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Call for Applications: Elections for the EMA President and Vice President, and Selection of the Management Board 2021-2023.

Find information about the Presidential Elections as well as the MB Selection below.

Presidential Elections 2021-2023

The President is the elected head of the Association for a period of two (2) years.

 

Similarly elected is the Vice President, who supports the President in the day-to-day management of the Association and acts in his/her place in the event of incapacity. The elected Presidential team will then select the other Management Board Directors. 

 

Read the below information on the opened positions, timeline, and election process. Apply by 24 April 2021.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Please find the candidates below.

EMA President

The President is the primary representative of EMA and is hereby endowed with the power to represent EMA in all respects. The President is responsible to provide strategic leadership and to coordinate all activities of the Association. The President is accountable to the whole EMA community. In consultation with the Management Board (and Advisory Board), the President sets short and long-term goals to ensure EMA is mission-centred and outcome-oriented.

 

Full job description here.

EMA Vice President

The Vice President is responsible to provide administrative leadership and coordinates administrative and supportive activities of EMA. The Vice President reports to the President. In consultation with the Management Board (and Advisory Board), the Vice President sets short and long-term goals on administrative and support units to ensure the EMA is mission-centered and outcome-oriented.


 

Full job description here.

Candidates for Presidential Team

Presidential Candidate

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Gabriella Mikiewicz

 

Erasmus Mundus Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR)

For more information about Gabriella and her candidacy check out her CV, EMA president candidacy slide deck and video pitch

Vice Presidential Candidate

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MD Ashiqur Rahman


Erasmus Mundus European Master in ARCHaeological MATerials Science (ARCHMAT)

For more information about Ashiqur and his candidacy check out his CV, EMA vice president candidacy slide deck and video pitch

How can I apply?

Application details, including the list of required documents as well as the link to the application form for the President or Vice President position can be found in the respective job descriptions linked in the table above. 

 

Application Documents for President & Vice-President:

  • Proof of approval as an Ordinary member from the community portal; 

  • CV / Resume stating only relevant experience for the position;

  • Motivation letter (max 500 words);

  • Presentation deck (max 5 slides, About, Motivation, Plan for 2 year);

  • Video/Audio pitch (maximum 1,5 mins):

    • What do you plan to contribute to EMA?

    • How do you want to lead your Unit?

    • What is your leadership style - what type of leader are you?

  • 2 Recommendation letters containing contact details (email and phone number).

 

Please read EMA’s Statutes and Internal Regulations to ensure you understand your rights and full scope of responsibilities of the position. For any questions or queries, please contact elections@em-a.eu

 

Who will vote for EMA's next President & Vice-President?

The voting process of the final two President & Vice-President candidates will be done by all EMA “Ordinary” Members that are attending the General Assembly.

Voting will be carried out via EMA’s Community Portal. Apart from being an EMA “Ordinary” Member and attending the General Assembly, you also have to be registered to EMA’s Community Portal. Register here if you don’t have an account yet.

Presidential Elections key dates

27 March

Call for Applications opens

 

24 April

Close application process (23:59 CEST)

 

24-25 April

Final eligibility checks

 

25 April

Publication of final nominees for Presidential positions

 

8 May, 5pm CEST

Webinar & Debate with all candidates for EMA Vice President and President

13 May

Campaigning period for President & Vice President ends

TBD

Voting available for members (depends on GA)

1 July

Inauguration of new President & Vice President

Management Board Selection 2021

All 10 EMA Management Board Directors will be reassigned by the elected Presidential team and the selection committee. 

 

The open positions are as follows:

Director of Student and Alumni Relations Unit

EMA is looking to appoint a Director of Students and Alumni Relations who will have overall responsibility for the formation and successful work of the Students and Alumni Relations Team. 

Full job description here.

Director of Policy and Quality Assurance Unit

EMA is looking to appoint the Director of Policy and Quality Assurance. This unit deals with both internal and external EMA stakeholders, and cooperates with all other organisational units in order to achieve common goals. 

Full job description here.

Director of Outreach and Capacity Building Unit

EMA is looking to appoint the Director of Outreach and Capacity Building. This unit will be in charge of promoting the EMA brand and facilitate global networking at a regional level.

Full job description here.

Director of Research and Innovation Unit

EMA is looking to appoint a Director of Research and Innovation. The research and innovation unit focuses on identifying adequate directions and opportunities as well as innovative areas for EMA projects.

Full job description here.

Director of Legal and Internal Affairs Unit

EMA is looking to appoint the Director of Legal and Internal Affairs who will have overall responsibility for ensuring the lawfulness of EMA's operation and activities.

Full job description here.

Director of Financial Management Unit

EMA is looking forward to appointing the Director of Financial Management who will manage the financial infrastructure and requirements of the Association.

Full job description here.

Director of Talent Management Unit

EMA is looking to appoint the Director of Talent Management. This Unit effectively handles some of the responsibilities of a usual HR department, focusing primarily on recruitment and volunteer management.

Full job description here.

Director of Project Support Unit

EMA is looking to appoint the Director of Project Support with overall responsibility for project management and administration.

Full job description here.

Director of Communications & IT Unit

EMA is looking forward to appointing a Director of Communications & IT who will be responsible for EMA's internal and external communication activities. 

Full job description here.

Director of Partnership Development Unit

EMA is looking forward to appointing the Director of Partnership Development who will manage EMA’s internal and external partners to ensure long term financial and organisational sustainability. 

Full job description here.

How can I apply?

Application details, including the list of required documents as well as the link to the application form for the MB director positions can be found in the respective job description linked above. 

Application Documents for Management Board Directors:

  • Proof of approval as an Ordinary member from the community portal; 

  • CV / Resume stating only relevant experience for the position;

  • Motivation letter (max 200 words);

  • Presentation deck (max 5 slides including: About You, Motivation, Plan for 2 Year Term);

  • Video/Audio pitch (maximum 1,5 mins):

    • What do you plan to contribute to EMA?

    • How do you want to lead your Unit?

    • What is your leadership style - what type of leader are you?

  • 2 Recommendation letters containing contact details (email and phone number).

 

Please read EMA’s Statutes and Internal Regulations to ensure you understand your rights and full scope of responsibilities of the position. 

 

For any questions or queries, please contact elections@em-a.eu

Management Board Selection Key Dates

27 March

Call for Applications opens

 

22 May

Close application process (23:59 CEST)

 

23-24 May

Final eligibility checks

 

25 May

Publication of of eligible candidates (17:00 CEST)

26-31 May

Shortlisting of eligible candidates & set up interview schedule

01-13 June

Online interviews conducted by the newly President, Vice-President & the selection committee

01 July

Appointment of the EMA board by the newly elected President & Vice-President

For any further details with regards to the Presidential voting or Management Board selection process, please check EMA’s Statutes, Internal Regulation and the Electoral Policy. For any additional questions, please contact: elections@em-a.eu.