Apply for the Secretariat: 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 Secretary-General’s Tasks?

As the Secretary-General, you are ultimately responsible for the TEIMUN Secretariat, as well as for its internal affairs. This means attending the Board meetings on a bi-monthly basis. Moreover, you will be in charge of setting the meeting agendas for internal affairs needed for the execution of internal tasks such as chair interviews, background paper reviews, choosing the committee and themes for the conference. You will be assisting the Deputy Secretary-General with external affairs such as creating background papers for simulations and concluding partnership agreements.

What Qualities Should the Secretary-General Possess?

– Being organised and structured
– Having leadership qualities and strong communication skills

– Having time-management skills and being flexible 
– Being responsible to crisis situations and willing to improvise in last-minute situations

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

A Secretariat year will be beneficial for you as it will aid in improving your leadership skills, provide you with a large network which will be useful for your future career, and it is a great opportunity to make connections with like-minded people who are ready to challenge themselves and you.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send us your CV and Motivation Letter to