The council is comprised of four Named Positions — President, Vice President, Secretary, and Recruiting Manager — who form the Student Council Executive Team. Each position requires a significant time commitment.
The majority of the council will be comprised of 12 students. There will be frequent communication between all named positions. All council members will serve for three month periods, and designated positions will serve for six month periods. When one’s term expires, they can reapply to maintain their position, or they have the option to leave their position. For one to become a named position, they first must serve a term as a council member before applying for a designated position.
For all members, there will be bi-monthly (twice a month) meeting/conference calls, coordinated by the Student Council Executive Team. It is expected that all members are present for each meeting, but student life can become busy, and it is understandable if a session is missed. If so, it is required for members to read over the notes taken by the secretary.
Responsibilities: The President of the council will be required to communicate effectively with the Director of Programs, Ben Bryant ([email protected]), concerning the ideas of the council. Being head of the council, the President will also ensure weekly progress on all agenda items, and when appropriate venture into research opportunities. Additionally, the President will meet monthly (through video chat or web call) with the Director of Programs to ensure the council is operating efficiently. The President will also have to draft an agenda for every meeting and lead the meetings. The president will also have to maintain and tend to all core programs of the council.
Requirements: The President of the council must be able to motivate council members to take action. They should have a very disciplined work ethic and have the ability to dedicate substantial amounts of time to United 4 Social Change’s cause.
Responsibilities: The Vice President must be able to cooperate and divide work with the President on ensuring the progress of council programs (voting on policies, suggestions, serving as ambassadors, feedback, etc.) This also includes meetings where the Vice President will be given a few minutes at meetings to present their ideas. Additionally, the VP will be responsible for maintaining public relations. This includes maintaining communications and researching new connections with various organizations acting as a student ambassador for the company. The VP must be able to research new opportunities (courses, events, policies, etc.) that will help the council increase productivity and feedback. Furthermore, the Vice President must be able to fulfill the President’s responsibilities in their absence.
Requirements: The Vice President must be strong spoken and efficient with written communication and internet research. Additionally, the Vice President must have a consistent work ethic and will be expected to present at every meeting.
Responsibilities: The Secretary must record minutes (notes) at all council meetings, and upload minutes into the Google Drive. The Secretary will also take attendance at meetings, and perform other tasks as needed, primarily administrative duties.
Requirements: The Secretary must be present at every club meeting. They must also be extremely organized, proficient in Google Drive, and have a consistent work ethic.
Responsibilities: The Recruiting Manager must recruit new members. Additionally, they must advertise interest for meetings by creating and sharing digital flyers and emails advertising U4SC. The Recruiting Manager will also ensure strong attendance at meetings, and remind council members when necessary.
Requirements: The Recruiting Manager should be sociable and an excellent communicator. They must also be consistent in performing tasks.
Responsibilities: A council member of the U4SC will provide feedback and suggestions, vote on ideas and policies, and serve as ambassadors for the organization.
Requirements: To be a council member at U4SC, one should be sociable and an excellent communicator. Additionally, they must be able to collaborate and work well within a team. Council members should also be able to make meetings and have a consistent work ethic and time commitment.