Appointed Positions

Applications for the 89th administration (2018-2019) are now available here  and are due by 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 so that they may be reviewed by the newly elected executive vice president (EVP) or speaker of the senate (speaker) and appointments will be submitted to each campus senate for confirmation at the first meeting that takes place immediately after Inauguration.  A confirmation committee will interview the most qualified candidates prior to forwarding a prioritized list of candidates to the EVP or speaker.  The EVP or speaker has sole discretion on which candidate they submit to the senate for a confirmation vote.  The nomination requires a two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of the senate members present and takes effect immediately upon approval.

If nominated by the EVP or speaker of the senate for an appointment, appointees will be expected to attend the Inauguration Awards Luncheon which will be held at noon on Thursday, May 3 in the Student Center East Ballroom on the Atlanta campus.

Qualifications and Position Responsibilities

Qualifications for appointment (at all campuses)

  • Applicants must have accumulated 12 semester credit hours at Georgia State University.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to apply and 2.5 to maintain position

The Atlanta Campus Communications Director shall have the following responsibilities:

  • Oversees the public relations and marketing efforts of the Atlanta campus and university-wide SGA.
  • Provide direction and goals to the Standing Committee on Public Relations which includes:
    • Overseeing all activities regarding SGA public relations (providing students with the information they need to be aware of and participate in all of the programs, resources, and initiatives of the SGA).
    • Act as a coordinating committee within the SGA to aid all other committees in the dissemination of information.
    • Maintain communications with all media groups in the University and/or local media.
    • Actively promote a positive image of the SGA throughout the University and greater Atlanta community.
    • Inform the student body of enacted legislation and information concerning SGA activities and programs.
    • Manage the imaging and branding of SGA.
    • Inform the student body of SGA activities and projects including, but not limited to, town halls.
    • Develop ways for the SGA to collaborate and engage with student organizations and University departments.
  • Serve on the University-Wide Executive Committee.
  • Report on activities of the Standing Committee on Public Relations to the EVP and SGA Senate.
  • With the approval of the Finance Director and the SGA Advisor order promotional items and coordinate promotional events.
  • Coordinate the publication of a Fall and Spring semester with the Perimeter Communication Directors to report on SGA’s efforts and accomplishments.
  • Assist Senate members in promoting their constituent meetings.
  • Maintain and oversee all SGA social media accounts
  • Meet twice a month with the Student Center’s Digital Media Specialist and with the SGA Advisor on the alternate weeks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or prescribed by the EVP.
  • To provide transition resources for the next administration’s Communications Director to include:
    • Transition materials – important contact information, calendar of tasks, meeting notes, a summary of accomplishments, etc…
    • Recommendations for improvements
  • The Communications Director shall be required to maintain a minimum of 15 working hours per week (Monday through Friday) during their terms. Office hours shall be defined as hours during which the Communications Director is available in the SGA Office.
  • Working hours and requirements are defined below:
    • Five hours in the office including regularly scheduled meetings with the campus advisor.
    • Ten hours between all official meetings and events
  • The Communications Director shall receive compensation for their duties during their appointed term of office. The SGA shall not initiate any increase or decrease during the Communication Director’s term of office.

Qualifications for appointment (at all campuses)

  • Applicants must have accumulated 12 semester credit hours at Georgia State University.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to apply and 2.5 to maintain position

The Perimeter Campus Communications Directors shall have the following responsibilities:

  • To serve as the corresponding and recording Secretary for the Student Government Association, Campus Executive Committee (CEC), Campus Senate, and Campus Special Request Committee as directed by the EVP or Advisor.
  • To file and manage an accurate and permanent record of the minutes of the meetings of the CEC and Campus Senate.
  • To keep and make available to the CEC a permanent record of the constitution and constitutional amendments passed by the Campus Senate or any other constitutionally appropriate officer.
  • To forward all legislation passed by the Senate, and signed by its Chairperson, to the EVP within two instructional days after passage.
  • To perform such other duties the EVP may assign in the administration of the Executive Committee.
  • To post all agendas, summary notes, and approved minutes on the SGA website.
  • Distribute copies of the minutes of all SGA meetings to SGA members, the SGA Advisor and designated bulletin boards.
  • To provide a mentorship to the newly-appointed Communications Director lasting a minimum of two weeks not to exceed 31 calendar days.
  • Maintain a record of all resolutions and the voting records to be available to the public.
  • Attend SGA sponsored events and functions.
  • Attend all SGA Senate and CEC meetings.
  • Attend mandatory training events each semester as scheduled by SGA and/or the office of Student Life.
  • Work a minimum of five office hours per week in the SGA office during each semester.
  • Keep the official record of SGA office hours, meeting attendance, and initiatives.
  • Coordinate and submit SGA Mid-Year and End-of-Year Reports to the office of Student Life.
  • Uphold the Constitution and all ordinances of the SGA.
  • Participate in the Perimeter College Student Activity Fee Budget and Special Request processes. Ensure that all legislative matters be delivered to the campus Senate.
  • Serve as the Election Commission Chair, assisting the SGA Advisor or their designee, with the planning and coordination of all student election activities.
  • The Communications Director shall be required to maintain a minimum of 5 working hours per week during their terms. Office hours shall be defined as hours during which the Communications Director is available in the SGA Office.
  • Working hours and requirements are defined below:
    • Two hours in the office
    • One hour in advisor meetings
    • Two hours in other official SGA meetings and events (not including regularly scheduled SGA meetings).
  • The Communications Director shall receive compensation for their duties during their term of office. The SGA shall not initiate any increase or decrease during the Communication Director’s term of office.

Qualifications for Finance Director appointments (at all campuses)

  • Applicants must have accumulated 12 semester credit hours at Georgia State University.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to apply and 2.5 to maintain position

The Atlanta Campus Finance Director shall have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide direction and goals to the Standing Committee on Budget and Finance which include:
    • Ensuring the SGA follows University financial policies.
    • Preparing the SGA Budget in accordance with Title III of this Code.
    • Be responsible for the establishment, monitoring, and maintenance of budgeted category accounts.
    • The Budget and Finance Committee will review and approve financial co-sponsorships for fiscal soundness following approval by the Student Life Committee, and then forward their recommendations to their EVP for approval.
  • Report on activities of the Standing Committee on Budget & Finance to the Speaker of the Senate and campus Senate.
  • Prepare and deliver a monthly financial report to the campus Senate and publish it on the SGA website. The report should detail all financial activity since the last report. All discrepancies must be researched and resolved and reported to the Senate with the next financial activities report.
  • Serve as the student representative on Committees of the University Senate as outlined in the University Statutes and Bylaws and SGA Bylaws.
  • Approve all expenditures in accordance with the SGA Bylaws.
  • Sign all University business forms that are forwarded to the Student Center and Dean of Students Business offices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or prescribed by the EVP
  • Each year, prepare a request for funding of the SGA for the Student Activity Fee Committee.
  • Meet once a week with the SGA Administrative Coordinator to review expenditure actuals.
  • To provide transition resources for the next administration’s Communications Director to include:
    • Transition materials – important contact information, calendar of tasks, meeting notes, a summary of accomplishments, etc…
    • Recommendations for improvements
  • The Finance Director shall be required to maintain a minimum of 10 working hours per week during their terms. Office hours shall be defined as hours during which the Finance Director is available at the SGA office.
  • Working hours and requirements are defined below:
    • Three hours in the office including regularly scheduled meetings with the campus advisor.
    • Seven hours between all official meetings and events
  • The Finance Director shall receive compensation for their duties during their term of office. The SGA shall not initiate any increase or decrease during the Finance Director’s term of office.

Qualifications for Finance Director appointments (at all campuses)

  • Applicants must have accumulated 12 semester credit hours at Georgia State University.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to apply and 2.5 to maintain position

The Perimeter Campus Finance Directors shall have the following responsibilities:

  • To serve on the Student Activity Budget Committee as defined in the Student Activity Fee Codes.
  • Participate in the Student Activity Fee Budget process as defined in the Student Activity Fee Codes.
  • May serve as Chair (non-voting) of the Campus Student Activity Fee Budget Committee (CSAFBC) and under the supervision of the SGA Advisor appoints at least four students to the committee.
  • Preside over the Campus Special Requests committee meetings as directed by the EVP and SGA Advisor.
  • Assist in all Campus Student Activity Fee Trainings.
  • Keep Official SGA Records of all financial transactions, budgets, and reconciliations of the SGA account(s).
  • To prepare and submit an itemized financial report to the Campus Senate at the end of each semester. Each itemized financial report must be presented on or before the first Senate meeting of the next semester and shall include a starting balance, an itemized list of income and expenses, and the closing balance in the general journal for that time period.
  • To serve on the Campus Executive Committee.
  • To serve as Parliamentarian for the Campus Senate Meetings, President’s Cabinet, and other committees as assigned.
  • Provide parliamentarian workshops each semester for SGA.
  • To perform other such duties the EVP may assign in the administration of the Executive Branch.
  • Provide a mentorship to the newly-appointed SGA Treasurer lasting a minimum of two (weeks not to exceed 31 calendar days.
  • Assist in the Coordination of the Student Activity Fee Campus Budget hearings for clubs and organizations, committees and departments, and maintain records of income and expenditures.
  • Attend SGA sponsored events and functions.
  • Co-coordinate and Chair all of their campus budget hearings and meetings.
  • Attend all SGA Senate and Campus Executive Committee meetings.
  • Attend mandatory training events each semester as scheduled by SGA and/or the Office of Student Life.
  • Must work a minimum of five office hours per week in the SGA office during each semester.
  • Uphold the Constitution and all ordinances of the SGA.
  • Report expenditures at SGA Meetings on all financial affairs on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Shall meet with the SGA Advisor monthly to discuss the budget.
  • The Finance Director shall be required to maintain a minimum of five working hours per week during their terms. Office hours shall be defined as hours during which the Finance Director is available in the SGA Office.
  • Working hours and requirements are defined below:
    • Two hours in the office
    • One hour of advisor meetings
    • Two hours in other official SGA meetings and events (not including regularly scheduled SGA meetings).

The Finance Director shall receive compensation for their duties during their term of office. The SGA shall not initiate any increase or decrease during the Finance Director’s term of office. 

Qualifications for appointment

  • Applicants must have accumulated 12 semester credit hours at Georgia State University.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to apply and 2.2 to maintain position

The Atlanta Senate Clerk is a non-voting member of the Senate and shall have the following responsibilities:

  • Tracking attendance at both the beginning and end of each Atlanta and University-Wide Senate meeting.
  • Recording detailed minutes and agendas of the Atlanta and University-Wide Senate meetings and working with the SGA Administrative Coordinator to post them on the SGA website within 72 hours of the meeting in which they are approved.
  • Keeping an attendance record of the Atlanta and University-Wide Senate meetings, which should include any tardies and absences.
  • Notifying a senator via email, copying the Speaker, when a senator has accumulated two or more absences.
  • Notifying a campus executive committee member via email, copying the EVP, when an Executive Committee Member has accumulated two or more absences.
  • Notifying a University-Wide Executive Committee Member via email, copying the President, when an Executive Committee Member has accumulated two or more absences.
  • Distributing any meeting related supportive materials to the Senate and Campus Executive Council.
  • The meeting minutes from the prior Senate meeting must be distributed within at least three calendar days following the scheduled Senate meeting. The Speaker of the Senate appoints an individual outside of the Senate to serve as the Senate Clerk. The Senate Clerk will serve at the pleasure of the Speaker of the Senate.
  • To provide transition resources for the next administration’s Senate Clerk to include:
    • Transition materials – important contact information, calendar of tasks, meeting notes, a summary of accomplishments, etc…
    • Recommendations for improvements

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