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  • UNAA YP Queensland

We're recruiting! Apply now to join the team.

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

The United Nations Association of Australia Young Professionals Queensland work to promote the values and goals of the UN. We are currently looking for excellent applicants to fill two positions on our team. All positions are voluntary although it is expected that agreed to timeframes are kept as we are a working committee.

Positions available include:

  1. Operations Manager

  2. Secretary

To apply, please provide (1) a current copy of your CV and (2) a brief response of no more than 200 words addressing the following criteria to Applications must include the subject line: Position applying for, Last name, First name. 200 Word Response Criteria:

  • Who are you and why are you a good fit for the position?

  • What sparked your interest in the work of the United Nations, particularly in relation to the SDGs?

Applications close Friday 4 December 2020.


1. Operations Manager

The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of the YP

Network across Queensland. In this role, the individual will be responsible for

recruitment activities, establishing and improving collaboration, and working with the

local team to provide operational guidance and direction. The role will also be

responsible for liaising with the National Operations Executive and collaborating with

other operations officers in the YP Network across the country.


  • Manage Queensland YP Network Operations and provide foundational support to ensure continuous improvement of the committee structure;

  • Manage all recruitment activities (including on-boarding, off-boarding and performance evaluations) and ensure all Portfolios are adequately resourced and supported;

  • On-boarding: Induction Starter Kit of Policies and Volunteer Handbook to be shared along with the creation of UNAA email accounts for all new committee members;

  • Maintain membership database and develop membership attraction strategies;

  • Liaise with the YP National Operations Executive and collaborate with Operations Officers in other States and Territories on a quarterly basis;

  • Collaborate with the Queensland Secretary to create Professional Development workshops for the committee;

  • Maintain and ensure all Position Descriptions are up to date and develop, implement and review operational policies and procedures.


2. Secretary

The Committee Secretary is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of YP Network in Queensland. In this role, the individual will be responsible for secretariat duties, supporting recruitment activities, improving internal communications and volunteer management.


  • Preparing minutes and agendas;

  • Tracking committee-approved timelines and decisions;

  • Organising and attending all local team committee meetings;

  • Managing appropriate forums for internal communications;

  • Managing the committee collaboration drives (i.e. Google drive);

  • Liaising with the YP National Secretary;

  • Collaborating with Secretaries in other States and Territories;

  • Collaborating and sharing knowledge with other YP teams within the Network.

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