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WHAT IS UAIA?
UAIA is part of a umbrella-organization which organizes 13 Associations of International Affairs and 5000 members. We aim to spread knowledge about our global world through lectures, discussions and study-trips, through bringing people together, networking and creating meaningful relationships.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for happy people interested in global affairs, who think knowledge is best when shared, and would like to manage and develop UAIA.
Board members: President, Vice President,Treasurer, Secretary, Head of Programme, Head of Communication, Editor, Head of Activities and Head of Travel.
A SAIA-representative, that will represent Umeå to the national board.
An election committee and a couple of auditors.
For detailed work descriptions: Read below.
The best university-experience and an unique way to turn your international affairs-interest into something bigger.
Invaluable board-experience and a true merit to your CV
Education in board-work and the possibility to join the national association for a biannual weekend of workshops, commune and education
Reserved spots to the national convention, the Almedalen-week and our own annual study-trip
Lots of networking opportunities and events
We are actively working with improving the working environment and want to continue to develop the rewards and incitament for the board members. We want to make the time that you put into the association worth your while. When you become part of the board you may influence how to reward each other and implement more elements of self-care.
CAN I APPLY FOR SEVERAL or A NON-SPECIFIC POSITION?
Of course, you may send a general application!HOW TO APPLY
Does this spike your interest? (it should!)
E-mail the election committee; Sanna Forsberg and Mona Haydar, on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you and set up a meeting.
We love to chat (and fika!) and will meet with applicants throughout April.
WHEN SHOULD YOU APPLY AT THE LATEST?
The sooner we hear from you, the better, but we’d like to meet you no later than April 25th.
DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITIONS OPEN FOR ELECTION
The President has the outermost responsibility for the work of the board and the activity of the association. Amongst other things, you have the executive mandate to run the association and you share administrative work with the rest of the presidium. You should have a feel for leadership and organization skills, as well as the capacity of perceptiveness, humility and cooperation.
As Vice President you have a great responsibility for the administrative work of the association. You should be well informed in the projects of the association so that you can assist the chairman as much as possible. Also, you are required to substitute the chairman when she/he is absent. You should have planning skills, taking initiative and a will to develop and improve both the administrative work of the association as well as the cooperation within the board.
As treasurer you have the main responsibility for the economics of the association, together with administrative work of the board. For example, you will have extended contact with the accountant, book-keeping and be in charge of payments to and from the association. When applying, you should have some experience of working with economy in any form.
Being secretary means a responsibility for documenting and scoring the work of the association. You have, together with the rest of the presidium, responsibility for the administrative work and translating various documents. Preferably, when applying you should have a drive to develop the work of the association and also show active participation in the duties of the board, and be able to read and write in Swedish as well as English.
Head of Programme
Being head of program means responsibility for planning and arranging lectures. You will also be in charge of and lead a program-committee. The head of program is also a member of the board which requests active work within the board. Preferably, you should be creative and have ideas on how to develop the association. You should have good planning skills as well as social competence and collaboration skills.
Head of Activities
As head of activity you are in charge of social activities during the semesters. It includes planning and carrying out events such as meetings for discussion, member party. Also, you will have the main responsibility for our newly started film club where once a month the members get the opportunity to participate in a documentary night och discuss current topics. Applying for this post you should have a commitment to the association and wanting to develop the activity committee, thus continue to create opportunities for the members to meet and hang out.
Head of Travel
As head of activity you will be responsible for leading, planning and working with a travel committee to each semester organize a trip for the members of the association. You will have the visionary and the practical responsibility for the travel and its implementation. Having experience of traveling and the capacity of guiding a larger group is meriting. Most importantly, you need to have the drive and the commitment to make the trip as interesting and pleasant as possible.
Head of Communication
Being Head of Communication means responsibility for marketing the association. You will be in charge of the website and communication via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Further, you will be responsible för creating a monthly newsletter and you will be in charge of and lead a committee. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board. You should have good planning skills as well as motivation to develop the association further. It is mandatory to be able to write and talk in English.
The editor has responsibility for distribution of the association’s’ magazine Utpost. Among other things, it is the responsibility of the editor to assemble editorial staff when creating the magazine; writers, graphic designers and photographers. Preferably, you should have an interest for reading and writing and have a vision for future editions of Utpost as well as the development of the editorial work. There has been a discussion about developing a web based magazine and our vision is therefore that the editor is willing to start the procedure of transforming the magazine.
The Association of International Affairs Umeå is a part of the Swedish Association of International Affairs (SAIA) and therefore one person should be sent to represent the local association at the national level. Your task is to bring forward local issues and concerns to the national level and thus act as the central communication channel between the different levels. You should have ambition on how to develop the cooperation between the different associations. Preferably, you should have experience from working within an organization or association and furthermore you need to have the possibility to travel to attend meetings four times a year.
Members of election committee
The election committee works with nominating new members of the board, election committee and a UFS-representative. To be in the election committee you should have ambitions on how to contribute to the future for the association in the best way possible.