The Campus Activities Board is looking for hard-working and creative students to join their next executive board to lead the organization and continue to enhance the collegiate experience for all students at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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GPA: 2.50 (Chairs), 2.75 (Directors) – cumulative; must maintain for entire term
Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the institution; must maintain for entire term
Candidates should ideally be involved in at least one student organization on campus with demonstrated leadership experience in the organization, attendance at university-wide or organizational leadership programs or on/off-campus job experience
Candidates should have a commitment to servant leadership, understanding of the level of visibility and responsibility of being a student leader and appreciation for diversity
Candidates should understand the need for confidentiality in some areas of the CAB planning and execution process
Term: May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018
Must attend all executive board meetings every other Monday starting the first week of the semester at 3:30 PM - you are required to adjust your class schedules to be at this meeting
Must attend the Transition Retreat on April 2, 2017 from 10 AM- 2PM
Must attend summer leadership retreat in June 23 - 25, 2017 (housing and meals covered; no transportation costs covered)
Must sign-up and work a minimum of 3 freshman orientation sessions throughout the summer (no transportation or housing costs covered)
Must work all events that are their responsibility
Chairs must work a minimum of 5 additional events outside of own and any all hands-on-deck events
President & VPs must work a minimum or 2/3 of the semester's events and any all hands-on-deck events
Must be available to attend the board's regional conference October 4 - 7, 2017 in Chattanooga (all expenses covered)
Must attend designated shifts at outreach events (ex. Welcome Week collaborations, tabling, student organization meetings, etc.)
Some event planning will happen over the summer, so summer communication and some work is expected
All positions are subject to other duties as assigned
Stipends run August - November, 2017 and January - April, 2018
President & Vice Presidents - $1000 stipend/per semester/paid in increments monthly
Chairs - $500 stipend/per semester/paid in increments monthly
Stipend amounts may increase post budget review.
event planning, student organization management, leadership development, time management, conflict management, marketing skills, and risk management
This position supervises all programming chairs and works to build a comprehensive programming calendar for the campus. The president will also coordinate all program evaluations, work to ensure all event details are taken care of by chairs and build collaboration and partnerships with other organizations/ governing bodies on campus. This position is the primary spokesperson for the organization, sits on the Chancellor's Student Advisory Board, the Student Programs Allocation Committee (SPAC) and often sits on additional committees.
vice president of operations
This position is responsible for all internal and external communication for the board, including but not limited to taking minutes, managing the organization's OrgSync portal, updating the website, coordinating event staffing for programs and preparing external documents such as budget reports. The VP of Operations will assist with the planning of the CAB Summer Leadership Retreat, Transition Retreat and any other professional development trainings for the board. This position will supervise the Volunteer Board, including planning and leading all VB meetings, recruiting students to join the board and leading any and all necessary trainings.
vice president of public relations
This position is primarily responsible for maintaining the board's visual identity. The VPPR supervises the Promotions Chair and works to promote all CAB events and the purpose of CAB to the UTC Community. The Director & Chair will work to order promotional ideas, table & advertise events, create flyers & other advertising and visit other organizations/governing bodies on campus to invite them to CAB events.
This position is the PRIMARY graphic designer. Strong graphic design skills with use of Adobe Creative Suite REQUIRED; if interested in this position, candidates should bring a graphic design focused portfolio to the interview.
arts & films chair
This position will be responsible for selecting and programming a series of events to showcase UTC, Chattanooga & Inter/National art, film & theatre. This may include movie premieres, student productions of live theatre, professional theatre, film groups, art showcases & more. Popular events this chair executes include Movie Nights on the Lawn and UpTown Art.
community engagement chair
This position is responsible for providing students with opportunities to get involved in the local community, provide awareness about important issues and causes and enhance the campus community through critical conversations and programs. This position is responsible for planning the UTC's Annual Drag Show. This position could plan events such as a university clean-up day, contribute events to Black History Month or other cultural heritage months, service trips in the local community, mental health awareness speakers or programs.
live music chair
These positions will be responsible for selecting and programming a full calendar of musical acts. This may include use of indoor/outdoor venues, selecting acts that represent the diverse UTC community, recruiting student talent and working with stakeholders across campus and in the community.. They will be responsible for securing all elements (security, sound/lights, hospitality/advertising, payment, etc.) of their events. This chair will be responsible for the annual UTC's Got Talent competition in the spring and any open-mic night or coffeehouse night events.
MOCS AFTER DARK
This position is responsible for selecting and programming a series of alcohol-alternative late night events at least once a month on a Friday or Saturday after 8pm. Events should be held on campus, provide a social outlet for students and be active. Previous events included Knockerball, Spring Break Send-Off Pool Party and Meet the Mocs, Glow in the Dark Dodgeball.
This position will report to the Director of Public Relations and work to support the image and branding of the Campus Activities Board. They will be responsible for all social media planning and implementation, including event promotion, position recruitment, recruiting student performers and sharing information about upcoming acts coming to campus. They will be responsible for planning monthly promotional events in the University Center or in Heritage Plaza. The promotions chair is responsible for CAB's participation in university events such as OrgFest, Fall and Spring Preview Day and any other related program.
This position is responsible for planning the board's annual welcome week programming that contributes to the university's annual welcome week calendar including assisting to Oak Street Roast, "Paint U: The Ultimate Campus Paint Party," and the Welcome Back Comedy Show. This position is also responsible for planning the board's annual CAB Week each April, including popular events like casino night, live music and comedy.
This position will be responsible for selecting and programming a series of events that may include comedians, karaoke, spoken word artists, slam poets and "novelties" or "interactive" such as laser tag, photo booths, massage chairs & stress fairs, custom dog tags and other interactive novelty events. This may include indoor/outdoor venues, and the Chair is responsible for selecting acts that represent the diverse UTC community. They will be responsible for securing all elements (security, sound/lights, hospitality/advertising, payment, etc.) of their events. Popular events from this chair include Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba, Grocery Bingo, Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga, among others.
February 27 - March 16, 2017: Applications for CAB positions are open March 16, 2017: Applications due via OrgSync by 11:59PM EST. March 17, 2017: If contacted for an interview, please schedule by 5pm. March 20-22, 2017: One-on-One Interviews (if invited) March 23, 2017: Candidate Notification
Step 1: Submit an application Application can be submitted on OrgSync during the timeframe listed. Applications take time, so avoid doing it at the last minute. You should plan to spend at least 15 - 20 minutes on your application. You will be asked to list your involvement, two professional references and respond to a variety of short answer questions. You should ask your references for permissions prior to listing them. Responses from references are part of your overall score.
Step 2: Notify References Once you have submitted your application, we ask that you notify your references you listed them on your application. Let them know they will be receiving an e-mail from UTC to fill out a quick reference form.
Step 3: Interviews Once applications close, the selection committee will review the applicants and select a group of applicants to participate in an individual interview. If you are selected, you will receive an e-mail with a link to sign-up for an interview time. Interviews are 20 minute time blocks throughout the day. During that time, you should expect to tell us about yourself, your involvement on campus, desire to assist with Homecoming and share information from your application. Note: No applicant is guaranteed an interview. In the event applications are reopened, interviews will likely be scheduled on a rolling basis.
Step 4: Selection After interviews are complete, the selection committee will meet to decide the best team for our next student steering committee. You will be contacted regardless to know of your status.
ready to apply?
The application should take you around 15 - 20 minutes to complete. Applications due March 10, 2017 by 11:59PM