What are the daily activities of an Internal Affairs Coordinator? Obviously, this ecompasses the recruitment and guidance of committees. But your functions are broader than this, and are widely varied. Below I will illustrate this.
It is considered a cliche, but VESTING would not be able to survive without its active members and it is your job to motivate members to become active and to keep them enthusiastic. Besides the recruitment of committees, you conduct the interviews and is the constructions of good committees your responsibility. But this is not all. Throughout the year, you guide committees. Chairmen send you their minutes for feedback, and you supply them with both wanted and unwanted advice. You are to communicate the views of the VESTING Board towards committees to ensure a harmonious cooperation. Apart from contact with the chairmen, it is of great importance to maintain contact with all committee members. Small talk in the VESTING Room (VK) or just a cup of coffee are great Nestor's of the functioning of a committee. You are in constant contact with your members!
Besides committees being able to turn to you with their questions, VESTING attaches great value to the evaluation of its activities by its members. As Internal Affairs Coordinator, you conduct these surveys through an organ called the Charmen Meeting (Voorzitters Overleg). Every six weeks, all committee chairmen and you get together to exchange progress, advice, and to evaluate both past and upcoming VESTING Activities. Since the opinion of the members is highly valued, this meeting is of great importance to the association.
Furthermore, you cooperate with the faculty in search for mentors to guide first year students in their first semester. Again, here you are responsible for both their recruitment and their interviews. The difference from regular VESTING Committees is that mentors apply for the job with the faculty. Once the board decides on who the assign as a mentor, you discuss this choice the faculty for their final approval.
In short; are you a people's person, do you like to have a guiding role and are you comfortable organizing activities, then this function will suit you very well. For any questions, hop by at the VK or send me an email.
Femke van Essen
+31 6 37551653