Senior Vice President
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by United Nations Association - Southern New York District - Bronx Chapter
Times of day
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years, UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world.
We are dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership in that system and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.
UNA-USA chapters help expand UNA-USA’s work by forging partnerships with local businesses and nonprofits, sponsoring local education and advocacy programs. The Senior Vice President will be a founding officer and member of the Bronx UNA-USA Southern New York (SNY) Chapter. The Senior V.P., under the leadership of the President, will be responsible for developing measures of accountability for all programmatic subunits, reviewing and approving succession plans for all programmatic board member roles and serving as the Chapter President in the event of an emergency or unforeseen termination of the incumbent's tenure.
Board Member Responsibilities
The Chapter, as a group and as individuals, is not only expected to provide organizational governance, but to also take an active role with long-range strategic development initiatives. Chapter Officers must exercise a strong sense of professionalism, high moral standards and fiscal stewardship whilst maintaining the best interest of the UNA-USA.
o Understand and become acquainted with the UN Charter, UN governance structure and subcommittees, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UNA-USA’s mission.
o Willingness to engage in a succession plan inclusive of developing and testing standard operating procedures ensuring the continued success of the Chapter during periods of transition and growth.
o Make a moderately significant initial commitment of time for meetings, orientation and for periodic consultation with UNA associate members. Per week contribution after the chapter startup phase is approximately 5 hours per week.
o Selected candidates must register to become a UNA-USA member within ten business days after being extended an offer to contribute in the volunteer Senior V.P. capacity.
o Commit to recruiting two UNA-USA members annually.
o Commit to a two-year term, commencing as of the date of appointment.
o Embrace a “What Can I Do For You” management style that demonstrates an appreciation for the person and the professional experience extended to the organization.
o Develop accountability measures for all programmatic units ensuring program initiatives raise awareness about the global challenges and the UN-led amelioration efforts of the targeted Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
o Ensure domestic micro UN-model simulation initiatives are aligned to the associated SDG and service the needs of a targeted community that includes, but is not limited to middle, high school and students enrolled in post-secondary programs.
o Implement data-capturing mechanisms that raise transparency on per programmatic unit event occurrence, event attendance, per attendee outcome for outcome-based initiatives, if applicable, and per event attendee feedback.
o Lead the implementation of data-compilation schemes and metrics on per programmatic unit advocacy efforts and successes in collaboration with the V.P. of Advocacy.
o Responsible for coordinating UNA-USA mandated chapter events including UN Day, the Annual Members Meeting and two all-inclusive community engagement events.
o Manage the succession planning and associated standard operating procedure development for all programmatic units.
o In collaboration with the V.P. of Development identify funding opportunities to support program initiatives.
The applicant must have superior writing skills, be comfortable supervising a team of volunteers, willing to invest a moderately significant amount of time to establish the framework of the subdivision, and become well acquainted with the UN structure, UN Charter and the UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform. A minimum of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study and one-year managing senior-level team members is preferred.
How To Apply
Please send resumes in pdf format to email@example.com. Please indicate your name and the position title in the subject line i.e. Jane Doe_Senior Vice President. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.