The Senior Associate is an integral member of the Strategic Planning and Implementation team and will support organizational strategy development, resource allocation, strategy execution, and operational effectiveness for the UN Foundation. The Senior Associate is responsible for both (1) providing internal consulting services across UNF; and (2) supporting Pan-Foundation projects. S/he will be responsible for providing internal project management for Pan-Foundation initiatives, coordinating with team leaders and ensuring that timelines, milestones and policies are met by Foundation staff. Additionally, the Senior Associate will help drive strategic and tactical analysis spanning financial, operational and performance management issues across UNF campaigns, alliances and initiatives. S/he will support strategic initiatives, operational processes improvement, and new business evaluation and organization wide strategy.
The Senior Associate reports to the Director, Strategic Planning and Implementation and will work closely with various campaign/initiative/alliance teams as well as the Integrated Development, Public Affairs, Finance, and BSBR teams as needed at the UN Foundation.
The Senior Associate will provide project management support on high priority, pan-UNF partnerships, initiatives and projects. This includes but is not limited to, serving as the internal coordinator for cross-functional teams, liaising between internal and external stakeholders to ensure the effective flow of communication, tracking UNF’s commitments to partners and donors, financial and program management, and supporting teams to ensure high quality, timely work products are submitted for donor funded activities.
Strategic Planning and Resource Allocation
The Senior Associate will support strategic planning activities through data analysis, internal consulting projects and other duties as assigned to align organizational priorities and resources, ensuring UNF’s investments and portfolio of activities are optimized.
The Senior Associate will support the organizational decision-making process through conducting and/or supporting quantitative and qualitative analysis and research to provide leadership with the necessary information to make timely and well-informed decisions.
The Senior Associate will conduct mapping exercises, stakeholder meetings and internal analysis to develop informed recommendations to senior leadership to increase efficiency in UNF’s business operations and processes.
Analysis and Learning
The Senior Associate will support the Strategic Planning & Implementation team and serve as an internal consultant to the organization, partnering with teams to address the opportunities and challenges that emerge on an ongoing basis. Responsibilities will vary but may include analyzing internal or external data, gathering competitive market intelligence, ROI and cost/benefit analysis, financial analysis and forecasting and executing ad hoc projects as assigned.
New Initiative Development
The Senior Associate will support the vetting and development of new initiatives, campaigns and activities to UNF. At times, s/he will serve as interim secretariat staff and provide financial, procurement and compliance and program and grants management support to nascent and incubating initiatives as needed. This includes managing the workload of lower-level staff, as appropriate.
For full-time employees we offer an excellent range of benefits, including a choice of two health plans through CareFirst (PPO or HDHP). Dental insurance, vision discount plan, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Long-Term Care Insurance, Health Club Discounts, Commuter Benefits, and Employee Assistance Program.
12 Paid holidays, 4 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days, 3 personal days and 8 weeks of parental leave (mother or father). Access to the UNFCU Credit Union, 150% match on our 403b retirement plan, Flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts and discounted Zipcar membership