News – Service Opportunity – ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary International Coordinator

Published on Feb 12, 2015

This year, 2015, we will begin our observances with the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the US, and quickly move on to 2016, just one year away. Continental and regional committees have been formed and are active.

But, recently our International Coordinator, Ajay Kumar prabhu from the UK has had to step down from this service, due to personal circumstances. We thank him for his excellent service in mobilizing devotees for planning their 50th anniversary celebrations.

We now need to try to fill this position as soon as possible. A service description follows.

On behalf of our committee, Pancharatna dasa will receive all enquiries, resumes, etc. so if you are interested in this service or know someone who might, please write with personal details to

Thank you. We look forward to working with you to make 2016 a fantastic year for ISKCON.

Your servants,

International 50th Anniversary Committee

Service Description
To help develop, promote, encourage, and coordinate celebration of ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary around the world.

ISKCON International 50th Anniversary Committee

Time and budget:
Estimated 15 to 20 hours per week service

Budget for office expenses and travel is available

Strong Leadership skills

Management Experience

Strong Communication skills, including writing and speaking

Basic Computer skills, including some basic web management experience

Proficient in English (additional languages a plus)

Strategic Planning skills

Good organizational skills

Strong commitment to ISKCON and Srila Prabhupada

Team player

Team builder



Goal oriented

International vision


Enjoys working with people

Able to work cooperatively with senior ISKCON leaders, and devotees at all levels

Graduate of ISKCON Communications & Leadership/Management courses (preferred)

Working in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Committee and International Communications Committee: Develop an International Anniversary Strategy (IAS)—including recommended events, themes, and goals—to promote and celebrate ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary

Attend bi-monthly meetings with the International Anniversary Committee and provide progress reports

Develop and maintain relationships/communication, and provide ongoing consultation with key ISKCON leaders and leadership bodies internationally to encourage regional planning and celebration of ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary

Coordinate with Regional/Continental Anniversary Coordinators when/if in place; and participate in Continental strategy conference calls as needed to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas

Promote adherence to 50th Anniversary themes and goals by ISKCON Regions, Temples and Communities

Ensure regular information about the 50th Anniversary is distributed to ISKCON leaders, temples, websites, and members in increasing frequency as the Anniversary draws closer

Work with the Communication Ministry to coordinate and distribute information and media releases about the 50th Anniversary to appropriate venues

Serve as an ISKCON 50th Anniversary spokesperson when required

Respond to inquiries about the 50th Anniversary

Provide Anniversary reports and updates for the GBC Body to review at its two annual meetings

Oversee the development of promotional materials, as required

Assist in maintaining an Anniversary website, by providing information to the webmaster, or directly uploading if possible

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