CPT INTERNATIONAL: Full-time Indigenous Peoples Solidarity field team member sought

20 October 2016
CPT INTERNATIONAL:  Full-time Indigenous Peoples Solidarity field team member sought 

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is accepting expressions of interest for the position of: Full-time Field Team Member.  All members of CPT’s Peacemaker Corps and qualified people from outside the corps are eligible to apply.

Team: Indigenous Peoples Solidarity (IPS)

Reports to Project Support Coordinator

Status: Full-time, stipended, three year term

Stipend: $1000US/month (independent living – no “team house”)

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) – Turtle Island

Start Date: December 1, 2017

Application Deadline: November 6th, 2016

Position Purpose: This full-time position supports CPT’s efforts to amplify the voices of our First Nations partners and engage supporters in advocacy for peacemaking.  It involves working as part of a small team to carry out all aspects of the program’s strategic plan which includes: 1) advocating for the basic and collective human rights of indigenous peoples, 2) becoming effective and visible political allies to indigenous peoples, and 3) building relationships between settlers, indigenous peoples and the land.

Qualifications – Position-specific:

·         Familiar with the history of Indigenous-Settler relations on Turtle Island, especially Canada

·         Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

·         Self-motivated and able to take initiative

·         Experience working in solidarity with marginalized communities

·         Solid written and verbal communication skills

·         Experience leading groups or willingness to learn


Qualifications - General:

·         Strong commitment to CPT’s mission, vision, and values

·         Commitment to the practice of active nonviolent peacemaking as part of a team in settings of intense conflict and oppression

·         Grounded in faith/spirituality and open to diverse expressions of faith/spirituality

·         Experience in and commitment to dismantling racism, sexism, heterosexism and other oppressions; awareness of ways that oppressions intersect; sensitivity to ways oppression operates differently in different cultural settings

·         Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-faith environment

·         Working knowledge of word processing, e-mail, social media

·         Successfully completed CPT training*


*If the candidate is ideal in other respects, but has not completed CPT training, s/he will be expected to attend the January training in Colombia.


Please send resumé and statement of motivation explaining why you want to join the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity project to Milena Rincón program@cpt.org.