the earliest opportunity.

Only applicants meeting required qualifications for the position will be considered.  The Alliance for Peacebuilding is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States, as the Alliance for Peacebuilding does not sponsor work visas.  The Alliance for Peacebuilding does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, race, or disability.

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