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We currently have the following vacancies. You must be available locally in New York / Paris to be considered for position(s).

Associate Director SDSN, Head of New York Office
Manager, SDG Index, Paris
Manager, Indice ODD, Paris
Program Manager, SDG Academy
Communications and Digital Media Manager, SDG Academy


Associate Director SDSN, Head of New York Office

The SDSN Association is recruiting for the position of Associate Director of the SDSN and Head of the New York office of the SDSN Secretariat. The position will report to the Executive Director of the SDSN, working closely with the Director of the SDSN.

The position is based in New York and will require international travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead programmatic and analytical initiatives by the SDSN.
  • Manage the New York office of the SDSN secretariat and oversee staff.
  • Work closely with and support the Director and Executive Director in the day-to-day management of the SDSN
  • Help develop the strategy for the SDSN.
  • Represent the SDSN at international meetings and at the United Nations.
  • Support fundraising efforts for the SDSN.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of work experience in sustainable development, economic policy, climate change, or related fields
  • Proven track record in policy and/or associated research.
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent diplomatic skills and proven ability to work with officials of international organizations, governments, and business.
  • Entrepreneurial, resourceful, and service-oriented.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with fundraising from foundations and governments is a plus.

Compensation:

The SDSN Association offers competitive salary and fringe benefits commensurate with a candidate’s experience.

The position is to be filled as quickly as possible. Candidates must have permission to work in the United States. Please send resume and cover letter to guido.schmidt-traub@unsdsn.org.


Manager, SDG Index, Paris

Since 2016 the SDSN in collaboration with the Bertelsmann Stiftung publishes an annual Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index and Dashboards (www.sdgindex.org) to establish baselines and identify implementation priorities for the internationally agreed goals. A city-level SDG Index has also been developed for the United States.

The SDSN Association Paris is recruiting for the position of Manager SDG Index. The position will report to the Executive Director of the SDSN, working closely with the Director of the SDSN.

The position is based in Paris and will require some international travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Refine and update the annual SDG Index and Dashboards working with colleagues across the SDSN and partners, including the Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Develop new applications of the SDG Index and Dashboards, including regional and sub-national indices
  • Research and support analytical work on SDG indicators, and data for sustainable development specifically in consultation with SDSN colleagues
  • Identify and pursue other analytical projects to be undertaken by the SDSN
  • Support other work of the SDSN team as appropriate and undertake other writing and analytical pieces as requested by the SDSN leadership

Minimum qualifications:

  • 4 years of experience in economic research, econometrics, data analysis
  • Strong analytical skills, full proficiency with Stata statistical software
  • Experience with global policy research and writing
  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, innovative thinking
  • Strong English writing skills

Compensation

The SDSN Association Paris offers competitive salary commensurate with a candidate’s experience. We offer a 12-month contract that will be administered by the SDSN Association Paris.

The position is to be filled as quickly as possible. Candidates must have permission to work in France, as the SDSN will not sponsor any visas. Please send resume and cover letter to gabrielle.lincoln-hallett@unsdsn.org.

Manager, Indice ODD

Le SDSN publie depuis 2016, en collaboration avec la Bertelsmann Stiftung, un « Indice et Tableaux de Bords pour les Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD) » (Indice ODD – www.sdgindex.org) afin d’établir et identifier les priorités nationales dans la mise en œuvre des ODD. Un indice à l’échelle métropolitaine a aussi été développé pour les Etats-Unis.

Le SDSN recrute pour le poste de « Manager, Indice ODD ». Basé au bureau de Paris, le Manager, Indice ODD travaillera sous la direction du Directeur Exécutif du SDSN et en étroite collaboration avec le Directeur du SDSN. L’exercice des fonctions requerra des déplacements internationaux.

Missions principales:

  • Affiner et mettre à jour le rapport annuel « Indice et Tableaux de Bords pour les ODD », en collaboration avec les collègues du SDSN et ses partenaires, y compris la Bertelsmann Stiftung.
  • Développer de nouvelles applications pour l’indice ODD, y compris des indices et tableaux de bord régionaux et infranationaux.
  • Identifier et mener d’autres projets de recherche et d’analyse.
  • Appuyer d’autres projets de l’équipe du SDSN, en fonction des besoins, et entreprendre d’autres travaux de rédaction et d’analyse à la demande de la direction.
  • Travaux de recherche et d’analyse sur les indicateurs pour les ODD et les données pour le développement durable, en consultation avec les collègues SDSN.

Compétences:

  • 4 ans d’expérience minimum en recherche économique, économétrie, analyse de données ou similaire.
  • Solides compétences analytiques, maitrise de Stata.
  • Compétences de recherche et de rédaction sur des sujets de politique internationale.
  • Le/la candidat/e sera motivé-e, entreprenant-e, innovant-e.
  • Excellent niveau d’anglais à l’écrit comme à l’oral.

Candidature et salaire

Nous offrons un contrat de 12 mois (avec possibilité de renouvellement). Le salaire est négociable selon expérience. Ce poste doit être pourvu dans les plus brefs délais. Le/la candidat/e doit avoir le droit de travailler en France. Le SDSN ne sponsorise aucun visa. Pour postuler, veuillez envoyer un CV et une lettre de motivation à gabrielle.lincoln-hallett@unsdsn.org


Program Manager, SDG Academy

About the SDG Academy

The SDG Academy is the online education initiative of the SDSN, with the mandate of creating and curating the best available educational content on sustainable development and making it available as a global public good. The Academy brings together the world’s foremost experts on sustainable development, from fields as varied as early childhood development, public health, food systems, and macroeconomics – to offer a comprehensive core curriculum around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), equipping the next generation of sustainable development practitioners to take on the complex challenges facing our planet. The SDG Academy is hosted by the SDSN Association, a 501 c 3 organization based in New York.

About the Role

The SDG Academy is seeking a dynamic and experienced Program Manager to support the ambitious production and expansion plans of the SDG Academy initiative. This role provides a unique opportunity to manage the complex process of creating massive open online courses, to engage with experts at the top of their field from around the world, to catalyze a diverse and motivated global student base, and to experience the rapidly evolving field of online education and its far-reaching ramifications first hand. The Program Manager will play a key role as part of a small team that values proactivity and creative thinking.

Duties and Responsibilities

Production Support for Core Courses

  • Manage the process of core course production, including syllabus design, pre-production, filming, post-production, course launch, and course reflection and feedback
  • Train content teams on syllabus design and content development, production process, preparation for launch, marketing and outreach, and course facilitation
  • Liaise with content team, production team, technical team, and relevant SDG Academy/SDSN colleagues throughout process
  • Provide substantive and pedagogical feedback on initial syllabus, course scripts, and postproduction cuts
  • Provide high-level support to teaching staff upon course launch

Other SDG Academy Products

  • Manage the creation and curation of other educational outputs branded through the SDG Academy, including lecture series, webinars, film festivals, toolkit videos, and data visualizations
  • Brainstorm additional SDG Academy offerings and products to build on the mission of the initiative

Partnerships

  • Manage and support academic institutions and organizations using SDG Academy content through the University Partnerships Program
  • Build and execute the strategy around the inclusion of partner courses among SDG Academy offerings, in partnership with the SDG Academy leadership
  • Manage and support relationship with the UN System Staff College and other UN-facing educational partnerships
  • Explore and manage other opportunities for partnership, including executive trainings, NGO or industry specific courses and trainings, and others

SDG Academy Strategy

  • Monitor key process and evaluation data points throughout the course development process to inform and improve protocols
  • Participate in regular strategy meetings to evaluate progress towards stated objectives and to plan out and backcast key activities in the short- and medium-term
  • Support the creation of a long-term SDG Academy strategy and brainstorm opportunities for innovation and advancement of key organizational ambitions

Relationship Management

  • Liaise internally with relevant colleagues at the SDSN Secretariat on areas of overlap and support, including the SDSN communications team
  • Manage communication and relationship with technology firm on course platform
  • Liaise with production and branding partners as needed
  • Maintain and manage communications with course experts, key strategic partners, and potential partner organizations

General Support and Other

  • Management of project budgets and finances (as needed)
  • Basic administrative tasks, as mandated by a small team
  • Any additional requests made by SDG Academy leadership

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in international education, sustainable development or related field is required; Masters degree is preferred
  • Professional fluency in English required; fluency in additional language preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience required
  • Exceptional writing, drafting, and oral communications skills required
  • Proficiency in basic word processing software required
  • Experience with video production, course development, and/or online learning management systems strongly preferred
  • Experience and/or interest in online education and/or sustainable development preferred
  • Adept at learning and navigating new technologies quickly
  • Strong time-management and ability to work in fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and collaboratively
  • Proactive and willing to take initiative, leadership skills preferred

Logistics

  • Start Date: August 1, 2017
  • Location: This position will be based in New York City, NY (Please note that candidates must have prior authorization to work in the United States, as we are unable to sponsor visas at this time)
  • Contract Length: This appointment is valid for a period of one year, subject to renewal upon review of work performance
  • Hours: Full time
  • Reporting: This position reports to the Head of Online Education, SDG Academy
  • Salary: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package
  • Travel: This position may require some domestic and international travel (not to exceed 15% of total time)

To Apply

Candidates interested in the position should send a resume, a cover letter, and a short writing sample (no longer than 3 pages) to sdgacademy@unsdsn.org. Please include the name of the position in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. All applications must be received by 10PM ET on June 30, 2017.


Communications and Digital Media Manager, SDG Academy

About the SDG Academy

The SDG Academy is the online education initiative of the SDSN, with the mandate of creating and curating the best available educational content on sustainable development and making it available as a global public good. The Academy brings together the world’s foremost experts on sustainable development, from fields as varied as early childhood development, public health, food systems, and macroeconomics – to offer a comprehensive core curriculum around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), equipping the next generation of sustainable development practitioners to take on the complex challenges facing our planet. The SDG Academy is hosted by the SDSN Association, a 501 c 3 organization based in New York.

About the Role

The SDG Academy is seeking a committed and dynamic Communications & Digital Media Manager to manage all external facing communications, including social media, website, and both digital and print promotion for the SDG Academy courses and products. This is a unique opportunity to manage the public face of an innovative and rapidly evolving education initiative with a global reach. The Communications & Digital Media Manager will play a key role as part of a small team that values proactivity and creative thinking to meet our ambitious goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Social Media Management

  • Manage Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin channels for the SDG Academy
  • Draft and edit content for social media channels
  • Execute social media campaigns in advance of course launches and SDG Academy events
  • Manage modest social media promotional budget

Generating Print & Digital Media

  • Creation of visual content for social media, website, printed and digital flyers and brochures, course cards, newsletters, events and other relevant outreach channels
  • Draft and edit content for print and digital media

Marketing & Social Media Strategy

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive marketing and social media strategy for individual courses, liaise with the content teams and relevant partners to manage overall execution across organizations
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive outreach and social media strategy for the SDG Academy initiative, with defined goals for the short-,medium- and long-term

Relationship Management

  • Liaise with the SDSN Secretariat Communications and Website team as needed
  • Liaise with relevant external partners, namely our branding and production partners, to ensure consistency of style in all SDG Academy products and promotions

Website Management

  • Update and manage SDG Academy website, including drafting new content
  • Update and manage SDG Academy page and content on the SDSN website
  • Promptly troubleshoot any technical issues on the website with the relevant parties

Event Support

  • Support and, where necessary, lead the organization of SDG Academy events or meetings

General Communications & Support

  • Research media contacts and work with SDSN Head of Communications in publicizing SDG Academy work
  • Manage SDG Academy contact list
  • Other communications or administrative tasks as requested by the SDG Academy team

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in computer science, communications, graphic design, or related field required
  • Professional fluency in English required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience required
  • Exceptional writing, drafting, and oral communications skills required
  • Proficiency with email platforms and web content management systems required
  • Proficiency with social media channels required
  • Proficiency with graphic design and digital content development tools strongly preferred
  • Strong time-management and ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Adept at learning and navigating new technologies quickly
  • Experience and/or interest in online education and/or sustainable development preferred

Logistics

  • Start Date: on or about July 15, 2017
  • Location: This position will be based in New York City, NY (please note that candidates must have prior authorization to work in the United States)
  • Contract Length: This appointment is valid for a period of one year, subject to renewal upon review of work performance
  • Hours: Full time
  • This position reports to the Head of Online Education, SDG Academy
  • Salary: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Candidates interested in the position should send a resume and cover letter to sdgacademy@unsdsn.org. Please include the position in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. All applications must be received by 10PM ET on June 15, 2017.