Advocacy Officer & Recruitment Manager

This page contains information a candidate for Advocacy Officer & Recruitment Manager of the IAPS Executive Committee (EC) for the 2019/2020 term needs to know. Be sure to first read what any EC candidate needs to know.

Note: regarding the office description, it is important to know the tasks of EC members for a given year, considering what is defined in the Charter and Regulations, are proposed by the EC of the previous year. This proposal may be the object of changes during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at which the EC members are elected by decision of AGM participants, either due to a specific proposal or as a result of Charter or Regulations changes.


The IAPS EC is proposing the following tasks for the Advocacy Officer & Recruitment Manager in the 2019/2020 EC term:

  • Special tasks/projects
  • Manage advocacy issues and investigate topics of importance to members
  • Advocate for students’ rights at local and international level
  • Support for EC tasks
  • Manage the Recruitment Working Group to recruit new Member Committees
  • Develop recruitment tools to promote the creation of local and national committees
  • Manage the Advocacy Working Group

There is a major difference in this position, as it’s current form of General Member is expanded to include recruitment tasks, making it a vital position for IAPS in terms of the growth of the association. As this office involves the three planes of recruitment, student advocacy and EC support, it is important to note that the two working groups managed by this position will be extremely necessary for the work to be carried out without becoming overbearing.

Useful skills:

  • Availability, as it is could end up involving a lot of work between the specific and the more general tasks
  • Versatility, as it might be necessary to assist other EC members in their work or develop a project the EC might assign to this office during the year
  • Proper communication, due to the predictable ammount of organisations this officer may have to contact.
  • Team work posture, because it will be necessary to coordinate very well with the working groups and the EC
  • Creativity, as the job description allows the office holder to develop new projects

What to expect right after the AGM:

  • Your first official EC meeting, still during ICPS, with the outgoing EC
  • Your handover meeting with the outgoing General Member
  • Get to know the projects that the outgoing General Members is leaving to be continued

What to expect throughout the year:

  • Receiving requests from other EC members to help them with a specific task
  • Communicating with associations of Physics students to explore new membership opportunities
  • Following news in the world of Physics studies, particularly decisions by public officials that might have an impact on the Physics community
  • Preparing statements regarding advocacy issues in coordination with the PR Manager

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As they say in Star Wars, may the mass times acceleration be with you!