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ESA Executive Elections – 2022/23

Looking for a fun opportunity to get involved with the English undergraduate community while developing leadership skills? We are officially seeking executives for next year’s ESA team. This is a great way to develop new skills, meet new people, form connections in the English department, and have an influence on campus.

The executive team collaborates to plan everything from ice cream cake socials to The Colloquium, supports initiatives like The Garden Statuary, and connects with students, other clubs, and the department. New ideas are more than welcome, and this is a platform that can help you realize them.

We will be accepting nominations until 4:00 PM on Monday, March 28, 2022. Online elections will begin shortly afterward, and results will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on April 8; please watch our social media (@ubc_esa) for more information. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to us at english.ubc@gmail.com!

Who is eligible? All applicants must be undergraduate UBC students and registered ESA members in the 2021/22 academic year. If you are not yet an ESA member but would like to run for an executive position for 2022/23, you may purchase membership HERE. You will also need to join us on CampusBase to be able to cast votes during the election period. 

Why should you apply?

– Hone your leadership, organization, and teamwork skills 
– Gain experience planning events – from fun ice cream socials to our annual Colloquium
– Collaborate with the English Department to plan important student events 
– Meet like-minded students in the English department and develop lasting friendships!

Do I need any particular skills? Not really. Other than a willingness to work with a team, we love having a wide variety of people collaborating on our projects. Having said that, if you have experience with event management, marketing, social media, graphic design, or are a WordPress wizard, do let us know.

How do I nominate myself? Please fill out this form to apply!

What positions are available? We currently elect the following:

President

  • Oversee club operations
  • Monitor the club email account
  • Act as the first point of contact between the ESA and outside parties
  • Co-write grant applications with the Treasurer
  • Consult and update the constitution on an annual basis
  • Call a General Meeting
  • Act as a liaison to the Student Administrative Commission
  • Act as one of the two Booking Representatives of the club

VP Finance

  • Prepare and update an annual club budget
  • Maintain a record of all club expenditures
  • Co-write grant applications with the President
  • Maintain a record of all memberships purchased and membership fees collected
  • Act as a liaison to the Finance Commission
  • Act as one of two Booking Representatives of the club
  • Act as the sole signing officer of the club
  • Assist the President in overseeing regular club operations

VP Academic Programming

  • Propose and plan academic-focused events and programming
  • Consult with Treasurer regarding event budgets
  • Consult with VP Social Programming to ensure a balanced event and programming schedule
  • Serve as an academic representative and liaise with the department regarding ongoing academic matters
  • Liaise with department and alumni contacts for the purposes of event planning and promotion
  • Assist the President in overseeing regular club operations

VP Social Programming

  • Propose and plan social events and programming
  • Consult with Treasurer regarding event budgets
  • Consult with VP Academic Programming to ensure a balanced event and programming schedule
  • Liaise with department contacts for the purposes of event promotion
  • Communicate with other clubs for the purposes of event planning
  • Assist the President in overseeing regular club operations

VP Operations

  • Coordinate regular meeting times
  • Record and archive weekly club meeting minutes
  • Oversees blog contributions and operations
  • Assist in booking rooms and venues for meetings, events, and programming.
  • Be a point of communication between English department staff and the ESA.

VP Marketing

  • Collaborate with VP Graphics and Media to create a marketing calendar
  • Run social media platforms in collaboration with VP Graphics and Media 
  • Plan marketing campaigns for events
  • Copywrite posts for social media  
  • Communicate with the club membership via newsletter regarding events as well as club or departmental notes
  • Communicate with the English department to coordinate and facilitate marketing 

VP Graphics and Media

  • Generate graphic content (e.g. videos, posts) 
  • Generate physical media (e.g. posters, banners)
  • Run social media platforms in collaboration with VP Marketing
  • Collaborate with VP Marketing to make and execute marketing calendar

Honours Representative

  • Promote ESA events to English Honours students, and act as a liaison between English Honours students and the ESA

AUS Representative

  • Attend bimonthly AUS Council meetings and report back to the executive team with meeting minutes

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