Great to see you’re interested in becoming a member of the UCTAA Board 2020/21! On this page, you will find some information on what a Board position entails, how you can apply and how the new board will be elected.
The UCTAA Board consists of at least 3 and at most 8 members, who collectively carry the responsibility of leading the association. The Board consists of at least a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Some of the responsibilities of the board – for example organizing a General Assembly at least once per year – are incorporated in our Statutes. Besides those fixed tasks, the Board has the freedom to design their own policies and strategies to carry the association further.
The time commitment required for a Board position depends strongly on the number of members in the Board, but will likely be under 4 hours per week and can be flexibly adapted to your schedule. The Board is elected for the full financial year, starting on September 1st, 2020 and ending on August 31st, 2021. The start of the academic year marks the transition of one Board to the next.
New Board members will be elected by the General Assembly. We therefore ask you to prepare a written pitch of max. 200 words with which you convince the GA that you are fit for a Board position. This pitch will be sent to all members as one of the GA documents and will not be read out during the GA. Please send your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 7th, 19:00. The current Board will not be assessing applications or selecting applicants; we will simply compile all pitches received by the deadline and forward them to the members.
The Election GA is usually held around the end of the academic year. This year, it will be on July 14th, 2020. At this GA, all present members will cast a vote for each of the candidates (i.e. in favor/against/abstain/blanco). Each candidate receiving a majority of votes in favour will be part of the Board-elect. If more than eight candidates receive a majority of votes in favor, the eight candidates with the largest number of votes in favour are chosen.
For further details on the election procedure, please refer to Article 18 in our Internal Rules and Regulations.
We hope to welcome your application in our mailbox soon. See you at the Election GA!