As president you take the role as coordinating and communicative spindle of the board, together with the Vice-President. In this role you help encourage the team to set and reach their goals throughout the year. With the Vice-President you stimulate collaboration, inspire your team and help create a stimulating atmosphere that enables the board and individual members to strive for their goals. You are the face of the organisation, both internally, within the AFD network – other branches, entities and members -, and externally, to our professional and academic partners.

Your commitment

  • – Ability to commit to this position for one academic year
  • – Ability to attend one weekly board meeting
  • – Ability to dedicate 15-20 hours per week to AFD

Main Tasks

  • – You are the coordinator of the board and responsible for the well-functioning of the team. This includes leading the weekly board meetings
  • – You are the external face of the organisation
  • – You monthly update towards members of the General Assembly, and actively participate in the General Assembly meetings
  • – You are responsible to keep good contacts, look for new synergies and further stimulate cooperation with other AFD branches
  • – You take the initiative to further strengthen interfaculty cooperation and our academic relations
  • – You support the other function during the recruiting activities
  • – You act as goal-setter and encourager. You continuously try to fully unlock the potential of the board and functions as an enabler for new opportunities

Your profile

  • – You are a bachelor or master student with strong leadership abilities
  • – You have a healthy interest in development cooperation and social entrepreneurship
  • – You have a creative, proactive and positive mindset
  • – You are a process-oriented and result-driven person that can handle a wide range of responsibilities with ease
  • – You live, breath and think AFD

Our offer

  • – Gain hands-on experience and tackle real problems next to your studies
  • – Obtain valuable life skills and boost your personal development
  • –  Exchange insights with like-minded and impactful peers
  • – Be part of an open and international student community

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