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2015-2016

NYUMUN Executive Board Application


Hello!

It is with great pleasure that I present to you the 2015-2016 Executive Board
application. The Executive Board is the leading body of NYUMUN that is
responsible for overseeing and coordinating activities of all facets of our
organization. Following the E-Board elections that took place on Thursday,
April 30th, the newly elected leadership team has adopted a comprehensive
approach consisting of new initiatives to ensure the clubs progress as a
collective synergy of its active branches in the upcoming year.

This document contains applications for the positions of Head Delegate, Chief
of Staff, and Social Coordinator that are appointed by the President. As such,
the President reserves the right to appoint multiple individuals to the
positions of Head Delegate and Social Coordinator if deemed necessary.
Furthermore, non-seniors will be given priority for the positions of Head
Delegate and Chief of Staff. Please note that being a member of the E-Board is
a substantial time commitment, especially in light of the extensive scope of
changes that we are seeking to implement next year. Any great leader is an
even greater servant, and true service requires sacrifice. You will be expected
to work harder than anyone else in the club, and to put in more time than
anyone else. Thank you, and I look forward to your applications!

Sincerely,


Azizjon Azimi
President, 2015-2016
NYUMUN

POSITION: HEAD DELEGATE


Description of duties:

The Head Delegate(s) are responsible for the leadership, management, training and
performance of the competitive Travel Team. The Head Delegate(s) shall, with the
President and the advice of the Executive Board, decide on the travel schedule for
the academic year. The Head Delegate(s) shall register for Model UN conferences,
obtain documents and maintain correspondence with conferences to facilitate
travel, coordinate travel and hotel arrangements with the Treasurer and the Chief of
Staff, and foster positive relations with other universities on the Model UN circuit.
The Head Delegate(s) shall select and train members of the Travel Team, and lead
the Organizations delegation at conferences so as to maintain a strong national
ranking (seen on Best Delegate) and present NYU in a positive light.

Members of the Travel Team are to be selected objectively, on the basis of past
performance at competitive conferences, performance at Intramural Sessions,
written applications and/or other factors deemed relevant by the Head Delegate(s).


Application Process:

Due to the personal emphasis on transparency and accountability that I put while
serving as Spring Head Delegate of the travel team, I have decided to make the
process of Head Delegate(s) selection public and transparent. The process will
involve the following stages:

Stage I: Application - all candidates for the position will need to submit an
extensive written application addressing the questions found below.

Stage II: Travel Team Feedback Survey - every member of the travel team
who participated in at least one conference in 2014-2015 will have the right
to nominate people to run for Head Delegate and provide feedback for the
nominees through an anonymous form prepared beforehand. This will take
place at a special session convened at the regular time of weekly practice
(Monday, May 4th at 7:00 pm) where travel team members will have access to
the aforementioned survey form on their laptops. This is done in order to
prevent potential cases of strategic influencing. The list of candidates who
had submitted their applications will be released only upon their consent.
Otherwise, the travel team survey results will be considered in specific cases
of convergence between the nominees put forward by members and
candidates who had submitted their application - nominees who had not
declared their candidacy will not be considered for the position of Head
Delegate. Most importantly, members will be asked to list any negative
feedback associated with the nominees.


Stage III: Interview - the final stage will involve an interview of candidates
with the President. The interview will heavily focus on the results of the
travel team survey and revolve around the feedback received on each specific
candidate. The final decision will be announced by the week of May 15th.

Instructions:

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You are asked to create a new, pleasantly-formatted PDF document containing your
name, major(s), school, class year, date of birth, phone number, and email.
Afterwards, please address the following questions in the document:

What do you view as priorities in the role of Head Delegate? What
changes do you seek to bring into the team? Be as specific as you can.
How would you go about balancing competitiveness with fostering a
spirit of team culture?
What does servant leadership mean to you? Feel free to refer to specific
instances from your participation in the travel team over the past year.
How would you structure the team practices?
How would you formulate the process of team selection for conferences
(i.e. intramural before every conference, application-based selection,
record of previous awards, etc.)?
Which conferences do you envision the team attending in 2015-2016 and
what type of delegation sizes do you prefer strategically at each (large vs.
small)? Feel free to make use of PowerPoint for this question specifically.
Assume the following situation: It is October 2015 and delegate John is a
new freshman member of NYUs travel team, having been recruited into
the team in September through an intramural. He has done MUN for over
five years and as Head Delegate, you believe he has immense potential. At
his first collegiate conference, he has asked you to put him in the China
committee due to his extensive personal interest and academic
specialization in the country. At the same time, there is delegate Manley
who is a team veteran with an above-average awards record, speaks
Mandarin, and has picked the China committee for the conference. Whom
would you ultimately pick to be in the China committee if both refused
their second choice committees and why?
Please attach your professional resume at the end of the application it
will be helpful in addressing any aspects not covered by the questions.

The length and breadth of responses is left up to your consideration, but please keep
in mind that quality is valued substantially more than quantity. Emphasis is on
concrete examples from your participation in the travel team and on the MUN
circuit. Once your application is complete, please email it to me at aa3215@nyu.edu
with the subject line Head Delegate Application by Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00
pm. You will be notified about the interview process in the aftermath.


Description of duties:

POSITION: CHIEF OF STAFF

The Chief of Staff shall assist the President in planning, coordinating and supervising
the activities of the Organization. The Chief of Staff is responsible for monitoring and
resolving conflicts and personnel issues as may arise in the course of the
Organizations activities. The Chief of Staff shall coordinate inter-Organizational
activities including, but not limited to, joint training sessions involving the Travel
Team, co-sponsored on-campus events and off-campus field trips. The Chief of Staff
shall plan, coordinate and preside over Intramural Sessions with the advice of the
Head Delegate(s) and Secretary Generals and be involved in the process of travel
coordination and accommodation along with Treasurer and the Head Delegate(s).

In addition, the Chief of Staff shall be in charge of leading training sessions for the
general membership of the club outside of the travel team practices in accordance
with the new initiative that will be introduced next year. To assist with trainings, the
Chief of Staff shall preside over Training Coordinators group of select travel team
members who will be members of the Administrative Board. Thus, candidates with
travel team experience will be prioritized in the Chief of Staff selection process.

Instructions:

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You are asked to create a new, pleasantly-formatted PDF document containing your
name, major(s), school, class year, date of birth, phone number, and email.
Afterwards, please address the following questions in the document:

What experience do you have with NYUMUN whether on the travel
team, the conferences, or the weekly meetings?
As the Chief of Staff, you will be expected to have exceptional
organizational skills. Please list and elaborate on any major
organizational tasks that you have undertaken in the past, whether MUN-
related or otherwise.
What does servant leadership mean to you? Feel free to refer to specific
instances from your experience in MUN.
How would you structure the training sessions for the general
membership of the club? What experience do you have in training others?
Please attach your professional resume at the end of the application it
will be helpful in addressing any aspects not covered by the questions.

The length and breadth of responses is left up to your consideration, but please keep
in mind that quality is valued more than quantity. Once your application is complete,
please email it to aa3215@nyu.edu with the subject line Chief of Staff Application
by Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 pm. You will then be notified about the interview
process for the position.

POSITION: SOCIAL COORDINATOR


Description of duties:

The Social Coordinator(s), who shall also serve as Webmaster(s), shall design,
maintain and regularly update the official club website to keep (prospective)
Members informed of the Organizations mission, structure, events and contact
information; the Social Coordinator shall also maintain and regularly update a
Facebook page to keep (prospective) members informed of the same. The Social
Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing on- and off-campus social
events, for the purpose of enhancing club culture, cohesion and social capital. In
addition, the Social Coordinator shall plan, manage, and implement joint club-wide
social events with participation from staffers of both conferences (joint All-Staffs) as
well as travel team members and weekly meeting participants in order to increase
cohesion and sense of community within the club.

Instructions:


You are asked to create a new, pleasantly-formatted PDF document containing your
name, major(s), school, class year, date of birth, phone number, and email.
Afterwards, please address the following questions in the document:

What experience do you have with NYUMUN whether on the travel
team, the conferences, or the weekly meetings? How did you incorporate
the social element in your previous experience with MUN?
What types of events would you implement to achieve your goals as
Social Coordinator?
What does servant leadership mean to you? Feel free to refer to specific
instances from your experience in MUN.
As the Social Coordinator, you will be expected to have exceptional
organizational skills. Please list and elaborate on any major
organizational tasks that you have undertaken in the past, whether MUN-
related or otherwise.
Please attach your professional resume at the end of the application.

The length and breadth of responses is left up to your consideration, but please keep
in mind that quality is valued more than quantity. Emphasis is on concrete examples
from your participation in MUN or any other relevant experiences. Once your
application is complete, please email it to aa3215@nyu.edu with the subject line
Social Coordinator Application by Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 pm. You will
then be notified about the interview process for the position.