How to become an EASM Board Member

Want to become an EASM Board Member?


Do you have a passion to work in sport management? Would you like to extend your international network and improve your inter-cultural skills?  Do you “want to give something back to society”?  Have you some experience with EASM conferences? Do you like the goals and the culture of EASM? Are you keen to work with like-minded people from across Europe and the globe? Above all, do you want to have fun and bring a bit of humour into your working life?  If you respond “yes” to each of these questions, then read on.


The EASM Board is made up of volunteers from across Europe who work together to fulfil the main aims of EASM. To help you decide, below you can find some helpful advice regarding what the activity entails and the criteria needed to become an EASM board member. On the bottom of this page you can find further documents, such as the Application Form and specific Job Descriptions.


Essential Criteria:

• To be able to effectively contribute to the work of EASM and demonstrate excellent teamwork and project management skills
• Be self-motivated and able to work both independently or as part of a team
• Able to take responsibility and to work accurately and methodically
• Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work without day to day direction
• A working understanding of inter-cultural differences
• High levels of enthusiasm and commitment
• Efficient, well organised and systematic
• Friendly and helpful


Specific Competencies:

• As EASM undertakes various work and projects, depending on the competencies of the Board at any given time, specific competencies and skills may be required. Such areas could include: legal knowledge of the industry; practitioner based competencies; research, event management, facility and operational; financial skills; grant applications etc.
• All meetings and correspondence undertaken by EASM are in English; hence, all Board members should have good verbal and written skills.


EASM Expectations:

• Board members are expected to attend three Board meetings per year (Executive Board members’ four meetings per year) at their own expense. Board meetings usually take place during the EASM Conference in September, and also March and December each year. An additional meeting for Executive Board members takes place in June each year.
• Board members will be assigned individual projects and tasks related to the EASM aims and expected to report back regarding developments and progress.
• All Board members are required to be involved in helping to organise and coordinate the key work undertaken by EASM including: the Annual EASM Conference, EASM Student Seminar; EASM PhD Seminar; EASM Summer School; the European Sport Management Quarterly and other projects associated with EASM. All members are expected to help write the EASM Annual Report that is presented at the AGM each year.