Vacant board posts 16/17

Dear members,

We still have som vacant spots in the board for 16/17! Apply or/and spread the word!

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.

Vice President

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. This year the vice president will have the unique opportunity to join a leadership course (free of charge) in Stockholm held by Folk och Försvar.

Treasurer

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, bookkeeping 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.

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 or member parties. 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 and 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 trip and its implementation before and at the trip. 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.

Editor

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.

WHAT UAIA CAN OFFER YOU

1. The best university-experience and an unique way to turn your international affairs-interest into something bigger.

2. Invaluable board-experience and a true merit to your CV.

3. Education in board-work and the possibility to join the national association for a biannual weekend of workshops, commune and education.

4. Reserved spots to the national convention, the Almedalen-week and our own annual study-trip.

5. 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!) You can send your application to us to ordf@upfu.org

Write a short introduction of who you are and a motivation of why are you interested of the position! You may also apply for several positions.

OR

Just swing by our first board meeting where you can apply and also be elected interim. The meeting is being held the 31th of August 16:00 – 19:00 in the UAIA room.