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STEAR: Call For Founding Board Members 2021


Student Thinktank for Europe-Asia Relations


Call for Founding Board Members 2021





Would you like to make a real impact on the discussions shaping the future of Europe and Asia? Are you keen to work with a diverse international team as part of a multinational thinktank? Do you have experience working in a thinktank, or are you looking to gain policy experience?


The Student Think Tank for Europe-Asia Relations (STEAR) aims to promote the values and interests of European and Asian Youth, strengthen ties and deepen relationships between the two continents. The two continents together are home to more than two billion people, including fourteen of the world’s twenty largest economies, and yet cooperation between European and Asian countries is consistently dogged by a lack of understanding and hostile political relations.


STEAR is seeking seven founding Board Members to join the Executive Board for 2021-2. The Board Membership is voluntary and remote.


Candidates should send their application to stearpresidents@gmail.com


Deadline: 23:59, 31 January 2021, UK Time.


Eligibility: All young people (18 to 30 years old) with a strong command of English are welcome to apply. We are looking for board members who are creative and dedicated, who can take the initiative and shape the direction of a fledgling thinktank.


A year in STEAR will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a motivated, multi-cultural and professional youth think tank

  • The chance to build a network of young people and key stakeholders across Asia and Europe

  • The opportunity to shape the direction of a fledgling thinktank, and take the lead on innovative and creative projects

  • A professional development programme formed out of hands-on leadership experience and our Training programmes.



Call for 1 Vice President for Internal Affairs (VPIA)


Duties and responsibilities of VPIA include:

  • Supervise internal communication of all portfolios

  • Take charge of internal training

  • Prepare meeting agenda and keep a record of general and executive meeting minutes

  • Promote a culture of high performance, respect for diversity, and people-centered development.

  • Length of Appointment: 1 year

  • Commitment: 7 - 10 hours per week (approximately)


Qualifications:

  • Strategic thinking appropriate for the role

  • Excellent English proficiency

  • Proven track record of leadership experience

  • Strong sense of responsibility and commitment to Asia-Europe affairs

  • An ability to lead and work in a multicultural environment

  • Excellent influencing, persuasion, and negotiating skills.

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Experience in Training others is preferred


How to apply?

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter

  • A one-page plan outlining your objectives during your time at STEAR.


Send your application package to: stearpresidents@gmail.com with the subject “STEAR - VPIA - [Your Name]”



Call for 1 Vice President for External Affairs (VPEA)


Duties and responsibilities (VPEA)

  • Raise the profile of STEAR across Asia and Europe through partnerships, events and media, and public outreach

  • Strengthen and deepen the connections to key audiences, including youth, policy-makers, civil society organizations, and relevant stakeholders

  • Coordinate and supervise all activities and programs, including regular webinars and the annual conference

  • Length of Appointment: 1 year

  • Commitment: 7 - 10 hours per week (approximately)


Qualifications:

  • Strategic thinking appropriate to the role

  • Excellent English proficiency

  • Proven track record of leadership experience

  • Strong sense of responsibility and commitment to Asia-Europe affairs

  • An ability to lead and work in a multicultural environment

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and negotiating skills.


How to apply?

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter

  • A one-page plan outlining your objectives during your time at STEAR.


Send your application package to: stearpresidents@gmail.com with the subject “STEAR - VPEA - [Your Name]”



Call for 1 Treasurer


Duties and responsibilities of Treasurer:

  • Manage the financial administration, including annual budget planning, payments, control of income/fundings)

  • Coordinate the fundraising opportunities

  • Report the financial situations to the Executive board

  • Length of Appointment: 1 year

  • Commitment: 3-5 hours per week (approximately)


Qualifications:

  • Excellent English proficiency

  • Experience in financial management, planning, monitoring and reporting

  • Fundraising abilities

  • Previous experience as a treasurer is preferred


How to apply?

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter


Send your application package to: stearpresidents@gmail.com with the subject “STEAR - Treasurer - [Your Name]”



Call for 2 Communications Directors (CDs)


Duties and responsibilities of CDs:

  • Establish and monitor a multi-channel communications strategy

  • Prepare and manage communication materials

  • Manage social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter

  • Manage website

  • Take charge of the outreach strategies and operations

  • Take charge of designs, brand identity and layout of all events and publications

  • Take charge of media coverage

  • Supervise the creation of digital, video, audio and print content

  • Length of Appointment: 1 year

  • Commitment: 5-7 hours per week (approximately)


Qualifications:

  • Strategic thinking appropriate to the role

  • Excellent English proficiency

  • A proven track record of leadership experience is preferred

  • Familiarity with social media platforms

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies (Design tools and website) is preferred


How to apply?

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter

  • A one-page Communication plan


Send your application package to: stearpresidents@gmail.com with the subject “STEAR - CD - [Your Name]”



Call for 1 Editor-in-Chief (EiC)


Duties and responsibilities of EiCs:

  • Take charge of peer-reviewed journals and blog articles

  • Supervise the review articles and manuscripts including decisions of suitability, selection of reviewers, and decisions of acceptance

  • Ensure consistency in publication standards

  • Length of Appointment: 1 year

  • Commitment: 5-7 hours per week (approximately)


Qualifications:

  • Excellent English proficiency, especially writing and editing skills

  • A proven track record in writing and editing

  • Knowledge of international affairs and/or Asia-Europe affairs

  • An ability to lead and work in a multicultural environment

  • An ability to work diplomatically with authors, editors, and reviewers

  • A commitment to quality, integrity and academic freedom


How to apply?

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter

  • 1 writing sample


Send your application package to: stearpresidents@gmail.com with the subject “STAER - EiC - [Your Name]”



Call for 1 Conference Coordinator (CC)


Duties and responsibilities of Conference Coordinator:

  • Coordinate the Annual conference alongside the VP for events

  • Oversee the planning and operations of the conference

  • Supervise the liaison and communication with speakers and participants

  • Set the general agenda and contents for the conference

  • Work with the Communication Portfolio to promote the conference

  • Length of Appointment: 1 year

  • Commitment: 7 - 10 hours per week (approximately)


Qualifications:

  • Strategic thinking appropriate to the role

  • Excellent English proficiency

  • Proven track record of leadership experience


To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter

  • A couple of paragraphs outlining a theme you might adopt for this year’s conference

Send your application package to: stearpresidents@gmail.com with the subject “STEAR - CC - [Your Name]”


We wish you the very best of luck, and look forward to hearing from you!


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