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14 June 2018

Welcome to Our New Board Members!


On Friday, June 8 the UN Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) held its Annual Membership Meeting at the headquarters of the United Nations Foundation. The UNA-NCA Nominating Committee, ably led by Board member Renee Dopplick, presented the election results for the vacant officer and director-at-large positions on the UNA-NCA Board of Directors. UNA-NCA is proud and grateful to have such a diverse group of experienced and committed leaders and looks forward to continue strengthening our work for a strong US-UN partnership in the months and years to come.
 
Meet the newly elected Board: 
 
Officers (two-year term):
Vice President and Secretary: Dawn T. Calabia
Vice President, Advocacy: Ellen McGovern
Advisory Council Chair: Kimberly Weichel

Directors-at-Large (three-year term):
Jayfus T. Doswell
Kristen Hecht
Jordan Hibbs
Heather Hill
Loyce Pace
Wayne Pieringer
Richard Seifman
Lauren Terrell

Student Representative (one-year term):
Bailey Dinman, University of Maryland

UNA-NCA wishes to thank the following individuals for their service on the Board of Directors:

Olumide Elegbe, Raymond Friday, Jeffrey Hoffman, Susan Leahy, David Scotton, Ambassador Osman Siddique, Lyric Thompson, Jodi-Kaye Wade, and Bradley Wiggins.



 
To see the full UNA-NCA Board of Directors please click here.
 



18 June 2018

UNA-NCA Internship Opportunities

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Positions

UNA-NCA Program Assistant
Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant
Global Classrooms DC Youth Intern (Only open to High School Students)


About the Program
UNA-NCA and Global Classrooms DC offer year-round, unpaid internships to current students (undergraduates and graduates) and recent graduates.  Both UNA-NCA and Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant positions are available for extension into the next possible semester.


UNA-NCA is also seeking one intern for an eight month internship that will additionally assist with our annual Spring Graduate Fellows Program.

Program Assistant Internship

20-32 hours/week


UNA-NCA Program Assistant:
Program assistants will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment and exposure to a variety of communications, membership, events, development, and general administrative tasks.  This position is ideal for those interested in non-profit management and will provide hands-on experience as an integral member of the team.

***To apply, please email resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample (1-2 pages) and hours of availability to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and include Program Assistant in the subject line.


Job Duties Database/Membership Management

  • Update and maintain UNA-NCA database and listserv.
  • Assist with developing membership recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Help contact new and current members to inform them about upcoming event and volunteer opportunities.

Communications

  • Create and edit the weekly e-newsletter.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the UNA-NCA website.
  • Help prepare press releases and other promotional materials.
  • Help write, edit, and design newsletters, promotional/event materials and annual reports.
  • Write articles about UNA-NCA or partner's events to be posted on website.
  • Maintain UNA-NCA's social media presence by posting news and information on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Events/Outreach

  • Help organize events, meetings and fundraisers, including securing speakers, locating venues, and managing registration.
  • Assist volunteers and other organizations with event logistics.
  • Assist with event publicity and outreach.
  • Represent association at UNA-NCA and partner organization events.

Minimum Required Skills and Experience

  • Detail oriented and well-organized
  • 1+ years’ experience in an office setting, handling day-to-day administrative tasks.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Customer service skills, especially via phone and email.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Strong research and writing skills and experience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team with minimal supervision while maintaining a “can-do” attitude.
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment, where handling multiple projects at once is a necessity
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, and Google Calendar
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere
  • Data base experience preferred

*This position is unpaid, but volunteer hours or school credit is available. 



UNA-NCA Graduate Fellows Program Assistant

20-32 hours/week


UNA-NCA Graduate Fellows Program (GFP) Assistant:
The GFP Assistant will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment. To some extent the responsibilities will be comparable to those of a teaching assistant in a graduate course at a local university. However, the GFP assistant will also gain exposure to a variety of communications and general administrative tasks.  The GFP assistant will work under the supervision of the UNA-NCA Program Manager but be expected to work independently in close cooperation with UNA-NCA office staff and members of the GFP volunteer team – the GFP Director, the Sr. Advisor, and the Career Strategy and Mentoring Manager.

***To apply, please email resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample (1-2 pages) and hours of availability to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and include Program Assistant in the subject line.

Job Duties - Graduate Fellows Program Assistant

  • Assist with promotion of GFP at DC area universities, including contacts with relevant departments and design and production of promotional material 
  • Review GFP applications, schedule and arrange interviews, assist review panel, and inform successful applicants of selection
  • Assist in preparation of list of potential GFP mentors, and in matching mentors with GFP mentees; manage communications leading to final matches of mentors and mentees
  • Create and manage GFP data bases, of past and current Fellows, current applications, potential and actual mentors
  • Aid in design and implementation of GFP curriculum, especially reading lists
  • Support creation and formatting/reformatting of other GFP-related documents (e.g. Fellows Memory book)
  • Assist in managing classroom and other GFP event requirements and associated contacts with universities and partners
  • Attend all GFP program sessions and other GFP events, including annual UNA-USA Global Leadership Summit for UNA members at the United Nations in NYC, and manage communications about them
  • Maintain contact with GFP Fellows, and facilitate resolution of problems that may arise in their Fellowship
  • Assist in design, implementation, and review of post-program survey of GFP participants
  • Other duties, as assigned by the supervisor


*This position is unpaid, but volunteer hours or school credit is available. 




Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant

20-32 hours/week

Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) is UNA-NCA's flagship education program. Program assistants with GCDC will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment and exposure to a variety of different tasks, like grant research and development, social media promotion, and conference background and preparatory materials related to global education and Model United Nations. This position is ideal for those interested in non-profit management, program development, education, and will provide hands-on experience as an integral member of the team.

Send your most up-to-date cover letter, resume/CV, and short writing sample (2 page maximum) to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  . In your email, please include the subject line "GCDC Fall Internship".

International students are also strongly encouraged to apply. We accept applications from current students and recent graduates.

Deadline to apply for Fall 2018: Friday, July 20 by 5 pm EST

Job Duties
  • Support the Director of Global Education with event and conference planning, including the Spring Model UN Conference at the U.S. Department of State and the Pan American Health Organization
  • Write, research, and edit important background and preparation materials for GCDC Year-Round Curriculum and Conferences
  • Strategize volunteer recruitment for mentorship and conference opportunities as well as community outreach to new schools and partners 
  • Develop promotional program materials, and posts on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter
  • Research grant, fundraising and partnership opportunities, and help prepare the necessary documents required 
  • Represent Global Classrooms at UNA-NCA, partner organizations, and other events in the DC area as the relate to global education and international affairs

Required Skills and Experience
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Experience in an office setting handling day-to-day administrative tasks 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as strong planning and time-management skills
  • Customer service skills, especially via phone and email 
  • Very strong research, problem-solving and creative thinking skills 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team with minimal supervision while maintaining an enthusiastic attitude 
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once 
  • Background /strong interest in international affairs or Model United Nations

*This position is unpaid, but volunteer hours or school credit is available. 




Global Classrooms DC Youth Intern

*Only open to High School Students

Youth Interns will gain experience and develop skills necessary for working in a professional environment, refine research and writing skills, and receive exposure to a variety of communications, membership, events, development, and general administrative tasks. This position is ideal for high school students who are passionate about international issues and/or education and driven, hardworking students who are looking to develop life skills outside of the classroom.

Please note this position is only open to high school students, and is for the 2018-2019 school year. 

To Apply: please send a resume, cover letter, and a 2-page maximum writing sample to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In your email, please include the subject line "GCDC Youth Intern Position".

Deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 School Year: Friday, July 20 by 5 pm EST

Job Duties
  • Work remotely (or outside the office) with the Global Classrooms DC team to accomplish monthly goals, and have frequent communication to keep up-to-date
  • Write and edit our monthly newsletter that keeps our network of educators in DC, Maryland, and Virginia engaged and informed on international issues
  • Develop creative and interesting posts on social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Produce and research the role of the United Nations on international topics for middle and high school students to be used for Model UN conference preparation
  • Provide staff support and attend various UNA-NCA and GCDC events, including the UNA-USA annual meeting, Annual Spring Conference at the U.S. Department of State and the Pan American Health Organization, and possible partnership events

Minimum Skills Required
  • Must be a high school student in DC, Maryland, or Virginia enrolled in public school, public charter school, private school, or home-schooled education
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Customer service skills, especially via phone and email
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team with minimal supervision while maintaining a "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once
  • Background and strong interest in international affairs, political science, international relations, related field or Model United Nations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to use social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube) for communication and promotion

**This position is unpaid, volunteer hours are available upon request



20 June 2018

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Have you been looking for a volunteer opportunity?

UNA-NCA is seeking skilled and motivated volunteers to serve on its committees, as well as qualified individuals to lead our Sustainable Development, Human Rights, and African Affairs Committees. We also have openings for volunteers on standing committees (such as resource development, governance, advocacy, communications, and membership) and on our program committees (such as human rights, peace and security, and sustainable development). If you’re interested in lending your passion and interest to our organization, gaining new skills, and becoming more involved with UNA-NCA, it’s a great time to become involved.

To apply, please complete this form.