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Vacancy: National Director, Peace Foundation

June 2008

We are seeking an outstanding leader with a real passion for peace in all walks of life. The Peace Foundation is wishing to appoint a National Director to promote the organisation, its vision and values, further develop and implement a new strategic plan and advocate the Foundationís objectives and concerns with community decision-makers and opinion-shapers. The National Director will ensure the Peace Foundationís continued viability as a voice of tolerance and reason, promoting the peaceful resolution of conflict.

The Peace Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation promoting peaceful relationships among people of all ages, at all levels, through education, research and action.

The Peace Foundation (Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/New Zealand) offers innovative and quality programmes Ė Roots of Empathy and Cool Schools - services and resources that are used in many schools, homes and communities. It teaches skills that encourage better communication, co-operation and non-violent conflict resolution.

The Peace Foundation arranges public events such as the annual Media Peace Awards, which recognise those who are actively contributing towards reducing violence in our society. It also works to promote peace and disarmament at the international level.

The Director will provide leadership of a team of highly dedicated and experienced individuals who are committed to meeting the aims of the organisation. The Peace Foundation is funded by government contracts for its services, and general grants and donations.

Applicants for this appointment will be clear, confident communicators, have a strong drive and enthusiasm for the objectives of the Foundation, preferably have experience in the not-for-profit sector, and be able to garner support from individuals and business organisations as well as public sector entities. Based in Auckland, the appointee will find this organisation governed by a strong and committed Council. It is a satisfying and stimulating opportunity for building on a sound foundation, enhancing organisational culture and adding real value to society.

Applications and enquiries should be addressed confidentially to: Stephen Ellett at Signium Executive Search International Limited, email or tel 09 309 0886. For more information about the Peace Foundation, go to their web site.

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