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2012 - 2013

Executive Board Elections 

FAQ’s Job Descriptions

Executive Board FAQ’s

How many UVU students serve on the UVU PRSSA Executive Board?

13 students serve on the Executive Board.

If elected, how long would I serve?

Your length of service will start June 1, 2011 and will last the entire Fall and Spring Semester of 2012-2013.

What is the time commitment for being on E-Board?

You should plan on committing 3 hours a week for PRSSA.  The executive board meets once a week at minimum.  Executive board meetings generally last form 1 – 2 hours depending on the amount of information that needs to be covered that day or night.  In addition to these meetings, eboarders with their own committees arrange their own times to meet with their committee.  The majority of the rest of the work that executive board does is on their own time and it varies depending on the activities being planned and the position.  If you’re concerned about the time commitment, it’s best to ask the current E-Board member what amount of time they spend in their position.  Needless to say to be a successful executive board member, you must be able to manage your time well and check your check frequently.

I just joined PRSSA this year, should I still apply?

Absolutely!  We are happy to have new members apply for executive board positions.  If you have an interest in PRSSA, and have shown your interest through getting involved in the Chapter, you’re welcome to apply.

I’m just a Freshman.  Can I still run for office?

Being a younger member definitely should not hold you back from applying for a position.  One of our current goals is to increase the activity of our younger members to build a strong group of leaders for the future of the organization.  Go for it.

What do you look for in an executive board applicant?

More than anything, we want to hear ideas.  We try our best to make PRSSA the best organization on campus, but we know we’re not perfect and there’s always room for improvement.  We’re not a group that sticks to doing the exact same thing every year.  Coming with ideas for the position you’re interested in will show us that you’re an innovative thinker.  We also look for members that have shown an interest in PRSSA by getting involved and have the qualities of a good leader.

How do I run for office?

It is easy to run for the executive board.  Detailed instructions will be provided, however, here is how it works: 1) complete and submit a nomination form via a Google document (the URL address will be provided) and you are on the ballot, 2) give a short speech to all PRSSA members on election night, 3) PRSSA members will vote on election night, and 4) the candidate who has the most votes wins.

If I run and am not elected, can I run for a different position?

You bet.  If you run for an office and am not elected, you can nominate yourself from the floor and run for a different position.

What is the timeframe for running for office?

It is preferred that students submit a nomination form by March 20th at 5:00 pm, however, you may run from the floor during elections.  Elections will be held March 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Sorensen Center’s Center Stage.

What can I do and cannot do while campaigning for office?

Slander, negative comments about candidates, and other negative campaign practices are not allowed.  Using the PRSSA membership list is not allowed, however, you may appropriately use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  Remember, face-to-face communication is the most effective method of communication so talk it up with your friends and in your classes.

UVU PRSSA 2012-2013

Executive Board Positions

President

Vice President

VP of PR

VP of Events

VP of Service

VP of Fundraising

VP of Member Services

VP of Internships

VP of Professional Development

VP of Digital Communication

Historian

Treasurer

Secretary

UVU PRSSA 2012-2013

Job Descriptions

President

For specific questions, talk to Kelli Farley

(kellinfarley@gmail.com, 801-979-4892)

  • Be enrolled as a UVU student during the fall / spring semesters
  • Motivate executive board and members through an enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Preside at all membership and executive board meetings.
  • The Chapter President is required to attend the National PRSSA Leadership Rally (June dates TBD in Scottsdale, Arizona).  The Leadership Rally is the foundation of a Chapter President’s successful term.  The majority of the travel expenses will be covered by UVU.
  • Attend the National PRSSA Conference (October dates TBD).  The majority of the travel expenses will be covered by UVU.
  • Appoint committees (within the guidelines of the UVUSA Constitution); advise chairpersons; advise members about Chapter activities
  • Delegate responsibilities of officers and committees.
  • Direct overall operations of Chapter.
  • Recommend and establish goals and objectives for the Chapter with the approval of the membership, faculty and professional advisers.
  • Attend all UVUSA Club meetings (the one hour meetings are held twice a month)
  • Attend PRSA meetings once a month, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • Assist the treasurer in collecting annual dues and assume responsibility for providing accurate accounting.
  • Stay in contact with the PRSSA National Committee.
  • Oversee club charter applications and coordination with UVUSA
  • Ensure club/Chapter national and UVU paperwork is accurately and completed by require deadlines.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.

All other duties as assigned.

Vice President

For specific questions, talk to Kaiti Pratt

(kaiti.pratt@gmail.com, 801-227-4545)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Perform presidential duties if the president is absent or unable to perform his her duties.
  • Oversee and prepare UVU Wolverine Achievement Awards nominations.
  • Oversee and prepare Chapter awards application materials for National PRSSA awards.
  • Help the president coordinate and direct committee activities and Chapter operations.
  • Perform duties as may be delegated by the president.
  • Counsel the president by recommending goals, objectives, plans and programs.
  • Coordinate and disseminate information about PRSA New Professionals and Associate Membership for graduating PRSSA members.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • And all other duties as assigned.

Vice President of Public Relations

For specific questions, talk to Kelli Farley

(kellinfarley@gmail.com, 801-979-4892)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Get information for event from events coordinator.
  • Make fliers.
  • Email/contact Natalie Limb in Communication Department to print fliers
  • Email flyer to VP of Digital Communication for posting on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Print and give fliers to Communication Faculty members for distribution in PR / Communication classes.
  • Make signs / posters for event.
  • Write a press release for every UVU PRSSA activity.
  • Coordinate all logistics and planning surrounding attending regional PRSSA activities and conferences
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • And all other duties as assigned.

Vice President of Events

For specific questions, talk to Sarah Griener

(sarahgriener@hotmail.com, 801-367-1683)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Coordinate all Chapter events:
    •  Work with University organizations to secure:
      • venue/rooms
      • catering
      • entertainment
    • Plan and take care of the event details, including:
      • event logistics
      • layout of events
      • booking guest speakers and coordinating details with them
      • sound & lighting
      • coordinating with scheduling office.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • And all other duties as assigned.

Vice President of Service

For specific questions, talk to Henry Cervera

(henrymvd@hotmail.com, 801-850-1209)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Plan and coordinate one service event each semester.
  • Follow all UVUSA guidelines for club service events.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

 

Vice President of Fundraising

For specific questions, talk to Henry Cervera

(henrymvd@hotmail.com, 801-850-1209)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Plan and coordinate one fundraising event each semester to raise funds for Chapter events, conference participation/travel, etc.
  • Prepare and coordinate funding applications for UVUSA club funding.  Prepare presentation for club funding requests during fall / spring semesters.
  • Submit Chapter fundraising activities to National PRSSA Fundraising Bowl.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.

All other duties as assigned.

Vice President of Professional Development

For specific questions, talk to Caleb Price

(rcalebprice@yahoo.com, 425-314-3788)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Plan and coordinate at least one on-site PR professional visit per semester for interested PRSSA members.
  • Work with VP of Digital Communications to incorporate PRSSA / PRSA professional development sessions into UVU PRSSA’s social media outlets.
  • Advertise and promote to all PRSSA students the monthly Utah Valley / Salt Lake City PRSA Chapter luncheons.
  • Create and coordinate a mentor program with PRSA members and UVU PR Alumni.
  • Maintain UVU PR alumni database.
  • Serve as a liaison between past and current members.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Historian

For specific questions, talk to Caleb Price

(rcalebprice@yahoo.com, 425-314-3788)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Create monthly Chapter newsletter:
    • Prepare editorial calendar for fall / spring semesters
    • Develop content for newsletter
    • Coordinate with other presidency members to generate content
    • Coordinate with VP of Member Services and VP of Digital Communications to distribute newsletter
  • Create an annual written Chapter history.
  • Attend all Chapter events.
  • Take photos at all events.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Vice President of Member Services

For specific questions, talk to Bridget Conk

(conk1990@gmail.com, 714-618-8964)

  •   Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  •   Recruit new members and encourage existing members to renew their annual membership.
  •   Create and keep an Excel record of all UVU PRSSA members.  This includes weekly updates to the Master Roster.
  •   Visit Campus Clubs Department weekly to insure all records are accurate with new PRSSA signups.
  •   Responsible for sending new UVU PRSSA members a welcome letter within seven days of joining UVU PRSSA.
    •   Coordinate UVU PRSSA presence at campus events such as Club Rush and Freshmen orientation.
    •   Prepare and disseminate UVU PRSSA recruitment materials to professors and academic advisors to recruit new members.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • Oversee and coordinate PRSSA’s ethics and diversity initiative.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • All other duties as assigned

Vice President of Digital Communication

For specific questions, talk to Cori Fox

(corifox36@gmail.com, 801-663-9000)

  •   Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Produce and coordinate photography for the Chapter, i.e. Chapter activities, Presidency members.
  • Create a social media calendar for fall / spring semesters.
  • Oversee and maintain the Chapter website and blog.
  • Oversee and coordinate all social networking sites & technology based communication outlets including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Oversee and maintain the Chapter YouTube channel.
  • Coordinate with Vice President of Membership, Events and Public Relations.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.

All other duties as assigned.

Vice President of Internships

For specific questions, talk to Jon Howard

(jonathonh79@gmail.com, 801-319-1135)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Collaborate with the Career Development Center internship officers to coordinate internship positions and opportunities for Chapter members.
  • Register on UVU Job Board to receive updates on internship postings and opportunities.
  • Oversee posting of internship opportunities on all used social media sites of the club, Chapter website and newsletter.
  • Communicate all internship opportunities to Chapter members.
  • Collaborate with VP of Digital Communication, Public Relations and Faculty Adviser to communicate internship opportunities to Chapter members.
  • Interview PRSSA members doing internships for articles in Chapter newsletter.
  • Assistant Chapter members applying for internships during the application process.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • All other duties as assigned

Treasurer

For specific questions, talk to Bryan Welch

(bjw-ut@hotmail.com, 801-885-7709)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Complete training with the Clubs office in order to properly manage funds and receive financial updates from the clubs office.
  • Work with the Chapter President in preparing the annual budget.
  • Collect Chapter and national dues, with the assistance of the president, and completely an accurately prepare the National PRSSA dues form to meet the national dues dates of Nov 1st and March 1st.
  • Coordinate with Member Services to maintain and accurate Google doc with all current members, dates in which members paid dues, and current email addresses of members.
  • Provide financial reports periodically to the Chapter membership and advise board on fund allocation for events, programs, fundraisers, and campaigns.
  • Collect fees for any Chapter special events and fundraisers.
  • Disburse Chapter funds with proper approval.
  • Provide safekeeping for all Chapter funds and keep accurate financial records.
  • Coordinate with UVU Clubs office with account requests, membership dues, and club membership contact information.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • Help bring in sponsorships for the Chapter.

All other duties as assigned.

Secretary

For specific questions, talk to Bridget Conk

(conk1990@gmail.com, 714-618-8964)

  • Motivate members through his or her enthusiastic attitude toward PRSSA.
  • Send out weekly e-blasts to paid and interested members and manage Chapter email account.
  •   Track member meeting/event attendance.
  • Prepare and tabulate surveys for each PRSSA activity.
  • Take minutes at Executive Board meeting.
  •   Prepare agendas with assistance by the president.
  • Keep the Chapter’s charter, and other permanent documents and Chapter Handbook.
  • Prepare executive board meeting agendas with the assistance of the president.
  • Notify PRSSA Headquarters and PRSA sponsor Chapters of changes in Chapter leader.
  • Ensure each member of the PRSSA presidency has an up-to-date binder for his/her office.
  • Participate in all Chapter meetings and events.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Attend monthly Clubs meetings.

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