Want to become the Student Representative on the EASM board?

Want to become the Student Representative on the EASM board?

Are you looking to kick-start your international career and gain real exposure to the sport management field from day one? Are you looking for an exciting challenge in a collaborative, engaging international association? Do you have a passion to work in sport management? Would you like to extend your international network and improve your inter-cultural skills? And do you “want to give something back to the sport management society”?

The European Association for Sport Management is looking for the next Student Representative, is that you?

Aim to foster

As the Student Representative you have an important role of taking care of Sport Management (SM) students. EASM really cares about its students and has been working hard to actively engage them with the life of the Association.

Who are we looking for? 

We welcome an open-minded, curious individual with diversity of thought and an eagerness to learn but also to take own initiatives. A genuine passion and excitement for sport management is fundamental in order to gain the most from this role. The EASM Board consists of sport management scholars from across Europe volunteering their time, which means you will be working in a team of dedicated individuals.

Essential criteria to become the student representative: 

  • 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
  • An 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, your competencies of student matters are of big importance. However, communication is key in order to engage the students and help improving the future of sport management students.
  • All meetings and correspondence undertaken by EASM are in English; hence, all board members should have good verbal and written english skills

EASM Expectations: 

  • Board members are expected to attend three board meetings per year, where EASM covers the travel expenses for the Student Representative. 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 board members are expected to contribute to the EASM Annual Report that is presented at the AGM each year.

Applicants for the position of Student Representative must:

  • be a student for atleast two more years
  • commit for a two year term
  • (Preferably) be an EASM member for at least one year

How to apply: 

Please submit your application (motivation letter with some ideas of how to take on and accelerate the role as the Student Representative) as one pdf-file (max. 8 MB) via email to the EASM Student Representative Jakob Wikenstaal (jakob.wikenstaal@easm.net) before 30th August 2019. A new Student Representative will be appointed by the new elected board after the General Assembly 2019.