Join the Board

Join the Board

Applications for the Board for 2020-2021 are now closed. For more information please contact president@sib-groningen.nl

A Board year is a unique opportunity that does not only guarantee a year full of wonderful moments and priceless experiences, but also provides you with excellent extracurricular experience which you cannot obtain anywhere else.
 
As a Board member of the SIB, you will be in charge of the Association; you will work in close co-operation with your fellow Board members in order to assure that the organisation keeps functioning the way it does; you will work together with committees, Project Groups and Disputen to organise many great and interesting activities; you will have close contact with the biggest names within the academic world, high government officials and big business companies; and finally, you will be in contact with the all the members of the SIB. In other words, you will have a unique set of responsibilities. One moment, you will be in contact with a minister or ambassador, and the next, you will be organising a smashing theme party.
 
A Board position is something that will help you for the rest of your life and forms a unique learning experience next to your studies. It will teach you to think and to work independently, to work effectively with other people and to cope with large responsibilities. The SIB Board is one of Groningen’s most professional and efficient boards and will therefore provide you with learning opportunities that you are unable to acquire elsewhere.
 
A Board year is a job with a twist. Full-time Board members work approximately 40 hours a week in the office and part-time Board members work approximately 20 hours a week. This does not include the Monday evening events or the occasional Thursday’s but those activities never feel like work as a Board member. There is no other way to enjoy all the events the SIB has to offer in one year, besides by doing a Board year. 
 

President – Full-time

The President is the face of the Association. He/she is responsible for overseeing the tasks of his/her fellow Board members, as well as motivating and guiding them. Furthermore, the President prepares and chairs the weekly Board meetings, the General Members’ Assemblies and the policy weekends, where the Board devises and writes new policies for the Association.
 

Secretary – Part-time

The Secretary is responsible for the membership administration as well as the incoming and outgoing post and e-mails. It is his/her task to type the minutes of the General Members’ Assemblies and Members’ Meetings and to write the weekly newsletter. He/she remains in contact with VVV-SIB, our Alumni association, and initiates events to raise money for our charity.
 

Treasurer – Full-time

The Treasurer has the financial authority and carries the final responsibility for the financial situation of the Association. It is the Treasurer’s task to decide on budgets, deal with changing budgets and keep an overview of them. Furthermore, his/her tasks are to calculate and withdraw the amount money every member spends on drinks and activities, as well as accountancy.
 

Commissioner of Internal Communication – Part-time

The main task of the Commissioner for Internal Communication is to stay in contact with the committees, Disputen, Project Groups, and the members in general. He/she will be in charge of the committee interviews, as well as the organisation of social events like the Running Dinner and the Active Members’ Day. Furthermore, he/she prepares and chairs the Members’ Meetings, the meetings with the Disputen and the meetings with mentors. Next to that, the Commissioner for Internal Communication initiates new policies for SIB.
 

Commissioner of Intellectual Activities -Part-time

The main responsibility of the Commissioner for Intellectual Activities is to keep an overview of the activities of the association. His/her tasks are to organise intellectual activities that take place every Monday and assist the Commissioner of Internal Communication in the organisation of social activities.
 

Commissioner of External Affairs -Part-time

The Commissioner for External Affairs is responsible for raising money for the association in the form of acquisition and fundraising. He/she is responsible for finding and maintaining proper contacts with locations and external partners. Moreover, he/she oversees the writing and signing of contracts.
 

Commissioner of PR -Part-time

The Commissioner of PR is responsible for updating the SIB website, the Facebook page and other social media. Furthermore. He/she designs, prints and spreads promotional material (posters, flyers, etc.) in order to attract new members and draw audiences to the intellectual activities. Moreover, he/she is responsible for establishing and maintaining contacts with the media.

Full-time

Full-time Board members are expected to work from Monday to Friday during office hours and to attend all activities organised by the Board. These activities include the Monday night lectures and drinks, parties, Thursday night social or intellectual activities as well as the trips. However, it would still be possible for you to acquire a maximum of 15 ECTS next to your Board year. The positions of President and Treasurer are the only two full-time positions, however, two part-time positions can also be combined to create a full-time position in the Board. 

Part-Time

Part-time Board members spend at least three days a week at the office and attend most activities organised by the Board. By fulfilling a part-time position you will have the ability to acquire between 20 to 40 ECTS alongside your Board year. 

On Tuesday, February 25th all members are welcome to drop by the office between 16:00-18:00 for Board Interest Day, to learn more about a Board year and what it entails. Not only will the current Board be present to answer any questions, but so will former Board members. Therefore, it is the perfect opportunity to get more insight into the life of a Board member as well as have more function specific questions answered.

If you are not able to attend Board Interest Day, or if you have any other questions, do not hesitate to reach out to any one of the Board Members. We are always available to grab a cup of coffee and have a chat. Everything you share with us will be kept confidential. 

Application 

Application is very easy! Between February 11th and April 14th you can send your CV and motivation letter to Jessica by emailing her at president@sib-groningen.nl. All applications are confidential and will be deleted following the election of the Candidate Board. 

Your motivation letter should include a little bit about yourself, your motivations for doing a Board year, the position(s) you are applying for and why you are specifically applying for said position(s). You are always welcome to apply for multiple positions in one application.

 

Interview Process

After closing applications on April 14th, the Board will be in contact to schedule interviews. These interviews will take place in April and May and will be held at the office. 

Preferred Candidate Board Announcement Party 

After the applicants are interviewed a Preferred Candidate Board will be formed. These Preferred Candidates will be announced in May to the Association during the Preferred Candidate Board Announcement Party. 
 
Election GMA

The Preferred Candidate Board will only become the Candidate Board following the Election at the GMA. This election will take place at the GMA in June and all members will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed Board of 2020-2021. 

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