Join the executive committee and help shape the future of the CWWA, whilst building your network, skills and experience. All roles are voluntary and may be held for up to two 3-year terms.
To apply for a vacant position on the executive committee you must:
- Be a current, paid-up member
- Send a brief statement of interest and suitability (1-2 paragraphs) to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which role you wish to apply for (you may apply for more than 1 roles, stating your preference, and providing a statement for each). Your statement should explain why you are interested in the role and what relevant experience or skills you can offer
Roles may be adopted on an interim basis until the next AGM, at which point there will be a formal call for nominations and a members vote to elect members to the executive committee.
More information on each of the roles can be found below or by clicking on the role above.
The Publicity and Social Media Officer plays a key role in recruiting new members and maintaining the image and community of the CWWA. A main focus of this is the Twitter account, which should be used to promote CWWA events and content as well as sharing other relevant content and retweets to engage our followers. This role is suited to someone with the time and interest to post regularly, at least weekly. Other online and print publicity materials and tasks are also required around specific events.
- Managing the Twitter account and mailing list to distribute news to all CWWA members, including information on recent conferences, relevant publications and CWWA activities/news
- Sourcing/collating that material on recent/relevant conferences, events and publications and liaising with Chair to create and send member newsletters.
- Liaising with the Website Officer to determine better ways to publicise the CWWA using social media and the website.
- Liaising with conference organisers to find ways of publicising the CWWA through social media, the website, and flyering at conferences, for example.
- Liaising with external institutions (e.g. women’s libraries and women’s organisations) to discuss possible collaborations and events.
- Social media content creation, planning and analysis
- Basic graphic design/content creation abilities, i.e. Canva, to create publicity materials
The Conference Officer is responsible for organising CWWA conferences, including our biannual international conference, with support from other executive members. This includes all stages of conference organisation from venue management, funding, CfPs, arranging speakers, scheduling and registration. This role offers the opportunity to arrange a large-scale event and develop a range of event organisation skills. Two members may be elected to share this role.
- Highly organised
- Communication skills and confidence to reach out speakers, institutions and others to secure funding, support and other opportunities
- Copywriting skills to create CfPs and other conference content
The website officer is responsible for maintaining and updating the CWWA website, including the member area and archive, to ensure the website is a reliable, useful and appealing point of reference for new and existing members. This role is suited to someone with WordPress and web design skills, or the ability to quickly learn new IT skills and software.
- Updating the CWWA website and member area with content such as news, resources, information about events and conferences.
- Liaising with the domain owner on website matters and managing plugins and integrations.
- Redesigning and reorganising content on the website, to reflect changing needs of the Association, to archive information, and to make resources available to members.
- Liaising with other Exec members on how best to use the website for publicity and to engage with members and other organisations.
- Answering members’ queries relating to the website and member logins.
- Generate and distribute website reports to relevant exec members, such as membership reports.
- WordPress, plugins and web design
- Report generation and analysis
The Administration Officer will work closely with the Chair and other members of the Executive Committee to carry out and improve processes relating to member experience and events. This is an opportunity to develop administrative skills in an academic context and help steer the operations of the association.
- Manage journal memberships: notify Oxford University Press (publishers of the journal Contemporary Women’s Writing) of new or cancelled journal access requirements; analyse website generated member report to confirm annual journal membership number for billing purposes.
- Manage the email account, forwarding any actionable items to relevant committee members.
- Update and maintain documentation and processes, suggesting ideas for improvements, automations and efficiencies.
- Work closely with the Chair and Secretary to support the operation of the association and with the Events officer and Conference officer to support event administration such as ticketing and registration.
- Administration and organisation
- IT and web skills incl. Eventbrite, Mailchimp
- Ability to leverage technology for processes and efficiencies
*Please note: this is a provisional advert as the role will need to be agreed and signed-off by the executive committee at our next AGM but if you are interested please express your interest.