From the beginning, STAND has been student-led, not only at the campus level but also at the national level. STAND offers two types of national leadership positions: Managing Committee positions, and Task Force positions. The Managing Committee is responsible for developing STAND’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
Interested in joining a group of the most passionate, hardworking, hilarious student leaders around? Ready to up your impact and take your activism to the next level, all the while learning how nonprofits work from the inside? Look no further than the STAND Managing Committee! The Managing Committee is STAND’s national governing body, from organizing national campaigns and programming to running our outreach efforts on the ground. The MC is responsible for looking out for STAND’s long-term future, and making sure we’re doing all we can to work towards ending and preventing genocide and mass atrocities.
MC Members should expect to spend an average of 10 hours per week in their role, and all MC members are expected to attend an all-expenses-paid summer and winter MC Retreat in Washington, DC for training, bonding, and campaign planning! Applicants should be prepared to attend weekly MC Calls and weekly Programmatic or Outreach Calls, based on position. Any questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Applications for the STAND Managing Committee are currently closed, but check back in early March for our 2017-2018 application!
Task Force Positions
By joining a STAND Task Force, you will be joining STAND’s national Student Leadership Team, a group of students that helps spread the word about STAND 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 2016-2017 school year.
Communications Task Force
From conflict analysis to interviews to personal testimonies, STAND is in need of diverse and engaging content for our blog and beyond! As a member of the Communications Task Force, you will be responsible for researching and writing a minimum of one blog post per month and one op-ed 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 blog posts for our widely read national blog, as well as other publications.
Primarily works with: Communications Coordinator
Weekly time commitment: 1-3 hours
- Strong writing skills
- A passion for human rights and our anti-genocide mission
- Preferred but not required: Experience writing blog posts and/or newspaper articles
Click here to fill out the application for this year’s Communications Task Force. Don’t forget to send us your resume and a writing sample!
Applications for the Communications Task Force are accepted on a rolling basis Questions? Get in touch with our Communications Coordinator, Elisabeth Huh, at email@example.com.
Education Task Force
As a member of the Education Task Force, you will form a vital part of STAND’s student leadership team. As a conflict specialist, you will draft regular news briefs on your region for our constituency; update and develop educational resources such as one pagers, blog posts, PowerPoints, and webinars; and advise the STAND Managing Committee on relevant policy options on your region of focus.
As a Conflict Coordinator, your primary duties will be to assist the Education Coordinator and Policy Coordinator with our Bi-Weekly News Brief by compiling and summarizing pertinent articles related to mass atrocity situations in your region of focus; and to inform STAND’s Leadership Team on possible avenues for policy leverage on conflict(s) in your region. As events on the ground in each region are ever-evolving, you will be responsible for sending a policy brief once or twice a month to STAND’s leadership team.
Within your position, you’ll act as a resource for STAND’s leadership and membership on the conflict(s) in your region of focus by assisting in the creation of educational materials and blog posts on the history, context, and root causes of the conflict(s); researching possible options for U.S. policy to mitigate the conflict(s); and assisting the Managing Committee in developing national campaigns related to the conflict(s).
Works with: Education Task Force Members, Education Coordinator, Policy Coordinator
Weekly time commitment: 4-6 hours
Interest in developing a nuanced, sophisticated understanding of your conflict(s) of focus
Strong research and writing skills
Ability to track, comprehend, and compile news reports, policy briefs, etc. for STAND’s regular Weekly News Brief
Ability to communicate complex information to audiences of all knowledge levels
Background knowledge, previous coursework, and/or previous research experience related to the region for which you are applying will be helpful but not necessary.
Applications for the Education Task Force:
- Central and West Africa Education Coordinator
- Great Lakes of Africa Education Coordinator
- Middle East and North Africa Education Coordinator
- Southeast Asian Education Coordinator
- Sudan and South Sudan Education Coordinator
- Emerging Conflicts Education Coordinator
Applications are currently closed. Questions? Get in touch with our Education Coordinator, Bethany Vance, at firstname.lastname@example.org.