The ERMA Alumni Network (EAN) is launching a Call for Board Members (3 positions) and invites all alumni to apply until the 25th of June 2023 by filling out the following Application Form.
The ERMA Alumni Network (EAN) initiates a process of enlargement of the governing bodies, focusing on the inclusion of alumni in the management of the network. For this reason, EAN will establish the EAN Board (x3 positions) as a body in charge of strategic planning and implementation of activities that will serve a two-year mandate (a.y 2023/2024 and 2024/2025). The EAN Board and the EAN Board members will perform various tasks and responsibilities as described below.
Responsibilities of the EAN Board
- Program Development: The board oversees the development and implementation of programs and initiatives that engage alumni and foster a sense of community. This can include organizing reunions, networking events, professional development opportunities, mentorship programs, and other activities that benefit the alumni community. It establishes strategic objectives, sets policies, and makes important decisions regarding the network’s activities.
- Alumni Relations: The board serves as a bridge between the alumni and the educational institution or organization. It maintains strong relationships with alumni, keeping them connected and informed about relevant news, updates, and opportunities. It may also facilitate communication and collaboration among alumni.
- Evaluation and Assessment: The board assesses the effectiveness of the alumni network’s programs and activities, monitoring their impact and success. It uses this information to make informed decisions, identify areas for improvement, and ensure the network’s continued growth and relevance.
Responsibilities of EAN Board Members
- Take part in online board meeting calls about 3-4 times a year (once every 2-3 months with dates fixed in advance)
- Contribute to the development of EAN programs and activities, and actively participate in defining the objectives and the EAN strategy and action plan for the a.y. of 2023/24 and 2024/25
- Keep regular communication with the EAN community via alumni channels and social media, informing them about EAN`s work and opportunities, and initiating collaboration
- Keep track of the personal and professional development and success of the alumni, and promote it through EAN and GCA
- Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop EAN community actions and realization of EAN`s goals
- Be an ERMA and EAN ambassador and advocate the interests and needs of the network
- Monitor and supervise the ЕАN strategy and action plan implementation
Who can be a board member?
- Every ERMA Alumni motivated to contribute to the work of EAN with knowledge, skills, and experience and commit to engaging up to 2-3 hours weekly (on average)
- Have a strong wish to interact and collaborate with fellow ERMA Alumni, and a sense of belonging to the ERMA community
Desirable skills (at least one of these below)
- Aware of the current and upcoming relevant topics in Human Rights and Democracy
- Experience in online and onsite event organization
- Experience in creating and managing social media networks content
- Networking and community management
What do you get from being a board member?
- Chance to be part of a professional and vibrant working community
- Interaction with your fellow ERMA alumni
- Opportunity to attend Global Campus and other international events
- Increase your contacts and networks and meet likeminded people
- Learn more about alumni management
- Boost your skills in project management, communication, leadership, and collaboration
The Board members will receive an honorarium of 400 euros (gross) per academic year (paid in September 2024, and 2025, respectively) on the basis of a service contract agreement with the University of Sarajevo.
ERMA Alumni Network (EAN) is the official action that links more than 600 graduates of the program (as per a. y. 2021/2022) to its alma mater, and vice versa. EAN is established to represent the point of reference for communication with former students and a tool through which the ERMA program can foster a web of professional, academic, and public relations with its graduates, in a systematic and organized manner. EAN is funded by the ERMA program and it is part of the Global Campus Alumni (GCA), the international organization created by the Global Campus of Human Rights to gather the alumni associations and networks of regional master programs all over the world.