Please submit the following
documents in one file (.doc/.docx/.pdf) with the following name: "2014 Staff Application: Your Name".
1. Write a cover letter that (in no more than three pages):
- Includes your reasons for applying for the volunteer staff position(s) of your choice and describe your most important contribution.
- Lists any mentoring and/or leadership experience you may have, in particular those acquired in NMUN positions. Please give examples.
- If your goal is to continue in a position (D, AD, etc.) that you have held before: what is your motivation for doing it again, what do you want to change for this year?
- If applying for Director: Describe how you plan to involve your AD, both throughout the preparation as well as at the conference
- If applying for Assistant Director (AD): Describe how you envision your cooperation with your Director
- Addresses Deadlines - although a volunteer program, NMUN•DC has many deadlines to serve as a target date to produce services and resources. What is your plan for meeting NMUN•DC deadlines once given? What will you do if you cannot meet a deadline?
- Give the names and contact information for two or three references. At least one should be a non-NMUN volunteer.
2. Your current résumé (no more than two pages)
that highlights your experiences, special skills, and/or unique characteristics. List any prior Model United Nations experience you have. Please detail countries represented and committees simulated as a delegate, as well as any experiences as chair, rapporteur, or conference staff.Please note: For NMUN-DC only applicants with previous staffing experience will be considered.
3. On a separate page, briefly (no more than 100 words per scenario) address how you would handle the following hypothetical situation(s).
Provide separate responses to both situations if you are applying for both substantive and administrative positions.
A) A group of delegates has complained that the committee is not getting through its work fast enough and that both Director and AD have spent too long editing working papers. A faculty advisor has come to you seeking an explanation.
As a substantive officer of the conference how do you address this concern with the faculty advisor and delegates?
B) A group of delegates has raised serious concerns about merging their working papers. One delegate in particular has complained that their recommendations are being ignored. How would you address this concern with the delegates?