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.