Director, Quaker United Nations Office - New York

Quaker United Nations Office

About the organization

“Grounded in the Quaker belief that there is that of the divine in every person, QUNO New York seeks a United Nations that addresses key drivers of peace and violence, including the structures and systems that produce exclusion and injustice; that facilitates and supports change through peaceful means; and whose policies and practices reflect a diversity of voices, such that people around the world can safely and peacefully achieve their potential.” ~ QUNO Vision Statement


The Director, as the senior representative (together with the Director of QUNO-Geneva), leads the Quaker presence and witness at the UN. Their responsibilities include advancing the QUNO mission through effective programmatic and administrative leadership; playing a key role in obtaining and managing financial resources (including grant management); and managing outreach and collaboration activities.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Member of the Religious Society of Friends, and currently active in the life of the Religious Society of Friends. Deep personal devotion to Quaker values and testimonies and high standards of personal and professional integrity.
2. Familiarity and compatibility with Quaker values and testimonies that undergird the work and methods of QUNO and an understanding of and commitment to the concerns and considerations of the Religious Society of Friends world-wide.
3. Commitment to non-violence, equality and social justice and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
4. Familiarity with international diplomatic practices or policy processes. Demonstrated results in outreach and development.
5. Ability to travel frequently, and to work long hours and some weekends.
6. Experience functioning in both the U.S. and international arenas preferred.
7. Demonstrated experience working within a complex organizational structure, with committee decision-making, consultative processes, and within a formal framework of Quaker decision-making.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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