Alumni, we are hiring! Join our team as a CTF Coordinator

Faculty and graduates of the 2019 Community Trustbuilding Fellowship at Richmond Hill, May 2019. Photo: Diego Valdez.

Faculty and graduates of the 2019 Community Trustbuilding Fellowship at Richmond Hill, May 2019. Photo: Diego Valdez.

Position Title:

CTF Coordinator

Position Summary:

IofC USA is seeking to hire an alumni of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship (CTF) to serve as the CTF Coordinator for the 2020 spring iteration of CTF. The Community Trustbuilding Fellowship (formerly known as the Connecting Communities Fellowship Program) began in 2003 and will begin its 10th iteration of the program in January, 2020. CTF is an experiential learning program that runs five residential weekend modules at Richmond Hill each spring. Initiatives of Change USA has graduated over 200 fellows from the program. The CTF Coordinator will report directly to the CTF Program Director in collaboration with CTF faculty to support the logistics and management of the program on-site during the five residential weekend modules from January-May, 2020.

Position Responsibilities:

The CTF Coordinator will be fully present during all five residential weekend modules, including overnight stays at Richmond Hill. The primary responsibility and duty of the CTF Coordinator is to provide on-site logistical and organizational support to the CTF faculty during the implementation of the program each weekend module. The CTF Coordinator will work with the CTF Program Director and CTF faculty to ensure smooth implementation of the weekend modules, providing on-site support to the program. Responsibilities include:

  • Packing and transporting CTF materials to/from Richmond Hill each module

  • Setting up and maintaining CTF spaces to be clean, organized, comfortable and intimate

  • Implementing room set changes in coordination with CTF faculty

  • Keeping faculty and fellows informed of announcements and reminders

  • Maintaining open communication with Richmond Hill hosts throughout the weekends

  • Providing an accompanying pastoral presence to fellows and faculty during weekend modules

    • Checking in with fellows throughout the weekend, providing emotional and spiritual support and deep listening throughout each module to fellows 1:1 and in small groups outside of sessions

  • Attending planning meetings with CTF Program Director and CTF faculty to coordinate and delegate logistical needs during weekend modules

  • Liaising between fellows, faculty, IofC staff and Richmond Hill hosts

  • Supporting CTF faculty and fellows with any last-minute errands of logistical needs that arise during weekend modules

  • Modeling a non-anxious presence throughout weekends to support faculty and fellows

  • Debriefing weekend modules with faculty and adapting role to meet emerging needs of the program

  • Implementing other miscellaneous requests of the Program Director and CTF faculty during weekend modules to support the general functioning and flourishing of the program

Position Qualifications & Skills:

The ideal CTF alumni candidate will demonstrate:

  • Alumni of Initiatives of Change’s CTF/CCFP

  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills

  • 2-3 years minimum of event planning experience

  • Availability to work fully during all 48-hour weekend modules, including overnight stays at Richmond Hill and complete presence during all meals and CTF sessions, and availability to attend 8-10 hours worth of planning meetings monthly January-May, 2020

  • Service-minded and selflessness; an ability to constantly be searching for what needs to be done to help the functioning of the program without being asked

  • Leadership to identify and meet adaptive program needs independently

  • Flexibility to prioritize the needs of faculty, fellows, and the program over competing priorities

  • Experience in event planning and excellent logistical management

  • Ability to serve on overlooked mundane tasks, such as cleaning up trash and tidying

  • Confidence to model a positive and calm demeanor and the practice of quiet time/mindfulness amidst inevitable conflict and stress

  • Adept interpersonal communication skills, proactive in collaboration and coordination with CTF faculty and fellows

  • Capacity to carry up to 25lb boxes; light strenuous physical activity transporting CTF materials

  • Excellent deep and compassionate listening skills

  • A desire and willingness to serve behind the scenes in support of CTF

  • A passion for CTF and a drive to support IofC’s mission to build trust across divides

  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Position Hours & Stipend:

The CTF Coordinator is expected to provide full on-site support during the five residential weekend modules from January-May, 2020. Including the setup and cleanup before and after the modules, each weekend is roughly 48-50 hours in total (including overnights). 

CTF Dates:

  • January 24-26, 2020 (Module 1)

  • February 21-23, 2020 (Module 2)

  • March 20-22, 2020 (Module 3)

  • April 24-26, 2020 (Module 4)

  • May 15-17, 2020 (Module 5)

  • June 26-28, 2020 (make-up date)

In addition to full on-site logistical support each CTF module, the CTF Coordinator is expected to participate in 8-10 hours of planning and debrief meetings before and after each module, for every month of the program. The CTF Coordinator will report directly to the CTF Program Director in collaboration with CTF faculty. The ideal candidate will be open to the potential opportunity of this position expanding into a larger role following the five month commitment.

The total stipend for the CTF Coordinator is $5,000: $1,000 per month, to cover each weekend module plus 8-10 hours of monthly planning meetings, January-May 2020.

To Apply:

To indicate your interest in applying for the CTF Coordinator position, please email your resume/CV and cover letter describing 1) what year you participated in CTF/CCFP and reflections on your CTF experience, 2) how you are currently integrating your CTF experience into your professional or personal sphere, and 3) why you believe you would be a good fit for the CTF Coordinator position to: by Friday, August 16th, 2019.