Executive Director

Ref: 5453

United Religions Initiative

Flexible location

Role Managed by:

George Hourmouzios

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6246

e: George.Hourmouzios@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit and Social Impact Practice

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 07/01/2022

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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We unite to bridge differences between people of all beliefs, to create community, and to help in addressing local and global challenges.

URI is the largest grassroots, interfaith peacebuilding organization in the world. Its purpose is to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. It is a distributed, decentralized organization that is dedicated to empowering a network of local volunteers in communities around the world, supported by a high performing global staff.

Established in 2000, today URI implements its mission of enhancing the capacity of its almost 1,100 local member groups called Cooperation Circles in 110 countries through local and global initiatives. These Cooperation Circles address local issues that impact their communities through community projects focused on 14 action areas. URI’s global support office in San Francisco and 20 regional offices on six continents support its decentralized global network of grassroots groups – providing them with training, mentoring, coaching, communications systems, and connection to a global network.

URI is seeking a visionary, mission-driven and results oriented non-profit leader with a track record of driving innovation and success to join our team as our next Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Global Council of Trustees (GC) (URI’s Board of Directors), the ED will above all be devoted to, and be an exemplar of, the core values of the URI grassroots network as expressed in our Preamble, Purpose and Principles. Combining inspirational interfaith commitment and vision, cross-cultural leadership ability and sophisticated management skills within the context of a global grassroots network, the ED will advance the organization in terms of culture, capability, processes and impact. While working closely with the organization’s global team, the ED will inspire innovation and ensure that the organization is continually advancing its mission.

The base location for this role is flexible and will require travel to the organization’s offices in San Francisco and to global sites as needed. This full-time permanent position is for immediate hire.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5453. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 7, 2022.

URI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees, applicants and program beneficiaries. URI does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation or citizenship.


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