The Vice Chair for Membership & Volunteer Engagement is a volunteer member of the Board of Directors who is responsible for UNA-NCA’s membership recruitment and engagement strategies. Day-to-day implementation of such strategies are the responsibility of the UNA-NCA Executive Director and staff, in consultation with the President and members of the Membership 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 Membership and Volunteer Engagement’s key responsibilities include:

  • Building awareness and understanding of UNA-NCA while bolstering involvement and membership in the organization. 
  • Collaborating with UNA-NCA’s Board and Membership Development & Outreach Department on membership recruitment strategies
  • Overseeing the membership committee
  • Representing UNA-NCA at various forums and events
  • Preparing a monthly status membership summary for the Board of Directors
  • Managing volunteer coordination
  • Acting as a liaison between UNA- NCA and UNA-USA’s membership department
  • Collaborating with board members and committees on programs and events to increase membership
  • 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:

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

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