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United Nations Association, Northern New Jersey Chapter


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September 5, 2020
12:00pm EDT
Weekends
A few hours per month

The North Jersey UNA Young Professionals Network is a program of the United Nations Association of the USA - Northern New Jersey Chapter.

Through networking, professional development programs, and leadership opportunities, our UNA Young Professionals Network provides UNA-USA members ages 21 to 39 the opportunity to engage with other like-minded young adults in their community to support the vital mission of the United Nations.

To learn more about UNA- USA's Young Professionals Program visit: https://unausa.org/young-professionals/

Role: Young Professionals, Chair

The Young Professionals Chair of the Northern New Jersey Chapter serves as liaison between chapter young professionals in the region and the UNA National Council, UNA-USA national office, and community partners.

Description and Responsibilities 

  • Developing signature networking events ( e.g. Career Conversations & Mentoring Series) for UNA Young Professionals in Northern New Jersey to meet like-minded individuals and thought leaders.
  • Develop a YP Strategic plan and coordinate efforts for a limited number of professional/career development opportunities and one centerpiece fundraising event in support of the United Nations.
  • Responsible for recruiting and managing a committee to help with the organization and execution of an event.
  • Responsible for marketing plans on upcoming fundraising events.
  • Use data and feedback from our membership base and Board members to determine which United Nations goals and charitable efforts we should be focusing our YP programing efforts on.
  • Working within a manageable budget for events.
  • Taking the lead to secure venue and event space, possibly auction items, vendors -like food and photography, and secure event sponsors.
  • Working with the Finance Director to promote sustainable growth in fundraising events so that there is continuity year over year and growth in overall donations.

Benefits of serving as Board Member

There are numerous benefits to serving on the UNA-NNJ YP Board, including:

  • Educate young professionals in the New Jersey/ NYC metropolitan area about the vital work of the UN
  • Spearhead events and programs that are aligned with the organization's endeavors
  • Strengthen your professional network
  • Build your leadership skills
  • Develop strong relationships with members from leading organizations in international affairs
  • Develop relationships with key figures from the United Nations
  • Exercise your creative side by planning innovative events
  • Establish yourself outside of your current workplace and interact with likeminded individuals
  • Get connected to a global network.

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 afternoon (starting at 12 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.). Meetings are conducted in-person month and generally take place on the first Saturday of the month.
  • Board members are expected to participate, as appropriate, in discussions/decision-making process that takes place by e-mail 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.

Qualifications: 

  • Member in good standing of UNA-USA
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs
  • Availability to carry out the duties of Committee Chair of the Young Professionals Network as described above

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated interest in or experience with the United Nations or other multilateral organizations
  • Experience in board membership or other work with a non-profit organization


The North Jersey UNA Young Professionals Network is a program of the United Nations Association of the USA - Northern New Jersey Chapter.

Through networking, professional development programs, and leadership opportunities, our UNA Young…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Virtual Opportunity
  • Wheelchair Accessible

How to Apply

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  programs@unausannj.org and include "Young Professionals Network, Chair" in the subject line.

This is an unpaid non-profit executive board position, representing the organization's Young Professionals Junior Board.

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…

Location

Hackensack, NJ

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