Job Opening: Membership and Business Development Assistant – NYC

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position: Membership and Business Development Assistant

Organization: United States Council for International Business

Location: New York, NY

Reports to: Senior Director, Member Services

General Description: Assists the Business Development Department in the full range of membership development, including attracting new corporate members and retaining and developing current membership base. Particular emphasis is required on the process of identifying prospective members, conducting research, servicing their needs and ensuring their participation upon joining. Organizes preparation of membership financials, membership reports, and completes general day-to-day administrative tasks for the Membership and Business Development Departments.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Must be detail oriented and have strong interpersonal, administrative and organization skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, WordPress, content management systems and other computer and web-based programs. Interest in international business policy issues or non-profit management/fundraising a plus.

Responsibilities:

  1. Member/Prospect Research and Marketing
    • Responds to companies requesting information about membership; answers members’ questions about how to become active in committees; reviews company annual reports to identify member areas of interest and potential recruits.
    • Assists in maintaining prospect lists by industry and geography; as well as sources ideas for new prospects. Contacts prospects via phone and in writing and manages prospect follow-up process, as needed.
  2. Member Participation
    • Helps to identify areas for improved member participation; conducts committee by committee review of participation and coordinates with Policy Staff to enlist their help in contacting inactive members to increase involvement.
    • Prepares quarterly participation reports and risky member list to identify potential resignations; tracks Policy contact with risky members and coordinates with Policy Staff of resignation prevention.
  3. Business Development/Foundation
    • Assists in planning of USCIB International Leadership Award Dinner; maintains sponsorship outreach list, invitation lists; provides logistical support; assists in interface with attendees, etc.
    • Provides support to Business Development Department in USCIB Foundation-related activities; maintaining invitation lists to events, assists with scheduling meetings, etc.
    • Assists with logistical details around any other membership-related meeting as they come up.
  4. Marketing
    • Acts as focal point for coordination with Business Development and Policy Staff on any regional meetings/events by generating invite lists, timing announcements, tracking and follow up of responses.
    • Coordinates with members on changes to committee mailing lists.
    • Helps to set up meetings for membership trips to meet with prospects/members.
    • Manages and coordinates with Senior Director the membership section of the website.
  5. Financial
    • Assists in preparation of annual membership fee billings; prepares, and mails invoices with renewal letters; produces and regularly updates monthly financial reports.
    • Follows up on unpaid dues by phone and email.
    • Assists with tracking of payments in Membership Financials; works with accounting department to accurately report on outstanding payments.
  6. Administrative
    • Assists in maintaining and updating CRM database (netForum).
    • Updates membership list regularly and circulates to staff.
    • Maintains ongoing write up of new members and resignations each year (via Membership Financials).
    • Provides Membership Rosters and Participation History reports upon request.
    • Provides meeting support as necessary when events are held at USCIB offices.

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USCIB International Business Magazine: Winter 2018 Issue

The Winter 2018 issue of USCIB’s quarterly International Business magazine is available here. The issue features a timely column by USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson titled, “Upholding Human Rights Requires Strong Partnerships.” The issue also features news stories on USCIB’s leadership in promoting food security and nutrition partnerships, the U.S.-China trade conflict, and USCIB’s artificial intelligence priorities, plus news from our global network–Business at OECD, the International Organization of Employers and the International Chamber of Commerce.

“International Business,” USCIB’s quarterly journal, provides essential insight into major trade and investment topics, a high-level overview of USCIB policy advocacy and services, USCIB member news and updates from our global business network.

Subscribe to USCIB’s International Business Magazine

Subscriptions to “International Business” are available free upon request to representatives of USCIB member organizations. Contact us to subscribe.

Non-members may subscribe to “International Business” and other USCIB print publications at an annual rate of $50 (U.S.) for domestic delivery, or $75 for overseas delivery. Contact us to subscribe. USCIB’s annual report, studies from the United States Council Foundation and related publications are included with your paid subscription.

Our free electronic newsletter, “International Business Weekly,” provides regular updates on USCIB’s major activities and priorities. Click here to view a sample issue. Click here to subscribe.

We welcome outside submissions and inquiries regarding our publications – send them to news@uscib.org.

We welcome advertising in International Business magazine — special discounted rates for USCIB member organizations! Contact Kira Yevtukhova (kyevtukhova@uscib.org) for more information.

Assistant Policy and Program Manager – New York Office

PositionAssistant Policy and Program Manager – New York Office

Organization: United States Council for International Business

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs

General Description: Supports the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs on a variety of projects involving the development and dissemination of USCIB policy positions, research papers and meeting preparation and materials. Also supports participation and representation of USCIB at key United Nations meetings, including the UN SDGs High Level Political Forum and the UN General Assembly. Supports USCIB member engagement and development.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Masters Degree or equivalent experience a plus. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, WordPress, content management systems and other computer and web-based programs, including diverse forms of social media.  Must be detail-oriented and have strong client-oriented interpersonal, administrative and organization skills.  Interest in international business policy issues or international relations a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain substantive knowledge of key labor, corporate responsibility, business & human rights, sustainability and/or corporate governance issue areas at intergovernmental and national levels globally; Identify, track and summarize key issues and disseminate updates to members.
  • Build dialogue and mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders on the priority issue areas noted above, including with representatives of IOE, BIAC, ICC and their national employer organization members.
  • Participate in internal USCIB planning meetings. Coordinate development of agendas for and participate in Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Committee (CR/LA Committee) and Corporate Governance Committee (CG Committee) in-person meetings, committee webinars and conference calls. Participate in the CR/LA & CG Committee annual planning and strategic review meetings. Maintain CR/LA & CG Committee activity, progress and benchmarking tools.
  • Attend meetings and events relevant to CR/LA & CG policy committees and engagement strategy around NYC, Washington, DC and internationally, as needed; be able to represent USCIB positions; provide notes to staff and members.
  • Participate in USCIB UN Sustainable Development Goals Working Group activities, follow and report on UN SDGs developments, and, as necessary, support development of the Business for 2030 website.
  • Draft, proofread and edit various products including policy statements, press releases, blogs, letters, committee newsletters, presentations, final papers and formal comments/responses to U.S. government or multilateral institution invitations for comments on policy documents. Develop content updates for relevant portions of the USCIB website, including the CR/LA & CG Committee sections.
  • Make contacts with members and potential members as necessary; provide assistance to membership department in recruiting and provision of member information. and taking minutes and providing summaries of meetings.

 

Submit resume and cover note to resume@uscib.org no later than December 10, 2018.

Policy and Program Assistant – New York Office

PositionPolicy and Program Assistant – New York Office

Organization: United States Council for International Business

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs

General Description: Provide program and administrative assistance to both the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs and the General Counsel on a variety of USCIB policy and program related activities. Also supports participation of USCIB at key United Nations meetings, including the UN SDGs High Level Political Forum and the UN General Assembly. Supports membership and policy staff with membership engagement and development.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, WordPress, content management systems and other computer and web-based programs, including diverse forms of social media.  Must be detail-oriented and have strong client-oriented interpersonal, administrative and organization skills.  Interest in international business policy issues or international relations a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. Duties will include: preparation of materials for policy committee meetings (e.g., agendas, handouts, letters, forms, reports, participants lists, badges, etc.) and webinars; preparation, organization, and e-mail distribution of meeting notices/materials to committee members and coordination of e-mail responses of same; setting up teleconference calls; assisting with logistical support of meetings, including registration and coffee/food service for participants in-house, and taking minutes and providing summaries of meetings.
  • Provide support for the Arbitration Committee. Duties will include: preparation of materials for committee meetings (e.g., agendas, handouts, letters, forms, reports, participants lists, badges, etc.) and webinars;  preparation, organization, and e-mail distribution of meeting notices/materials to committee members and coordination of e-mail responses of same; setting up teleconference calls; assisting with logistical support of meetings, including registration and coffee/food service for participants in-house, and taking minutes and providing summaries of meetings.
  • Maintain knowledge of issue areas to be used in liaising with members, providing written and presentation materials, and participating in internal strategy planning sessions.
  • Manage ongoing responsibilities including drafting, proofreading and editing materials (e.g. outgoing e-mails, letters, newsletters, presentations, and other materials); arrange and attend staff meetings. Assist with management of documents and communications with USCIB international affiliates and international organizations.
  • Support and attend, where needed, meetings and events relevant to policy committees and engagement strategy around NYC and Washington, DC; provide meeting notes to staff and members. Make contacts with members and potential members as necessary; provide assistance to membership department in recruiting and provision of member information.
  • Provide assistance with USCIB Arbitrator/Mediator/Expert Database and maintain records of Arbitration Committee, including appointments, terms and nominations.
  • Support maintenance of relevant portions of the USCIB website as needed, particularly the Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Committee, the Corporate Governance and Arbitration Committee profiles. Manage event registrations and collection and integration of comments on policy statements and final papers, as needed.
  • General and specific conference and event planning, including handling conference registration forms and processing fees; creation and production of materials for distribution, with a possibility for more extensive involvement in event logistics and organization.
  • Provide basic office and administrative support including sorting and distributing incoming/outgoing mail; answering telephones and taking messages; photocopying documents; maintaining electronic filing system; assisting in mass mailings when needed; maintaining supplies and cleanliness of office; managing and coordinating calendars; performing other duties as assigned, including filling in for other assistants as required.
  • Enter and update committee member information in CRM software as necessary, with ability to run up-to-date reports, rosters, and distribution lists for numerous active committees, as well as perform routine searches.
  • Support policy managers in planning and making travel arrangements.

 

Submit resume and cover note to resume@uscib.org no later than December 7,  2018.

Policy and Program Assistant – Washington, DC Office

PositionPolicy and Program Assistant – Washington, DC Office

Organization: United States Council for International Business

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs

General Description: Provide program and administrative assistance to both the Vice President Product Policy and Innovation and the Director, Customs and Trade Facilitation on a variety of USCIB policy and program related activities. Supports membership and policy staff with membership engagement and development.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, WordPress, content management systems and other computer and web-based programs, including diverse forms of social media.  Must be detail-oriented and have strong client-oriented interpersonal, administrative and organization skills.  Interest in international business policy issues or international relations a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the Health, Food and Ag, Intellectual Property, APEC and Product Policy Committees. Duties will include: preparation of materials for policy committee meetings (e.g., agendas, handouts, letters, forms, reports, participants lists, badges, etc.) and webinars; preparation, organization, and e-mail distribution of meeting notices/materials to committee members and coordination of e-mail responses of same; setting up teleconference calls; assisting with logistical support of meetings, including registration and coffee/food service for participants in-house, and taking minutes and providing summaries of meetings.
  • Provide support for the Customs and Trade Facilitation and Anti-Illicit Trade Committees. Duties will include: preparation of materials for committee meetings (e.g., agendas, handouts, letters, forms, reports, participants lists, badges, etc.) and webinars;  preparation, organization, and e-mail distribution of meeting notices/materials to committee members and coordination of e-mail responses of same; setting up teleconference calls; assisting with logistical support of meetings, including registration and coffee/food service for participants in-house, and taking minutes and providing summaries of meetings.
  • Maintain knowledge of issue areas to be used in liaising with members, providing written and presentation materials, and participating in internal strategy planning sessions.
  • Manage ongoing responsibilities including drafting, proofreading and editing materials (e.g. outgoing e-mails, letters, newsletters, presentations, and other materials); arrange and attend staff meetings. Assist with management of documents and communications with USCIB international affiliates and international organizations.
  • Support and attend, where needed, meetings and events relevant to policy committees and engagement strategy around NYC and Washington, DC; provide meeting notes to staff and members. Make contacts with members and potential members as necessary; provide assistance to membership department in recruiting and provision of member information.
  • Support maintenance of relevant portions of the USCIB website as needed. Manage event registrations and collection and integration of comments on policy statements and final papers, as needed.
  • General and specific conference and event planning, including handling conference registration forms and processing fees; creation and production of materials for distribution, with a possibility for more extensive involvement in event logistics and organization.
  • Provide basic office and administrative support including sorting and distributing incoming/outgoing mail; answering telephones and taking messages; photocopying documents; maintaining electronic filing system; assisting in mass mailings when needed; maintaining supplies and cleanliness of office; managing and coordinating calendars; performing other duties as assigned, including filling in for other assistants as required.
  • Enter and update committee member information in CRM software as necessary, with ability to run up-to-date reports, rosters, and distribution lists for numerous active committees, as well as perform routine searches.
  • Support policy managers in planning and making travel arrangements.

 

Submit resume and cover note to resume@uscib.org no later than December 7, 2018.

USCIB Welcomes New CFO: Declan Daly

Declan Daly

Declan Daly joined USCIB in mid-August as Senior Vice President and CFO, succeeding Dave Murphy. Daly also serves in a COO capacity, overseeing ATA Carnet and Trade Services and IT.

Prior to USCIB, Daly was with CSI Sports, an international multimedia company operating in over 40 countries, where he was VP of Finance and Operations. Prior to that, he was CFO of Geptek/GTI, which consists of a Trading Group and an Environmental Service Group, serving various industries through a network of domestic and global suppliers, partners and service providers. Other positions included Director of Finance for the FW Dodge division of McGraw-Hill and Director of Finance and Business Manager for Simon & Schuster.

“We conducted a rigorous search and interview process and met with many qualified candidates to fill this role,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson. “In addition to his impressive professional experience and credentials, Declan stood out as being a good fit for USCIB’s culture, mission, staff, and management team, and I am confident that he will be an excellent addition to the USCIB organization.”

Daly, a CPA, earned an MBA as well as a BS in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University—which brought him to the U.S. from Ireland on a four-year full Athletic Soccer Scholarship. Declan has continued his interest in the sport by serving as president of a youth soccer league in Glen Rock, New Jersey, where he and his family live.

Ellen Blackler of Disney Named to Chair USCIB’s ICT Policy Committee

Ellen Blackler, The Walt Disney Company

New York, N.Y., August 20, 2018 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents American business in numerous global policy forums, has appointed Ellen Blackler, vice president of global public policy with The Walt Disney Company, as chair of its Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Committee. As chair, Blackler will spearhead the organization’s development and delivery of business views on information technology and internet policy matters worldwide, working with companies and organizations from across USCIB’s diverse membership.

“Ellen Blackler brings in-depth knowledge of critical issues in international ICT policy and cross-border business,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “She has played a key role in forging consensus across industries to advance business views in the UN, the OECD and other important multilateral forums. Under Ellen’s stewardship of our ICT Committee, and with the ongoing support of USCIB Vice President Barbara Wanner, we look forward to fostering an even more active and constructive role for the private sector in global ICT policy discussions.”

Blackler manages public policy issues for Disney on a range of issues related to internet policy, human rights, privacy, and children and the media. Prior to joining Disney, Blackler worked for AT&T, where she oversaw policy development on privacy, broadband deployment and universal service, access to ICT for people with disabilities, health care and tax-related issues. Blackler previously served on the staff of the Federal Communications Commission, where she led the team drafting the FCC’s annual reports on the availability of broadband service, among other responsibilities, and in the New York State government.

USCIB’s ICT Committee advocates for policies characterized by free and fair competition, minimal government intervention and free information flows that ensure the continued growth of information and communication technologies in a range of strategic forums, including the UN, OECD, APEC and ICANN. In particular, it leverages USCIB’s overseas network of business groups, including the International Chamber of Commerce and Business at OECD, to secure strong industry representation and input to major multilateral discussions of ICT issues.

About USCIB:
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world, generating $5 trillion in annual revenues and employing over 11 million people worldwide. As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, VP Communications, USCIB
+1 212.703.5043 or jhuneke@uscib.org

Thevenin Joins USCIB as General Counsel

Nancy Thevenin

New York, N.Y., October 11, 2017Nancy M. Thevenin has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s leading global companies, as general counsel. USCIB serves as the U.S. affiliate of several global business bodies, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organization whose International Court of Arbitration is the world’s leading forum for the settlement of cross-border commercial disputes.

Thevenin’s portfolio will include supporting USCIB’s Arbitration Committee and coordinating the work of the U.S. Nominations Committee to the ICC Court. Additionally, she will coordinate amicus requests and responses from USCIB members and other interested parties. Further, Thevenin will work closely with USCIB’s business development team to ensure more comprehensive membership recruitment outreach to both law firms and corporations.

“Nancy Thevenin brings extensive experience to this important position within USCIB,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “Our members, including both companies and law firms, have broad experience and knowledge of global arbitration and other legal matters. I am confident that Nancy will be able to fully leverage those relationships to drive further organizational growth and improved services to members.”

Thevenin previously served as deputy director of the ICC Court’s North American marketing office, which at that time also managed USCIB/ICC-USA’s Arbitration Committee. During her tenure, the group helped launch the ICC International Mediation Competition and developed USCIB’s Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), which Thevenin helped develop and wrote the proposal to turn into a global organization under the ICC umbrella. She later joined Baker & McKenzie as a special counsel and global coordinator of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. Thevenin left Baker in 2014 to start her own practice as arbitrator and mediator. She is the chair of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association and an adjunct professor of the international commercial arbitration course at St. John’s Law School.

A graduate of Tulane Law School where she obtained certificates in European legal practice and in commercial arbitration, Ms. Thevenin also attended the University of Paris at Panthéon-Assas in France, where she studied the French legal system and European Community law. She is a graduate of Cornell University, where she obtained a double major in history and Spanish literature. While at university, Ms. Thevenin lived in Madrid, Spain and studied international relations, Spanish law and Spanish literature. Thevenin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida.

About USCIB:

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, VP communications, USCIB
+1 212.703.5043 or jhuneke@uscib.org

USCIB Welcomes New General Counsel for Arbitration

Nancy Thevenin

USCIB welcomed a new staff member last week to lead its work on Arbitration. Nancy M. Thevenin joined on October 2nd as General Counsel, coordinating the work of the U.S. Nominations Committee for the ICC Court of Arbitration. Thevenin’s portfolio will include supporting the USCIB Arbitration Committee. Additionally, she will coordinate amicus requests and responses. Thevenin will work closely with USCIB’s Business Development team in ensuring a more comprehensive policy, legal and arbitration membership outreach to both law firms and corporations.

Thevenin previously served as deputy director of the ICC Court of Arbitration’s North American marketing office. During her tenure, the group helped launch the ICC International Mediation Competition and developed USCIB Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), with Thevenin drafting the proposal for the ICC to make YAF a global organization. Nancy then joined Baker & McKenzie as a special counsel in and global coordinator of their International Arbitration Practice Group. She left Baker in 2014 to start her own practice as arbitrator and mediator and continues to teach the spring semester international commercial arbitration course at St. John’s Law School.

We hope you join us in welcoming her to the USCIB team!

Shiles Joins USCIB as Head of ATA Carnet and Trade Services

Andrew Shiles

New York, N.Y., May 16, 2017 – Former FedEx executive and cargo industry veteran Andrew Shiles has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) to lead the association’s dynamic portfolio of trade services, including the “merchandise passports” used by thousands of exporters around the world to get goods through customs quickly and easily.

As senior vice president of ATA Carnet and trade services, Shiles will work to expand U.S. trade interests through promotion of the ATA Carnet program. ATA Carnets are internationally recognized customs documents that permit temporary duty-free, tax-free entry of qualified goods for up to one year. They are used widely to facilitate entry of goods for trade shows, product samples and professional equipment.

“Andy Shiles brings extensive experience to this position,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson. “He has in-depth knowledge of trade and customs affairs, including ATA Carnet, and relationships with clients ranging from multinational corporations to SMEs to freight forwarders. In addition, Andy has strong connections with U.S. Customs, and has engaged in a number of important industry trade associations.”

USCIB manages and guarantees the ATA Carnet system in the United States, with responsibility for issuing ATA Carnets falling to two outside service providers, Roanoke Trade and the Corporation for International Business. ATA Carnets are accepted in 84 countries and territories, while the global ATA systems is overseen by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). USCIB serves as ICC’s American national committee.

Shiles comes to USCIB following more than 30 years at FedEx Express, the world’s largest air express cargo company, most recently as global regulatory compliance manager, where he served on USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee. His leadership experience in global supply-chain management includes participation in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Simplified Entry Working Group, which redesigned and implemented the current entry-clearance process into the United States.

Shiles also has extensive experience working with multiple government agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Product Safety Commission. A self-professed “Yankee with a Southern accent,” Shiles was born in Manhattan and raised in the Southwest and in Tennessee, where he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis. He is a member of the International Compliance Professionals Association and the American Association of Exporters and Importers.

Find out more about the services offered by USCIB to facilitate cross-border trade and investment at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, VP communications, USCIB
+1 212.703.5043 or jhuneke@uscib.org

About USCIB:
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, including ICC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment.