POSITION: Program Coordinator
ORGANIZATION: Global Compact Network USA
LOCATION: New York, NY
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. This is 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 towards 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% 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 10,000 participating companies in 160+ countries, and 68 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 fully 75% of participating companies have activities to advance the SDGs. But 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, Global Compact Network USA is the local network chapter of the UN Global Compact, supporting U.S.-based entities in:
We are looking for someone to serve as Program Coordinator to help us realize our desired impact. Responsibilities include supporting the execution of UN Global Compact and Network programming and the Engagement Director’s direct work with member organizations, liaising with relevant UN Global Compact programmatic teams on behalf of the Network and member organizations, and contributing to day-to-day administrative tasks.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes and skills:
To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:
It would be helpful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:
The Program Coordinator position will be based in the Network USA office in New York City. While the successful candidate will initially be expected to work effectively from a remote location, we have a strong preference for candidates who are located within the Northeast Corridor and who will, at the appropriate time and as necessary, be able to travel to New York City on a regular basis.