Model UN Conference and Curriculum Manager - United Nations Association of Greater Boston
Model UN Conference and Curriculum Manager
Who we are
The United Nations Association of Greater Boston is dedicated to building a strong network of global citizens in the Boston area. We inform, inspire and mobilize members of the community to engage with critical global issues central to the work and mission of the United Nations.
What we do
Our Education Team furthers this mission by creating opportunities for young people to develop as productive global citizens through the experience of Model UN as a learning platform. Through our educational program, we equip the next generation of globally-minded civic leaders with key 21st skills of communication, collaboration, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.
UNAGB achieves this by (1) developing high quality programs and materials that set a standard for civic and global learning (2) connecting K-12 students with members of the local diplomat community, collegiate Model UN’ers, professors, and professionals, and (3) providing differentiated curriculum and support structures for all programs.
Key activities include:
• Supporting teachers in using Model UN as in-class curriculum (developed in-house)
• Organizing 8 annual Model UN conferences
• Running week-long Institutes in Global Leadership (Summer)
We reach nearly 100 schools and over 4,000 students each year and plan to expand our reach and impact over the next few years.
Role: Model UN Conference and Curriculum Manager
The Model UN Conference and Curriculum Manager (CCM)’s primary responsibility is to manage 8 conferences (including event planning, curriculum development, training of staff, and support for teachers and parents). In addition, the CCM will manage a caseload of in-class programs (including existing and new partnerships), and, with the Education Director, play a key role in the curriculum planning and administration of summer Institutes in Global Leadership. The CCM will also engage in educational strategic planning, evaluation, communications, and general leadership of the UNAGB teaching community. This role reports directly to the Education Director.
• Manage Model UN Conferences (School Year)
o Coordinate arrangements (site selection, transportation, registration, meals, etc.)
o Select and support the collegiate Model UN students who partner with us on conferences (some evening work required)
o Communicate and onboard schools joining the conferences (invoicing and country assignments)
o Act as lead conference administrator (some Saturday work required)
o Determine conference topics and schedule for Model UN Conferences
o Manage Model UN conference budget
o Manage curriculum development and improvements for conferences
• Manage In-Class Caseload (School Year)
o Teach Model UN parliamentary procedure lesson (and or train a team of collegiate Model UN students to do so)
o Facilitate in-class Model UN simulations
o For schools on case-load, train and support teachers in teaching MUN and adapt and create appropriate curriculum resources
• Co-Lead Institutes in Global Leadership (Summer)
o Act as Institute administrator during week-long programs
o Create curriculum for summer programs (in collaboration w/Education Director and intern team)
o Hire and train summer internship team to lead programs (in collaboration w/Education Director)
• Educational Leadership, in collaboration with the Education Director (Year-Round)
o Build community in the UNAGB teacher network
o Facilitate opportunities for Model UN teachers to connect and observe at other UNAGB partner schools
o Curate and communicate best-practices in teaching and learning as it relates to the mission including, but not limited to writing articles for publication, conference presentation, collaborations with researchers, and maintaining a social media presence
o Assist in developing program assessment plans, methodologies, instruments, and systems that reflect the outcomes UNAGB’s educational programs
• General UNAGB Staff Responsibilities (Year-Round)
o Support and assist with the overall goals of the United Nations Association of Greater Boston, including participating in staff and planning meetings and, from time to time, assisting in UNAGB events for the general public.
o With all members of the UNAGB team, office-management tasks as needed
• Passion and commitment to the mission and a high level of ownership over initiatives
• BA or BS required; MA preferred
• 3+ years teaching (or similar) experience required; experience with curriculum design and creation strongly preferred
• Knowledge of global issues and current events
• Experience teaching English language learners, SEI endorsement preferred
• Skilled with Microsoft Office and the Google suite required; Wordpress preferred
• Willing and able to pass a background check
• Active driver’s license and willingness to drive to schools throughout region (car not required)
• Experience coaching or leading teams of teachers preferred
• Superb organizational, self-management, and problem-solving skills
• Superb interpersonal skills with colleagues
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
• Skills in managing (supervising) staff and volunteers
• Experience supporting and training university students to work with K-12 students
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, subordinates and other constituents
Commensurate with experience.
How to Apply (please follow directions precisely)
Email cover letter, and resume in one document (either Word or PDF) to [email protected]. Subject line shouldbe in the following format: Model UN Conference and Curriculum Manager – Last Name, First Name.
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