Programme posté par The Council for American Students in International Negotiations
Publié le : 26 oct. 2012
Publications Committee, Board of Directors
The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) is currently seeking to fill a position on the Publications Committee of its Board of Directors. Energetic graduate students, young professionals, and mid-career professionals working or interested in the fields of international relations, international law, human rights, international education, and civic engagement are especially encouraged to apply.
CASIN strives to deepen the commitment of American students to multilateral discourse through scholarship and engagement with intergovernmental and supranational institutions and the processes that govern them. An educational non-profit, non-governmental 501(c)(3) organization with UN ECOSOC consultative status, CASIN provides young Americans unprecedented access to the international policymaking process. The organization's primary activities consist of (1) organizing student delegations to meetings of supranational and intergovernmental bodies such as the United Nations and the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and (2) the production of peer-reviewed scholarly journals on topics of international importance.
The Publications Committee oversees the publication of Eyes on the ICCand the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law, peer-reviewed journals on international legal and political affairs. The duties of the position include the recruitment and management of editorial and production staff and the circulation of the journals. Each Board committee contains three members. The position available is uniquely geared toward someone with publication production experience, including aspects such as copyediting, typesetting, printing, online content management, and circulation. The committee member will maintain guidelines for and support journal editorial staff in carrying out these tasks for each annual journal volume.
The Board is comprised of graduate students and young and mid-career professionals who meet monthly via conference calls. This is a skills-building professional service position, with a time commitment of approximately 20 hours per month, without remuneration. Current and former Board members have found that serving CASIN has contributed substantially to their professional development. More details on the structure and operation of the Board are available at http://www.americanstudents.us/about/board-of-directors/.
A commitment or interest in the topics of the organization's work is paramount. Each member of the Board sits on two committees, and each committee is comprised of at least three directors. While this description is focused on the particular opening on the Publications Committee, the applicant should have broader interests in the organization's work. For this position, experience in academic publishing, document production, or printmaking is useful. Further, the ideal candidate should have experience with one or several of the following: typesetting, copyediting, online content management, e-commerce, and/or fulfillment. Familiarity with The Bluebook form of citation is an asset. The position requires expert knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro; knowledge of more advanced document production software is a plus. The Board member must be able to work virtually approximately 20 hours per month and be available for monthly conference calls.
CASIN is also looking for a Board member who can administer the organization's website. Candidates with webmaster experience, html, ftp servers, wordpress, and an interest in limited webmastering, should note this in their cover letters.
How to Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, résumé/CV, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org (with [Name, Publications Committee Board Member] in the subject line) by November 27th. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.