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4. EASA is looking for a new Secretary: could this be you?

Do you wish to contribute to the Association as Secretary?


EASA seeks to appoint a new Secretary from Autumn 2024. This is an important and influential role in which you’ll shape EASA’s long-term future. You will work closely with the President, Treasurer and elected EASA committee to support the association’s objectives, liaise with members and support executive committee members in their activities.

Responsibilities include: keeping agendas and minutes of exec meetings and AGMs, keeping the correspondence with members together with NomadIT, manage elections and bids for hosting EASA conferences,manage applications for Integrity Committee, Book Series or SA/AS positions, preparing the newsletters, other duties according to the share of tasks within the executive committee.

The Secretary is a co-opted member of the Executive Committee and a Trustee of the Charity. According to EASA’s constitution, the Secretary and Treasurer are appointed for up to six years. This length of term provides EASA with valuable financial and governance continuity, and also ensures that they are able to take a longer-term perspective, providing elected Trustees with support.

Essential and desirable criteria for the role are: 

Essential: Good organisational skills and knowledge of the academic environment. Availability and commitment to serve the association and its elected members. Willing and eligible to be a Trustee of a Charity. Commitment to good governance.

Desirable: Member of EASA of good standing.

Further information:  There is a detailed handover document for the new Secretary and the current incumbent will work closely to support them during the handover period.  If you are interested please send a covering email and CV to the current EASA secretary by 9 May 2024. In your letter please explain why you are interested in the role and what knowledge and skills you bring. Interviews for the role will be held at EASA’s biennial conference at Barcelona in July 2024. The Executive Committee would like the new Secretary to take up their role in Autumn 2024. This position is by appointment rather than by election.