Young ITA Leadership Opportunities

Young ITA
We are now accepting applications for the following new Young ITA leadership positions for the period June 2017 – June 2019:
  • Thought Leadership Chair
  • Mentorship Program Chair
  • Regional Chairs: North America, South America (Spanish-speaking jurisdictions), Brazil, Mexico and Central America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Africa, Asia

Deadline to Apply (all positions):

  • September 8, 2017

Selection Criteria (all positions):

  • Young ITA and the ITA will select the candidates at their own discretion.
  • Some of the main factors that will inform their decisions include international arbitration experience, prior publications and speaking engagements, experience organizing events or leading initiatives, and diversity.

Qualifications (all positions):

  • Young ITA member
  • ITA member or ITA Advisory Board member (applicants may satisfy this requirement upon their appointment)
  • 40 years old or younger by the end of the two-year term

The positions now available are:

Thought Leadership Chair 

  • Responsibilities:
    • Lead new Young ITA Award review and selection process
    • Review and edit Young ITA contributions to ITA publications, including the ITA newsletter News & Notes
    • Identify topical issues to be addressed at Young ITA events and in the Young ITA LinkedIn Group
  • Brief description of the Young ITA Award program:
    • Every year Young ITA will select a paper on a topical international arbitration issue, which will be granted the Young ITA Award at the next ITA Workshop, as well as two additional papers that will be identified as deserving “honorable mentions”
    • The papers will be submitted through the ITA’s website by February 1st of each year
    • Authors must be Young ITA members and 40 years old or younger by June 15 of the relevant year
    • By September 15, 2017, the Thought Leadership Chair will draft a set of guidelines for the program (including extension of papers, whether Young ITA will select a specific topic) and will identify a reputable, well-know international arbitration publication that would publish the winning paper
    • By April 1, the Thought Leadership Chair and the Vice Chair will preselect the ten best papers, which will then be evaluated jointly with the ITA to select the winner and two runner-ups
  • Click here to apply

Mentorship Program Chair

  • Responsibilities:
    • Lead new Mentorship Program
  • Brief description of the Young ITA Mentorship program:
    • Every year, Young ITA will select 10 members to be mentored by a more senior ITA member in his respective region
    • The selection process for mentees will take into account the candidates’ professional and academic background and the cover letter with the application
    • The “mentoring” will consist of meeting at least once in-person and then follow-ups by email or telephone in at least two additional instances
    • The Mentorship Program Chair will (i) draft a set of guidelines with a view to ensuring that mentors and mentees make the most of the program, without demanding a significant time commitment by the mentor, and (ii) circulate a list of suggested topics for discussion by mentors and mentees
    • In general, mentors and mentees will be encouraged to discuss issues related to career development and profile-raising opportunities
  • Click here to apply

Regional Chairs 

  • Responsibilities:
    • Be the Young ITA ambassador in the region
    • Organize and chair #YOUNGITATALKS events in the region
  • Regions:
    • North America
    • South America (Spanish-speaking jurisdictions)
    • Brazil
    • Mexico and Central America
    • United Kingdom
    • Continental Europe
    • Africa
    • Asia
  • Click here to apply (one region only)