TCMUN Undersecretary of Operations (USO)


The Teton County Model United Nations Conference Undersecretary of Operations is a member of a three-student Secretariat in charge of planning and operations of the TCMUN.  S/he will work together to coordinate with IC21 staff to develop and support a conference attended by 200 delegates and 25 visiting faculty, as well as staffed by 10 students, three TCMUN Steering Committee members, and numerous parent volunteers.



Pre-Conference Organization (6/1-10/30)

  1. Work with IC21 and secretariat to develop and implement operational plans
  2. Meet with SG and IC21 staff monthly to discuss progress and next steps planning.
  3. Coordinate with Secretariat and local businesses to procure necessary supplies for conference
  4. Coordinate conference environmental sustainability efforts and logistics
  5. Complete JHHS building logistics (identify rooms, move teachers to new locations, communicate with staff and students, coordinate technology plan)
  6. Assist SG in organization of chair setup of their committee
    • Folder with parliamentary procedures, schedules, etc.
    • Prepare committee boxes
    • Prepare set-up/take-down plan for tables, chairs, linens

TCMUN Conference Set-Up (10/31-11/10)

  1. Assist and supervise committee chair set-up of their committee room
    • Room set-up
    • Delegate committee packets
    • Technology supports
    • Other tasks as delegated by Sec Gen

TCMUN Conference Operations (11/10-11/12)

  1. Organize and supervise conference proceedings
  2. Assist delegates, delegate coordinators, and visitors by answering questions, and providing general logistics support during the conference
  3. Assist committee chairs and co-chairs by answering questions, and providing general logistics support during the conference
  4. Assist TCMUN volunteers by answering questions, and providing general logistics support during the conference
  5. Assist SG in publication of all committee resolutions prior to final General Assembly
  6. Support SG in daily review meetings with TCMUN staff
  7. Support SG in daily review meetings with faculty advisors
  8. Assist SG in final General Assembly resolution voting

Post-Conference Organization (11/13-12/6)

  1. Organize and supervise conference breakdown
    • Tables, chairs, linens returned to original locations
    • Classrooms returned to original condition
    • All TCMUN re-usable conference materials collected
  1. JHHS Teacher communications–survey and thank you
  2. Work with Secretariat to finalize inventory of all TCMUN reusable conference materials
  3. Assist in post-conference review meeting/party

2019 TCMUN Secretariat Timeline

April 2: Apps come out for student leaders

April 19th: Apps Due

May 9nd: Student Leader decisions out

May 13th: RSVP to IC21 about position

May (date TBD): First SG/USG Meeting

May/June (date TBD): Full student leader meeting

June (date TBD): Second SG/USG Meeting

July (date TBD): Third SG/USG Meeting

August (date TBD): Prep for Leader Training (Jess and USGs)

August (date TBD): Leader Training

August (date TBD): SG/USG Mtg

September (date TBD): SG/USG Mtg

October (date TBD): Adult chair meeting/training (incl. secretariat)

Weeks of October 28 and November 4th: Prep

Selection of participants will be based on:

  1. Leadership positions in previous MUN activities
  2. Prior MUN experience and recognitions
  3. Public speaking and non-MUN leadership experience
  4. International experience or connections
  5. Reason for wanting to attend this year’s TCMUN Conference

Personal Responsibility and Initiative

Each student is expected to take ownership of her or his participation in TCMUN  and IC21 programs. This includes attending required meetings, appropriate and timely communication with other students, faculty, IC21 staff, community members, and parent volunteers, and being prepared for events. If a student is unable to attend or participate in an event or meeting, it is his/her responsibility to communicate with IC21, not a student’s parents. If a student is overwhelmed or feeling overextended, it is the student’s obligation to reach out and communicate that to IC21 staff. IC21 considers open, direct dialog and feedback with students important for developing personal responsibility and honing of leadership skills.

Applications for the TCMUN Secretariat are due by April 19th, 2019 at noon.  If you are interested, please complete the application below.


If you have questions about the application or position, please email Lindsey Ehinger (