Re-opening vacancy SPiN-board 2019-2020

The board of SPiN is looking for new board members! 

Are you in search of: 

– A new challenge? 

– A unique opportunity to develop yourself? 

– A year filled with exciting events and fun? 

In that case, you should apply for the SPiN-board of 2019-2020! 

Being a board member of SPiN, you are responsible for managing one of the largest study associations (around 1600 members) of the Radboud University Nijmegen. Expected is that a board member dedicates about 40 hours a week to tasks related to its board function and general board functions. Although having experience at being a committee- or board member is a plus, it is certainly not a requirement, provided you are willing to learn. During a board year you will develop useful skills, learn what is involved in managing a large organization, meet a lot of new people and end up in many fun and unique situations. A year on the SPiN board is an unforgettable experience! 

What do you have to do to become a board member of SPiN? First, write an application letter (1 or 2 A4 pages). The deadline for submitting this letter is on Wednesday, the 22th of May at 18:00. We expect you to answer at least the following questions in this motivation letter: 

What is your motivation to do a board year (at SPiN)? 

You can consider questions such as: ‘Why do you want to do a board year?’, ‘What made you decide to apply specifically at SPiN?’ and ‘What are your expectations of a year as board member?’. 

What are your personal characteristics? 

You can consider questions such as: ‘What are your personal competences and how do you believe they will help you when being a board member?’, ‘How would you describe your role within a group?’ and ‘What would you like to improve about yourself during a board year/What are your learning objectives?’. 

How are you planning to combine SPiN with your studies? 

Mention in your application letter how long you’ve been studying, how many ECTS you have and how many ECTS are you planning to obtain next year. Also mention how you believe to combine your studies with a board year. 

What’s your vision of SPiN? 

You can consider questions such as: ‘What does SPiN mean to you?’, ‘How do you picture the future of SPiN?’, ‘What do you believe to be the strengths of SPiN?’ and ‘What do you think can be improved at SPiN?’. 

What board position would you like to fulfil?  

Indicate which board position(s) you prefer and give a justification for this preference. Please write a motivation for at least three positions you prefer.  

Next, add your curriculum vitae (CV). 

Send your application letter and resume at the latest on the 22th of May to entitled as ‘’Selection SPiN-board 2019-2020’’. Your letter and resume are allowed to be written in both Dutch and English. After receiving your application we will contact you as soon as possible about a potential interview. The interviews will take place in the days after the deadline. During these interviews the Selection committee will ask you for further explanation in addition to your letter. These interviews are not just necessary for the Selection committee, but are also very useful for you to clarify your own thoughts and motives and to communicate your questions or uncertainties. 

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to

Note: as an English speaking member you can only apply for the functions of Treasurer, (In)Formal Affairs Officer or Academic Relations Officer. As an English speaking member you will need a basic level of speaking Dutch. There is an option to attend a basic Dutch language course during the summer, which will be reimbursed by SPiN for 50% of the costs of this course. If you have any questions about this, you can also send an email to