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President

"To lead people, walk behind Them"

President

Are you an outstanding leader? Can you solve complex problems of scale and drive change across a diverse team of students? Are you excited to join Erasmus University Rotterdam’s official entrepreneurial study association, ECE Students?

We are currently looking for ECE Students’ next President, who will lead and coordinate his/her fellow Board members as well as ECE Students’ expanding Active Members-, and Shadow communities. You will become our association’s key representative and the link between the next generation of Board-, and Active Members. You will connect and engage our multidisciplinary teams to assure the proper execution of the organization’s program schedule for the forthcoming academic year. Moreover, while working closely with your fellow Board members, you will implement those strategic decisions that will improve and drive ECE Students in the long-term.

As President, you will…
  • Be the leader and key representative of the Erasmus University Rotterdam’s official entrepreneurial study association, ECE Students in the upcoming academic year;
  • Be involved in the sales processes of finding sponsors and the political work of positioning the organization among the various interests of its stakeholders;
  • Directly supervise and coordinate the work of your fellow Board members;
  • Oversee the work of ECE Students’ Active Members-, and Shadow communities;
  • Steer the organization to the right direction – let it be in terms of day-to-day operations or bigger decisions;
  • Continuously refine the ECE Students strategy around programming, acquisitions matters to optimize our resources for participant success, retention, and expansion;
  • Be the driving force behind our team’s motivation and help them exceed their potential.
You are…
  • A strategic thinker focused on execution: someone who’s able to roll up the sleeves to get things done;
  • Humble yet confident, with high self-awareness;
  • Experimental, ready to learn and open to change;
  • Someone with good cultural-, and organizational sensitivity;
  • Extremely detailed and process oriented, balancing short-term and long-term needs;
  • Someone with outstanding project management skills, ability to work cross-functionally and outside the organization, and have a track record of achieving the results expected;
  • Result and strategy-driven: you understand how to measure and monitor results to move key metrics in the right direction;
  • Someone, who thrives in fast-paced environments, where initiatives are fluid and require constant prioritization;
  • NOT someone with a 9 to 5 mentality.

Want to learn more about what it’s like to be President of ECE Students? Keep reading to find out what Cailin has to say about her experience!

"A highly rewarding experience that tests you to the core"

My favorite moment of the year
Right off the bat, the best moment of this year was at our Active Member Kickoff. The board spent weeks miticulously picking the people that would lead our association to new heights, and at that moment we all knew that we had some of the best people involved. It was truly gratifying.

The biggest insecurity I have tackled
An important part of my role is to make the right decisions, and to make them at the right time. This year taught me to gain confidence and trust my decisions, while listening to others constructively.

My greatest opportunity this year
To coordinate those projects that will help us to revoluntionise the way ECE Students operates in the future.

The greatest obstacle I’ve tackled
To effectively bring together seven other Board members and our Active Members’ community, all with very different personalities, competencies, and ways-of-working.

Biggest thing I’m thankful for
Our teamwork! The success of any organization, and especially our organization runs in parallel to the cohesiveness and creativity of its members. As this year progressed, I was able to witness countless situations where teamwork was the quality that defined our success.

Interested in a Board year at ECE Students?

Once you have decided that our Board year will be the next step of your career, you can complete your application by following the steps below:

  1. Click the “Apply” button below, and fill in your personal details.
  2. Submit a short Motivation Letter (max. 400 words).
  3. Upload your  Curriculum Vitae

Interested in knowing more?

In case you’d like to get a more rounded view on our association and a Board year, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We are always up for a coffee around campus/in town and happy to answer your remaining questions.