AFSC looking for new general secretary

The American Friends Service Committee, a 99-year-old organization working on five continents, seeks a General Secretary to lead this diverse organization into the next phase of its work. The General Secretary leads the American Friends Service Committee in advancing its vision of a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. If you know someone who would be an appropriate candidate, please invite them to apply.

The position requires active membership in the Religious Society of Friends. A successful candidate will be able to articulate a compelling vision of how the AFSC can most effectively promote testimonies of Friends as implemented in the world. Ten years’ experience in leadership (or senior-level administrative position) at least 5 years of which was in a not-forprofit setting with a substantial annual budget; financial fluency; direct experience developing and supervising programs and able to articulate a theory of change; a track record of working successfully with people from a wide range of religious, racial, ethnic, cultural, economic and other well as the ability to lead using an anti-oppression framework; international experience (professional and/or personal) required. Strong interpersonal skills, experience in consultative decision making processes, ability to work under pressure; non-profit sector experience is preferred.

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and personal or professional international experience. An advanced degree is preferred. Please see the AFSC website ( for full details and the job description. Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to and must be received by September 6, 2016. Electronic submissions are preferred.