Thank you for considering applying for a position with the IYNA! Without our volunteer staff, none of our projects could be possible. By applying to one of our departments, you will join a team of passionate, dedicated individuals working towards building the next generation of neuroscientists. Please note that IYNA positions are only open to members under 26 years of age. Our teams currently use G Suite and Facebook Workplace to communicate. Applicants must be able to access these platforms on a regular basis. We will be opening new positions relatively frequently, so make sure to check back here often.
The Recruitment Committee is responsible for expanding our member base through contacting other organizations and improving our infrastructure. Recruitment committee team members are involved in maintaining the IYNA Adwords account, brainstorming and implementing new recruitment programs, and recruiting members at Brain Bees all around the world.
The Chapter Development Committee is responsible for helping to establish and develop chapters all over the world. This position is incredibly vital to the mission of the IYNA because you will be helping chapters to direct their learning activities, and assisting their efforts to reach their members and facilitate their neuroscience learning experience. Specific duties include reaching out to and communicating with our chapters, contacting organizations regarding the creation of new chapters, and the creation of resources for our chapters.
Committee members will be in charge of contacting media sources, such as news outlets and video channels, to write articles/produce media to publicize the IYNA. Applicants should be skilled with writing and public relations.
The Social Media team is responsible for maintaining the IYNA's social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Each account will be handled by 1-2 people and require certain consistent activity. Applicants should be familiar with these social media platforms. Applicants with prior experience managing professional social media accounts will be given preference.
The video production team of the IYNA is responsible for creating videos that will be used as promotional or educational resources. Applicants should have some experience with video production, and be familiar with filming and editing tools.
The Web Development team will work to improve all aspects of the IYNA website. This team uses Bitbucket and Sourcetree for version control and deployment. The team will be working with both custom coded sites and wordpress managed sites. Applicants must have experience in HTML, CSS, JS, and Wordpress. Applicants with experience in PHP will be given preference.
As a MYELIN Contributor, you will join a team of dedicated students working to develop a high school neuroscience curriculum. Within your module-specific teams, you will be responsible for drafting learning materials, finding opportunities to share our curricula with educators, and developing new ideas for how to ensure the initiative’s success.
The Module Leader manages and organizes their assigned Module to ensure the successful working and team communication necessary to create the Learning Objectives and foundation for our curriculum. Additionally, Module Leaders weigh in on decision making for the future and progression of the MYELIN Initiative alongside the MYELIN Director and Assistant Director. Module Leaders will serve on the MYELIN Executive team. The MYELIN Module Leader position is demanding, and will require the applicant to be especially active in leading their module and communicating with the executive team. MYELIN Module Leaders are expected to be knowledgeable about topics in their assigned module.
Junior editors will be responsible for reviewing and editing articles submitted to the IYNA Journal. They will be correcting for grammatical, organizational, and informational errors among others. Each Junior editor will be assigned approximately 2-5 articles to edit per journal release. Junior editors will work alongside other journal editors, senior editors, and the Editor-In-Chief.
Journal Assembly team members will be responsible for the formatting and assembly of the IYNA Journal. The Journal Assembly team will create the cover, table of contents page, and contributors page for each journal release. Journal assembly team members will work alongside the editing team to ensure that all articles are properly formatted in accordance with the IYNA Journal Format Guidelines. Journal Assembly team members will also prepare articles for individual publication on our journal site site at journal.youthneuro.org.