The Advocacy program is committed to connecting membership with opportunities that promote active civic engagement as it relates to the vital work of the United Nations in addition to its Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Our Advocacy platform provides a collective voice to a mobilized local community. UNA-Chicago supports a non-partisan, issue-focused advocacy agenda inclusive of constructive dialogue, engagement with city and state representatives, and UNA-USA’s national efforts.
The Advocacy Director will be charged with translating UNA-Chicago’s educational events into actionable opportunities for interested members. Program-relevant advocacy actions are a critical component of the organization’s service delivery model, promoting a prime opportunity to activate an informed audience. This role will be required to actively engage with board members to ensure planned advocacy actions are appropriate for the program material, target audience, and commitment levels.
UNA-Chicago’s overarching plan is two-fold: 1) Become a fixed, leadership entity in the city of Chicago when it comes to advocating for the UN with local and state government officials; and 2) create a diverse portfolio of advocacy opportunities for engaging membership of varying engagement and commitment levels