UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The past two decades have seen important progress on child rights, yet while much has been achieved, sharp disparities remain. In most countries, inequality is higher today than a generation ago, including in middle income countries where most of the world’s poor children now live. The rapid pace of urbanization and the growing youth bulge in Africa and parts of Asia will require significant expansion of the provision of essential services for children. These challenges are compounded by the scale and complexity of crises triggered by conflict, natural disasters or epidemics. The global community faces these challenges when the political and economic environments pose challenges of their own, testing the world’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable. In this environment, strong and consistent leadership of UNICEF is critical to enable the achievement of results for children.
UNICEF USA (UUSA) is a private, independent, U.S. nonprofit that rallies the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children through the unmatched reach of UNICEF. Headquartered in New York City, UUSA has some 300 employees distributed across nine regional offices in the U.S. To fuel UNICEF’s life-saving work across the globe, UUSA raises nearly $600 million dollars from private sources every year and marshals its supporters to advocate for over $800 million in annual US government support. UUSA has built abroad - based movement to advocate for the well-being and protection of children globally. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org .
Position: Temporary Coordinator, U.S. Programs and Community Engagement & Partnerships
The Coordinator will support the day-to-day operations and administrative support of UNICEF USA’s domestic child rights strategy, including the U.S. Programs team and work responsibilities (75%) and the Community Engagement & Partnerships team and work responsibilities (25%). The Coordinator will report directly to the Managing Director of U.S. Programs and the Child-Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) with a dotted line to the Assistant Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships.
Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):
- Process expenses, invoices, and contract for multiple staff members through Netsuite platform; assist with purchases as needed; manage and track team budgets
- Provide support on meeting scheduling and travel (as applicable)
- Research, analyze, and present information gathered from diverse sources
- Assist in developing internal/external briefing materials and presentations for training, partner meetings, etc.
- Provide administrative support for interdepartmental and external meetings, including coordination, tech, processing of paperwork, and capturing meeting notes
- Attend webinars and trainings and report back learnings to relevant team members
- Manage data records (BBCRM) by ensuring partner information and interactions are logged in records; run report queries, and share details with relevant parties
- Support social media postings on CFCI Facebook and Slack groups
- Draft SOPs for cross-departmental areas of work, including child safeguarding practices; learnings from Child-Friendly Cities Initiative partners; and domestic emergency partners findings
- Manage external communications to supporters via a general account and update standard responses accordingly
- Assist on projects as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience required
- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of children’s rights or child well-being, as well as a commitment to public service
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, both written and verbal
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Proven ability to work well with a diverse group of people in a team setting
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, including administrative tasks, and priorities while consistently meeting deadlines and working across teams
- Ability to collect, analyze, organize, distill and present information effectively to different audiences and learners with varying levels of familiarity about UNICEF’s global work.
- Proficiency in using Zoom
- Experience planning and executing events preferred
- Experience with Salesforce and/or Blackbaud CRM, or the ability to learn these platforms based on prior experience with other CRM tools is preferred
- Experience and comfort with information management, using technology/tools for efficient collection, distribution and archiving
- Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service
Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UNICEF USA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.