Educating, Motivating, and MobilizingSince 1960

Now Hiring: Career Builders Program Manager

The CPJC is a community-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to working for peace, social, and economic justice through the power of nonviolence. The center works for social change through education, community building, and direct action and is dedicated to bringing an end to violent conflict among nations and individuals. CPJC is a development of the Chico Peace Endeavor, which has been working for nonviolent change since 1960 and continues to build on its mission today. If you are committed to this mission, this is the perfect time for you to bring your talents and passion to this resilient organization. Our mission is: Building a more peaceful and equitable society by educating for peace and social justice, motivating for sustained commitment, and mobilizing for peace and justice.

The Chico Peace and Justice Center (CPJC) is looking for an experienced Program Manager to spearhead, develop and implement its Career Builders program! If you are looking for a position that will aid your community and the world peace and justice effort while augmenting your income, consider this opportunity!

This part-time position is slated for 8 hours a week for six months, after which the position will be re-evaluated. This is an opportunity to focus your energy to make a substantial contribution while working closely with a diverse team of passionate people who are also striving to make a difference in the world.

The goal of the Career Builders program is to reach as many Butte County high school seniors and juniors as possible to provide them with information about opportunities for adventure, scholarships and employment as alternatives to joining the US military. The Program Manager will continue to develop, promote and implement the program to increase its efficiency and scope of outreach while managing a team of volunteers. The job entails overseeing or managing the following specific activities:

  • Building relationships with area high school counselors, teachers, and administrators to elevate the program’s reputation
  • Communicating with high school administrators to secure tabling space at career events and special events
  • Networking and building relationships with area high school teachers and administrators to schedule speaking opportunities at school events and to arrange to present to students in the classrooms
  • Providing area school staff with Career Builders’ informational materials
  • Networking with students to advance the program’s reach through word of mouth
  • Producing a brief Career Builders DVD presentation
  • Researching new job program opportunities for high school seniors and building relationships with recruiters for those programs

Note that part of this position involves assisting with clerical and administrative duties for general Center business.

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate for this role will have excellent presentation and relationship-building, influencing and communication skills combined with strong program management expertise. Military experience would be helpful. You must be a self-starter with a well-developed ability to inspire volunteers and build organizational capability. The right candidate will be a confident and persuasive presenter and be able to adjust the presentation style as necessary to adapt to the needs of the audience. The job requires solid organizational skills and attention to detail. If you feel you have the necessary experience and are looking for a way to earn a stipend while building a more peaceful and just world, we urge you to apply and meet the people you would be working with.

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2017. Please apply by sending resume and cover letter to a.hawkins@chicopeace.org. Please contact the Chico Peace and Justice Center at (530) 893-9078 for more information.


Chico Peace & Justice Center | 526 Broadway, Chico, CA 95928 | 530-893-9078 | info@chicopeace.org