The General Secretariat department is composed of only one individual, the Secretary General, who heads the administration and project management. She/he also attends to clerical tasks, including managing the association’s mail, calling meetings, responding to emails, and transferring information from one department to another. Therefore, she/he is responsible for interdepartmental coordination and internal communication within the association. The Secretary General carries out her/his tasks in close collaboration with the President and the Vice-President. The Secretariat also handles room reservations for events and records the minutes during committee meetings and General Assemblies. The incumbent must have a strong sense of responsibility and outstanding organization skills. Discretion is also a must, given that she/he works not only with the SDSA, but with external partners as well.
A word from the ad interim General Secretary: Kozue Mariethoz
“Inspired by the SDSA and convinced by all the opportunities it could offer me, I joined the SDSA in fall 2021. Alongside my studies, I wished to join an association that could allow me to gain professional skills and to meet students who are motivated and passionate about diplomacy.”