The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
By helping to establish UNICEF’s domestic imprint, UNICEF USA Global Citizenship Fellows exemplify the concept of the “global citizen” as someone who understands global interconnectedness, respects and values diversity, has the ability to challenge injustice and inequalities, and takes action in a way that is personally meaningful. Fellows aim to organize and inspire their communities to take action for the world’s children by engaging local groups and cultivating awareness.
Through weekly one-on-one meetings, updated project plans/reports, and participation in departmental meetings, UNICEF USA staff will monitor and assist the Fellow in meeting their own personal and programmatic objectives. Periodic workshops, activities, trainings and professional development activities will be a part of the Global Citizenship Fellow’s continuing education and support structure.
The Global Citizenship Fellowship offers:
Global Citizenship Fellowship, UNICEF UNITE Communications Fellow: The Fellowship is a highly-selective, full-time, two-year program that prepares diverse, committed, and globally-minded individuals for effective leadership in public service and community-based activities.
The UNICEF UNITE Communications Fellow will support the core functions and goals of the Community Engagement Department’s UNICEF UNITE and UNICEF Clubs Programs. UNICEF UNITE is UNICEF USA’s grassroots organizing structure that brings supporters together to amplify children’s voices and help effect change both in United States and abroad. The UNICEF Clubs program is a student-led initiative that works locally to advocate, fundraise, educate, and build community on behalf of UNICEF’s lifesaving work around the world. With over 900 clubs and 18 UNITE teams across the country, youth and adult volunteers play a vital role in working towards a day where children in the United States and abroad can be healthy, learn, play and be empowered to speak up and take action to build the world they want.
The UNICEF UNITE Communications Fellow works closely with UNITE team captains, National Council members, students and advisors to support their local activities. Fellows also help to gather and maintain constituent and group data, create new resources, and implement trainings. The Fellows will solicit feedback for the purposes of impact measurement and make ongoing recommendations regarding volunteer activities and the organization’s strategic plan specific to community engagement, as it relates to UNICEF USA’s movement for children in the United States.
During the first year of the Fellowship, Fellows will receive a taxable stipend award of $38,000. Upon starting the second year of the Fellowship, Fellows will be awarded a taxable stipend of $40,000.
The Fellow will report to the Community Engagement department and is based in New York City.
Core Objectives and Key Responsibilities:
Innovation, creativity, team player and leadership are necessary for success in this role. The successful candidate must also have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of children’s rights and international issues, general volunteer management experience, as well as a commitment to public service. The ideal fellow will be a resourceful and energetic self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work autonomously. Candidate must be a team player who embraces the mission of UNICEF and the UNICEF USA, and is highly motivated and enthusiastic.
All candidates must be available to start on the indicated start date (July 8, 2019), commit for the full two-year term (through July 30, 2021), and be able to travel for orientation and periodic convenings.
Qualifications also include:
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