Fall 2014 Legislative Committee Member (Aide) Application

Dear Fellow Yellowjacket,

Thank you very much for considering applying for a SA Government Committee position! We are very pleased that you are interested in taking an active role in Student Government. We seek highly motivated, energetic and eager people join our committees. Please take the time to present yourself as best you can. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis unless otherwise specified, although most positions are filled at the beginning of the semester. If at any time during the application process you have questions or concerns, please email president@sa.rochester.edu.

DEADLINE: Rolling

Want to join the President’s cabinet and learn more about student government? We’re looking for an executive historian to help maintain our records, develop weekly executive reports, and create the annual report for SA Government at the end of the year. It will be loads of fun and you’ll get to exercise your organizational and creative talents! Contact president@sa.rochester.edu with any questions. 

Getting to know you

Full Name (required)

Class Year (required)

Email (required)

Phone (required)

 

What makes you stand out?

Why are you interested in SA Government? (Required)

What writing or design experience do you have? (Required)

What are you most excited about this year?

 

Past Experience

Please attach a current resume including your major(s), any leadership experience, and involvement from college and/or high school. (Required)

DEADLINE: Rolling

Academics addresses student educational concerns by facilitating communication between students and various academic offices.

Chair: Stephen Wegman
contact: swegman3@u.rochester.edu

Getting to know you

Full Name (required)

Class Year (required)

Email (required)

Phone (required)

 

How do you want to get involved?

Select all positions that interest you.

 Gwen M. Greene Career Center Liaison Course Syllabi Coordinator Feedback Facilitator Other


Position Descriptions

Course Syllabi/Online Resource Coordinator:
The Online Resource Coordinator will follow-up on previous progress with the course syllabi project and explore new opportunities for improved online academic platforms. Position requires ability to effectively interface with higher level administrators. The position does not require substantial IT, tech, or development experience.

Gwen M. Greene Career Center Liaison:
The Gwen M. Greene Career Center Liaison will facilitate a close working relationship between the Career Center and the Academics Committee. Position would involve establishing a connection with the new Career Center Director and following up on reports published by SA Government.

Feedback Facilitator:
The Feedback Facilitator will promote student body engagement by promoting the development of Academic Committee projects related to academic feedback systems. These include, but are not limited to, course, instructor, and teaching assistant evaluations.

Other:
Because of the Academics Committee's new and ever-developing structure, we're open to creating additional positions if there's an idea that you have that the Committee could support. The "Other" position is an option to provide applicants with an opportunity to share their ideas with the Academics Committee.

 

What makes you stand out?

Why are you interested in the position(s) you selected? (Required)

Talk briefly about any goals you hope to accomplish through the position(s) for which you are applying. If you selected “other,” please explain your position proposal. (Required)

What experience do you have in working with administrators and/or adults? (Required)

What’s one important thing about the University of Rochester that you think most students are unaware of? Please tell us in 50 words or less. (Required)

Do you have any accomplishments that you are particularly proud of? Anything else you'd like us to know?

 

Past Experience

Please attach a current resume including your major(s), any leadership experience, and involvement from college and/or high school. (Required)

 

Please provide a reference who has worked with you in a professional capacity (Optional but Recommended)

Reference Name

Reference Position/Title

Reference Email

Reference Phone

DEADLINE: Rolling

Communications publicizes services and news, executes public relations campaigns, and monitors the SA Government Website: www.sa.rochester.edu

Chair: Josh Wolfgang
contact: jwolfgan@u.rochester.edu

Getting to know you

Full Name (required)

Class Year (required)

Email (required)

Phone (required)

 

How do you want to get involved?

Select all positions that interest you.

 Graphic Design Journalism Creative Team SA Website Development Team


Position Descriptions:

Journalism:

This team will be in charge of writing the material used in a broad spectrum of communications outreach. Tasks will include projects such as writing the Bathroom Journalism (a monthly publication), writing material for the SA website, as well as acting as a liaison to the Campus Times

Graphic Design:

We are seeking talented graphic designers to create artwork for use in specific marketing campaigns, the SA website, as well as for social media pushes.

Creative Team:

This Team will act as the creative generators for the committees. The team will work on projects which include coming up with interesting and unique ideas to reach different groups of students, creating social media campaigns and posts that will generate traction as well as help with flyering.

Website Development Team:

This team will be in charge of updating and creating new pages on the SA website. The team will work on sprucing up the website as well as creating integral and unique pages. Must have some experience with HTML and CSS coding languages.

 

What makes you stand out?

Why are you interested in the position(s) you selected? (Required)

Talk briefly about any goals you hope to accomplish through the position(s) for which you are applying. If you selected “other,” please explain your position proposal. (Required)

What past leadership experience do you have? (Required)

What past experience do you have with skills used in the position(s) you are applying for? (Required)

If you are applying for the Website Development Team, please tell us about your knowledge of html and css.

Do you have any accomplishments that you are particularly proud of? Anything else you'd like us to know?

 

Past Experience

Please attach a current resume including your major(s), any leadership experience, and involvement from college and/or high school. (Required)

DEADLINE: September 19th

Policy and Review assists in the creation of new student groups and works to ensure student groups have the resources they need. Committee members will work directly with student organizations as advocates to help them reach their potential, while also meeting weekly to review business and approve new student organizations.

Chair: Ethan Bidna
contact: ebidna@u.rochester.edu

Getting to know you

Full Name (required)

Class Year (required)

Email (required)

Phone (required)

 

What makes you stand out?

Why do you want to be on the Policy and Review Committee? (Required)

What other activities are you involved in on and off campus? (Required)

Describe any experiences you have working with an organization to help it improve. (Required)

Do you have any accomplishments that you are particularly proud of? Anything else you'd like us to know?

Are you available every Wednesday from 6:45pm until 9:00 pm? (Required)

 Yes No

 

Past Experience

Please attach a current resume including your major(s), any leadership experience, and involvement from college and/or high school. (Required)

DEADLINE: Rolling

Projects works with various University offices and departments — including Transportation, Dining, Facilities, and UHS — to provide student services. It also maintains specific programs and events on behalf of SA, including the DVD Library, City Cycle, and Collegiate Readership Program.

Co-Chair: Namita Sarraf
contact: nsarraf@u.rochester.edu
Fall Co-Chair: Ulrik Soderstom
contact: usoderst@u.rochester.edu

Getting to know you

Full Name (required)

Class Year (required)

Email (required)

Phone (required)

 

How do you want to get involved?

Select all positions that interest you.

Projects & Services Committee
 Dining Facilities Information Technology (IT) Parking & Transportation Public Safety Sustainability City Cycles Wellness Late Night Programming Cultural Center WCSA/Building Manager

 

What makes you stand out?

Why are you interested in the position(s) you selected? (Required)

Talk briefly about any goals you hope to accomplish through the position(s) for which you are applying. (Required)

Do you have any accomplishments that you are particularly proud of? Anything else you'd like us to know?

 

Past Experience

Please attach a current resume including your major(s), any leadership experience, and involvement from college and/or high school. (Required)

DEADLINE: September 12th

SAAC oversees the allocation of the student activities fees (over $1,000,000) to SA-funded student groups, and also handles banking for SA-funded student groups.

Treasurer: Jared Fialkoff
contact: jfialko2@u.rochester.edu

1. Getting to know you

Full Name (required)

Class Year (required)

Email (required)

Phone (required)

Position Responsibilities

Accountants will be:

Recording the day to day transactions of their assigned student organizations.

Managing their student organization's spending by approving/denying purchase requests.

Assisting their groups through the budgeting process.

Sitting on the Supplemental Funding Committee as a voting member.

Sitting on the Budgeting Committee as voting member.

Taking on whatever projects handed to them by the Treasurer/Deputy Treasurer


2. Questions & Responses

Why do you want to be a student accountant on SAAC?

State one individual strength you possesses that you believe would add value to SAAC.

From your understanding, explain how you see SAAC’s role in the functioning of the SA government as a whole and what the SA government would gain from having you on the team.

What experience have you had that could be of use to you as a member of the Appropriations Committee? Tell us about a noteworthy accomplishment during your college (freshmen: high school) career and why it was important. (200 word limit)

Is there anything you'd like us to know that you haven't had the opportunity to mention yet? (150 word limit)

 

3. Past Experience

Please attach a current resume including your major(s), any leadership experience, and involvement from college and/or high school. (Required)

 

Please provide a reference who has worked with you in a professional capacity (optional)

Reference Name

Reference Position/Title

Reference Email

Reference Phone