The breakdown of Student Government includes a student senate and executive positions. In addition to the President and Vice President, several opportunities are available for students to become appointed to the Student Government Cabinet. The application for Cabinet positions is open now until April 12th, 2019, and here are some descriptions of the positions available.
Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff is an appointed position, and the applicant is encouraged to have prior Student Government experience, although this is not necessary. The duties of the Chief of Staff include serving as the Senate Parliamentarian, coordinating the activities of Cabinet members, representing Student Government at Club Council meetings, and directing the Fall and Spring Student Government elections. The role requires regularly meeting with the Coordinator of Clubs and Organizations as well as solving issues within the Student Senate and Cabinet. Kimberly Barr, a senior biology and philosophy double major, currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Student Government.
The Executive Treasurer is an appointed position that reports to the Chief of Staff. The Exec. Treasurer oversees the entire budgeting process, meets regularly with club leaders and the Coordinator of Clubs and Organizations, documents the spending activity of Student Government funded clubs and organizations on campus, and advises the Appropriations and Student Transitions Committee with respect to appeals and New Initiative Funding requests. In addition, the Exec. Treasurer works with the Finance Intern in reporting and documenting club spending as well as continuously updating Senate on budgets, allocations, and the spending of Student Government and funded clubs and organizations. Paige Nonnenmacher, a senior exercise science major, currently serves as the Executive Treasurer for Student Government.
The Secretary is an appointed position that reports to the Chief of Staff. The Secretary is responsible for keeping and organizing the minutes at each Student Government Senate meeting, while also documenting the attendance of Senators at Student Government events. In addition, the Secretary is responsible for assigning Senators to Student Government activities, i.e., table sits etc., as well as submitting orders for office supplies, aiding in the planning of Grocery Bingo, and updating the Student Government bulletin board in the Student Forum. The Secretary position is currently being held by Marlene Geernick, a senior international studies major.
Director of Communications
The Director of Communications is an appointed position that reports to the Chief of Staff. The Dir. of Communications is responsible for maintaining all Student Government social media accounts, i.e., Instagram and Twitter, while designing posts that correspond to Student Government events and advertisements. In addition, the Dir. of Communications is responsible for taking Student Government photos at events, designing Student Government merchandise, submitting weekly articles to Royal News/Campus Corner, and planning the fall and spring Street Sweeps including but not limited to designing t-shirts, coordinating registration, and securing locations for the event. Madalyne Sunday, a senior biology major, currently serves Student Government as the Director of Communications.
Director of Technology
The Director of Technology is an appointed position that reports to the Chief of Staff. The Dir. of Technology is responsible for updating the Student Government website and RoyalSync portal, managing the technology aspect of Student Government elections, maintaining and supporting the club management system (RoyalSync and Presence), managing Student Government information resources, and assisting Student Government in the creation of surveys and sign-ups through RoyalSync, i.e., Street Sweep registration. In addition, the Dir. of Technology works closely with the Coordinator of Clubs and Organizations to create weekly #Royalweekends emails, as well as serving as a liaison between Student Government and the Technology Support Center. Jack Prendergast, a senior computer science major, currently serves Student Government as the Director of Technology.
If you are interested in any of the positions above, please consider applying via the online application on the Student Government RoyalSync page. In addition, if you have any questions with respect to a Cabinet position, stop by the Student Government office, TDC Student Forum. As always follow Student Government on Twitter and Instagram @uofssg!