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BOARD OF DIRECTORS ROLE : SECRETARY

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ABOUT THE BOARD ROLE  

The World needs the UN. The UN Needs YOU. 

The United Nations Association of the USA, Northern New Jersey Chapter is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and work of the UN among the American people. Its education, policy and advocacy programs emphasize the importance of cooperation among nations and the need for American leadership at the UN. Through discussions, partnerships, and action-oriented initiatives, UNA-NNJ offers its members a platform for education, advocacy, professional development in international affairs, and the opportunity to volunteer in international service. 

The UNA, Northern New Jersey Chapter covers the counties in the northern part of the state which include Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties.

Position Overview

  • Records accurate minutes of all meetings of the Chapter
  • Partners with the president to prepare annual reports and agendas.
  • Completes all other duties of a secretary, which include securing the venue for the board meetings and/or setting up virtual meeting options, sending event reminder emails and helping to develop team building activities.

Responsibilities and Time Commitment 

  • The UNA-NNJ board meets every other month to plan and report on activities for about 1-2 hours on a weekend morning (starting at 10 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.). Meetings are conducted in-person or virtually and generally take place on the first Saturday of the month.
  • Board members are expected to participate, as appropriate, in discussions and decision-making processes that take place by email in between monthly Board meetings.
  • Board Members are expected to attend at least half of the UNA NNJ Chapter events produced by fellow colleagues.
  • Board Members are expected to submit and present reports at monthly Board meetings.
  • Board of Director roles serve a two year term. 

Selection/ Nominating Criteria for Board of Director roles: At least one year of volunteer service to our chapter is required for Board of Director roles. Eligible candidates *new* to our chapter are encouraged to apply to chapter BOD roles and, if selected, will be appointed for a temporary one-year term. Upon successful completion of their provisional term, candidates will then be eligible to apply for the three-year term BOD positions. 

Important Considerations: this is an unpaid, volunteer position. As we anticipate a high level of interest in this position, please note, we may not be able to respond to all applicants.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter describing how your qualifications suit this position and why you are interested in serving in this role, a current resume, and the contact information for three references. 

Please submit the entire application to elections@unausannj.org and include "Secretary" in the subject line. 

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UNA Northern New Jersey Chapter is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply. 

UNA Northern New Jersey Chapter provides equal opportunity to all volunteers and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

ABOUT THE BOARD ROLE  

The World needs the UN. The UN Needs YOU. 

The United Nations Association of the USA, Northern New Jersey Chapter is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    January 1, 2022
    12:00 PM EST
    5:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    December 31, 2022
    11:59 PM EST
    4:59 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekends
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location

Northern New Jersey

Hackensack, NJ, USA

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

The UNA, Northern New Jersey Chapter covers the counties in the northern part of the state which include Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties.

***To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and hours of availability to  info@unausannj.org and include " Executive Secretary" in the subject line.

This is an unpaid executive board position.

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