GES is entirely organized by a team of 75 Northwestern undergraduate students representing all majors and classes. While GES staff spends the academic year planning the conference, members also explore the conceptual ideas and practical project management skills discussed at the Summit through weekly workshops and discussions. Northwestern students can also apply to the conference as delegates, attend the Summit workshops, or participate in GES-sponsored programming on campus.
Alumni – email@example.com
Primary responsibilities include keeping the GES alumni community well connected and informed about new opportunities, measuring and assessing the impact of GES on the alumni community, and writing and disseminating the GES Newsletter. Involves generating creative ideas for maintaining and strengthening the GES community beyond the Summit.
American Delegates – firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary responsibilities include recruiting American delegate applications, coordinating applicant review process (utilizing GES staff), and communicating with delegates before the event regarding logistics.
Content – email@example.com
Primary responsibilities include forming the GES curriculum by outlining workshop, panels, and Short Talk topics. Team members are required to recruit keynotes, facilitators, and participant nonprofit/ social change organizations. Involves learning about delegate projects to create a more personalized Summit experience.
Delegate Development – firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary responsibilities include implementing education and social networking program to prepare delegates for Summit, designing small group discussion framework, and training GES small group facilitators for the Summit. Co-chairs are also tasked with the mentorship program that matches delegates to mentors based on project and expertise relevance.
External Programming – email@example.com
Responsible for broadening GES’s reach on campus, by planning and executing all non-Summit GES events at Northwestern, GES community service activities, and facilitating coordination with other organizations on campus. One chair of this team will be responsible for organizing the annual GES Spring Break Trip, which will mirror the GES vision and curriculum for staff abroad.
Finance – firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary responsibilities include managing the GES budget, working with the directors and teams to determine expenditures, coordinating reimbursements for staff, delegates, and facilitators, and external fundraising campaigns including grant writing and Evanston-area fundraisers.
Community Development – email@example.com
Primary responsibilities include designing and implementing a staff development program focused on the conceptual challenges addressed by GES, and coordinating team building and social events among GES staff. This team also coordinates the Engage Chicago Program.
International Delegates – firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary responsibilities include recruiting International delegate applications, coordinating applicant review process (utilizing GES staff), and arranging visas, transportation, and USA experience for international participants.
Logistics – email@example.com
Primary responsibilities include coordinating transport of delegates and facilitators (to and from the airport), finding appropriate housing (hotels and student homestays) for all participants, coordinating room reservations for the event, and arranging all food during the Summit. Team will also be in charge of all logistical arrangements involving Norris, will compile relevant information for guests to Northwestern, and will organize social events for “free hours” during the Summit.
Media/Marketing – firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary responsibilities include designing all marketing materials, coordinating off-campus publicity through press releases and media coverage, and developing and implementing on-campus marketing strategies. M&M is also responsible for covering events throughout the Summit.
The OpenShutter Project – email@example.com
The OpenShutter Project creates immersive media environments that move beyond simplistic narratives of people, problems and places. By increasing awareness of the world around us, transcending barriers of language and endeavoring to create the idea of a global community, the OpenShutter team will aim to inspire tangible action and positive social change.
Outcomes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary responsibilities include coordinating financial and non-financial outcomes for delegates and alumni of GES. In the past this has included coordinating the Global Giving Project Challenge, collaborating on the delegate mentorship program, finding publishing opportunities for delegates, and linking delegates up with continued positions at global nonprofit organizations.
Web Development/Technology – email@example.com
Primary responsibilities include development and maintenance of the GES website, IT support at the Summit itself, and exploring creative uses of technology such as web conferencing, live video blogging, and the use of social media (Twitter, Blip.tv, Wiki) to engage participants and interested observers.