The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) works closely with the UN Foundation by informing, inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations. UNA-USA represents a grassroots membership that includes over 150 chapters and more than 20,000 members nationwide who engage in public education and advocacy, promoting strong U.S.-UN relations.
This position uniquely combines interests in international relations, public policy, grassroots movements, constituency building, and communications/public relations — all for the purpose of strengthening the U.S-UN relationship.
Working with members of the UNA-USA and Public Affairs teams, the Communications Officer, UNA-USA will develop and implement UNA-USA’s strategic communications plan to support the Association’s membership, chapter programs, and advocacy objectives, as well as coordinating the interface of communications functions with other divisions of the Foundation.
The Communications Officer, UNA-USA plays a critical role in meeting strategic business goals through brand development, media relations, member communications, marketing, events, and outreach, working closely with UNA-USA leadership, digital communications colleagues, and the broader Public Affairs team.
The Communications Officer, UNA-USA is a member of both the Public Affairs and UNA-USA teams. She/he will report to the Public Affairs team’s advocacy communications lead (Communications Director, Better World Campaign) and work closely with UNA-USA leadership and the Associate Producer of Digital Media, UNA-USA. The position will also collaborate regularly with UNA-USA chapters nationwide. As such, this position will require travel.
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