Application (Executive Secretariat)

Please fill out the application and email it to

Personal Information

1.)  Full Name:

2.)  School (or Alma Mater):

3.)  Major (or Degree):

4.)  E-Mail Address:

5.)  Alternate E-Mail Address:

6.)  Phone Number (Preferably Cell Phone):

7.)  Current / Mailing Address:

8.)  Where will you be living at the time of the conference (November 2010)?

Position Information

9.)  Position You Are Applying For:

10.)  Second Choice (if applicable):

11.)  Third Choice (if applicable): 


12.)  Please list all Model United Nations experience that you feel is applicable. You may include conferences attended as a delegate, conferences attended as a head delegate/adviser, conferences attended as a staff member, leadership in a Model United Nations team, etc. 

Please feel free to add more rows as needed to accommodate your experience.

13.)  Choose one or two specific lines in your answer to question #12. How did the experience gained from them help qualify you for this position?

14.)  Please list any relevant leadership / professional / academic experience unrelated to Model United Nations.

15.)  Choose one or two specific experiences in your answer to question #14. How did the experience gained from them help qualify you for this position?


Additional Questions

(Note: If you are hoping to be considered for multiple positions, you MUST answer the question for each position.)

16.)  (Director-General & Chief of Staff Applicants) The Director-General & Chief of Staff are responsible for the training of all of the substantive staff (Committee Presidents and Vice Presidents). What are some specific areas of knowledge that Committee Presidents (Directors) should have, and are there any specific ways you would ensure they gain that knowledge? What are some specific areas of knowledge that Committee Vice Presidents (Chairs) should have, and are there any specific ways you would ensure they gain that knowledge?

17.)  (Director-General Applicants) Please look at the sample background guide provided in Word. Make sure that Track Changes is on and edit the draft as if it was submitted to you for the first time as you find it. (If you don’t know how to turn on Track Changes, you can find it under “Review” in newer versions of Microsoft Word, and under “Tools” in older versions. If you don’t have MS Word, please find another way to show your edits in the original file.)

18.)  (Asst. Secretary-General of Logistics Applicants) The ASG of Logistics serves as NWMUN’s liaison to outside donors. What are some specific places (preferably places we haven’t already looked) you would seek to find sponsorships for Northwest Model United Nations? How would you go about convincing these people/organizations to sponsor NWMUN? Also, after the conference, how would you maintain donor relations so sponsors are willing to sponsor us again?

19.)  (Asst. Secretary-General of Conference Services Applicants) The ASG of Conference Services oversees Home Government, in addition to DPI. What is your view on the role of Home Government during the conference? How would you ensure that Home Government is capable of fulfilling that role? How would you expect Home Government to be utilized (by both delegates and other staff and Secretariat members) during a potential crisis situation in a committee?

20.)  (Chief of Staff Applicants) This position requires a high level of organization. Please describe some ideas you have for maintaining communication with the staff over the course of the year. How would you ensure they receive the information they need? What activities do you think would build community among NWMUN staff both before and during the conference?

21.)   (ALL Applicants) What is your vision for the NWMUN 2010 conference? What areas for improvement from previous years can you identify for NWMUN 2010, and how would you aim to improve in these areas if selected as Director-General?

22.)   (ALL Applicants)One of the staff members that reports to you is absent after a dinner break on Saturday night. After an hour has passed, you are informed by another staff member that they have chosen to attend a show instead of attending committee sessions. How would you react?

Additional Information

23.)  (Director-General Applicants required; All others optional) Please attach a writing sample of no more than three (3) pages in length that you feel is relevant to your application. This writing sample is required for applicants hoping to be considered for Director-General. Your writing sample may be a background guide or position paper you’ve written, or any other document you’ve written (such as an academic paper).

24.)  If there is any other information you’d like us to have, please attach it here or in a file attachment to the email.  Please do not attach more than two (2) pages of additional material.

Thank you for applying for staff at Northwest Model United Nations!