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Leadership and Involvement Opportunities

Getting involved in a professional association can support your professional growth and development in many ways. By becoming involved, you will build connections and tap into networks in the student affairs profession and build relationships with colleagues that can lead to further opportunities.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to shape and influence knowledge building and resource sharing within and among your area of expertise and interest, connect with knowledge leaders outside of your professional knowledge area or job function and build important skills including learning about committee work, governance, and project management.

CACUSS has a long history of member involvement. We would not be who we are as an organization today without thousands of hours of volunteer time contributed by members. However, involvement does not have to be a long term or onerous commitment.

Click here to see a list of various ways to get involved. Opportunities for involvement range from 5 minutes to 2 years and beyond!

Check out our organizational structure to get an idea of how CACUSS is currently organized.

Current opportunities recruiting member participation are highlighted below. For more information, please contact cacuss-ed@cacuss.ca or contact@cacuss.ca.

If you have questions about the Director or Committee positions, you can email David Newman, Chair Nominations, Elections, and Leadership Development Committee at david.newman@utoronto.ca.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 BOARD and COMMITTEE POSITIONS NOW OPEN. 

PLEASE SUBMIT NOMINATIONS/APPLICATIONS by FEBRUARY 28. 


CACUSS Board of Directors

Nominations are open for the 2017 Board of Directors until February 28.

The CACUSS Board of Directors is comprised of 9 members. The CACUSS by-laws outline the structure of the Board, and the organizational structure chart above also illustrates the Board. As a director, you are elected* by the membership to oversee the Association as whole. A director is responsible for fiduciary oversight of the operations of CACUSS, as well the development of strategy (planning), policy, and legal duty to oversee the management of our stated objectives and activities.

*There is one appointed director position.

What does a Director do?

Directors are expected to attend regular meetings (every 4-6 weeks via teleconference), two in-person meetings (in October/November, and in May/June at the annual conference), and participate in committees as required. Terms are 1-2 years.

Click here to download the application form. Once you have completed your application, please email it to contact@cacuss.ca 

A French version of the form is also available, here

Directors are approved at the Annual General Meeting in June.


Committees

All committee positions will be confirmed by April. Appointments will be confirmed in May, with terms starting officially in June, except for the 2018 Program Committee, which will be effective April 1

National Conference Program Committee

The Program Committee leads the planning and development of the annual conference of CACUSS. The committee’s responsibilities include developing the theme, researching and recruiting keynote and featured speakers, developing innovative educational programs, overseeing the review of concurrent educational submissions, and assessing the success and outcomes of the conference. Participation on the Program Committee is a 15-18 month term. There are opportunities to lead and participate on sub-committees of the Program Committee.

We are seeking Program Committee Chair and sub-committee chairs, as well as general members of the subcommittees (Program Review, Program Development, Assessment)

Terms of Reference available upon request

Program Committee Chair position description (coming soon)

Click here to download the application form. Please send all completed application forms to contact@cacuss.ca

A French version of the form is also available, here.

Research and Awards Committee

The Board of Directors has approved the Terms of Reference for a Research/Awards committee. This new committee will focus on the development of a Research Strategy for CACUSS, including priorities for funding Canadian student affairs research. The committee also executes the Awards, Member Recognition, and Grants program. 

Those interested in the Research/Awards committee should review the Terms of Reference and submit your name.

Terms of reference available click here.

Click here to download the application form. Please send all completed application forms to contact@cacuss.ca

A French version of the form is also available, here.

Finance Committee

The mandate is to provide strategic recommendations, advice and guidance on the finances of the organization, to ensure equitable and accountable financial planning, and to support the development and implementation of strategies to ensure long-term financial strength and health of the entire organization. 

Terms of Reference (currently under review)

Currently accepting applications for interest for the 2017-18 term. 

Click here to download the application form. Please send all completed application forms to contact@cacuss.ca

A French version of the form is also available, here.

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee will make recommendations and lead initiatives that support the learning and professional growth of CACUSS members. The committee will focus on developing a comprehensive professional development plan for the organization which is both innovative and financially responsible.

Terms of Reference

Currently accepting applications for interest for the 2017-18 term.

Click here to download the application form. Please send all completed application forms to contact@cacuss.ca

A French version of the form is also available, here.

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee is responsible for drafting and reviewing operational and other policies which help the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers manage their roles in a responsible and transparent manner. The committee will meet regularly (3-6 times per year) and make recommendations to the CACUSS Board.

Terms of Reference

Currently accepting applications for interest for the 2017-18 term. 

Click here to download the application form. Please send all completed application forms to contact@cacuss.ca

A French version of the form is also available, here.

Communiqué Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee works collaboratively on content development, solicitation of featured articles and authors, and recruiting members to contribute stories of interest to the magazine. The committee oversees the publication timelines and works with the staff and copy editor to ensure delivery of magazine to members.

Terms of Reference


Networks and Communities of Practice

Please click here to read more about CACUSS Communities of Practice and Networks.

 



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