The Vice Chair for Development (VPD) is a volunteer member of the Board of Directors who is responsible for the overall vision and direction of UNA-NCA’s resource development efforts. Day-to-day implementation of the vision and direction is the responsibility of the UNA-NCA Executive Director and staff, in consultation with the President, VPD, and members of the Development Committee.

This position shall report to the president and serve on the UNA-NCA board and executive committee. Per UNA-NCA’s bylaws, a person shall hold office for two years in this role and may serve no more than two consecutive terms in the same office. This position requires approximately 5-10 hours per week. 

Established in 1952, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area is one of the oldest and largest divisions of the United Nations of the USA (UNA-USA), and a member of the World Federation of the United Nations Associations (WFUNA). With the help of over 3,000 members, volunteers, and supporters in the greater Washington area, UNA-NCA works to build public knowledge, strengthen UN-US relations, and aid the UN in achieving its goals.

The Vice Chair of Development’s key responsibilities include:

  • Developing a strategic resource development framework and plan in concert with the President and Executive Director.
  • Oversight of staff implementation of the development plan and establishment of the resource development priorities, goals and actions on behalf of UNA-NCA.
  • Serving as personal lead interface with the UNA-NCA Board of Directors related to resource development matters.
  • Chair the Development Committee.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  1. Convening regular meetings
  2. Developing meeting agendas
  3. Assigning resource development actions and responsibilities to Board members and to the UNA-NCA Executive Director
  4. Following up on assignment execution and completion
  5. Reporting to the Board of Directors and to the Executive Committee on a regular and frequent basis on progress toward periodic goals.
  • Reading, editing, and finalizing grant proposals and other documents related to resource development, in concert with the President, Executive Director, and staff.
  • Representing UNA-NCA before current and prospective donors at the request of the President and Executive Director.
  • Collaborating with board members and committees on programs and events with fundraising elements. 
  • Attending/contributing to board and executive committee meetings. 
  • Participating in key UNA-NCA events throughout the year.

Additional Expectations: 

  • Must be a UNA-NCA member in good standing. 
  • Commitment to UNA-NCA’s mission
  • Ability to attend UNA-NCA board and executive committee meetings (a total of one 2-hour meeting per month)

Desired Skillsets:

  • Fundraising or a strong interest in it
  • Strong communications and organizational skills 

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