STAND Student Director Application, 2017-2018
As the visible leader of the STAND constituency and the supervisor of the Managing Committee (MC), the Student Director (SD) makes sure all of the pieces fit together in STAND’s short-term and long-term organizational planning, campaign development and implementation, and outreach strategy. As SD, you will be responsible for facilitating internal MC discussions via email threads and weekly conference calls, coordinating workflows for the implementation of national programming, working with Staff to plan national events such as MC retreats and national conferences, and representing STAND at public speaking engagements. Working closely with STAND Staff, you’ll also play a key role in developing relationships with partner organizations, and fine-tuning STAND’s strategic plan.

Applications for Student Director are due on Friday, March 24, at 11:59 PM. Please direct any questions to info@standnow.org.

Name (first and last)
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Preferred Email Address
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Phone number
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School
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School State
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Anticipated graduation date
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Do you have the ability to devote an average of 15 hours per week to this position during the school year, and to serve for the entire 2015-2016 academic year?
If "No," please briefly explain (e.g. "Will be graduating in January/Studying abroad in the spring")
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Why are you interested in serving on the STAND Managing Committee?
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Briefly, what specific experiences or skills make you especially suited for the position for which you are applying? (1-2 paragraphs)
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With your current knowledge of STAND’s grassroots, what do you think STAND does well, and what do you think STAND could improve on in the coming year? Please use specific examples, where possible. (2 paragraphs)
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What value do you think STAND adds to the atrocities prevention movement? What improvements do we need to make in our programming, outreach efforts, structure, etc. to better fill this role? (2-4 paragraphs)
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STAND focuses both on specific conflict areas and on big-picture genocide prevention initiatives. How do you plan to prioritize multiple campaigns and actions? How would you respond to an urgent emerging atrocity event? (2-3 paragraphs)
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Are there any other positions on the MC or on one of our task forces for which you would like to be considered? If so, please list them below, in order of preference. We encourage you to include any that you may be interested in.
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IMPORTANT: Submit your resume and a writing sample to info@standnow.org. Your writing sample should be no longer than 2 pages, preferably in the style of an opinion piece or blog post. Contact us with any questions!
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