Apply for the UpF board!


Our time is nearly up, it has been a very eventful year for this board, and now you have the opportunity to apply for next year’s board and be a part of this associoation.

Below you can read a short presentation and mission statments of each and every one of the positions. And as always, if you have any questions feel free to contact us!

Send your application to before April 16th!


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 leader qualities and organizational skills as well as a full spectrum approach, focus on cooperation and comprehensiveness to listen.
Mission statement – President

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.
Mission statement – Vice President


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.
Mission statement – Secretary


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.
Mission statement – Treasurer

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.
(2 people)
Mission statement – Head of Programme

Head of Travels:

As head of travels you will be responsible for leading and planning the work and organization of the associations trip for the member, which will be arranged each semester. 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.
Mission statement – Head of Travels

Head of Media:

This post is the newest in our board and has the main responsibility of our podcast. In this position you’ll have a lot of freedom – you can develop the podcast itself but also the position as a whole, and that requires that you have the ability to work independently. You will work closely together with the Heads of Communication, Heads of Program and Head of Activity to create a common theme in the work of the association, for example by working on the same political themes and reaching specific target groups. Previous experience is a merit but not necessary. What’s most important is that you have ambition to develop the position and create a team that together can create this new platform for debate around international politics.
Mission statement – Head of Media

Head of Activity:

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.
Mission statement – Head of Activities

Head of comunication:

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 speak in English.
(2 people)
Mission statement – Head of Communication


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.
Mission statement – Editor

SAIA Represetative:

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.
Mission statement – SAIA Representative

Election Committee:

Mission statement – Election Committee

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