What do you do?
As secretary, you will be responsible for both internal and external issues surrounding members and contacts with third parties. You maintain contact with members through email and newsletters and updates on the Whatsapp member group. You keep the membership records up-to-date and respond to emails and requests from third parties (or possibly members as well) in a timely manner. In addition, the secretary has the responsibility to make sure everything runs smoothly within the board. For meetings you prepare a weekly agenda prior to the meeting and during the meetings you take the minutes.
How do you do that?
You check the MUSA emails daily and ensure any incoming emails are answered. Of the emails are directed to another board member, you notify them and make sure they reply. Once a month, you send a newsletter informing our members of the recent developments within MUSA, about any upcoming events and workshops. When a new member signs up, you send a welcome email and make sure they are added to the Whatsapp-group. You keep track of any appointments and put them in the MUSA calendar, remind other board members of appointments, follow up on their tasks and try to keep the team working. During the weekly meeting, you document any discussions and decisions made for future reference.
What is in it for you?
A board year at an Islamic student organization will provide your personal experience. You will learn very much about how a board and an organization functions. You will learn how to work well in a larger team, work independently, and take initiative. A board year is increasingly becoming a criteria at larger companies. A board year can give you a leg up when applying for an internship, work-study, or full-time job. In the religious field, you will grow a lot whether you realize it or not. To make sure that MUSA stays in its foundations, you will ask many questions regarding events, partnerships, decisions, and the university.
What do we ask?
- You are a student at a university (of applied sciences) in Amsterdam
- You are consistent, motivated and trustworthy
- You are able to spend at least 8 hours a week on MUSA
- You are strong in your written and verbal communication
- You can manage your time effectively
- Previous board experience is a plus, but not a requirement