April 28, 2014

Call for nominations to the Executive Board of IGLYO


Deadline: 5pm (CET) on 19th May 2014

Due to coming changes in the Executive Board of International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO), we are now looking to co-opt a new Board Member for the remainder of the year. The new Executive Board Member’s mandate would start on May 27th 2014 and would run until December 31st 2014.

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 LGBTQ youth and student activism internationally, work in a motivated and dynamic team, get to help build capacities of our Member Organisations and young LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ youth issues in the pan-European region, and holding workshops. In addition to contributing to the general board responsibilities, the Communications Officer will play an integral role in ensuring that information is shared effectively with member organisations and other key stakeholders. A breakdown of possible tasks and responsibilities can be found below.

The Board’s Communications Officer
Develops IGLYO’s Communications Strategy and oversees its implementation
Develops other communication tools
Has the main responsibility for IGLYO’s website and the organisation’s visibility in social media
Moderates IGLYO’s mailing list
Compiles IGLYO’s newsletters

Keeps an eye on other organisations’ mailing lists and keeps the Board and Member Organisations updated on interesting news

Although this co-option is only offered until December 2014, if the co-opted board member wishes they will be eligible to run for election to the board for a full two year term at our General Assembly, Dublin, Ireland, 2014.

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 May 26th 2014)
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 in 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 work will be carried out online.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who:
– Have experience of LGBTQ activism
– Have experience of delivering trainings/workshops/presentations
– Have skills, knowledge and experience in communications, media, marketing or similar

We especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply!
Apply by filling in the online application below before the deadline of 5pm (CET) on 19th May 2014.
We’re very happy to receive questions from potential applicants. Please e-mail us and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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