Education Director

The Education arm of UNA-Chicago is an essential suite of events, lectures, panel discussions, simulations, networking events, and other interactive programming. Its primary objective is to cultivate an informed membership base that is apprised of current UN work and how the chapter aligns its programs to connect these initiatives at a local level. It is UNA-Chicago’s belief that equipping membership with the instructional tools, resources, and connections to become more knowledgeable about the UN’s goals and priorities helps foster collective engagement, awareness, and impact. From this, UNA-Chicago intends for the Education program area to serve as a trajectory into mobilized action via the organization’s Advocacy platform.

The Education Director is responsible for managing the overall scope of the organization’s programs. This includes overseeing that lead board members have the appropriate event plans and resources in place to roll out their programs. This role coordinates the diverse types of content and events proposed by board members, ensuring a cohesive programming experience for membership that aligns with UNA-Chicago’s growth strategy. The chapter’s overarching plan is to increase balanced and informed programming in membership, education, and advocacy.

Primary Responsibilities

Works with lead board members to coordinate and plan a comprehensive programming calendar for 2019

  • Ensures all board member programming is aligned with UNA-Chicago’s organizational strategy; that all proposed programs are cohesive in nature and event proposals are timely, organized, and incorporate an educational or advocacy-related element
  • Actively recruits, manages, and engages a Programs committee to assist where appropriate
  • Oversees Special Initiatives chair & programming
  • Manages “Adopt an Embassy” program beginning 2019
  • Works with appropriate Board Director(s) to strategically celebrate and emphasize UNA-Chicago via international and national holidays or days of celebration, including, but not limited to:
  • International Women’s Day (March 8), International Day of Peace (September 21), International Human Rights Day (December 10)
  • Ensures that Board Directors and all volunteer staff adhere to Program/Event Protocol and follow the planning and promotion process
  • Maintains an event calendar of all UNA-Chicago programming as well as potential local partner events and programs to attend
  • Works with the Executive Committee to assist with underwriting logistics of events
  • Submits weekly updates as necessary and appropriate
  • Submits a timely and complete Education Committee Report prior to each board meeting