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Communications Manager

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 info@globalcompactusa.org 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:

  • Operating in alignment with the Ten Principles of the Global Compact.
  • Engaging with and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Leveraging their association with the Global Compact and United Nations and its global resource network.
  • Facilitating and creating opportunities for multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration.

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

US Campaigns

  • Work with key stakeholders to drive UN Global Compact and Network campaigns in the US market.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of campaigns.
  • Ensure that branded global content is tailored specifically for the US market.

Drafting, Editing, and Proofreading

  • Author speeches and talking points for Local Network staff, board members, and other UN Global Compact staff.
  • Draft, edit, and proofread a wide range of communications materials for digital assets, social media, website, and email text.
  • Advise on key messages that best resonate with specified audiences.

Communications & Innovation

  • Seek new ways and channels to reach our audiences, learning from best practices, and real-world impact.
  • Identify new opportunities for effective communications and test in different markets.

Global Compact Communications Collaboration

  • Establish a strong working relationship with the UN Global Compact communications team;assuring that Local Network messaging is consistent with global messaging, and that global messaging appropriately considers US perspectives.
  • Ensure that Network staff are aware of UN Global Compact key messaging.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:

  • Self-starter, extremely detail-oriented and a great teammate, with a willingness to take ownership of responsibilities and maintain a high level of positive energy and drive.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and project coordination skills.
  • Sound judgement and professionalism with the ability to make independent decisions, demonstrate a high level of initiative and proactively identify and solve problems.
  • A customer-oriented approach to engaging with multiple audiences, including member companies, UN colleagues and the Network USA board.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously and in a fast-paced environment with little supervision and manage appropriate systems to track projects and work.

Editorial skills:

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills in American English
  • Editorial judgement and storytelling ability
  • Speech writing for various levels of seniority and audiences
  • A sensitivity and appreciation for different cultures
  • Ability to write for a business audience

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Experience in monitoring impact and developing communications performance reports on      media, social media, website, emails, etc.

Other Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in multiple writing platforms and formats – e.g., design and formatting in PowerPoint and Word - with the ability to learn new tools as needed.

TO FULFILL THIS ROLE SUCCESSFULLY, YOU SHOULD DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of five (5) year of directly relevant experience in all facets of communications listed above.
  • Experience working on issues related to corporate sustainability and understanding of     sustainability within a UN-business context is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is essential, with full command of both written and spoken English.
  • Availability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours to help meet important deadlines.
  • Knowledge of other UN Languages would be desirable.

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.