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Call for Applications: IAPSS Secretary-General


Deadline for application submissions: 28 February 2018 (23:59 CET)

Call for Applications
for the position of

IAPSS Secretary-General

for the legislative term of 2017/2018

The IAPSS Executive Committee is hereby launching a Call for Candidates for the position of the IAPSS Secretary-General in the Executive Committee in the 2017-2018 Association year.

Would you like to be part of the Executive Committee, thus having a chance to shape the Association’s future on virtually a daily basis? Would you like to be one of the IAPSS legal representatives who is the main first contact for all external inquiries to IAPSS? It is a substantial responsibility with high workload, but a most rewarding experience for many different career paths. We look forward to your candidatures!

Application Procedure & Requirements

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 23:59 CET

Required Documentation for Application:

(1) A resume including reference to a) your studies, b) your academic and/or professional experiences relevant for the applied position, c) your overall academic experiences, d) your language skills, e) your personal data, and f) personal references (optional).

(2) A cover letter of 1-2 pages stating a) your personal motivation for applying for the position, b) a detailed description of at least two experiences relevant for the applied position, c) the integration of the applied position into your daily life, d) your previous experiences within IAPSS (if applicable).

(*) All documents should be sent as .pdf files to before the deadline.

Duration of the mandate: March 13, 2018 (scheduled) – May 31, 2018.


(1) Applications submitted later than 28 February 2018, 23:59 CET, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

(2) The position-holder will become one of the legal representatives of the Association and will need to register with the Chamber of Commerce of the Netherlands (assistance will be provided).

(3) For the position, it is beneficial if candidates have (i) advanced-level English skills, (ii) advanced coordination and management skills, (iii) basic knowledge of or interest in legal principles and (iv) experience with minute-taking.

(4) All positions are, as all positions within IAPSS, voluntary and unpaid, and executed on the basis of a signed volunteering agreement. The expected workload is around 20 hours per week. In addition, valid IAPSS membership is a necessary condition for occupying the position during the whole duration of the mandate.


  • Administration of all membership related tasks (incl. maintenance of the online application facility, maintenance of the membership data base, issuance of membership confirmations on request, administration of combined IAPSS-IPSA membership)
  • Maintenance of the IAPSS membership network and membership communication (incl. regular information and updates to members as well as of the two-weekly “IAPSS News & Opportunities” in collaboration with the Head of International Cooperation and Public Relations, promotion of bi- and multilateral exchanges between IAPSS members, first contact person for all administrative inquiries and questions by members and other individuals and associations)
  • Execution of the preparations and the realization of the biannual IAPSS General Assemblies in cooperation with the IAPSS President
  • Organization, administration and maintenance of the IAPSS ExCom’s internal documentation (board working platform, archive, minute-taking and protocols)
  • Administration of the IAPSS Headquarters at Radboud University Nijmegen, in cooperation with the IAPSS President
  • Administration and maintenance of the properties and facilities of the Association
  • Maintenance of the IAPSS website(s) and all related online facilities (MyIAPSS, Web Store etc.) in collaboration with the IAPSS Website Coordinator

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a Skype interview. The installment is scheduled to take place on March 13.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of further questions or inquiries.

The IAPSS Executive Committee
International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS)
Postbox 9108 | 6500HK Nijmegen | The Netherlands | |



Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the executive body of the association. It consists of the President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, Head of the Academic Department, Head of the Events Department, Head of World Congress, Head of Convention and Head of the International Cooperation & Public Relations Department. Members are normally elected to this body at the General Assembly, taking place in April each year.

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