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Organization Overview 

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The past two decades have seen important progress on child rights, yet while much has been achieved, sharp disparities remain. In most countries, inequality is higher today than a generation ago, including in middle income countries where most of the world’s poor children now live. The rapid pace of urbanization and the growing youth bulge in Africa and parts of Asia will require significant expansion of the provision of essential services for children. These challenges are compounded by the scale and complexity of crises triggered by conflict, natural disasters or epidemics. The global community faces these challenges when the political and economic environments pose challenges of their own, testing the world’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable. In this environment, strong and consistent leadership of UNICEF is critical to enable the achievement of results for children.


UNICEF USA (UUSA) is a private, independent, U.S. nonprofit that rallies the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children through the unmatched reach of UNICEF. Headquartered in New York City, UUSA has some 300 employees distributed across nine regional offices in the U.S. To fuel UNICEF’s life-saving work across the globe, UUSA raises nearly $600 million dollars from private sources every year and marshals its supporters to advocate for over $800 million in annual US government support. UUSA has built abroad - based movement to advocate for the well-being and protection of children globally. For more information, visit .


Position:   Temporary Associate,    New England Region

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Position Description

The Associate will support the day-to-day operations and administrative support of the New England regional team Fundraising & Operations Support (65%) and Special Events (35%). The Associate will work 20- 30 hours per week. They will report directly to the Regional Managing Director, New England Region.


Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):

The Associate will be responsible for two key functions of the New England Regional Team:

  • General office and fundraising operations and administration
  • Special events and board meeting planning, logistics and coordination



Fundraising & Operations Support (65%)

  • Process all donations and manage acknowledgement processes in timely manner
  • Provide office support to ensure accurate financial records, compliance with company policies and procedures, and the efficient and effective day to day functioning of the regional office
  • Support budgeting process in collaboration with Director
  • Manage team calendar and support in scheduling virtual meetings, team conference and virtual event attendance, etc
  • Organize the New England Regional Board and committee meetings, as well as keeping all Board lists and documents updated
  • Support the New England Major Gifts annual revenue goal by maintaining donor records in UNICEF USA database and other formats, as necessary
  • Support donor stewardship strategy for New England team, including maintaining Regional Web Page and drafting of stakeholder communication
  • Field general inquiries from the public
  • Support fundraising campaign efforts, including list management and prospect research for New England Region
  • Other duties as assigned


Special Events (35%)

  • Content preparation
  • RSVP management
  • Coordination with speakers
  • Internal and external briefings
  • Zoom meeting logistics
  • Support and logistics for Boston Marathon Team UNICEF




  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 to 2 years related work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of children’s rights or child well-being, as well as a commitment to public service 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, both written and verbal
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proven ability to work well with a diverse group of people in a team setting
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, including administrative tasks, and priorities while consistently meeting deadlines and working across teams
  • Ability to collect, analyze, organize, distill and present information effectively to different audiences and learners with varying levels of familiarity about UNICEF’s global work
  • Proficiency in using Zoom
  • Experience planning, executing events and calendar management preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or Blackbaud CRM, or the ability to learn these platforms based on prior experience with other CRM tools is preferred
  • Experience and comfort with information management, using technology/tools for efficient collection, distribution and archiving
  • Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service



Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.


Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


UNICEF USA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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