Campus Initiative Fellow

Global Citizenship Fellowship – Campus Initiative Fellow
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
Global Citizenship Fellowship, Campus Initiative Fellow: The Campus Initiative Fellow will support the core functions and goals of the Youth Engagement Department’s UNICEF Campus Initiative Program. The Fellowship is a highly-selective, full-time, two-year program that prepares diverse, committed, and globally-minded individuals for effective leadership in public service.
By helping to establish UNICEF’s domestic imprint, the Fellows exemplify the concept of the “global citizen” as someone who understands global interconnectedness, respects and values diversity, has the ability to challenge injustice and inequalities, and takes action in a way that is personally meaningful. Fellows aim to inspire their communities to take action for the world’s children by engaging local groups and cultivating awareness.
The UNICEF Campus Initiative Program is a student led initiative on college campuses and universities that partners with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to educate, advocate, and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF’s lifesaving work around the world. With over 150 clubs across the country, UNICEF Campus Initiative Clubs play a vital role in working towards a day where zero children die of preventable causes.
The Campus Initiative Fellow works closely with students and advisors to support clubs and their activities. They will also help gather information, create new resources, and implement trainings. The Fellow will solicit feedback for the purposes of impact measurement and make ongoing recommendations regarding the work of club activities and the organization’s strategic plan, as it relates to the movement.
The Fellow will report to the Program Manager for Youth Engagement, within the Community Engagement team. This fellowship position is based in New York City.
Core Objectives and Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage and support the UNICEF Campus Initiative National Council
  • Edit and develop resources for UNICEF Clubs
  • Respond to volunteer inquiries and manage regular communication with clubs and advisors
  • Utilize online marketing tools to support Campus Initiative clubs and recruit new volunteers
  • Vet opportunities for student and club involvement
  • Support national goal setting and survey collection/analysis
  • Plan and implement trainings for students to better understand and engage with UNICEF
  • Participate in national partnership development leading to program growth
  • Support Campus Initiative clubs in executing advocacy, education and fundraising events for major campaigns, including, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and UNICEF Kid Power.
  • Mobilize volunteers to serve as global citizens and advocates for UNICEF’s work
  • Manage UNICEF Campus Initiative social media engagement and recruitment efforts
  • Provide opportunities to highlight student fundraising, education and advocacy efforts
  • Assist in tracking expenses
  • Conduct presentations and information sessions locally and national
  • Collaborate with regional Fellows in supporting and engaging local college and university groups and volunteers
  • Assist in transitioning Campus Initiative volunteers to Next Generation
  • Maintain the Campus Initiative program webpage as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned
Building on the work of the previous class, the Fellow will:
  • Explore new, and foster existing, relationships with colleges and universities to identify opportunities for partnerships to increase awareness of UNICEF’s work
  • Inspire and support youth volunteers who will engage their communities in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the UNICEF Kid Power, mobilization when emergencies occur, and other initiatives
  • Represent UNICEF in the community at Colleges and Universities events locally and nationally
  • Find creative ways to engage college and university audiences nationwide
  • Work with regional teams on youth, volunteer, and other activities
Through weekly one-on-one meetings, updated project plans/reports, and participation in department meetings, USF staff will monitor and assist the Fellow in meeting their own personal and project objectives. Periodic workshops, activities, trainings and professional development activities will be a part of the Global Citizenship Fellow’s continuing education and support structure.
The Global Citizenship Fellowship offers:
  • A deep understanding of complex, global issues facing the world’s children
  • Training in UNICEF domestic initiatives, program and curriculum design, metrics and reporting, development and relationship building, group training, and consensus building
  • Leadership skills development in problem-solving, volunteer engagement, community outreach, event planning, nonprofit management, communication, public speaking, creating and implementing workshops, and program management
  • Hands-on project implementation experience
  • Extensive personal and professional development and internal and external networking opportunities
  • The learnings of how nonprofits run and operate
Eligibility/Qualifications: Innovation, creativity, team player and leadership are also necessary for success in this role. The successful candidate must also have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of children’s rights and international issues, familiarity with experiential learning techniques, general volunteer management experience, as well as a commitment to public service. The ideal fellow will be a resourceful and energetic self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work autonomously. Candidate must be a team player who embraces the mission of UNICEF and the USF, and is highly motivated and enthusiastic.
All candidates must be available to start on the indicated start date (July 10, 2017), commit for the full two-year term (through July 26, 2019), and be able to travel for orientation and periodic convenings.
Qualifications also include:
  • Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent experience; professional or academic background in advocacy, education, civic engagement, international affairs, or related fields
  • UNICEF Campus Initiative Club leadership experience preferred
  • Experience participating in extracurricular student activities at colleges or universities
  • Experience engaging in community outreach and community education, including leadership development
  • Demonstrated experience making presentations and leading trainings to small and large groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail is essential
  • Must be a creative thinker with ability to proactively develop new ideas and outreach strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities while consistently meeting deadlines and working across teams
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office (Outlook- 2010 preferred, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Event planning and fundraising experience preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes weekend and evening commitments and travel
  • Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service
During the first year Fellowship, Fellows will receive a taxable stipend award of $38,000. Upon starting the second year of the Fellowship, Fellows will be awarded a taxable stipend of $40,000. Applicants must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.
To apply
  • All applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé and letter of recommendation.
  • Cover letters must address the following questions and provide the name and contact information for 3 references.
    • Why do you want to be a Global Citizenship Fellow?
    • What experiences and skills prepare you for this Fellowship? What networks and communities would you leverage to be successful in your Fellowship role?
    • What are your long-term career aspirations? How does the Fellowship role fit into these aspirations and plans?
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
USF is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.