Always wanted to make a difference on a larger, more sustainable scale? Love people, challenges and have a strong commitment to inspiring change? Then maybe the UKECharisma Executive Committee is for you! Read on to find out more about the different roles and positions available.
UKECharisma is a volunteering network set up by students, for students (any student studying at a university or an affiliate (ie twinning) is welcome to join) to come to Malaysia to volunteer during the summer. It aims to encourage student volunteerism by providing a reliable and sustainable framework for community service and leadership projects. 2012 was a roaring success for us, with 3 projects executed in Kelantan, Sabah and Kuala Lumpur which saw over 30 volunteers creating transformational change in schools and students’ lives! It also saw the implementation of the INSPIRE project, which accepts and helps to implement proposals from students for the projects they want to start in Malaysia.
Projects are typically 2 weeks long, with food and accommodation provided.
We are currently looking for the following positions to take over the helm for the 2012/2013 year. If you are interested, please send your CV as well as a cover letter detailing what interests you about UKECharisma and what you feel you can bring to the table. For the above positions offered, please kindly note the following criteria:
1) Must be a student at a university able to provide proof of student status (or a recent graduate). It doesn’t matter what level of study you are (Degree, Masters, PhD etc).
2) Must be able to speak/write good English.
3) Please be advised that your application for the positions offered requires full commitment throughout the year especially during the summer (July and August). If you think you won’t be available to fully commit during the summer holidays, please specify this in your application. Ability to commit is a huge factor in our selection as many initially supportive individuals have pulled out before due to internship opportunities and commitments.
4) For the Director and the Assistant, for ease of organising, you should be Malaysian.
What we want is someone who believes in the reasoning behind UKECharisma, as well as the neutral, efficient and friendly way we run our projects. You need to be good at management, good at speaking and presenting yourself to people, have a good command of English and Malay, have an idea about your home city in Malaysia, wherever it is, as well as Kuala Lumpur, and be able to spend the time to run the projects (being able to be present/available during the projects is essential). Don’t be afraid to apply for Director, because we welcome courage and look up to people who take risks and give things their best shot.
As the incoming Director, you will have the support and means of contacting the previous Director and Committee of UKECharisma for advice and support. We have reports of this year’s project, contacts, etc all sorted out for you already so you have minimal work to do in terms of running the project, because a precedence has already been established.
UKECharisma Malaysian Liason Officer (and Asst)
This position is open for those who are studying in Malaysia. We welcome anyone from any university in Malaysia. Since the projects are organized in Malaysia, your duty as a Malaysian Liason Officer is to help facilitate and also establish communications in Malaysia. You will be working closely with the Director of UKECharisma.
UKECharisma Recruitment Director (and Asst)
For the recruitment director we need someone with a good command of Microsoft Excel and a reliable presence on the internet – to answer questions as well as confirm and organise applications and rejections, as well as sort out personal details of each volunteer, and making sure each volunteer has submitted all the details we need to contact them/verify their student status etc. You’ll need to compile and email various people, volunteers as well as universities, so a good command of English is the way to go for this position as well. Majority of the commitment of this position will happen during the school term rather than during the summer so make sure you are available during this period!
UKECharisma Publicity Director (and Asst)
The publicity director needs to be creative and preferably have some knowledge about advertising and online presence. You’ll need to update the webpage a lot, take photos/draw things, design the T shirts, as well as come up with publicity blurbs to send out to various universities/societies/forums. It sounds like a lot, but most of these things only need to be done once! :) For the rest of the project your role is to make sure the media is contacted about the projects, as well as make sure there are good photographic documentations of what is going on. If you come up with a design campaign, you can use the same design on the webpage, the T shirts, the flyers etc, so it’ll be a good start. :)
UKECharisma Welfare Director (and Asst)
The main role of the welfare division is to ensure safety and comfort of project participants throughout the course of their project. The welfare division will assist project participants with insurance and health and safety claims, as well as have a contact number or email address that will be given to team members to contact in case of emergency. The welfare team has to advise project leaders on setting rules for health and safety during the project. It is imperative that the Welfare Director and Assistant Director be able to be on hand during the projects to provide the necessary support and assistance to the project participants, so if commitment is an issue please rethink applying for this position.
The deadline to submit is Friday the 12th October 2012, at 12.00 midnight UK time. Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding the roles and duties of the position above, please email us at email@example.com.
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