Why join us?

The main reasons why people have joined us in the past:

1) For the challenge. Committing energy in EMERGENT is an enriching experience on so many levels. Our purpose, values and principles are defined in a way such that you can get the most out of it. But it requires an entrepreneurial mindset, and the guts to just do it in order to succeed.

2) Connect with extra-ordinary people. Build yourself a network of contacts of do-ers ranging from totally different backgrounds.

3) Trying-out new stuff is super fun. Our structure enables you to work on exciting new type of activities. Nothing is mandatory. Do whatever you are motivated for. This is how Emergent grows and is able to offer cool events.

Structure

The organisational structure is based around 4 teams: Network & Relations, Events & Planning, Marketing and HR & Training. Each team comes with its own set of responsibilities, and anyone can get ownership of their very own piece of Emergent. 

The supervisory team (President, Vice-President and Finance) ensure that the organisation grows in the same direction.

The following tabs give the responsibilities and learning outcomes per team or position.

Purpose

Leading and ensuring prosperity of the organisation

Concrete responsibilities

  • Strategic planning of academic year
  • Follow-up on all activities and duties
  • Ensuring all actions are in line with purpose and values of Emergent
  • Alignment of entire organisation

Size

1

What will you learn

Effective communication, building courage to take unpopular decisions, crisis management, character and integrity, listening skills, realistic optimism, taking calculated risks, understanding people, maintaining external representation

Purpose

Leading the internal operations of the organization

Concrete responsibilities

  • Strategic planning of academic year
  • Follow-up on all activities and duties
  • Ensuring all actions are in line with purpose and values of Emergent
  • Alignment of entire organisation

Size

1

What will you learn

Effective communication, character and integrity, listening skills, taking calculated risks, understanding people, organisational skills

Purpose

Management of all financial aspects of the organisation, ensuring legal compliance

Concrete responsibilities

  • Creation and follow-up on a yearly budget
  • Assignment of budgets to events
  • Ensuring that all expenses are justified
  • Management of contact with the accountant
  • Management of all obligations and liabilities of the organisation for being a VZW (NPO)
  • Creation of contract templates for partnerships

Size

1

What will you learn

Managing a mission-critical part of an organisation, transparency, effective communication, thinking ahead of time, budget management, evaluation of needs and priorities, management of contracts, knowledge of the legal aspects of running an NPO

Purpose

Organising the D4GC

Concrete responsibilities

  • Organising the content, logistics, catering, marketing, communication of the D4GC (October/November 2020)
  • Planning workshops & lectures (All year)
  • Organising the Data Science Track (March-April 2021)
  • Contact and negotiation with partners
  • Collecting and analysing feedback
  • Coming up with new events that complement Emergent’s portfolio
Levels of commitment

Lead: Having final responsibility for an event or track, and supporting all other events

Team: supporting 1, some or all events

Proposed size

4-8

What will you learn

Leadership, organisational skills, event hosting skills, data science, reflection, research, creativity, experience in organising a large-scale event, development of public speaking skills

 

Purpose

Recruitment and well-being of organising members

Concrete responsibilities

  • Recruitment process
  • Team building
  • Making sure everyone is empowered and happy in their role
  • Creation of alumni newsletter

Proposed size

1-2

What will you learn

Putting the right girl/guy into the right position, effective communication, being warm-hearted, understanding people, adapting your behaviour to different types of characters, identifying key characteristics in people, ability to identify and solve tensions

Purpose

Promotion of the organisation and its events

Concrete responsibilities

  • Social Media management & analytics
  • Graphic Design
  • Maintenance and content of website

Proposed size

2-3

What will you learn

Marketing strategy, social media analytics, effective communication, graphic design, WordPress, time management, growth hacking

Purpose

Building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with external partners

Concrete responsibilities

  • Cultivation of existing connections with organisation-wide partners by being the single-point-of-contact
  • Actively finding new partnerships that will benefit multiple clusters or the organisation as a whole

Proposed size

2-3

What will you learn

Effective communication, alignment of partner’s needs with our offers, negotiation, understanding people, development of professional relationships

Apply now to become a member in 2020-2021

We are looking for self-motivated, independent and future leaders that want to be responsible of organizing events supporting this goal. 

We’re looking for people to join the Marketing, Events and Network & Relations teams.

Do you feel like you could be the team member we’re looking for? Send us an email at hr@emergentleuven.be!