Vacancy Board 2020-2021

The board of SPiN is looking for new board members!

Do you want more information? Check this link for more information about the fuctions and tasks in a board

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!

When you are a board member of SPiN, you are responsible for managing one of the largest study associations (around 1500 members) of the Radboud University Nijmegen. Expected is that a board member dedicates about 40 hours a week to tasks related to his/her 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 managing a large organization involves, meet a lot of new people and end up in many fun and unique situations. A year as a SPiN board member 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 Thursday, the 30th of April at 23:59h. 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 a board member?’.

-What are your personal characteristics?
You can consider questions such as: ‘Which personal competencies do you believe will help you when you are 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. If you are a first-year student please mention if you have received a positive provisional BSA. Also, mention how you think you will combine your studies with a board year.

-What is 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 function would you like to fulfil?
Indicate which three board functions you prefer and give a short justification for this preference.

Next, add your curriculum vitae (CV).
Send your application letter and resume at the latest on the 30th of April, 23:59 h to entitled as ‘’Selection SPiN-board 2020-2021’’. Your letter and resume can 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 two weeks after the deadline of the letters. During these interviews the Selection committee will ask you for further explanation in addition to your letter. Because of the current situation, these interviews will take place online. 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, it is useful to have a basic understanding of the Dutch language.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