Dear prospective applicant,
Since our inception, NorthMUN has continued to maintain and uphold the qualities of affordability, accessibility and a gratifying delegate experience, along with the aspiration that all involved will part from our conference with a more comprehensive understanding of Model UN and its intricacies. Please note that this year, we are altering the format of our conference from a single-day to a two-day event. This means that you will be held to a standard higher of professionalism and behaviour than you might have been at previous conferences. Throughout your application, you should be mindful of this and try to exemplify why your skills and qualities will make for an excellent committee experience where debate will not at any point run dry over the course of our conference. Demonstration of your commitment and planning will also be valued.
Your time and expertise is valuable, and thus we wish to facilitate this process as efficiently as possible. You should know that while a comprehensive experience of Model UN is indeed favourable, it is entirely possible that your demonstrated aptitude for learning or curiosity may put yourself ahead of applicants with more experience. Your application will be considered on the basis of the extent to which it seems you will uphold the goals of our conference and maintain a high quality of debate for delegates, as well as remain on task and communicative with the both your fellow committee staff and the secretariat team. Your past achievements will help give us more insight as to who you are and how prepared you are for this role.
You will have the option of applying for Director, Assistant-Director, or Chair of a committee. The Director and Assistant-Director will share most of the pre-conference duties of writing the background guide and substantive matters, with the Director of course having more control over operations. During the conference, the Director will moderate the flow of debate as they see fit to keep committee running smoothly, whereas the Assistant-Director will primarily have a supporting role. The position of Chair is extremely valued as they will be the ones most consistently active in guiding the formative side of debate throughout its course. As such, it is important for applicants to be personable.
Once again, every applicant is considered on the basis of their merits and not solely the cumulative number of their past conference attendances. As such, I encourage each and every one of you to apply. With nothing to lose and all to gain, there is no shame in rejection but only commendation in confidence, so give it your best shot! If you have any other questions or concerns regarding our application process feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Chief of Staff
North Model United Nations 2020