Manager of Global Education
Hours per week: 40 hours
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) is UNA-NCA’s flagship education program. GCDC aims to educate and introduce youth (Grades 5th-12th) in the Washington, DC area to the work of the United Nations while building 21st century educational skills. This position is ideal for those interested in international relations, non-profit management, program development, and education.
The primary focus of the Manager of Global Education is to oversee the development and implementation of the Global Classrooms® DC (GCDC) program. The Manager provides programmatic leadership and management oversight for existing and new program components designed to engage young people (Grades 5-12) and educators in the field of global education and international affairs, and to strengthen critical thinking skills such as conflict resolution, reading, research, and writing skills, and socio-emotional skills, such as perspective-taking, teamwork, and empathy.
Management & Evaluation
Work directly with the President, Board of Directors, Programs Vice Chair and other officers to support and ensure implementation of the GCDC program and other UNA-NCA education initiatives;
Initiate and manage other actions and procedures as identified by the President in order to achieve organizational and programmatic successes;
Hire, train, and supervise the GCDC Program Assistants and Youth Team Interns from area colleges, universities, and high schools;
Recruit and communicate with volunteers for Model UN conferences, events, and Model UN Mentor program;
Communicate and organize speaking events for schools and groups with Board of Directors’ Members, Advisory Council, U.S. Department of State, UNIC and other UN agencies, and volunteers;
Manage program documentation, such as check requests, invoices, timesheets and other tracking logs;
Manage and develop program budgets, approve expenditures and requests for programmatic expenses in consultation with the President;
Manage GCDC Monitoring & Evaluation to evaluate impact of global education initiatives and retention of schools;
Participate in other UNA-NCA organizational activities;
Represent GCDC/UNA-NCA at select outreach events, including workshops, presentations, etc.
Program Partners & Development
Support the UNA-NCA Growth Team regarding fundraising and grant writing activities;
Design fundraising strategies for the Fall Back to School campaign and the Spring Model UN Conference, including donor communications (newsletter), outreach (solicitation), and fundraising goals;
Participate in developing and maintaining relationships with funders and program partners;
Help design or collaborate with Communications or Development teams for special fundraising events and online campaigns;
Engage and coordinate with program partners including the U.S. Department of State, Pan American Health Organization for annual Model UN Conferences;
Work with the President to develop new program partners in areas of curriculum, fundraising, and events;
Work with relevant UNA-NCA board members to strengthen program partnerships;
Supervise and support program assistants/managers responsible for conference sponsor relationships.
Global Education Programming
Supervise the creation of all program communications, conference program, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, and website;
Facilitate professional development workshops and webinars for teachers;
Facilitate virtual mini-simulations based on curriculum topics for schools enrolled in the GCDC Community;
Design and develop curriculum related to year-round program and Model UN conferences;
Open, upload, and maintain electronic database and registration for curriculum/year-round program;
Organize one Fall Model UN Conference and one Spring Model UN Conference;
Organize additional conferences or events according to grant guidelines and partner opportunities;
Develop partnerships with UN agencies and other relevant organizations to support programming and/or curriculum;
Develop partnerships to strengthen programming for underserved communities, including students at Title I and Title III schools;
Design and implement appropriate facilitation training for college trainers and volunteers.
Model UN Conferences
Organize one Model UN /Training Conference involving schools in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area and one Spring Model UN Conference hosted at the State Department and PAHO annually;
Update website page and develop curriculum materials related the topics and organization of the Model UN Conference;
Oversee and manage registrations, including conference payments and invoices;
Recruit, communicate, and train volunteers and chairs;
Support the President in developing and maintaining relationships with conference funders and program partners;
Supervise the development of conference sponsorship packages, program, and other promotional materials;
Determine conference theme/topic with input from relevant partners;
Determine and invite speakers for opening/closing ceremonies;
Train and communicate UNA-NCA staff on day-of procedures;
Ensure supporting conference items including catering, printing of materials, signage, etc. are completed;
Organize additional conferences according to grant guidelines and opportunities.
Because the Global Education Manager position requires a high level of emotional intelligence, we have included a character description in addition to the job description. We are looking for candidates who are able to blend well into the culture of the UN Association of the National Capital Area:
Adaptability and innovation
High level of patience
Committed and passionate
Recognizing what needs to be done and taking initiative to fix problems
Values feedback and constructive criticism
Model UN experience
Mentoring and/or teaching experience with youth/children
High level of written and oral communication skills with varied stakeholders
Ability to manage crises
Strong detail-oriented skills, as well as planning and time-management skills
Extensive research, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills
Customer service skills, especially via phone and email
Managing experience for teams
Ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines at once
Please send your most up-to-date cover letter, resume/CV, references, and short writing sample (2-page maximum) to [email protected] In your email, please include the subject line “GCDC Manager.”
Learn more at https://www.unanca.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/opportunity-gcdc-manager.