Program posted by: The Council for American Students in International Negotiations
Posted on: October 26, 2012
At-Large Member, Board of Directors
The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) is currently seeking an At-Large Member to join its Board of Directors. CASIN is a 501(c)(3), UN ECOSOC accredited organization providing young Americans access to the international policymaking process. Its primary activities consist of (1) organizing student delegations to meetings of supranational and intergovernmental bodies such as the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (2) the production of peer-reviewed scholarly journals in topics of international importance. The Board of Directors is the executive body of the organization with a rotating chairperson. Board members are responsible for participating in monthly meetings (virtual) to develop organizational strategy and engage in organizational building.
The At-Large Member will acquire skills in non-profit management, governance, and leadership by freely contributing to the Publications Committee, the Recruitment Committee, the Outreach Committee, the Fundraising Committee, and the Delegations Committee.
Prospective candidates should be college graduates, current graduate/law students, or young professionals, with a dedicated interest in international human rights, international relations, international law (esp. international criminal law), international education, and civic engagement. Applicants need not reside in New York City, as most of the work can be completed remotely and meetings take place by phone or Skype.
The Board is comprised of graduate students and young and mid-career professionals. This is a skills-building professional service position, with a time commitment of approximately 20 hours per month, without remuneration. Current and former Board members have found that serving CASIN has contributed substantially to their professional development. More details on the structure and operation of the Board are available at www.americanstudents.us/about/board-of-directors/.
Qualifications: A commitment or interest in the topics of the organization's work is paramount. Each member of the Board sits on two committees. Applicants with a can-do attitude, demonstrated follow-through, and passion for the mission of the organization are encouraged to apply, including recent college graduates. Preference will be given to candidates that have social media experience and are technologically savvy ( i.e., familiar with tools such as Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, wordpress, and vertical response).
How to apply: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (with [Name, At-Large Board Member] in the subject line) by November 27th. Competitive candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.