SPRING ELECTIONS

As a student enrolled in Political Science, you are automatically considered a member-at-large of the student organisation. The best way to get involved with the APSS is by coming to our events. Check out our Upcoming Events to stay updated!

If you are interested in further involvement, this page provides an outline of executive opportunities. 

1) Spring elections to the executive. Every spring the APSS calls for the election of President, Vice-President Communications, Vice-President Finance, and three Executive-at-Large members for the upcoming school year.

Please note the following is by no means comprehensive of the duties, but instead is intended to serve as a guideline. All executive members are expected to attend every weekly or biweekly meeting throughout the school year. Students interested in the positions of President, VP Communications and VP Finance should have experience serving in leadership positions. All interested students should have a genuine interest in ensuring the well-being of the club.

ELECTED POSITIONS IN SPRING

President (1)- The President is responsible for the leadership of the executive and should serve as the primary liaison between the department and the executive. He/She is responsible for ensuring that events and activities are in line with the mission statement, attending ASSU Council meetings, and arranging meetings. 

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: +100 hours

Vice-President, Communications (1)- The VP Communications is responsible for ensuring the word about APSS events gets out to students and interested parties. He/She should have a familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), be prepared to send weekly newsletter, and communicate with other course union executives to promote events. He/She will also work with College Representatives and ensure that they are involved in advisory and communication capacities.

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: +80 hours

Vice-President, Finance (1)- The VP Finance is responsible for designing the budget, ensuring financial accountability, applying for grants and sponsorship materials, and issuing reimbursements. He/She should have a high degree of organizational capacity 

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: +80 hours

Executive-at-Large (3)- These three positions are responsible for advising and organizing events. They are expected to organize at least one event per semester, which includes selecting themes, finding speakers, and working with the VP Communications and VP Finance with budgeting. 

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: ~50 hours

2) Applying to an appointed position in the spring. Decisions on these positions will be conducted by the President and the newly elected positions. It is expected that work will be done by those appointed over the summer.

APPLICATION-BASED POSITIONS APPOINTED IN SPRING

Please note that these positions for the 2016-17 academic year will be opened once the spring positions executive positions have been elected and filled.

Director of Media (1)-The Director is responsible for the creative vision and design of APSS's events and activities following the current templates. He or She will be responsible for creating various promotional materials for events through out the year. He or She will also be involved in both photography and videography of events. The Director will also be involved in the development of certain social media accounts, working in collaboration with the Vice-President Communications. Other duties and responsibilities may be added based on experience and availability. Successful candidate will have past experience working with film and photo editing software, as well as creative design software.

Approximate time commitment throughout the year: varies with experience. 

Associate Director of Media (1)- The Associate is responsible for working with the Director as well as the broader communications team including the Vice-President Communications with the promotion of all events of the association. The responsibilities of the Director and the Associate will vary according to the respective experience of each candidate. However, between the two positions they should be comfortable with both film and video editing software, photography and videography and graphic design. 

Approximate time commitment throughout the year: varies with experience. 

Director of Mentorship (1)- The Director of Mentorship is responsible to organize a program whereby first and second year students are mentored by senior students in the Department. He/She should have good organizational skills.

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: ~60 hours

Associate Director of Mentorship (1)- The Associate Director of Mentorship is responsible for assisting the Director in organizing a program whereby first and second year students are mentored by senior students in the Department. He/She should have good organizational skills.

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: ~40 hours

Editor-in-Chief of Polis, the Undergraduate Journal (1)- The Editor-in-Chief in responsible for ensuring timely publication of the undergraduate academic journal the compiling an editorial board. He/She is responsible with meeting the Editorial Board of Directors and report in a timely and organized matter of the status of the journal to the executive. Applicants must have experience in editing academic works. 

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: ~60 hours

3) Fall elections to the executive. This is a chance for first year students to be involved on the executive level of APSS.

ELECTED POSITIONS IN FALL

First Year Representative (2)- First Year Reps are responsible for contributing to the executive with matters concerning advocacy, communications, administrative duties, event organization, etc. They should be enrolled in POL101.

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: ~40 hours

4) Applying to an appointed position in the fall. This is another chance for students to be involved either as Associate Vice President Communications or Association Vice President Finance at the executive level, or as a College Representative. 

APPLICATION-BASED POSITIONS APPOINTED IN FALL

Associate Vice-President (1)- The AVP will be  responsible for assisting the VP Communications his or her responsibilities, as outlined above, as well as the VP finance, with his or her responsibilities, as outlined above. While the AVP will be working with both Vice Presidents, the majority of their time will be spent with the VP Communications, therefore the candidate should be comfortable with communications related work. 

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: ~40 hours

College Representatives (2 per college)- College Representatives work primarily with the VP Communications to ensuring a high attendance rate. They will have the opportunity to organize events, bring concerns of students in their college to the executive, and contribute to the long-term strategic planning of the Association. Please note that this is not an executive position.

Approximate time of commitment throughout the year: ~15 hours