Graduate Student Government Association

The application process for the 2017-8 Executive Board has closed. If you're interested in applying for next year's Executive Board, see the application (linked below) and the descriptions of the Executive Board positions listed below. 

 

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Position Descriptions

Below are the descriptions of the Executive Board Position open for the 2017-2018 Academic Year:

Chief of Staff:

The role of the Chief of Staff can vary widely from administration to administration. However, the Chief of Staff is tasked with managing the GSGA Executive Board, facilitating and leading GSGA Legislative meetings, and serving as the Graduate Elections Board Chair, while also pursuing their own initiatives and policy agenda. The GSGA Chief of Staff (and Deputy Chief of Staff) also serves as the official GSGA Secretary and is responsible for creating the agenda prior to, taking minutes during, and publishing the official minutes of GSGA Executive and Legislative meetings.

Deputy Chief of Staff:

The Deputy Chief of Staff assists the GSGA Chief of Staff in completing the many responsibilities associated with their role. The day-to-day activities of this role vary widely from year to year, but the Deputy Chief of Staff serves as the Deputy Graduate Elections Chair and also as the Deputy Secretary of the GSGA.

VP of Finance: 

The VP of Finance is the highest ranking financial officer of the Emory Graduate Student Body. It is their responsibility to manage the GSGA budget, oversee the distribution of the Graduate Student Activity Fee (GSAF), and create and manage the financial policy of GSGA. As GSGA Divisional Treasurer, they are also responsible for approving budgets and expenses for GSGA-chartered clubs, as well as providing training and guidance to their treasurers. Finally, the GSGA VP of Finance chairs the GSGA Finance Committee and will be responsible for training and collaborating with all eight Graduate Divisional Treasurers. 

Deputy VP of Finance:

The Deputy VP of Finance assists in managing the GSGA budget and determining financial policy for the Emory Graduate Student Body. They will also be responsible for supporting the GSGA VP of Finance, who is responsible for approving budgets and expenses for clubs chartered under GSGA, as well as providing training and guidance to their treasurers. 

VP of Marketing & Communications:

The VP of Communication's primary role is to communicate events, news, and policy with the graduate community. This includes: maintaining regular communication with graduate division leaders and the students they represent, creating and executing a clear and effective communication strategy, promoting GSGA events, maintaining an updated social media and web presence, and fielding questions from across the Emory Graduate community. This position will work closely with the GSGA President, EVP, and the VP of Social Affairs. Persons qualified for this position will have: excellent written and verbal communication skills, a successful track record in communicating with large groups, well-rounded marketing skills, fluency in social media marketing, and a genuine interest in student programming and/or government. 

Deputy VP of Marketing & Communications:

The Deputy VP of Marketing & Communications is responsible for supporting the VP of Marketing & Communications in communicating events, news, and policy with the graduate community. The Deputy VP of Marketing & Communications assists in connecting all eight graduate divisions as well as fielding questions from across the Emory Graduate community. Persons qualified for this position will have: excellent written and verbal communication skills, a successful track record in collaborating with large groups, well-rounded marketing skills, fluency in social media marketing, and a genuine interest in student programming and/or government.

VP of Social Affairs:

The VP of Social Affairs is responsible for planning and executing all events put on by GSGA throughout the year, including two large-scale Graduate Student-wide events per semester. The VP of Social Affairs assists with the development of all GSGA event budgets, oversees the GSGA Social Committee, and acts as the liaison between GSGA and the SGA Student Programming Council.

Deputy VP of Social Affairs:

The Deputy VP of Social Affairs is responsible for supporting the VP of Social Affairs in planning and executing all events put on by GSGA throughout the year, including. The Deputy VP of Social Affairs assists with the development of all GSGA event budgets, oversees the GSGA Social Committee, and acts as the liaison between GSGA and the SGA Student Programming Council.

VP of Alumni Affairs:

The VP of Alumni Affairs works directly with Emory's Office of Alumni Affairs to ensure involvement with the graduate student community. Duties include: attending Graduate Student Alumni Board (GSAB) meetings, attending quarterly meetings of the full Emory Alumni Board (EAB), serving as a spokesperson for the graduate student body at Emory, act as the liaison between GSGA, the Emory Alumni Association, and the Emory Alumni Relations Office, and serving as co-chair of the GSGA Student Affairs Committee. 

VP of Student Affairs 

The VP of Student Affairs main responsibility is to chair the GSGA Student Affairs Committee and serve as the point person for all advocacy issues and initiatives that do not fall into the portfolio of other Executive Board members. The GSGA Student Affairs Committee is the Graduate Student Divisional Committee on Community and Diversity (DCCD) and it is the responsibility of the committee, and the VP of Student Affairs, to complete the annual community and diversity report.