Apply for the Secretariat: Deputy Secretary-General

The Secretariat is the intellectual backbone of the TEIMUN Foundation. It is tasked with ensuring that the council sessions are qualitative in the broadest sense of the word. Some of the Secretariat’s tasks include coordinating the council chairs, reviewing background papers, and giving the Board advice on session-related matters.

The Secretariat consists of the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General. These positions are not a part of the TEIMUN Board, but you will be working closely with the Board, as you are both different organs of the TEIMUN Foundation. As such, you will be working approximately 6-8 hours per week on your Secretariat tasks. It is important for you to have MUN experience, for both of the Secretariat positions.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the 2024/2025 TEIMUN Secretariat, please fill out the Google Form linked below before  23 June 2024, 23:59. As part of your application, please include the following documents:

– A CV
– A one-page motivation letter outlining your motivation to apply for the TEIMUN Secretariat in general and your position of choice in particular

NB: We may ask you to submit additional documents after receiving your application.

General Requirements:

– Past participation in a committee or a Board is welcome
– Thorough knowledge of and past experience in MUN is requred
– You should be present in Groningen during the entirety of the academic year

What Are the Deputy Secretary-General’s Tasks?

As the Deputy Secretary-General, you are responsible for the external affairs of the Secretariat. You are the main contact person for external parties. Your tasks will include:

– Reaching out to our current partners and making new partnerships
– Communicating with professors, associations and more, or organise additional simulations
– Being in charge of the Secretariat email
– Taking minutes during the Secretariat meetings

You will also be helping the Secretary-General out with internal tasks, especially those related to the conferences. These include choosing the chairs for both simulations, reviewing background papers, updating the Rules of Procedure, coordinating the chairs before and during the conferences, etc.

What Qualities Should the Deputy Secretary-General Possess?

– Being organised and structured
– Being approachable, professional and flexible

– Having patience and good communication skills
– Being aware of cultural differences when dealing with external parties and creating partnerships

What Does the Deputy Secretary-General Get Out of the Job?

You can benefit from this position, as it will challenge you greatly. In a year working as the Deputy Secretary-General, you will improve your communication, negotiation, and networking skills. You will be working with people from all over the world, whether by forming partnerships, creating additional simulations, or with the chairs you choose with the Secretary-General for our conferences. You will also get to work with the TEIMUN Board to organise two incredible MUN conferences, GrunnMUN and TEIMUN, which will bring delegates together from every corner of the globe. This position will challenge you in the best way possible.

We look forward to receiving your application. Send us your CV and motivation letter to