Do you want to be part of the new board of BuddyGoDutch?
Are you internationally oriented? Do you want to help international and Dutch students? Become a member of the BuddyGoDutch board! BuddyGoDutch is a part-time board and we are looking for students who want to take part on the board of 2022-2023.
Why should you become part of the BuddyGoDutch board?
A board year is the perfect way to broaden your network both in Utrecht and beyond. Being part of the board helps you develop yourself and boost your skills, such as teamwork, writing, presenting, leadership, creativity, decision making, and many more. It is amazing to work together with a team to help Dutch and international students. A board year at BuddyGoDutch can be easily combined with a part-time study as it takes approximately 20 hours per week. For a description of BuddyGoDutch and the board’s functions, scroll further.
Board information night
Do you want more information about what’s it’s like to be on the board? Come to our board information night coming soon. This night will be held at the Pnyx on the Utrecht Science Park. You can sign up by sending an e-mail to email@example.com saying you want to attend. We’ll send you all of the details than!
Do you want to apply for one of the functions at the BuddyGoDutch board of 2022-2023? Please send us:
- Your motivation letter, in which you make clear why you want to be part of the BuddyGoDutch board. In this letter, you also explain why you prefer a certain function. You can apply for multiple functions, with a maximum of two.
- Your resume
You can apply by emailing your motivation letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is the 15th of May.
The functions of the six board members of the board of BuddyGoDutch are described below. Next to these function specific tasks, several other portfolios are available within the foundation, which can be divided amongst your board members. Some examples of these portfolios are applying for subsidies, acquisition, and expansion to other cities. You are free to divide these portfolios and start new projects. Each function is part-time and takes approximately 20 hours per week, including board meetings and activities.
As the President, you are the ambassador of BuddyGoDutch. You direct the other board members and motivate them. If their tasks are not done in time, or not done correctly you need to be assertive and address your fellow board members. You keep an overview of what each board member is doing, but most importantly you will have to delegate tasks. In addition, you prepare and lead the board meetings. Also, you are responsible for making and keeping track of the annual plan, in which both internal and external affairs are integrated. Next to this, you are responsible for the atmosphere within the board. This will be easier if you easily connect to different kinds of people, both with your fellow board members and externals. You will need great networking skills as you represent BuddyGoDutch at certain events. Therefore, it is important to keep the mission and vision of BuddyGoDutch in mind at all times.
As President you are expected to:
- Manage the team
- Be able to delegate
- Be positive and motivating
- Be good at planning and monitoring deadlines
- Be able to coordinate an efficient and effective board meeting
- Be assertive and feel responsible
The Secretary of BuddyGoDutch has an overview of what is happening within BuddyGoDutch. You will be the internal contact person; buddies will come to you if they have any questions. Also, you control the calendar of the other board members and have an overview of the activities of the other board members. It is your job to make the minutes during meetings. These minutes have to be precise, so important decisions can be checked later on. However, you have to make sure to express your opinion whilst taking the minutes. In addition, you are also responsible for the monthly newsletter where you will update buddies about the upcoming activities and exciting things that happen within BuddyGoDutch.
As Secretary you are expected to:
- Be good at keeping an overview
- Create order and structure
- Have affection with the English language
- Be precise
- Handle stress
The Treasurer of BuddyGoDutch is responsible for all financial transactions and money flows within the foundation. Your primary task is to create and keep track of the budget of BuddyGoDutch, and maintain the financial administration. You have to transform the policy plan of your board into a financial budget for the foundation and to make decisions on what BuddyGoDutch wants to invest in. It is your job to make a budget for every activity and calculate how expensive the possible tickets have to be. You, therefore, need to be able to make big decisions and put things into perspective. Furthermore, you need to inform your fellow board members, who might not have affection with financial affairs, about the financial situation of BuddyGoDutch in a clear and concise manner.
As Treasurer you are expected to:
- Be organized and good in keeping an overview
- Be decisive
- Have an interest in financial affairs
- Be honest and trustworthy
- Work thoroughly
- Be critical
The Head of External Affairs of BuddyGoDutch you'll be in charge of acquisition for BuddyGoDutch. This means staying in contact with partners, making new ones and gathering sponsors.
As Head of External Affairs you are expected to:
- Be creative
- Have good networking skills
- Be aware of what happens in your surroundings
- Have the ability to empathize with the buddies
As the Head of Activities of BuddyGoDutch, you are responsible for the organization of two to three activities a month. It is your job to make a planning of the activities for the two semesters, which needs to contain varied activities such as social, cultural and sporting activities. Furthermore, you will assemble and coordinate the Activities Committee, which helps organize the activities and organizes themselves approximately one activity per semester. You need to attend the meetings of this committee, distribute tasks and keep an overview of their occupations. It is important to stay in contact with the buddies and ask for their opinion on the activities. You are in close contact with the Head of External Affairs for the communication and promotion of the activities.
As Head of Activities you are expected to:
- Anticipate to different situations
- Be flexible
- Have great planning and organization skills
- Be able to delegate
- Be creative
As the PR Commissioner of BuddyGoDutch, you are responsible for all the promotion. This includes social media posts, as wel as designing flyers and everything else that's needed. You'll grow our social media channels, and make sure to get as many buddies as possible for each semester. Besides this you'll do the promotion for the weekly events and other activities so that as many people as possible can join these!
As PR Commissioner you are expected to:
- Be creative
- Be precise
- Work well with schedules
- Show initiative
- Feel responsible