1. Write a cover letter that (in no more than three pages):
- Includes your reasons for applying for the Volunteer Staff position(s) of your choice and describe your most important contribution - If your goal is to continue in a position (Director, AD, etc.) that you have held before: what is your motivation for doing it again, what do you want to change for this year?
- If applying for Director: describe how you plan to involve your AD, both throughout the preparation as well as at the conference
- If applying for Assistant Director (AD): describe how you envision your cooperation with your Director
- Addresses deadlines: although a volunteer program, NMUN•NY has many deadlines to serve as a target date to produce services and resources. What is your plan for meeting NMUN•NY deadlines once given? What will you do if you cannot meet a deadline?
- Give the names and contact information for two or three references. At least one should be a non-NMUN volunteer
2. Your current résumé (no more than two pages) that highlights your experiences, special skills, and/or unique characteristics. List any prior Model United Nations experience you have. Please detail countries represented and committees simulated as a delegate, as well as any experiences as chair, rapporteur, or conference staff.
3. On a separate page, briefly (no more than 100 words per scenario) address how you would handle the following hypothetical situation(s). Provide separate responses to both situations if you are applying for both substantive and administrative positions.
If applying for a Director or Assistant Director position (answer both):
1) A head delegate emails you and points out a case study in the background guide on the state the delegation represents, complaining that the case study gives a false impression of the state’s policy, and that singling out states is not in order. As a substantive officer of the conference, how do you address this concern with the advisor and delegates?
2) A delegate approaches you about another delegate not acting in character with their state policy. How do you address the delegate's concerns?
If applying for a Conference Services position:
A delegate approaches you with complaints about the long wait to access the compute facilities. S/he is very upset and demands to use a computer immediately because s/he claims that the work is urgent before the committee enters voting procedure. Please describe how you would address this situation and work towards resolving the problem?
4. If applying for a substantive position (Director or Assistant Director), please submit a writing sample, with footnoted citations, of no more than three to five pages with your application. For all writing samples, please indicate at the beginning of the sample for what purpose and the date (month/year) it was written. Please do not submit a previously-written NMUN background guide.