As the chair, you are the head of the association and are responsible for ensuring that everything runs smoothly.
Monday, May 1, 2023, at 23:59
"If you have any questions regarding the board or the position Chair, do not hesitate and send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org!"
What do you do?
As chair, you are responsible for the optimal functioning of the board. It is important to keep an overview of the board and the daily affairs of the association, so it is important to be well informed about everything. In addition, you tie up all loose ends and cut through knots when necessary. You stand firm and take into account the opinions and advice of board members and are able to look at issues from different angles. Also, you are able to conduct overarching association to connect different facets on social, educational and religious levels.
How do you do that?
Firstly, you manage the internal affairs of the association. You are aware of the opinion of your fellow board members, know what they are working on, and know what is on their minds. You join commission meetings from time to time to ensure operations are running smoothly. Secondly, you represent the association externally. You are the head of the association, interact with members, meet with the university, and sign contracts with companies.
What is in it for you?
Doing a board year will help you gain many skills that will help you later on in your life. Teamwork and communication are foundational skills that you will develop throughout your year. You will also learn how to become more professional which will help you in the workplace. As Chair, you will gain additional skills such as event planning, team management, project management, and learning to deal with unexpected situations.
What do we ask?
- You are a student at the University of Amsterdam
- You are consistent, motivated and trustworthy
- You are able to spend at least 15 hours a week on MUSA
- You have successfully completed your first year of university
- Previous board experience is a plus, but not a requirement