Executive Director, PeacePlayers United States

Executive Director, PeacePlayers United States

PeacePlayers International

Flexible Location, US   |   December 3, 2020

About PeacePlayers

PeacePlayers International (“PeacePlayers”) is a global organization that uses the power of sport to unite, educate and inspire young people to create a more peaceful and equitable world.

Over the past 20 years, over 125,000 children have been impacted through PeacePlayers’ programs, and these programs continue to bring children together to form positive relationships, develop leadership skills and improve their futures.

In January of 2017, PeacePlayers launched a partnership with Nike to bring PeacePlayers’ proven model of uniting communities through sport to the United States. This exciting partnership that continues today brought PeacePlayers to Baltimore, Brooklyn and Detroit, and then added programs in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Given the dramatic programmatic growth over the last two years, PeacePlayers has strategically decided to formalize a PeacePlayers U.S. entity that will own the strategic direction of PeacePlayers’ sustainability and growth in the United States, alongside supporting the organization-wide global network.

The Opportunity

PeacePlayers United States is seeking a dynamic leader to join the U.S. team as the Executive Director. This is a unique opportunity for a talented, driven individual to lead a strong organization with tremendous potential and advance it in its next chapter and beyond.

The Executive Director will lead the U.S. efforts of PeacePlayers, the newest and largest of the five international PeacePlayers sites. The Executive Director will have overall strategic, operational, and managerial responsibility for the U.S. including oversight of the $1.6M annual budget and staff of 15+; both of which are targeted to grow significantly in this next chapter.


Koya has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Cheryl Stevens and Erin Lippert are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role email [email protected]. All nominations, inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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