Peace Resource Center accepting cooperative proposals for its daily operations

Request for Proposals to Coordinate Activities and Administration at the

Peace Resource Center of San Diego

The Peace Resource Center of San Diego is accepting proposals from individuals or Cooperative Teams to carry out the goals, objectives and programming of the PRC membership and Board as we grow and evolve.  Guided by our values of consensus and peace-building, the individual or team will work closely with the Board and members to provide the administrative and programming needs of this growing peace and social justice network.

 Purpose and Values of the Peace Resource Center

The Peace Resource Center was established in 1980 to provide a clearinghouse of peace and social justice resources, issues and activities; to promote networking among peace-related organizations; to offer nonviolent alternatives in conflict resolution; and to carry on an expanding program of peace education in San Diego County. The Center provides an ongoing presence throughout San Diego County to counter and alter violent approaches to problem solving—interpersonally, nationally and internationally and works to point out the links among issues of peace, social justice and a safe, sustainable environment.

The members of the Peace Resource Center (PRC) of San Diego are committed to powerful peacemaking as a process for living revolution and alliance building. Our primary work is presenting education aimed at creating a sustainable environment and culture of peace while acting as a catalyst for change in the San Diego community. We focus on practicing and promoting active nonviolence as a strategy for achieving social justice, equity, and an end to physical and structural violence.

We are guided by the principles of nonviolence, tolerance, compassion, and respect for diversity and invite all who are committed to these shared values to join us. These principles describe standards for behaviors that representatives of this organization strive to meet or exceed. By holding these values as the principles of action, the PRC and our members pledge to be a reliable, accountable resource for the social justice community of San Diego County and beyond.

Range of Responsibilities and Services Required

The Peace Resource Center of San Diego is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit and membership organization founded in 1980 by representatives of six organizations: Fellowship of Reconciliation, First Church of the Brethren, La Jolla Friends Meeting, United Nations Association, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and San Diego State University YMCA-YWCA.

We are a membership-based organization that elects its Board at the annual meeting.  Membership is open to all individuals, families, and organizations who desire to associate themselves with and subscribe to the PRC Purposes and Values and pay membership dues.

We are looking for a team or individual that can provide services connected with the daily operations of a local non-profit advocacy and educational organization. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Partner Outreach and Development;
  • Program Outreach and Development;
  • Fund Development;
  • Membership Development;
  • Administration and Organizational Development;
  • Communication Development;
  • Volunteer Outreach and Development

Skills required:

  • knowledge of and experience with peace activism;
  • strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • ability to work with Board and members through consensus;
  • ability to work independently;
  • grant writing and/or fundraising;
  • experienced in office software applications and social media

Flexibility and some travel required.

Compensation

If you have a plan or vision for providing the executive needs of a strong peace organization that provides the community with resources and capacity and that actively engages with our San Diego communities to bring social justice and peace through cooperative means, we would like to be in conversation with you and/or your team. 

The PRC is interested in proposals that provide a range of services within a cooperative framework.  The Hiring Committee will consider all proposals and negotiate compensation based on the range of services provided and level of experience of the applicant(s).  The contract or salary will be negotiated based on the work load or hours of employment.  Travel will be compensated as required by federal and state law.  The Peace Resource Center of San Diego is an open and accepting organization that refuses to discriminate based on any of the “isms” currently used to divide us.

To apply send cover letter, proposals, and applicant resumes to:

info@prcsd.org with Attn Sara Haldeman-Scarr in the subject line.

or mail to:

Peace Resource Center of San Diego

Attention: Sara Haldeman-Scarr

3850 Westgate Place

San Diego, CA 92105

Please submit proposals or intention to submit a proposal by November 21, 2016.