We are currently accepting GSA Executive Board early applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Lock in your spot now: applications are due April 30.  Regular applications are due September 8. Chair positions will be voted on in September by all selected board members. 

 

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Board Member Positions

*** All board members are expected to attend monthly GSA meetings; participate in semesterly one-on-one meetings with the GSA Advisor; and complete timesheets, assessments, and surveys in a timely manner.  All board positions receive a small stipend (assuming roles are successfully executed).***

Institutional Representatives (up to eight students):

  1. Acting as liaisons between the graduate student body and the administration, gathering feedback and exchanging information
  2. Assisting in the recruitment of new GSA members, and encouraging graduate student attendance at events
  3. Participating in related university-wide events whenever possible
  4. Serving on USG committees as assigned

 

Chair of Communications and Outreach (one student: likely doubled with an Institutional Rep. role):

  1. Marketing and outreach for the increase of GSA membership and awareness, as well as for events and initiatives
  2. Maintenance of the GSA Facebook group and OrgLife app pages
  3. Creation of a monthly e-newsletter
  4. Membership on the USG Board of Advisors
  5. Overseeing the approval of graduate student organization funding and professional development support requests

 

Chair of Events and Activities (one student: likely doubled with an Institutional Rep. role):

  1. Participation in and promotion of university-wide events, such as: Involvement Fairs, Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, and Graduation Gala
  2. Participation in and promotion of GSA events
  3. Leading the efforts for at least one GSA-led event each semester
  4. Membership on the USM Student Council
  5. Serving as a liaison to the undergraduate USG Student Council


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program offered at USG, taking a minimum of 6 on-site credits during the fall and spring semesters (appeals for exceptions will be considered)
  • Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the program at the time of candidacy
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing with their respective institution
  • Must have met with their program director, coordinator or designated institution representative to declare their candidacy and have all of the qualifications above verified [repeat applicants are not required to meet with their program representative again, but they may do so if desired]
  • Strongly preferred: able to serve during both fall and spring semesters of the 2019-2020 academic year


Application 

Application components consist of:

  • Completion of the application webform
  • A statement indicating interest and describing a student's qualifications
  • Affirmation of endorsement or acknowledgment from the student’s program director or coordinator, which includes confirmation that the student is in good academic standing
  • Recommended: a resume or c.v.