Call for nominations to the Executive Board of IGLYO

Due to coming changes in the Executive Board of International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO), we are now looking to co-opt a new Board Member. The new Executive Board Member’s mandate would start on 15th of June and would run until December 31st 2018.

The IGLYO Executive Board is the elected leadership of the organisation, and is mandated to carry out IGLYO’s annual work plan and look after the day to day management of the organisation. If elected to the Executive Board of IGLYO, you will have a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of LGBTQI youth and student activism internationally, work in a motivated and dynamic team, get to help build capacities of our Member Organisations and young LGBTQI activists, as well as learn and grow a lot yourself!

A Board Member in IGLYO undertakes a broad range of tasks that vary due to the flexible nature of the work the organisation does. Such work can range from fundraising to project development and implementation, to looking into strategic actions in relation to the lobbying for LGBTQI youth issues in the pan-European region, and holding workshops. The role is unpaid, but travel and subsistence costs are covered.

For a nomination to be valid, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old (must be under 30 as of June 1 st 2017 )
  • Be officially nominated by a Member Organisation of IGLYO
  • Provide all the information required in the form

Additionally, to the above criteria, we urge candidates to carefully consider other requirements that the position of the IGLYO Board Member entails:

  • Ability to provide around 10 hours of work per week (on average; this can vary depending on position on the board), mainly spent on writing e-mails (skills such as responsiveness are necessary!) and working on specific projects (e.g. organisation of a conference, filling in application forms, online Board meetings, etc.)
  • Ability to work in English
  • Ability to travel once every two months on average (all travel and subsistence costs will be    covered)
  • Ability to work remotely as most of the work will be carried out online

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who:

  • Have experience on LGBTQI activism
  • Have experience in delivering trainings/workshops/presentations
  • Have skills, knowledge and experience in communications, media, marketing or similar
  • Have leadership skills and experience

Apply by filling in the form by Friday 9th of June 2017.  

We especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply!

We are very happy to receive questions from potential applicants. Please e-mail them to chairs@iglyo.com, and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

IGLYO Board application form:

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