The Student Council is looking for 4 new members. You will be part of a team of 7 students from GRA and Sandberg. The position is planned to start on the 29th of November 2021.
This is a paid position at the working student rate which is roughly 12 euros, the contract is for 8 hours a week. Our work is not set in a traditional 9 to 5 working day. We spend one afternoon a week co-working and during that time have a 2h hour meeting. The other hours are spread throughout the other days of the week. It is a 2-year contract, with the chance to reflect on it after one year to see how you and we are doing.
The student council aims to be a bridge, a connective tissue between the divergent parts of the school. The role of the student council could be organized in three branches: listening to student voices to put forward student-centered ideas, supporting community-oriented student projects through funding, and developing democratic structures, created for and by students.
What will you be doing? The core task of a Student Council member is to make visible concerns and issues that students find important, that are not (or are not yet) sufficiently addressed in our education or the school organization. What does that mean? It means supporting student initiatives, writing open calls, following up with people, planning, supervising, attending meetings, writing agendas and minutes, scheduling, connecting, checking in and archiving. You will be part of hosting our first student assembly.
WAIT, WHAT? Here are some examples of what took place during the last year:
Student project funding rounds we do twice a year to support student initiatives;
We established the DRG (Department Representative Group) and the RCC (Rietveld Corona Committee) both of which have been running through the past two semesters.
Another example is the graduating student compensation initiative, where we worked alongside the Department Representative Group to get the CvB to approve tuition compensation for graduating students in the corona year (this was successful, all graduate students were reimbursed with nearly 500e!).
Another example is the ‘Short Guide’, a non-official and non-comprehensive guide to resources and info for international students, artists & art workers in the Netherlands that we wrote during the first lockdown period.
We have organized care workshops, did a survey about the corona effects on students at Rietveld and Sandberg, and regularly attended the board meetings to discuss the issues that are currently most prevalent (for example, giving feedback on the new version of the Complaint Procedure).
How do you apply; Please send us a motivation letter (one A4), keeping in mind:
Which skills or history do you have that will be useful for working as a council member?What would you like to see differently in the Rietveld and Sandberg? This includes the past and future. What topics/departments are interesting for you?
If you are interested, please send your motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 8th of 2021.
The interviews are planned to take place on the 15th of November