United Nations Foundation

Associate, Training & Learning, Girl Up

Employment Opportunity - WASHINGTON, DC - Full Time

Position Overview

Girl Up envisions a more equitable and just world for girls and women, which benefits all people. We are a girl-centered leadership development initiative, focusing on equity for girls and women in spaces where they are unheard or underrepresented. We operate a global network of regional affiliates impacting 195,000 girls in 152 countries and all 50 U.S. states, developing transformative leaders who advance gender justice worldwide.

The core values on which Girl Up exists guide our team and our work. Girl Up is a Youth-Centered leadership development initiative working to achieve gender equity worldwide. We commit to supporting our young leaders in their Passionate Action for social change and seek feedback from our Global Community to ensure Accountability in maintaining our values. 

The Associate, Training & Learning, Girl Up will advance the design and the successful implementation of STEM for Social Good programming, Climate Change, and Sports for a Purpose programming with oversight. The Associate, Programs & Impact works closely with public and private sector partners and represents Girl Up in those spaces.
The Associate, Training & Learning, Girl Up is a member of the Training & Learning stream within the Girl Up Program Team and will report to the  Manager, Training & Learning, Girl Up. The Associate, Training & Learning, Girl Up will collaborate across Girl Up's other departments, including Development, Communications and Global Operations.

This position is based in Washington, DC or U.S. remote.

Essential Functions

  • Support the Girl Up STEM for Social Good, Sports for a Purpose, and Climate Change issue area programming, strategy, programmatic partners, and events with oversight
  • Develop materials for train-the-trainer style programming and input STEM training materials into a virtual Learning Management System (LMS) with oversight
  • Create  learning resources to inspire youth to take action to combat Climate Change and other environmental challenges with guidance
  • Support Manager, Training & Learning on key aspects of planning, implementation, and partner engagement for WiSci camps
  • Support planning, implementation, and partner engagement for Sports programming and camps with oversight
  • Coordinate adult and youth recruitment, speaker engagement, execute budget, and logistics for Sports, STEM, or Climate Change related one day Bootcamps or events with oversight.
  • Train and support global team members to execute Sports, STEM, or Climate Change one day Bootcamps or events.
  • Coordinate collection and management of metrics and draft content for Sports and STEM related partner proposals and reporting, liaising closely with the Development team and leading working group meetings.
  • Contribute to Girl Up’s action plan to promote and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the workplace and across programming
  • Support with planning and implementating internal events, including but not limited to the annual Leadership Summit, including speaker recruitment, engagement, and event logistics
  • Coordinate and contribute to internal working groups and committees
  • Work closely with all members of programs, communications, development, and leadership teams to ensure cohesion of organizational efforts and internal awareness
  • Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years work experience in youth engagement and/or organizing required; additional experience with event management and/or international youth programs preferred
  • Commitment to Girl Up’s Core Values
  • Acute eye for detail and superb organizational skills
  • Strong customer service experience – via written, phone, and in-person
  • Experience in supporting multiple projects concurrently and balancing completing deadlines and tasks
  • Strong commitment to multicultural experiences and girls’ issues
  • Demonstrated interest in girls’ access to STEM; background in STEM fields preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills to engage a wide range of individuals, including female youth supporters, business professionals, and partners
  • Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizational structure – collaborator; problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills
  • Commitment to fostering an anti-racist and inclusive workplace
  • Experience working with diverse and multi-cultural populations preferred
  • Stress tolerance, resilience and ability to handle multiple and shifting priorities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of relationship management systems like Salesforce preferred
  • Experience with basic data analysis preferred
  • Self-starter with both energy and creativity
  • Dependability, openness, and flexibility
  • Working fluency in a second language such as Spanish, French, or Arabic, preferred
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 40%)
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy

Benefits & Compensation 

For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

  • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
  • group term and supplemental life insurance
  • short-term disability
  • long-term disability
  • health club discounts
  • commuter subsidy
  • back-up care
  • employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.


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