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    Title:  Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator, Asia          

    Department:  International Programs

    Status:  Full-Time, 3 year contract

    Location:  Washington, DC

    Deadline to Apply: April 16, 2015

    To Apply, please visit and complete the online application.

    Summary of Principal Responsibilities

    The Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for Asia will work to further the objectives set in the Asia Advocacy Strategy, and is responsible for lifting up the issues of peace and justice in the context of shared security in Asia through education, advocacy and constituency mobilization. The coordinator implements and measures the impact of strategies to influence US thinking, policy and practice relating to Asia, and currently with a focus on China and North Korea.


    Under the overall direction of the Regional Director for Asia based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, he/she engages and collaborates with the AFSC Asia Leadership Team, the AFSC Office of Public Policy and Advocacy in Washington D. C., where the position is based, the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in New York, additional IP and U.S. regional staff, on matters related to U.S. Asia policy. The coordinator keeps abreast of the relevant contextual realities, emerging issues and policy developments in the U.S. and Asia. The coordinator attends external meetings and conferences, creates resource documents, and speaks publicly on behalf of AFSC when appropriate.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education:  Graduated degree or the equivalent related experience in social policy, peace studies, conflict resolution, political science, international relations, law or a related area studies field is required.



  • Five years’ experience or more in policy analysis, research and advocacy work, including significant prior work experience in Washington, D.C.

  • Understanding of U.S. political processes and demonstrated ability to connect with government officials, congressional staffers, and key policy makers.

  • At least two years’ experience living and working in Asia, Northeast or Southeast Asia preferred.

  •  Demonstrated success in coalition-building, constituency outreach, public education, and working with academics, policy experts, and key non-governmental actors

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of conflict resolutions, conflict transformation, reconciliation and peace building.

  • Ability to connect with diverse audiences, negotiate and influence situations using tact and diplomacy—both internally and externally.

  • Compensation:  Salary Range 16 – Exempt – Comprehensive medical and hospitalization plan; term life, accident and salary continuation insurances, defined benefit pension plan, plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker’s compensation and social security.

    The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

    “AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is not represented.”

    The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.

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