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MCC UN Office Program and Communications Coordinator
Medical, dental & vision, paid vacation, sick time and 9 holidays/year. Life insurance provided, long and short term disability coverage. Retirement Plan, with MCC contribution of 7% beginning after six months of employment.

The base salary for this position is quoted with a 20% geographic differential included
New York City
United States
The position will begin with remote work. By December 1, 2020 a date will be decided to begin work in Spring 2021 at least three days per week at the MCC United Nations Office in New York City. This is based on current situation and will be reevaluated as needed.

The MCC UN Office is located on the tenth floor of the Church Center, located directly across from the United Nations in New York City. It is easily accessible by public transportation.

New York City is the largest city in the US and one of the most influential and global cities in the world. The city is fast paced, extremely diverse, has extremes of wealth and poverty, and is packed with cultural and multicultural riches and challenges.

The UN in New York is a complex institutional world of 193 member countries, 6,000 UN staff, and nearly 4,000 NGOs engaging the UN. The UN has set global standards in areas such as human rights, climate change, and gender equality. At the same time, the UN system is often hampered by bureaucracy as well as battles between superpowers and divisions between national interests. Advocacy work and witness is challenging and complex. Yet New York City and the UN provide MCC an exceptional platform as a global ministry to engage critical global challenges with the global church.
Sep 07, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
Legal eligibility to be employed in the U.S. is required.
  •  Bachelors degree (preferably with studies in international affairs, political science, theology, history, economics or related fields); master’s degree, preferred
  • 1-3 years work experience related to advocacy, international affairs, peacebuilding, or international development
  • Demonstrated research and oral and written communication skills, able to organize and lead presentations, workshops, and webinars
  • Passion to engage critical global issues through multiple disciplines – theological, political, socioeconomic, peacebuilding, ecclesial
  • Demonstrated skills in successful event marketing and management
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple issues and tasks independently 
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate biblical and Anabaptist perspectives on public policy and critical global issues 
  • Understanding of systemic injustice and work for change
  • Ability to work effectively in coalitions and with diverse groups of people
  • Office administration skills, preferred experience with managing interns 
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of Arabic, Korean, or Spanish is an asset
This full-time position will work closely with the MCC UN Office (UNO) Director and will coordinate all aspects of UNO advocacy, communications, and programming. The position carries significant advocacy, research, analysis, writing, speaking, networking, and event planning responsibilities, as well as office administration. This position will report to the UNO Director.
Major Responsibilities:

Communications – 30%
Advocacy and networking – 30%
Education, event management, and hospitality – 30%
Administrative – 10%


Communications – 30%
• Coordinate UNO communications platforms (publications, social media, website, special resources)
• Write a diverse range of material for various outlets and platforms
• Research, monitor, and analyze areas of UNO strategic priority and provide information and analysis to support communications and overall work of UNO
● Serve as UNO liaison with MCC Communications Department

Advocacy and networking – 30%
• Manage a portfolio of one or two key UNO advocacy areas (such as climate change, displaced people, Israel/Palestine, Syria, peacebuilding in divided contexts) through research and analysis, participating in UN and MCC working groups, and connecting with domestic and international MCC staff and partners. Feed high-value analysis and information to these diverse groups, meet regularly with UN country and agency staff, and facilitate meetings on behalf of MCC staff and partners.
• Give public presentations such as to the UN community, visiting groups, and constituent churches and groups
• Coordinate process for UNO sign on letters and statements.
• Attend and participate in MCC-related activities (staff meetings, devotions and worship services, retreats, etc.)
• Arrange UN and New York appointments with visiting partners, MCC staff, and stakeholders

Education, event management, and hospitality – 30%
• Oversee all logistics, marketing, and publicity leading up to and during UNO events, as well as follow up, both events held in NYC (seminars, learning tours, UN side and parallel events, etc.) and online (consultations, forums, webinars, etc.)
• Assist in planning and conducting seminars and educational events
• Manage hospitality for guests and visitors of UNO
• Provide occasional mentoring for interns in office

Administrative – 10%
• Provide administrative support for the physical UNO in New York City
• Coordinate monthly financial reports and provide support to annual budget process
• Manage UN-related administration related to MCC accreditation and working groups

Extensive contacts with MCC workers and partners in domestic and international settings, as well as with UN member country and UN agency staff, peers from like-minded organizations in New York and internationally, and MCC constituencies in the US, Canada, and globally. Gathers, interprets and communicates information—excellent research, writing and oral skills necessary. Presents workshops, seminars and participates in other speaking engagements for constituency groups.

This position does not supervise anyone.

Extensive resourcing of constituents and collaboration with MCC staff and partners. Should be a self-starter, able to synthesize information gathered from multiple sources and develop communications and program plans accordingly. Tasks include constituent education through seminars, articles, and resources; increasing readership within target audiences; making visits to representatives of UN member states and agencies; collaborating with members of like-minded organizations in New York and internationally; and event management. Some degree of creativity and innovation is required.

Independent Action:
Position requires significant self-initiative, with ability to recommend and shape approaches and methods. Must be team player, able to participate in diverse coalitions. Biweekly check-ins with supervisor.

End Result:
Effective communications, education, and advocacy related to UNO areas of strategic priority. Extensive relationships with coalition partners, UN policymakers and staff, MCC staff and partners, and members of the global church.
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