Student Representative

Region VIII Student Representative

POSITION DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE
  • Encourage and facilitate development of student members into active members and new leaders.
  • Serve as a communication link between the national Student Forum and the state Student Representatives.

TERM OF OFFICE
  • 1 year
  • Maximum number of terms allowed: None, but person must remain eligible for the student member category

QUALIFICATIONS
  • ASCLS Student membership and reside in Region VIII
  • Recommended experience that would be helpful to someone holding this office:
    • Previous leadership position in an organization.
    • State Student Representative experience very helpful.

DUTIES
  • Mentor students in all states in the region to become involved in ASCLS.
  • Provide resources to assist the student members and state Student Representatives.
  • Provide feedback to the national Student Forum about state and regional student activities and issues.
  • Reports to: Region VIII Director, national Student Forum Chair or committee member
  • Other duties performed: Special projects that encourage student member development such as Employment forums, Student Bowl, leadership training opportunities. Participate in Council activities

EXPECTATIONS
  • Meeting attendance & travel requirements: Attend at least two (out of three) Region VIII Council meetings per year – Jackson (during IMSS), spring video conference, or national meeting site (summer)
  • Reports: Fall, Spring, Final reports to Regional Director
  • Deadlines: as assigned by Regional Director
  • Average time commitment: Approximately 4 hours per month
  • Financial considerations: Travel expenses and registration costs to IMSS and/or national meeting

RESOURCES
  • Mentors: National Student Forum members, Regional Director, other regional or national leaders
  • Materials: Region VIII Guidelines, Student Forum materials
  • Helpful Hints & suggestions: Computer, e-mail very helpful.

BENEFITS:
  • Contributions to the profession: Enhance the continuity of leadership that is essential to the continuation of the Society, improve communication within the organization and the profession
  • Skills developed/enhanced: Delegation, recognition, mentoring, communication, marketing
  • Contacts / networking opportunities: Meet and develop relationships with colleagues throughout Region VIII and at the national level
  • Travel opportunities: Jackson and site of national meeting.

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