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All-American Model United Nations

Founded in 2011, All-American Model UN’s mission is to validate and legitimize the Model UN experience by encouraging parents to nurture an interest in Model UN for its inherent educational benefits, better explaining to college admissions the positive effects of accepting student immersed in Model UN, and cultivating a Model UN community that is supportive to all participants with all aims and objectives.

We currently work with over 300 students each year through various programs. The heart of All-American Model UN is our international travel team, which competes in 4-6 Model UN or Model government conferences each year; we also organize a newly formed US Model UN travel team. Additionally, we offer a week-long summer training program called the Diplomacy Academy, publish a monthly digital Model UN magazine and weekly podcast, and host a two-day free Model UN conference.

OPEN POSITIONS

Program Director

All-American Model United Nations is looking for an experienced, student-focused Program Director to help lead the organization to the next level. This position is a part-time to full-time role for someone to work directly with our students to prepare them to compete at Model UN conferences. You will be required to travel and attend US and international Model UN conferences throughout the year to supervise and coach our students.  You will also be required to attend and manage our Summer Academies in Washington, DC and Boston. You should have deep experience in Model United Nations and be a proponent of competitive Model United Nations.

Start Date: June 2024

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

This position will, first and foremost, be responsible for interacting with students, broadening their horizons, and teaching them to be better delegates and students. It is important to be detail-oriented, emotionally intelligent, current on foreign affairs, and able to work independently to achieve measurable goals.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing and directing complex projects, such as organizing large conferences, publishing an academic journal, designing coursework, being the head delegate of a top-ranked collegiate Model UN team, or leading a successful fundraising effort.

More specifically, we are looking for someone with the following characteristics:

  • Personable, professional, and well-spoken, especially when communicating with parents and teachers;
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills;
  • Self-motivated and proactive in taking ownership and responsibility for tasks and leading them to completion;
  • Flexible and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience working with the Google Business Suite, Canva, Instagram, PowerPoint Design, and Zoom;
  • Able to work well in a team environment and help other team members accomplish their tasks to push team progress.

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Director of All-American Model UN is an operational and teaching position. As with any small organization, the Program Director must be able to wear multiple hats and serve multiple stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers, schools, partners, vendors, volunteers, and staff.

More specifically, the Program Director will be tasked with:

  • Designing the curriculum for the bi-weekly virtual Travel Team Cohort meetings, coaching students, and instructing them in exercises designed by All-American Model United Nations;
  • Coaching students and helping them to prepare for Model UN conferences by emphasizing research, solution building, and bloc building;
  • Meeting one-on-one with students to review research assignments, position papers, and conference strategy;
  • Teaching and leading Summer Academies in Boston and Washington D.C.;
  • Establishing and managing relationships with external stakeholders, including Model UN conferences, venue partners, transportation partners, and others;
  • Executing marketing campaigns in coordination with the Executive Director;
  • Organizing our delegations that Model UN conferences in the US and internationally with our students, which includes registering for conferences, coordinating travel plans, managing restaurant reservations, adhering to a strict budget, designing and booking tour itineraries, and researching and booking intra-city transportation;
  • Communicating complex logistic details with students and parents while providing exceptional customer service.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Education Level Minimum: Enrollment in or a graduate from a four-year Bachelor’s degree program.
  • At least three years of experience in competitive collegiate Model United Nations, with multiple awards at major conferences.
  • Availability to work up 10-15 hours per week with hourly flexibility. This position will require working outside of 9AM-5PM and occasionally require weekend work.
  • Must be able to mentor and work on US & international travel teams and Summer Academies. US conferences during the academic year typically take place from Thursday to Sunday, and international conferences will require 5-8 days on-site.
  • Must have a valid passport with at least one year before expiration.
  • US citizenship or work authorization.

Application Instructions

Apply online here.

Associate Program Director

All-American Model United Nations is looking for an experienced, student-focused Associate Director to help lead the organization to the next level. This position is part-time for someone to support our travel team and manage our yearly cohort. Be the mentor that you wished you had in high school!

Start Date: Jan-March 2024

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

This position will, first and foremost, be responsible for interacting with students, broadening their horizons, and teaching them to be better delegates and students. It is important to be detail-oriented, emotionally intelligent, current on foreign affairs, and able to work independently to achieve measurable goals.

More specifically, we are looking for someone with the following characteristics:

  • Personable, professional, and well-spoken, especially when communicating with parents and teachers;
  • Detail-oriented with solid organizational skills;
  • Self-motivated and proactive in taking ownership and responsibility for tasks and leading them to completion;
  • Flexible and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience working with the Google Business Suite, Canva, Instagram, PowerPoint Design, and Zoom;
  • Able to work well in a team environment and help other team members accomplish their tasks to push team progress.

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Associate Program Director of All-American Model UN is an operational and teaching position. As with any small organization, the Associate Program Director must be able to wear multiple hats and serve multiple stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers, schools, partners, vendors, volunteers, and staff.

More specifically, the Associate Program Director will be tasked with:

  • Attending and teaching bi-weekly virtual Travel Team Cohort meetings, coaching students, and instructing them in exercises designed by All-American Model United Nations;
  • Coaching students and helping them to prepare for Model UN conferences by emphasizing research, solution building, and bloc building;
  • Meeting one-on-one with students to review research assignments, position papers, and conference strategy;
  • Teaching and leading Summer Academies in Boston and Washington D.C.;
  • Establishing and managing relationships with external stakeholders, including Model UN conferences, venue partners, transportation partners, and others;
  • Depending on the size of our conference teams, you may be required to attend conferences in the US and internationally with our students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Education Level Minimum: Enrollment in a four-year Bachelor’s degree program.
  • At least three years of experience in competitive Model United Nations, with multiple awards at major conferences with a strong preference for collegiate Model UN experience.
  • Availability to work up 5-10 hours per week with hourly flexibility. This position will sometimes require working outside of 9AM-5PM and occasionally require weekend work.
  • Must be able to mentor and work on US & international travel teams and Summer Academies.
  • Must have a valid passport with at least one year before expiration.
  • US citizenship or work authorization.

Application Instructions

Apply online here.

Attractions and Benefits of the Job

Competitive Salary

Starting salary above industry averages for part-time and fulltime positions. Semi-annual review cycle and performance based bonuses.

Health

Health care subsidy up to $1,800 for part-time employment (15+ hours), up to $3,600 for full-time employment (35+ hours).

Paid Time Off

One week of paid time off for part-time employment. Starting at two-weeks paid time off for full-time employment.

International Travel 

Four to six international trips per year to countries such as China, India, Qatar, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Ecuador, and Panama. All travel expenses, including flights, hotels, and meals provided during travel.

Location Flexibility

Work schedule and location flexibility. If located in Boston, working in a dynamic coworking space that includes a gym membership, coffee and snacks, professional development workshops, and networking events included in employment.

Making a Difference

Work with excited, motivated team members pursuing a common goal—to support our students and the broader Model United Nations community

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1 Broadway, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

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