Do you feel it’s important to have a say in decision-making and enjoy reading and interpreting rules and regulations? Do you have a working knowledge of the Dutch language, at least passively?
If so, you could be of great value to the UvA’s Central Voting Office, where student members help to organise works council and student council elections as well as occasional programme committee elections. The experience will also look good on your CV!
So what will you be doing?
The Central Voting Office is responsible for organising and preparing elections for the Works Councils and Student Councils. Key aspects of the electoral process include finalising the voters’ register, compiling the lists of candidates and determining the results. The chairperson and members conduct these parts of the process during public sessions. The members also regularly meet to discuss practical matters, as well as more formal issues such as the interpretation of regulations in specific cases
What do I need to bring to the table?
As a member or student member of the Central Voting Office, you value the importance of participation in decision-making and have some affinity with the subject. You have no trouble reading and interpreting formal documents (e.g. the various regulations). You must also have a working knowledge of the Dutch language, at least passively. The Central Voting Office conducts its sessions and issues its decisions in Dutch.
What can we offer you?
The members of the Central Voting Office do not receive any remuneration for their work. However, student members of the Central Voting Office are – by way of exception – entitled to an allowance of EUR 50 for each session they attend. NB: This allowance must be reported in the annual income tax return.
The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, offering the broadest range of degree programmes. An intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates, all connected by a shared culture of intellectual curiosity. You are one of those 39,000 students.
The Central Voting Office is fully independent and not subordinate to the Executive Board. The members of the Central Voting Office are appointed by the Executive Board on the basis of nominations by the same Office (cooptation). Members are appointed for a period of two years with the option of reappointment.
The Central Voting Office strives to represent all contingents of the university: faculties and service units, academic staff, support and management staff and students. While student members are drawn from the student contingent, they do not expressly represent the (exclusive) interests of students.
If you have any questions about the position, please get in touch during office hours:
Jacqueline Groot Antink, official Central Voting Office secretary
T: +31 (0)6 1505 2449
If you think you fit the profile and are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your letter and CV. Send your letter and CV to the Central Voting Office at: email@example.com You can apply for this position until 16 March 2022.
Interviews will be held at a date and time to be determined by mutual agreement. Interviews will be conducted by the chairperson, Ms G. van Schriek, and Jacqueline Groot Antink, secretary of the Central Voting Office and designated contact person for this vacancy.