Outreach & Development Officer

Quaker United Nations Office

About the organization

We are a non-governmental organization, with offices at United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva. In both locations, QUNO facilitates dialogue and works on specific issues by convening and facilitating informal, open conversations in which all participate on an equal footing. Working under the auspices of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, Quakers have been present and accredited to the UN since 1948. Our office in New York focus on areas of UN work that concern and engage Quakers from around the world. This includes programs on peacebuilding and conflict prevention.


In a manner consistent with the values and mission of QUNO and AFSC, the QUNO Outreach & Development Officer will work closely with the QUNO Director, and will coordinate with the AFSC Advancement team, QUNO senior staff and the Quaker UN Committee (QUNC) in all facets of fundraising, outreach and communications for QUNO.

The 2020 QUNO Strategic Plan includes an organizational priority to “Use the opportunities provided by the new strategic plans at QUNO and AFSC, and the QUNO 75th anniversary in 2022, to work with AFSC, FWCC and the QUNC on refocusing outreach and fund-raising efforts to improve QUNO’s visibility and support among Quaker and other stakeholders”.

This position will focus on building the base of interested and engaged supporters for QUNO. For fundraising, this includes expanding and strengthening the current donor base to significantly increase contributed revenue. This position will also create and implement an effective outreach and communications strategy to raise the visibility of QUNO in anticipation of a public celebration of its 75th Anniversary in 2022 and to maximize QUNO’S public presence in the years beyond. This is a full-time position for an experienced development and communications professional.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience is required.

- Seven or more years of experience in front-line fundraising, including experience with individual giving and grants programs
- Three or more years of experience in outreach and communications, including outreach materials, events, publications and social media
- Ability to navigate complex organizational relationships with grace, to work within a small office and coordinate with a larger remote advancement team
- Experience with a values-based policy or social change organization preferred



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter, and fill out the online application using the link.

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