Jobs


Development Officer (volunteer)

The Yemen Peace Project seeks a Development Officer, who, working with the Executive Director, will help manage the organization’s fundraising efforts and help to craft a new development strategy. Candidates should have a solid understanding of the principles of development and fundraising, and preferably some professional experience in the field.

This is a newly-created position; as such, it is an ideal opportunity for a candidate who wants to leave her or his mark and play a vital, hands-on role in the growth of a young organization. The Development Officer will work very closely with the Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors, but must also be able to work independently. The Development Officer will be instrumental in forming the YPP's near- and medium-term development strategy, and (if we successfully implement that strategy) will have opportunities for career advancement within the organization.

The Yemen Peace Project is the only nonprofit organization in the US that focuses solely on Yemen and the US-Yemen relationship. Since 2010 we have worked to transform that relationship for the better, by fostering understanding between Americans and Yemenis, supporting the work of Yemeni activists and experts, and advocating for peaceful, constructive US policies toward Yemen and respect for the rights of Yemeni-Americans.

This is an excellent opportunity to take a leading role in building a young nonprofit from the ground up. Due to budgetary limitations, this will initially be a part-time, unpaid position. We hope secure enough funding to make this a paid part-time position. If you’re a retired or semi-retired development professional, a freelance expert looking for a part-time passion project, or a junior professional looking for a unique opportunity to gain senior-level experience, this could be the perfect position for you. Current students studying nonprofit management or development are welcome to apply, as well.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Executive Director in creating an organizational development strategy;
  • Cultivate new and existing individual and corporate donors;
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors;
  • Help develop a sustained base of annual individual donors;
  • Assist with planning of special events;
  • Identify and pursue grant opportunities;
  • Manage database of donors and prospects;
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts with members of Board of Directors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Two years of experience in nonprofit development, or enrollment in/completion of a relevant course of study;
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational and communication skills;
  • Ability to work remotely with minimal supervision;
  • Experience with Quickbooks or similar software.

The YPP's headquarters are in Pittsburgh, PA; our advocacy office is in Washington, DC. Remote applicants are welcome for this position.

To apply, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.

Yemenis and Yemeni Americans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


INTERNSHIPS

We are accepting applications for the fall 2018 semester until August 1. Yemenis and Yemeni Americans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Development Intern (fall 2018)

The Yemen Peace Project is seeking motivated applicants for our new Development Internship. The intern will assist the staff with fundraising, grant writing, and donor relations. This is a great opportunity for students and young professionals who want to gain real-world experience in nonprofit development and management. Interns will work closely with the Executive Director, Director of Policy & Advocacy, and our board members. Duties will include:

  • Conducting research on new grant opportunities;

  • Researching prospective corporate and institutional donors;

  • Communicating with current and past donors;

  • Drafting concept notes and grant applications;

  • Building and managing our donor database;

  • Drafting material for our online fundraising campaigns;

Previous development experience and knowledge of Yemen or Southwest Asia is welcomed, but not required. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Remote applicants welcome. The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week, starting in January. This position is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and writing sample to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.


Law and Policy Intern (fall 2018)

The Yemen Peace Project is seeking applicants with knowledge of and interest in international law to work with our advocacy and legal teams on projects relating to US foreign policy and international humanitarian law (IHL). This is a great opportunity for law students who want to gain real-world experience in applications of international law. Interns will work closely with attorneys at a renowned DC law firm as well as YPP staff. Duties will include:

  • Conducting research on IHL statutes and precedent;

  • Drafting original legal analysis that applies IHL concepts to real policy issues;

  • Drafting advocacy materials for use in our congressional, administration, and public outreach;

  • Collaborating with our partner organizations on advocacy strategy;

  • Representing the YPP at congressional and think-tank events in Washington;

  • Writing and editing organizational statements, press releases, reports, and other advocacy materials;

  • Monitoring relevant current events.

Previous experience in/knowledge of Yemen or Southwest Asia is welcomed, but not required. Law students and graduates with law degrees are invited to apply. Other applicants with exceptional relevant experience may be considered. Remote applicants welcome. The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week, starting in May or June. This position is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and writing sample to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.


Foreign Policy Advocacy Intern
(Fall 2018)

The Yemen Peace Project is seeking highly-motivated applicants to work with the Executive Director and the Advocacy Officer on the YPP’s foreign policy advocacy program. Duties will include:

  • Monitoring US government briefings and statements concerning Yemen and the region;
  • Monitoring relevant congressional schedules, hearings, and statements;
  • Communicating with congressional and administration staff members;
  • Conducting research on issues relating to Yemen;
  • Writing and editing organizational statements, press releases, reports, and advocacy materials;
  • Planning and scheduling advocacy activities;
  • Coordinating with our volunteers and partner organizations in the US and Yemen;
  • Communicating with YPP donors and subscribers regarding our advocacy efforts.

Previous experience in/knowledge of Yemen or Southwest Asia is preferred, but not required. Previous advocacy experience is welcomed.

Graduate students and recent graduates are invited to apply. Current undergraduates with relevant experience will also be considered. The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week, starting in May or June. Remote applicants welcome. This position is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and writing sample to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.


Media & communications intern (Fall 2018)

The Yemen Peace Project is seeking highly-motivated applicants to work with the Executive Director on a range of media- and communications-related duties. Examples include:

  • Monitoring international news coverage;
  • Writing news summaries and original blog content;
  • Managing the organization's social media presence;
  • Designing graphics and shareable media,
  • Drafting email updates for donors and subscribers;
  • Drafting and editing press releases and articles for publication;
  • Assisting with research and production for the relaunch of our monthly podcast;

Previous experience in/knowledge of Yemen or Southwest Asia is preferred, but not essential. Proficiency in Arabic is helpful, but we will consider English-only candidates as well.

Graduate students and recent college graduates are invited to apply. Current undergraduates with exceptional qualifications may also be considered. Applicants from any location are welcome, as the intern will primarily work from home. The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week. This position is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and a writing sample to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.