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Program Director Application

Written by Frank Pobutkiewicz

I'm the founder/Managing Director of the All-American Model UN Programs! If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. Happy MUNing!

December 21, 2023

Program Director Application

Job Description

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

IDEAL CANDIDATE

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.

 

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