United Nations Foundation

  • Consultant, 2018 WiSci Camp Georgia

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    Consultant
  • Overview

    Girl Up is “by girls, for girls” – girl-led and girl-driven – and engages girls to take action to achieve global gender equality and change our world. Through our leadership development programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers. With more than 700,000 supporters, Girl Up leaders are a proven force for social good. Girl Up is hosted at the United Nations Foundation, working across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.

    The 2018 WiSci Camp Georgia Contractor will manage multiple deliverables in Washington, DC and in Tblisi, Georgia (August) in support of Girl Up’s WiSci Girls’ STEAM Camp program. Key duties include preparation and execution of the 2018 WiSci Camp Georgia in three key areas: Camp Program and Girl Experience, Counselor Management, and Communications.

    Responsibilities

    Counselors

    • Lead as main point of contact in daily communication with 10 selected Counselors from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and US
    • Plan and execute monthly webinars in late May, June, July, and August leading up to August Counselor training and Camp, including circulating agenda in advance, taking and distributing notes;
    • Prepare all materials for four-five day-Counselor Training in Georgia, including assembling Counselor training binders, managing supply acquisition etc.;
    • Manage Counselors with their individual camper outreach pre-camp;
    • Provide on-the-ground leadership, staffing and troubleshooting during Camp for all Camp Counselors;
    • Lead daily Counselor meetings during Camp and communicate counselor needs to Girl Up staff;
    • Coordinate evening/entertainment activities with Counselors;

     

    WiSci Communications

    • Attend and coordinate weekly coordination/planning calls with Camp partners, including circulating agenda in advance and distributing notes;
    • Manage WiSci@GirlUp.org general email inbox daily;
    • Communicate application decision with all applicants and manage follow up communication;
    • Create, share and collect all appropriate Camp documents, including participant agreements, permission slips, camp policies, camper packets, etc.;
    • Plan and lead camper webinars pre-Camp, including circulating agenda in advance and distributing notes;
    • Draft and distribute email series to campers, parents and partners both pre-Camp and post-Camp;
    • Manage space in the online Girl Up Community for campers to connect with each other and access information and resources pre-Camp and post-Camp;
    • Create communications plan and social medial toolkits for Camp to promote campers’ experiences on social media, the Girl Up blog, etc.;
    • Updates official WiSci webpages as needed
    • Manages WiSci social media presence – Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram etc.
    • Crafts press release to publicize camp
    • Manages contract and deliverables of camp photographer and/or videographer, as needed

     

    Camp Program and Girl Experience

    • Create and coordinate printing of camp materials, such as camper handbook, camp policies, camp program book and camper certificates;
    • Manage updates to Camp Program agenda from curriculum partners in the private sector, MCC, U.S. Department of State, and from local Georgian partners
    • Ensure all campers are accounted for in daily travel from lodging venue to Camp venue
    • Troubleshoot daily during Camp experience and serve as lead problem-solver

     

    Selection Criteria

    • Fluent in English mandatory.
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in related field with strong track record of success.
    • Experience in engaging diverse groups of youth, university students, etc; preference given for international groups of youth.
    • Strong attention to detail, and the ability to execute a program from start to finish.
    • Excellent team-player with the ability to build consensus across different stakeholders.
    • Self-starter with strong entrepreneurial spirit.
    • Strong commitment to gender equality and youth development.
    • Ability to work outside of 8:30-5:30 EST office hours to accommodate for time difference of Counselors in UK, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.
    • Ability to travel to Tblisi, Georgia (August).
    • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.

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