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United Nations Association, Northern New Jersey Chapter


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Start Date

December 2, 2019

End Date

December 2, 2020

Schedule

Weekends

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


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 group consists of diverse professionals from the fields of business, law, public service, healthcare and the media. 


Benefits of serving as Board Member

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

  • Educate professionals in Northern New Jersey 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.


Description and Responsibilities 

  •  Assist our Advocacy Chair in leading our annual call with our members to discuss Northern NJ advocacy priorities for the year. 
  • Coordinating in-district meetings with congressional representatives and attend our annual Advocacy Day on the Hill. 
  • Develop civic education programs/ activities and nurture community partnerships.


Learn more about our 2019 advocacy agenda: www.unausa.org

Take action to

  • Tell Congress to Fully Fund the United Nations
  • End Human Trafficking
  • Ask Congress for Bold Climate Action
  • Take the Pledge. Stand Up for Human Rights
  • Champion Gender Parity
  • Support LGBTI Rights
  • Take Action to Save Our Oceans
  • Support Universal Access to Clean Water
  • Make the Case to Congress to Support Education Access
  • Take Action for #ZeroHunger by 2030
  • Support the UN's effort to end the Opioid Epidemic
  • Take Action for Clean Air
  • Stand with Refuges

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…

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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  una.usa.nnj@gmail.com and include Community Liaison, Advocacy Committee in the subject line.

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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