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Application deadline for all listed positions: October 2, 2019

Exception: Candidates for the Logistics and Operations Coordinator MUST apply by Sept. 13, 2019 to be considered for an interview

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CRISIS ANALYST

Positions: 40-45

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week

Reports to: Director of Crisis Committees or Director of Specialized Agencies (depending on Branch assignment)

Crisis Analysts are in charge of engaging with delegates in Crisis and Specialized Agency committees to ensure that delegates are given a stimulating and exciting experience. Crisis Analysts will have the opportunity to be involved in all manner of interesting work, from preparing mock press releases and managing real-time crisis reports to delivering intelligence briefs and role-playing. Before the conference, analysts will help in the research process to determine the academic content of the committee. In the past this has included developing processes for realistic simulations of market economies and judicial processes, as well as historical research into the appropriate characters for the committee. Ideal candidates are organized and creative team players who can thrive in high-stress environments.

Crisis Analysts are expected to:

  • Be able to develop creative yet realistic crises in response to delegate actions within the framework of a broader story arc for the committee

  • Attend weekly or bi-weekly training sessions (from October to February)

  • Be familiar with the academic content of their assigned topic

  • Work cooperatively with Crisis Managers and other Crisis Analysts in a fast-paced environment

  • Be present for the entirety of the conference (February 20-23, 2020)

Prior experience with Model UN is not necessary - your enthusiasm is what matters the most!

MODERATOR

Positions: 15

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Reports to: Co-Directors of Procedures and Training + respective Branch director

The Moderator leads the Committee in its deliberations by ensuring that all delegates adhere to the parliamentary rules of Procedures. Moderators will also work closely with members of their committee team, including the Chair (and Crisis Manager) to integrate academic content and relevant updates. Moderators will be trained by the Co-Director of Procedures and Training, in advance of the Conference, to ensure they can be the authoritative voice on procedure. Ideal candidates should be organized, detail-oriented, and interested in developing strong oral communication skills.

Moderators are expected to:

  • Facilitate Committee debate in a fair and professional manner

  • Be familiar with the Rules of Procedure of NAMUN 2020, and be able to address any procedural questions from delegates

  • Interact with delegates, addressing issues and concerns in the committee room

  • Lead a committee of 15-60 delegates, together with the Chair

  • Attend weekly training sessions (from October to February)

  • Be present for the entirety of the conference (February 20-23, 2020)

There will be 1 assigned Moderator for each committee.

Moderators in all Committees follow a standardized set of rules that they will learn in Training Sessions. Moderators may be expected to learn additional Rules of Procedure due to the differing styles of Committees

Prior experience with Model UN is not necessary - your enthusiasm is what matters the most!

ICJ Advocate

Positions available: 4

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Reports to: President of the ICJ + Director of Specialized Agencies

Advocates will present arguments and evidence which later become the subject of judicial deliberations between judges (delegates) in the ICJ Committee. Specific legal responsibilities include direct and cross-examining witnesses. This role requires the ability to effectively work in a team, conduct legal/academic research, and strong oral and written communication skills. The ICJ committee at NAMUN does not follow standard MUN procedure, ICJ advocates will be trained in relevant legal procedure. This committee may appeal to those with an interest in international law, dispute resolution, and legal advocacy.

ICJ Advocates are expected to:

  • Participate in document training sessions, academic/legal research, advocate training, and other NAMUN academic meetings

  • Attend regular meetings with the ICJ panel (From October to February)

  • Research cases and analyze evidence prior to the conference

  • Actively coordinate with their advocate partner and witnesses

  • Be present for the entirety of the conference (February 20-23, 2020)

ICJ witness

Positions available: 3-4

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Reports to: Director of Specialized Agencies + President of the ICJ

Witnesses will be assigned specific roles by the officers of the court (Advocates) in order to help them build their case effectively. They are expected to testify for 60-90 minutes in the afternoon of Friday, February 21, 2020. During this time, they may be cross-examined by the opposing counsel. 

As a witness you will be part of a direct examination. This requires you to have knowledge on the case (which you are expected to commit to memory). Most of the preparation for this role includes being familiar with the case material and being able to respond and further the case of the advocate team.

ICJ Witnesses are expected to:

  • Participate in and document training sessions and NAMUN academic meetings throughout the year

  • Attend meetings with the ICJ panel and advocate teams (From October to February)

  • Memorize evidence provided by the advocate teams

  • Answer questions posed by judges during a cross-examination and be knowledgeable of their assigned area of expertise

  • Be present during the afternoon of Friday, February 21, 2020

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Logistics and Operations Coordinator

Positions available: 3-4

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Reports to: Deputy Secretary General, Operations

Logistics and Operations Coordinators will oversee the Operations portfolio of our Conference by assisting the Deputy Secretary Operations in securing external venues, overseeing administrative staff, contacting vendors, and planning all social events, such as the All-Staff Socials, the Semi-Formal, and Pub Night. Previous experience in event management and logistics is recommended.

Logistics and Operations Coordinators are expected to:

  • Report to the Deputy Secretary-General, Operations

  • Assist in vendor and venue coordination

  • Handle administrative staff hiring and training

    • Oversees Conference Services Staff, in Nov-Jan

  • Coordinate administrative staff at the conference

  • Assist with equipment acquisition and organization prior and during conference

Senior Copy EDITOR, THE EMISSARY

Positions: 1

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week, 10+ hours the weeks leading up to the Feb 20-23, 2020.

Reports to: Co-Directors of Communications & Design

The Senior Copy Editor will review and edit all written work that will be produced for the Emissary to ensure that everything published is at the highest academic quality. From reports on committees to socials to interviews, the Senior Copy Editor should be well versed in all topics. Ideal candidates are collaborative, interested in journalism or creative writing, and are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

The Emissary Senior Copy Editor is expected to:

  • Publish articles reporting on NAMUN 2020 events and proceedings

  • Participate in and observe training sessions, staff and delegate events and other NAMUN-related happenings throughout the year

  • Help update The Emissary and different social media platforms throughout the year

  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with the Directors of Communication and Design (from October to February)

  • Be present for the entirety of the conference (February 20-23, 2020)

Prior experience with journalism is recommended.

Senior VIDEOGRAPHER

Positions: 1

Time Commitment: 0-4 hours per week, 10+ hours the weeks leading up to the Feb 20. 

Reports to: Co-Directors of Communications & Design

The Senior Videographer will bring NAMUN to life in a new way through dynamic video content. They will plan, create and develop video content in collaboration with the Directors of Communications & Design. Ideal candidates should have great storytelling skills and be creative, organized, and interested in developing their videography skills in a high-paced environment.

The Senior Videographer is expected to:

  • Create regular video content that can be shared on NAMUN's social media

  • Oversee the content of the Videographers

  • Document training sessions, staff events and other NAMUN related happenings throughout the year

  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with the Directors (from October to February)

  • Be present for the entirety of the conference (February 20-23, 2020)

Prior videography experience is recommended.

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Senior GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Positions: 1

Time Commitment: 0-4 hours per week, 10+ hours the weeks leading up to the Feb 20. 

Reports to: Co-Directors of Communications & Design

The Senior Graphic Designer will be in charge of recruiting, hiring, and managing their team of graphic designers. They will also direct the design vision of the Emissary and other NAMUN-related content, including graphics for NAMUN’s website, op-ed articles, and social media posts. Ideal candidates should have experience in using Photoshop and InDesign or similar tools. Experience in illustration is a plus. 

The Senior Graphic Designer is expected to: 

  • Create content that can be shared on NAMUN’s social media 

  • Provide visual assets for the Emissary that help illustrate the articles

  • Collaborate on the brainstorming process for social media campaigns, design concepts, and written content

  • Help direct the design vision for the Emissary

  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with the Directors (from October to February)

Be present for the entirety of the conference (February 20-23, 2020)

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