As competitors in Inward Bound know, having a strong team around you can be the difference between success and failure. The organisation side of Inward Bound requires a strong and dedicated team, willing to go over and above the call of duty to make the event run smoothly. Working on the IB committee can be a tough but very rewarding experience.
We are seeking individuals who are interested and motivated to get involved with the organisation and coordination of Inward Bound 2017 through being a member of the organising committee. Applicants with experience either as a competitor or volunteer in previous Inward Bounds or similar large scale events will be highly regarded.
The Committee will be chosen by the Race Director and Exec Committee listed below in consultation with ANU Sport and other ISO representatives. As a guide, the work load will be fairly light until Bush Week from which point the Committee will meet regularly and be expected to complete their respective tasks. Beside is an indication of the expected hours required for the 6 biggest committee positions.
Chair & appoint Committee, ensure proper organisation of the Inward Bound event. Provide ultimate jurisdiction on race matters, subject to my responsibilities as an officer of the Interhall Sports Organisation.
Propose and assist in locating a suitable event endpoint and course. Will advise on Committee matters as well to the extent that the course impacts on these matters.
The Volunteers coordinator is responsible for drafting the roles and requirements for the 300 strong volunteer team. The role demands an organised and motivated individual who can lead and organise smaller teams of volunteers, developing rosters and shifts for volunteers and coordinating logistics to ensure those volunteers can arrive and be picked up from there various locations of work. The Volunteers Coordinator will work closely with the Race Director to ensure that important roles are fulfilled.
I went to ANU from 2011 to 2015 and competed in IB four times for Griffin Hall, from 2013 to 2016. I coached the team in my last two years of running, and wanted to stay involved after retirement so joined the committee this year. As endpoint coordinator I am responsible for ensuring that all runners, volunteers and spectators have a wonderful time at endpoint, wherever that might be!
I’m a 4th year Law/Commerce student and ex-ressie at Ursies. I’ve run IB 3 times, coached once and am Scrutineering Coordinator for the Organising Committee this year. The role involves overseeing the pre race and post race scrutineering to ensure that all the runners have the gear they need to complete the race.
Hi, my name is Zack and I am the administrative and legal officer on the 2017 IB committee and am responsible for managing risk and acting as a point of contact with coaches and coordinators among other things. I am in my fourth and final year at ANU studying economics and actuarial studies and have competed in the last two editions of IB for Burgmann College. I can attest to what a truly amazing experience IB is and this year I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the committee to deliver this unique race. See you at endpoint (wherever that may be)!
My name’s Jules “From Torts” Lee, and I’m treasurer of the 2017 IB Committee.
I’m a PPE/Law student from the Mornington Peninsula, and I’m currently a resident at Burton and Garran Hall. I love reading, writing, driving, drinking coffee, and getting trapped in B&G’s kitchen talking to my friends about politics for six hours at a time.
I can’t speak to how excited I am to help out with the IB Committee this year. I’d heard so much and had wanted to compete, but a chronic knee injury has put that out of the running for at least a couple of years, so I’m focusing on helping out in any way I can!
I’m really keen to see this event in detail for the first time, and can’t wait to do everything possible to make this the biggest and best IB I can!
Part of the role is to oversee a team of social media volunteers on race day who will be updating the Facebook page, Twitter (which is embedded into the race tracker), Instagram and overseeing the Snapchat live story all from a tent at End-Point. The role encompasses some of the functions of the former communications officer, however some of these have been split with the Race Director. This person will also be help the race director coordinate communications with the event’s sponsor.
Starting from bush week, the role would involve making sure that there are posts each week on all the channels with the focus on generating hype people up for the event, disseminating relevant information about the lead up events (rogaines, timetrials and other events we organise or outsource). The role will be quite exciting come race day as we’re trying to have all volunteers (e.g. chaperones on the drops) taking pictures, video and/or anecdotes and sending this info to you and your team at endpoint when they get reception. It will then be your team that oversees that this content is uploaded to the relevant channels in a timely manner to make watching the race online a more engaging experience.
Provide strategic advice on the direction and organisation of the Inward Bound event. This Is purely an advisory role, separate from the committee, to vet the course and provide balance. Jack will be present at Endpoint for the duration of the race and will make quick decisions on the basis of rule infractions and violations, applying the penalties specified in the rules. The time commitment in the lead up to the event is not large, however, a thorough knowledge of the rules and the ability to apply them judiciously is necessary for taking on this role.