POSITION: Communications Manager
ORGANIZATION: UN Global Compact Network USA
LOCATION: New York, NY or Remote in USA
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time
SALARY RANGE: $70,000 - $90,000 annually
BENEFITS: Generous healthcare benefits, 5% automatic 401k contribution, 3% additional match, 4 weeks paid vacation
APPLICATIONS MUST BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. UN GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK USA DOES NOT SPONSOR WORK VISAS.
To submit an application, please send your resume and cover letter, along with up to three relevant writing samples, to email@example.com with ‘Communications Manager the subject line by December 16, 2022.
HELP US DELIVER THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN THE U.S. THROUGH CORPORATE LEADERSHIP
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the collective plan of global commitments required to end extreme poverty and hunger, tackle climate change, and create a more socially inclusive world by 2030. Achieving these goals requires a significant multi-stakeholder effort, which cannot be delivered by Governments and Civil Society alone. The actions, innovations and finances of the private sector are critical to our ability to deliver.
Businesses are increasingly aware of the challenge. A recent survey shows that sustainability is one of the top three “most concerning issues in terms of business strategy,” with 65% of CEOs highlighting “progress toward inclusive growth/sustainability” as a major concern, just behind “keeping up with technology competitiveness” at 77% and far ahead of “employee hiring and retention” (31%), which has traditionally been a major concern.
The survey also finds that CEOs are keen to integrate the SDGs into their business planning, as evidenced by 92% support for the SDG agenda. At the same time,CEOs are not yet clear about how to carry out that mandate. Just 17% of CEOs believe they currently have programs in place to help achieve the goals. Squaring the need to serve multiple stakeholders remains a challenge.
This is where the UN Global Compact comes in. We are the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with over 15,000 participating companies in 160+countries, and 60+Local Networks around the world to support local engagement.We enable and support companies across all sectors, geographies, and sizes in their efforts to help meet the SDGs, building upon the foundation of the UN Global Compact Ten Principles, which align responsible business with the norms and values of the United Nations. Today, 75% of participating companies have activities to advance the SDGs. However, we are an ambitious team, energized behind our mission of mobilizing a global movement of responsible companies and organizations to create the world we want. And we want to do much more.
Launched in 2007, UN Global Compact Network USA is the local network chapter of the UN Global Compact, supporting U.S.-based entities in:
The Communications Manager will play a key role in communicating the mission and work of the United Nations Global Compact and Network USA. The Manager will be responsible for building awareness and the reputation of the UN Global Compact and Network USA through developing and delivering impactful, distinctive, and consistent content, which communicates the organization’s brand and value proposition. In particular, the Manager will focus on crafting speeches and talking points for Local Network staff, board members, and other UN Global Compact staff as required; drafting, editing, and proofreading Network material; managing and updating website, newsletter, and e-blast content; overseeing social media; and more as needed.
Drafting, Editing, and Proofreading
Communications & Innovation
Global Compact Communications Collaboration
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:
Monitoring and Reporting:
Other Technical Skills:
TO FULFILL THIS ROLE SUCCESSFULLY, YOU SHOULD DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Network USA maintains an office in New York City, though we are open to remote candidates within the United States that will travel to New York City as needed.
Network USA is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Network USA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Network USA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Network USA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.