Want to interact with inspiring anti-genocide activists from across the country? Want to learn more about campaign development, policy, grassroots organizing, and Google Docs than you ever thought possible? And want to have a lot of fun while doing it?
If so, you should fill out an application for a position on our national leadership team. Remember, STAND is not just the student component of the atrocities prevention movement – we’re the student-led component. All of our national campaigns this year – from Syriasly to the presidential debate action to Genocide Prevention Month – have been planned and implemented by high school and college students just like you.
There are two ways to become involved with STAND on a national level. The first is by serving on the Managing Committee; and the second is by joining one of our national Task Forces. Members of both teams serve for yearlong terms that coincide with the academic year, and play a key role in making sure that STAND functions as an active, cohesive, and united movement.
As of today, applications are open for Managing Committee positions for the 2013-2014 school year. They’re due on April 5 (for the National Student Director position) or May 1 (for all other positions). Applications for 2013-2014 Task Force positions will open next week, and will be accepted on a rolling basis into the summer.
What do we look for in applicants for Managing Committee and Task Force positions? More than anything else, we look for commitment – that is, for the willingness to work hard, to try new things, and to learn by doing. Although a few positions do have minimal experience requirements, we are not looking for experts in the field. We are looking for students who are passionate about the anti-genocide movement and interested in developing advocacy, organizing, and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. If that describes you, head over to our application page to learn more about the available positions. We look forward to receiving your application!