SDSN Youth

Global Schools - Project Officer, Alumni Engagement

Part-Time in Worldwide - Remote OK - Global Schools Program

Application Deadline: December 02, 2022

Global Schools is an initiative led by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development. Its mission is to empower schools and teachers globally to educate students on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Citizenship. The vision of the program is to generate interest about sustainable development in schools in an effort to educate and engage students with the SDGs and Global Citizenship and to encourage them to prioritize the goals in their lifestyles, behaviors, education and professional careers as these goals provide a framework for a better world for children. The program aims to do this by transforming learning environments globally and making schools the hubs of education and leadership on sustainable development, ultimately becoming vehicles for empowering and mobilizing students and young people to help implement the SDGs in their communities.

The Global Schools Alumni Program is a vital tool and an ever-growing community of alumni who actively support Global Schools activities across the globe. This program brings in former Global Schools Advocates who continue to dedicate part of their time to contribute and support Global Schools in various capacities. As the officer in charge of this vibrant community, you will actively manage the activities of the Alumni network, strategising to improve alumni engagement, maintain the alumni database, events and maintain open lines of communication at all times.


The primary responsibilities of the Project Officer include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in developing guidelines on the Alumni program, including all key logistics; develop an Alumni Toolkit that outlines Alumni Advocates’ roles and responsibilities.
  • Manage the current group of Alumni Advocates ~ approximately 300 teachers. This will involve responding to all of their questions and queries; engage with alumni in external groups, such as on Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Develop and send out quarterly KPI surveys to monitor Alumni activities in their school communities.
  • Connect Alumni Advocates to the Communication Team for social media posts and blog posts.
  • Help arrange Alumni Advocate events - including creating Professional Development Opportunities for our Advocates (Alumni to be the presenters).
  • Search for opportunities for alumni to be included in the monthly newsletter and update emails that are sent to the Global Schools network.
  • Brainstorm new and creative ways to engage alumni in the mission and work of the Global Schools Program.
  • Nominate alumni for speaking opportunities at UN-related events, such as the ECOSOC Youth Forum, ICSD, the HLPF, COP 28, the Vatican Youth Symposium, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills and experience working with various communications and management software (i.e. Google Suite, Excel, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.).
  • Excellent command of the English language, including writing, speaking and listening; strong writing skills.
  • Proven team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage several workflows simultaneously across an international team of Project Officers.
  • Ability to work autonomously, take initiative, and work proactively.


  • Knowledge of sustainable development and a passion for the mission of Global Schools, including the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • Passion for and prior experience in teaching, education, education policy, international relations, sustainability, and youth engagement. Prior teaching experience or other work with school communities is considered a plus.
  • Proven track record and passion for community building, with the ability to motivate and mobilize team members across various regions and cultures behind a global mission.
  • Excellent command of the English language, including writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage several workflows simultaneously; ability to work autonomously, take initiatives, and work proactively.


  • Be at the forefront of efforts taken by the United Nations, governmental and civil society in developing and leading a global movement for sustainable development;
  • Build professional and personal relationships with high-level stakeholders in civil society, business, government, and the United Nations;
  • Have the opportunity to attend high-level domestic and international virtual meetings and conferences and network with some of the most prominent figures in this space;
  • Supported by our global team of experts across a range of areas, progress rapidly in a challenging but flexible and fulfilling environment.
  • Gain exposure and experience relevant to building a career in international development.


  • Location: This position will be remote.
  • Hours: This position requires at least 10 hours per week.
  • Training: The candidate is required to complete all online induction courses and complete the Global Schools onboarding process.
  • Supervision: This position is supervised by the Project Lead, Education, of Global Schools.
  • Compensation: This position is voluntary (Unpaid).
  • Duration of Position: January 2023 - December 2023. This position requires a minimum commitment of 12 months, with a 3-month probation period.
  • Start Date: January 2023.