Position Descriptions (Committee)

Prior MUN staff experience - in a committee staff role - is required to serve as a Director at NWMUN. Usually, due to staff retention, individuals new to staff at NWMUN are not hired as Director in their first year on staff. New staff are regularly hired as Assistant Director.

Committee Director: The Director is the supervising substantive officer of their Committee. Responsible for authoring the majority of the Committee Background Guide; the portions the Director is responsible for are at least one topic summary (on each topic the committee will be discussing) and the introductory letter, introducing themselves, the Assistant Director and the conference to delegates.

At the conference, the Director is primarily responsible for editing working papers as delegates submit them to the dais, and eventually approving them and giving them a document code, making them a draft resolution. The Director is also responsible for ensuring the substantive quality of the committee, which includes ensuring (with the help of the Director of Home Government) that delegates are representing a policy as similar to their countries’ true policy as possible. Finally, the Director is responsible for mentoring their Assistant Director, to help ensure their growth as a staffer and preparation for future years as a member of the NWMUN Staff.

Committee Assistant Director: These positions serve as the Procedural Officer of their Committee. They are responsible for authoring one of the topics of the Background Guide. At the conference, the Assistant Director chair many of the meetings, and are responsible for ensuring the procedural integrity of the proceedings. The Assistant Director lead the committee without directing them, and are responsible for the integrity of the process, rather than the quality of the outcome, of the committee.