From the beginning, STAND UK has been student-led, not only at the campus level but also at the national level. STAND UK offers two types of national leadership positions: Managing Committee positions, and Task Force positions. The Managing Committee is responsible for developing STAND UK’s national advocacy campaigns, crafting our public brand and messaging, and coordinating our grassroots outreach efforts. Task Force members work with the Managing Committee to develop resources for our grassroots members, assist with policy analysis, and provide support to other crucial day-to-day functions.
Managing Committee (MC) Positions
Applications for the STAND Managing Committee are currently closed for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Task Force Positions
By joining a STAND UK Task Force, you will be joining STAND UK’s national Student Leadership Team, a group of students that helps spread the word about STAND UK and our conflict areas, and resource our constituency with up-to-date educational materials and analysis. As a Student Leadership Team member, you will join an amazing community of young #genprev activists from across the country while building your resume and developing lifelong skills.
Please note that all Student Leadership Team positions are unpaid, and run for the duration of the 2017-2018 school year.
Communications Task Force
Policy Task Force
Campaigns Task Force
We’re looking for activists to write quality posts for our blog and to write for local publications. As a member of the Communications Task Force, you will be responsible for researching and writing a minimum of one blog post per month. Each team member will work with our Communications Coordinator to expand their knowledge about STAND’s conflict areas, fine-tune their writing abilities, and produce content for our national blog and other local or campus publications.
Weekly time commitment: 1-3 hours
• Strong writing skills
• Experience with producing written content
• A passion for human rights and our anti-genocide mission
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 27, 2017. Click here to apply. You may contact our Communications Coordinator Emily Batchford with any questions at email@example.com.
If you're interested in researching genocide prevention policy, a position in our Policy Task Force is for you! This year, Task Force members will be assisting our Policy Coordinator in tasks such as investigating the attitudes of parliamentarians toward genocide prevention, as well as making a roadmap of government departments (such as DFID, FCO and MOD) to identify centres of decisionmaking in the UK. These initiatives will help facilitate the advocacy of STAND and the Aegis Trust, our parent organisation.
Working on our Policy Task Force is a valuable opportunity to get real experience with an established NGO and to develop a strong understanding of UK foreign policy and advocacy.
Weekly time commitment: 3-5 hours
• Interest in developing a nuanced, sophisticated understanding of UK foreign policy making
• Strong research and writing skills
• Ability to track, comprehend, and compile news reports, and policy briefs related to STAND's campaigns and research areas
• Ability to communicate complex information to audiences of all knowledge levels
• Background knowledge, previous coursework, and/or previous research experience related to foreign policy, human rights, and/or genocide prevention will be helpful but not necessary.
Applications for the Policy Task Force will close on October 22, 2017. Click here to apply. You may contact our Policy Coordinator Tom Ryan with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a member of the Campaigns Task Force, you will play a pivotal role in the operations and success of STAND UK campaigns. You will provide logistical support to the team for the development, organisation, and monitoring of ongoing campaign initiatives. In doing so you will:
- Share with STAND UK Team potential campaigning activities and ideas to promote the achievement of campaign goals;
- Establish and maintain contacts with non-governmental organisations working on the related issues in order to share information and discuss potential strategies for the achievement of the set goals;
- Handle inquiries from non-governmental organisations and the broader public, as appropriate; and
- Collaborate in organisation of events, talks and conferences.
Weekly time commitment: 3-5 hours
- Strong communication and writing skills, including the ability to communicate complex information to audiences of all knowledge levels
- Strong organizational skills
- Flexibility and ability to meet deadlines
- Demonstrated interest in human rights; focus and knowledge of the countries of focus an advantage
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 10, 2017. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Campaigns Coordinator Nicola Carradori at email@example.com.