WIMUN Program Associate for Communications and Marketing

World Federation of United Nations Associations
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Nov 21

Position description

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, WFUNA represents and coordinates a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of members. WFUNA is the largest international network of people supporting and engaging with the United Nations. WFUNA’s vision is to see a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities. WFUNA has three offices at UN Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and New York as well as Seoul, Republic of Korea.


The WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) Program Associate for Communications and Marketing is in charge of coordinating WIMUN's marketing and communication strategy and social media presence for all conferences. He/she will work closely with WFUNA's Model UN Program Coordinator and Model UN Program Associate, as well as with partners and volunteers who help organize WIMUN conferences. 

  • The position is based in WFUNA's Geneva or New York City Office. He/she reports to WFUNA's UN Model Coordinator. 
  • This is a full-time paid position with benefits. 


RECRUITMENT: The WIMUN Program Associate for Communications and Marketing is the main person responsible for WFUNA's recruitment efforts for WIMUN conferences. He/she needs to develop strategies to retain previous participants, school delegations and partners while also increasing the number of new participants from year to year. This includes finding new partners, who bring large number of students to WIMUN conferences and negotiating conferences with them. He/she will also need to maintain WIMUN's existing database of former and current participants. 

SOCIAL MEDIA: The WIMUN Program Associate for Communications and Marketing will be the focal point for WIMUN's social media presence including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Flicker, and Twitter. He/she will need to develop a coherent social media strategy that can be applied across various social media pages (e.g, Facebook pages for each WIMUN conference). He/she will also supervise the creation of social media calendars for each WIMUN conference and will work closely with partners and volunteers to ensure a unified and regular social media presence for WIMUN. 

WEBSITES AND NEWSLETTER: The WIMUN Program Associate for Communications and Marketing will manage the WIMUN website (https://wfuna.org/wimun) and update it regularly. He/she will work closely with WFUNA's Digital Media & Communications Officer to ensure a successful integration of the WIMUN website into the WFUNA website.He/she will also send out regular newsletters with information about past events, upcoming WIMUN conferences, and other WIMUN related news.


  • 1-2 Years of documented work experience managing social media platforms, developing communication strategies and outreach. 
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Communications, Marketing or a related field. 
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, email marketing services such as iContacts and Mailchimp, and web/social media analytics tools. Previous experience with Salesforce is a plus. 
  • Previous experience with Model UN (and WIMUN in particular is a plus).
  • Previous experience with drafting and negotiating contracts, partnership agreements, and memorandums of understandings is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of the United Nations. Non profit/civil society experience is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in english (French and/or Spanish are a plus).


  • High energy, results-oriented self-starter who can involve and motivate key stakeholders, staff and interns.
  • Thrives in a multi-faceted, fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptable, flexible and works well in a small office environment.
  • Well-organized with close attention to detail and implementation.
  • Strategic, creative, and progressive thinker.
  • Ability to travel internationally frequently.

In New York: WFUNA offers health insurance, medical benefits abroad, a 403 (b) plan with matching capability, language subsidy to study an official UN language and a generous time off package.

In Geneva: WFUNA offers a subsidy for health insurance, medical benefits abroad, language subsidy to study and official UN language and a generous time off package.

Application instructions

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States, possess a valid work visa OR must hold citizenship of a EU member state, Switzerland or any other country within the EFTA. Candidates with eligibility to work in the US or posses a valid work visa will be placed in WFUNA's New York office. Candidates with EU, Swiss or any other EFTA citizenship will be placed in WFUNA's Geneva office. 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected] applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will close the application on December 31, 2019. Your application materials must be submitted in English. Please indicate "WIMUN Program Associate for Communications and Marketing" in the subject line of your email and consolidate your cover letter and resume into one document. Due to the volume of applications received, please note only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

WFUNA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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