Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


New York
New York
United States


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.

Our Mission

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.

The Role

UNA-USA chapters help expand UNA-USA’s work by forging partnerships with local businesses and nonprofits, sponsoring local education and advocacy programs. The Secretary will be a founding officer and member of the Bronx UNA-USA Southern New York (SNY) Chapter. The Secretary, under the leadership of the President, will be responsible for serving all notices required by the UNA Chapter Handbook.

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 Secretary capacity.

o  Commit to recruiting two UNA-USA members annually.

o  Commit to a two-year term, commencing as of the date of appointment. 

Programmatic Responsibilities

o  Serving all notices required by the UNA Chapter Handbook.

o  Record accurate minutes of all meetings of the Chapter, which should include election results and assignments to specific duties.

o  Work with the President to prepare the Chapter’s Annual Report.

o  Perform all the customary duties of a secretary.


The applicant must have superior writing skills, availability to attend all meetings and willingness to become well acquainted with the UN structure, UN Charter and the UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.  

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter, in pdf format, to Please indicate your name and the position title in the subject line i.e. Jane Doe_Secretary. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.