What inspires me incredibly is our ability to shape ourselves, follow our own passions and catch invaluable opportunities in life. This year, honoured to be member of EVA Board, my aim is to develop confident and charismatic individuals, who are not afraid of challenges. You know, a ship is safe in a harbour, but that’s not what ships are built for!..View profile
“EVA is not where we want it to be yet, but it’s getting there.”View profile
EVA is the place where ambitious students and professionals come together. EVA is a genuine community, which feels like one big family. My goal in the board is to let other people feel the same and create awareness of EVA among more honors students.View profile
President and Chairwoman of the Board
I believe that EVA should be a stepping stone for your future career and that the association should exist solely to help its members excel in every way possible. In my opinion EVA is some sort of brand or even a guarantee of quality. When you’re a member of EVA you’ve proven that you want to set yourself apart from the rest.View profile
Welcome to the Board of EVA.
A few of the things you can expect from working here.
Satisfaction of making a difference in the community.
Opportunity to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Development of effective decisionmaking skills.
Increased understanding of group dynamics and relationships.
The Role of the Board within EVA.
Shaping the future of the association.
The Role of a Board Member at EVA.
Being an advocate for the community.
Authority and Responsibility as a Board Member
The Board is the legal authority for EVA. A member of the Board acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization.
Requirements of Board Membership
- Commitment to the work of the organization.
- Affinity with Excellence and Honours Education
- Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy.
- Willingness to guide committees.
- Attendance at weekly Board meetings.
- Attendance at meetings of assigned committees.
- Attendance General Member Assemblies.
- Support of special events.
Term of Board Membership
Board Members are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. Board Members serve for a one year term.
General Duties as a Board Member
A Board Member is fully informed on organizational matters, and participates in the Board’s decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.
A Board member must:
- Approve, where appropriate, policy and other recommendations received from the Board, its standing committees and the Advisory Board.
- Monitor all Board policies.
- Review the policy manuals, and recommend policy changes to the membership.
- Review the Board’s structure, approve changes, and prepare necessary policy amendments.
- Participate in the development of EVA’s organizational plan and annual review.
- Approve EVA’s budget.
- Support and participate in evaluating the committees.
- Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the Board, committees, staff members, and community to enhance EVA’s mission.
Benefits as Member of the Board
- Satisfaction of making a difference in the community
- Opportunity to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
- Development of effective decisionmaking skills
- Increased understanding of group dynamics and relationships
- Financial Reimbursement*
“Financial assistance for a member of the administrative body of a recognized student organization is designated as an administrative body membership grant“. (Students’ Charter General Section Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/ Hogeschool van Amsterdam Articles 6.6 – 6.14)
Standard Time Requirements as a Board Member
|Time (hours per month)||Total (hours per month)|
|Preparation, reading and research||6|
|Board, committees and other meetings||18|
|Meeting with members||6|
|Executing position (board, executive, committee chair)||6|
|Open development time||+|
A Board member is expected to spend and account for at least 10 hours per week on EVA. Maintaining working discipline is both an individual and group responsibility.
Evaluation as a Member of the Board
A Board Member’s performance is evaluated monthly by the Advisory Board based on the performance of assigned Board requirements and duties.
Responsibilities of a Board Member
Board Members need to demonstrate ethical and professional conduct to maintain the confidence of the membership and the public. This commitment includes proper use of authority and appropriate actions in group and individual behaviour when acting as Board Members.
The board is made up of individual Board Members acting together as a whole. Any Board determines and communicates the purpose and scope of the organization. Challenge, connect, inspire, this is EVA’s vision. The vision defines the boundaries within which the organization operates.
- April 27, 2015
TreasurerAs the Treasurer you are responsible for the general financial policy, the accounting of the funds of the organization, its budget and expenditures. You also keep a healthy record with the EVAs creditors and debtors and deal with the day-to-day financial affairs.Learn more
- April 27, 2015
Vice PresidentAs Vice President you are the first contact person within the association for members. Next to that the Vice President leads the heads of all committees and chairs the Executive Committee. The Vice President acts upon absence of the President.Learn more
- April 26, 2015
President and Chairman of the BoardAs President you are the contact point of the board, the members, and the media and partner organizations. The President motivates the board and the members and can keep and overview of the ongoing projects and activities within the association. The goal of this function is to facilitate the board members to create a vision for the association and implement this vision.Learn more
- April 27, 2015
General SecretaryAs the General Secretary you are responsible for the (member) administration and the archive. Next to that the you facilitate internal communication and file internal regulations and statutes.Learn more