At ISN, we try to help international students studying at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and University of Applied Sciences (HvA) integrate into Dutch culture while having a lot of fun! ISN Amsterdam is a section of the worldwide organization ESN (Erasmus Student Network), which is active in 37 countries. Every semester, we organize events and activities for over 1500 students.
We are currently looking for motivated students (UvA or AUAS) who would like to work as committee members within a dynamic international, student-run organization.
Joining our team as a committee member will allow you to broaden your network, gain experience in working within a professional, internationally oriented organization, get the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and, last but not least: have a whole lot of fun!
Are you still unsure what all of this means or are you interested in getting a head start on the competition? Then join us for our information session on Friday January 25th for a presentation of our new committee structure and more information on how you can get involved with the organization!
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International Student Network Amsterdam is looking for students (UvA or AUAS) who would like to run a large dynamic international, student-run organization!
ISN Amsterdam has started its final recruitment period for this academic year. Every new study year, a new board will be responsible for ISN Amsterdam. This period you will be provided with a great chance to become a board member and apply for one of our positions. A board membership within ISN Amsterdam gives you the chance to develop yourself and get practical experience next to studying. Do you think you are able to run one of the largest international student organisations in the Netherlands? Are you motivated to get the most out of your student experience in Amsterdam and are you looking for opportunities to build your CV and gain international experience? Then apply for a board position* with International Student Network Amsterdam next year around May!
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
ISN Amsterdam is an organization responsible for helping all international students studying at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and University of Applied Sciences (HvA). ISN Amsterdam is a section of the worldwide organization ESN (Erasmus Student Network), which is active in 37 countries. We organize events and activities for 2500 students per year. Joining as a board member will allow you to broaden your network, gain experience in working within a professional, internationally orientated organization, get the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and, last but not least: have a whole lot of fun while working for ISN Amsterdam! A board member position is volunteer based and will cost you about 20 hours per week.
Do you have any general questions about ISN Amsterdam? Send an email to email@example.com
The board of Amsterdam exists of 8 board members:
As President of ISN Amsterdam you are the face of the organisation and you represent ISN Amsterdam in formal and informal settings on the local, national and international level of the larger Erasmus Student Network, and towards the affiliated higher education institutions (UvA & HvA) and the media. You need to be confident, socially capable, organised and a good public speaker. Do you get excited by the idea that in August 2019 you could be standing on stage presenting for an audience of 900 students and university officials?
As the Secretary of ISN my responsibility is making sure that everyone is well-informed, and providing our volunteers with the right tools for their tasks. This includes managing the ISN website, responding to incoming emails, taking minutes & making schedules for the board, and monitoring the follow-up of actions. Besides this, I am ensuring that the foundation remains legally in order, writing the policy plan & reports for the universities, and sending out the ISN Newsletter. Currently, I am also leading the IT Committee with the development of the ISN application, super challenging! This position has a very varied set of tasks, nonetheless, it’s a lot of fun! Are you excited to take over my role?
As Treasurer, I’m the person that manages all the money that flows within ISN Amsterdam. I’m responsible for, for example, paying invoices ISN receives for activities throughout the semester and the Introduction Weeks, making a budget at the beginning of the year that translates the policy plan and do the bookkeeping and keep an administration that comes with that. Besides that, the Treasurer is also responsible for ISN’s partnerships, both investigating new as maintaining existing partners. For this part of the roll of the Treasurer, you need to be able to lead a committee. The Funding Committee will help you find the best partners for ISN Amsterdam. Are you reliable, responsible, critical, being able to delegate and communicatively strong? Are you studying accounting or something related? Then you’re the Treasurer we need for the 2019/2020 board year! Do you think you can take over this role?
- Activities Coordinator:
As Activities Coordinator of ISN Amsterdam I am responsible for organizing the social and cultural activities that ISN offers. Amongst these activities are all the day trips to cities (such as to Volendam & Zaanse Schans), weekend trips (such as the Supertrip), sports activities, cultural events and the parties of ISN. Besides organizing events I create the official ISN calendar at the beginning of each semester, together with the Integration Coordinator and the PR Coordinator. I keep track of my own budget and coordinate my very own committee: the Activities Committee. The members of this committee are the support without whom I could not perform my tasks properly. Furthermore I make sure that the creation of Facebook-events is done properly in order to promote the activities. Being Activities Coordinator can lead to surprising situations, stressful but educational. I must say that this position has brought me everything I hoped it would, including the fun. Are you excited to take over my role?
- PR Coordinator:
As the PR Coordinator of ISN Amsterdam you are responsible for all the promotional content you see on both our social media platforms (Instagram & Facebook) and around the international offices at UvA & HvA. This includes designing banners/leaflets with the help of Adobe design programs and distributing them in a timely manner (depending on when an event needs to be promoted) while being supported by the PR Committee. Furthermore, you will be responsible for writing & publishing the ISN Newsletter together with your Newsletter Committee. Are you interested in taking this role?
- Integration Coordinator:
Become the next Integration Coordinator of ISN Amsterdam! In addition to entertaining activities, travel opportunities and lively parties ISN tries to offer international students the opportunity to get to know the Dutch (student) community through several other programs and activities. As ISN’s Integration coordinator I am in charge of these type of activities. Specifically, I’m will be responsible for coordinating the Theme Nights and Dutch Movie Nights, the SocialErasmus and Erasmus in Schools activities, the Buddy and Language Exchange programs, the Dutch Culture Night and the sales of the Dutch Lessons at the start of each semester. Before the start of the semester, I plan all these activities to create the official ISN calendar together with the Activities Coordinator and the PR Coordinator. To be able to do this, I coordinate my very own (and very wonderful) committee: the Integration Committee. ISN’s Integration Coordinator should be someone carrying a welcoming smile and a lot of enthusiasm; good in not only communicating with fellow board members and committee members but with associates partners (for instance for the Dutch Culture Night, Dutch Lessons, SocialErasmus, Erasmus in Schools and Theme Nights) and most importantly: with the international students themselves! Already excited to take over my role and welcome the newly arrived students with the biggest possible smile?
- Introduction coordinator:
As Introduction Coordinator of ISN Amsterdam you are responsible for organizing the two introduction weeks at the beginning of each semester with between 700 and 900 participants. These weeks will be the first impression incoming students will get of our organization, this means that it is important that they succeed. Luckily you are not alone as ISN Amsterdam has two introduction coordinators. Together you will book venues, come up with activities, create a budget, manage the applications of students and recruit coaches.Planning and working together are important for this position. As the introduction week approaches the workload will increase exponentially. Luckily there are also relatively quiet periods. Next to the specific task of organizing the introduction weeks you will have regular board tasks as managing our office, guiding activities and attending meetings.
You want to get in touch with (other) international students but you don’t have that much time? Then the ISN Volunteers Programme is the thing for you! Being an ISN Volunteer gives you access to the Mailing List in which you will be kept updated about activities for which we need help. This can be anything, from helping out during one of our events, joining our volunteering activities, to being a representative at a University Info Market.
If you are interested you can be registered on our mailing list here. Your name will then be added to the Mailing List and everytime we need some help you will receive an email with details. It is non-commital, so only when you respond to one of our emails we expect you to actually help out.
In short it means: lots of fun, a boost for your CV and everything on occassional basis!
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