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UF Board Election 2019
Sunday, September 1st, 2019 - Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Are you interested in international affairs? Would you like to take part in developing one of the largest and most well-known student societies in Gothenburg? In that case, you might be who we’re looking for!
(Note that you do not have to be a student to apply for any of the board positions)
As the vice president, you share some of the tasks of the president. You’re also the main responsible person for applying and reporting on grants, together with the treasurer. The responsibilities also include helping other board members out in moments of need.
Head of the Lecture Committee:
As the head of the Lecture Committee, you plan and host lectures weekly throughout the semesters. Important tasks include managing your budget, booking lecture halls and coordinating security measures on some instances, as well as organizing the work of the active members in the committee effectively. As a fun bonus, you’ll have the chance to go out and have dinner with many of the invited lecturers.
Head of the PR committee:
As the Head of PR you have multiple areas of responsibility. These responsibilities include organizing class visits, arranging a welcome mingle for new students, informing on how to become active in the Society of International Affairs at events and updating the Society’s social media channels and website. You will also be responsible for writing weekly newsletters, designing posters for events, strategically plan how to market the events together with the other committees.
Editors-in-chief of Utblick:
As the editors-in-chief of Utblick, you lead the work of the editorial staff of our quarterly magazine on international affairs. Important tasks include managing the contact with the printing house, providing feedback to writers’ ideas as well as editing the magazine before it goes into print. You’re also encouraged to keep the website of Utblick updated with new articles.
Head of the MUN committee:
As the head of the Model United Nations committee, you recruit participants for local simulations and delegates for conferences in Sweden and abroad. In organizing the local simulations, you research topics and provide guidelines to the participants. You also chair the sessions. In organizing participation at conferences, you make applications to participate and prepare together with the delegation. You also coordinate practical matters like travel and housing. To assist you with these tasks, you have the active members in the MUN committee. Accommodation and travel to international conferences are only partly funded by grants, so keep in mind that holding this position requires you to spend some of your personal money.
Head of the High School Project:
As this is a newly created board position, it is an opportunity to exercise plenty of influence over the structure of your tasks. The aim of the High School project is to reach out and collaborate with high schools all across the Gothenburg region in an effort to engage younger students, who are a key target group for the association. The tasks will include setting up contact with high schools, organizing events at high schools, as well as holding events for high schoolers at the university. You will be aided in your work by the PR and Lecture committees.
Representative to SAIA (UFS)
As a representative to the Swedish Association of International Affairs (SAIA), you will represent the UF Gothenburg in the national board, and represent SAIA in our local one. Your tasks will include participation in all meetings of the national board, participation in at least one of the committees, keeping yourself well informed regarding the situation in the member association, contributing and assisting at projects arranged by SAIA, learning what rules and guidelines are applied within the association and obey to those, and controlling that the economy and work of the association is handled according to Swedish law, among other things.
Interested in any of these positions? Please fill out this applications form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VMSrmg2qYAICfOYf62ApHSOWSIgIpDvi5VPr1Adc3q4/edit
The deadline for applications is on the 12th of September at 23:59. Please note that you can apply for (but not hold) several positions. If the Election Committee thinks you’re a strong candidate, they will call you to an interview which will be held through video-message. The term will run through January.
If you have any questions about the application process, contact either the Election Committee at election(at)ufgbg.se or the president at