OVERVIEW

There are many different positions available at the Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) and Business Society of Capilano University (BSCU). An overview of the positions can be found below.

Interested in running? Nomination deadline is Thursday, March 7 at noon. CSU nomination packages can be found here and BSCU nomination packages can be found here.

CSU VICE-PRESIDENT POSITIONS

Term and compensation

    • $1,300 per month
  • June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

Eligibility

    • Must have been registered in at least one credit course at Capilano University, and have paid student society fees, during the current or previous semester.
  • May only run for one position at a time.

Duties on the board of directors (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend bi-weekly meetings of the Capilano Students’ Union board of directors
    • Be an active member of at least one committee (they usually meet bi-weekly)
  • Make decisions, as a board, in the best interests of the organization

Duties on the executive committee (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend executive committee meetings (they usually meet weekly)
    • Lead the development of the CSU’s strategic plan
    • Look for ways to engage and consult with students
  • Serve in the role for at least 20 hours a week

Duties of the vice-president academic (individual)

    • Ensure student representation on university committees
    • Develop and propose the CSU’s official positions on academic issues
    • Represent the CSU at university ceremonies (such as convocation)
    • Maintain relationships with the university’s faculty and staff unions
    • Represent the CSU to the university board of governors and senate
    • Support the relationship between CSU faculty representatives and the university
  • Serve on the CSU’s campaigns and advocacy committee

Term and compensation

    • $1,300 per month
  • June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

Eligibility

    • Must have been registered in at least one credit course at Capilano University, and have paid student society fees, during the current or previous semester.
  • May only run for one position at a time.

Duties on the board of directors (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend bi-weekly meetings of the Capilano Students’ Union board of directors
    • Be an active member of at least one committee (they usually meet bi-weekly)
  • Make decisions, as a board, in the best interests of the organization

Duties on the executive committee (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend executive committee meetings (they usually meet weekly)
    • Lead the development of the CSU’s strategic plan
    • Look for ways to engage and consult with students
  • Serve in the role for at least 20 hours a week

Duties of the vice-president equity & sustainability (individual)

    • Provide support for the CSU’s equity-seeking collectives
    • Promote and create programming for the queer and women’s resource centres
    • Work with the university to ensure support for survivors of sexual violence
    • Organize campaigns on social justice and environmental issues
    • Lead the development and execution of the CSU’s mental health strategy
    • Ensure that board colleagues receive anti-oppression training
  • Serve on the CSU’s collectives committee

Term and compensation

    • $1,300 per month
  • June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

Eligibility

    • Must have been registered in at least one credit course at Capilano University, and have paid student society fees, during the current or previous semester.
  • May only run for one position at a time.

Duties on the board of directors (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend bi-weekly meetings of the Capilano Students’ Union board of directors
    • Be an active member of at least one committee (they usually meet bi-weekly)
  • Make decisions, as a board, in the best interests of the organization

Duties on the executive committee (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend executive committee meetings (they usually meet weekly)
    • Lead the development of the CSU’s strategic plan
    • Look for ways to engage and consult with students
  • Serve in the role for at least 20 hours a week

Duties of the vice-president external (individual)

    • Represent the CSU to provincial and national student organizations
    • Meet regularly with federal, provincial, and municipal decision-makers
    • Organize the CSU’s participation in national and provincial advocacy campaigns
    • Lead U-Pass BC negotiations between the CSU and TransLink
  • Serve on the CSU’s campaigns and advocacy committee

Term and compensation

    • $1,300 per month
    • June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020
  • position is currently vacant — successful candidates have the option of taking the position early

Eligibility

    • Must have been registered in at least one credit course at Capilano University, and have paid student society fees, during the current or previous semester.
  • May only run for one position at a time.

Duties on the board of directors (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend bi-weekly meetings of the Capilano Students’ Union board of directors
    • Be an active member of at least one committee (they usually meet bi-weekly)
  • Make decisions, as a board, in the best interests of the organization

Duties on the executive committee (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend executive committee meetings (they usually meet weekly)
    • Lead the development of the CSU’s strategic plan
    • Look for ways to engage and consult with students
  • Serve in the role for at least 20 hours a week

Duties of the vice-president finance & services (individual)

    • Oversee the organization’s finances, including budgeting and investments
    • Promote and develop the CSU’s student students
    • Help the executive director to build healthy HR systems and labour relations
    • Work with the executive director to ensure that the CSU’s legal obligations are met
  • Serve on the CSU’s finance and audit committee

Term and compensation

    • $1,300 per month
  • June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

Eligibility

    • Must have been registered in at least one credit course at Capilano University, and have paid student society fees, during the current or previous semester.
  • May only run for one position at a time.

Duties on the board of directors (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend bi-weekly meetings of the Capilano Students’ Union board of directors
    • Be an active member of at least one committee (they usually meet bi-weekly)
  • Make decisions, as a board, in the best interests of the organization

Duties on the executive committee (all vice-presidents)

    • Attend executive committee meetings (they usually meet weekly)
    • Lead the development of the CSU’s strategic plan
    • Look for ways to engage and consult with students
  • Serve in the role for at least 20 hours a week

Duties of the vice-president student life (individual)

    • Oversee the organization’s finances, including budgeting and investments
    • Promote and develop the CSU’s student students
    • Help the executive director to build healthy HR systems and labour relations
    • Work with the executive director to ensure that the CSU’s legal obligations are met
  • Serve on the CSU’s finance and audit committee

CSU BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS

Positions available

  • accessibility justice coordinator
  • Indigenous students liaison*
  • international students liaison
  • mature & parent students liaison*
  • queer students liaison
  • students of colour liaison*
  • women students liaison

* position is currently vacant — successful candidates have the option of taking the position early

Term and compensation

    • $300 per month
  • June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

Eligibility

    • Must have been registered in at least one credit course at Capilano University, and have paid student society fees, during the current or previous semester.
  • May only run for one position at a time.
  • Candidates for Indigenous students liaison, mature & parent students liaison, queer students liaison, students of colour liaison, and women students liaison must self-identify as a member of the constituent group they seek to represent.

Duties on the board of directors (all collective liaisons & coordinators)

    • Attend bi-weekly meetings of the Capilano Students’ Union board of directors
    • Be an active member of at least one committee (they usually meet bi-weekly)
  • Make decisions, as a board, in the best interests of the organization

Duties as collective liaisons and coordinators

    • Represent the perspective of their collective to the CSU and the university
    • Organize social justice events (like Pride Week and International Education Week)
    • Work with other collectives toward intersectional goals
    • Work with the VP equity & sustainability to organize awareness campaigns
    • Research and raise awareness of social issues
    • Support the executives in lobbying for policy changes on social issues
  • Organize collective meetings (at least twice per semester)

Positions available

  • arts & sciences representative (x2) *
  • business & professional studies representative (x2) *
  • education, health, & human development representative
  • fine & applied arts representative (x2) *
  • global & community studies representative (x2) *
  • Sunshine Coast campus representative

* one or more positions currently vacant — successful candidates have the option of taking the position early

Term and compensation

    • $300 per month
  • June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

Eligibility

    • Must have been registered in at least one credit course at Capilano University, and have paid student society fees, during the current or previous semester.
    • May only run for one position at a time.
  • Candidates must be declared in the faculty they seek to represent.

Duties on the board of directors (all faculty and campus representatives)

    • Attend bi-weekly meetings of the Capilano Students’ Union board of directors
    • Be an active member of at least one committee (they usually meet bi-weekly)
  • Make decisions, as a board, in the best interests of the organization

As faculty and campus representatives

    • Represent the perspective of their faculty or campus to the CSU and the university
    • Organize meetings with senior administrators and faculty at least once per semester
    • Act as an ambassador for the CSU to the wider student body
  • Occasionally assist in additional CSU activities and campaigns

BSCU POSITIONS

Duties

The BSCU president is responsible for the following:

    • overseeing activities of BSCU;
    • succession planning for BSCU;
    • enforcing CSU and BSCU policies and procedures to govern decision practices;
    • monitoring and ensuring the carrying out of the BSCU strategic plan;
    • monitoring and ensuring the carrying out the BSCU marketing plan;
    • evaluating work performance of BSCU presidents’ committee members;
    • submitting budgets to CSU on behalf of BSCU and its associations;
    • coordinating and monitoring spending of BSCU budget;
    • reviewing BSCU monthly financial statements to ensure financial stability and transparency;
    • seeking appropriate avenues to invest BSCU funding;
    • chairing BSCU presidents’ committee meetings;
  • scheduling BSCU presidents’ committee meetings and preparing meeting agendas; and other duties as required.

Term and compensation

    • up to $600 per semester
  • May 1 to April 30

Eligibility

Candidates for BSCU president role must meet or exceed the following criteria:

    • must be enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Business and Professional Studies during the current academic year and upcoming school year (this is the term that the candidate would be applying to be the president);
    • must have completed one full school term at Capilano University; and
  • must be able to meet the commitments and the additional responsibilities of the position without negatively affecting their academic standing.

Preference is given to candidates who have served as a member of the BSCU presidents’ committee.

Duties

The BSCU vice-president is responsible for the following:

    • providing support to the BSCU president (being the right-hand person);
    • being aware of all activities of BSCU;
    • supporting the succession planning for BSCU;
    • enforcing CSU and BSCU policies and procedures to govern decision practices;
    • supporting the implementation of the BSCU strategic plan;
    • supporting the implementation of the BSCU marketing plan;
    • providing feedback on work performance of presidents’ committee members
    • supporting the budget process;
    • coordinating and monitoring spending of BSCU budget;
    • reviewing BSCU monthly financial statements to ensure financial stability and transparency;
    • chairing presidents’ committee meetings in the absence of the BSCU president;
    • scheduling presidents’ committee meetings and preparing meeting agendas in the absence of the BSCU president; and
  • other duties as required.

Term and compensation

    • up to $200 per semester
  • May 1 to April 30

Eligibility

Candidates for BSCU vice-president role must meet or exceed the following criteria:

    • must be enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Business and Professional Studies during the current academic year and upcoming school year (this is the term that the candidate would be applying to be the BSCU vice-president);
    • must have completed one full school term at Capilano University; and
  • must be able to meet the commitments and the additional responsibilities of the position without negatively affecting their academic standing.

Preference is given to candidates who have served as a member of the BSCU presidents’ committee.

Positions available

  • Capilano Accounting Association president
  • Capilano Finance Association president
  • Capilano University Marketing Association president
  • Communications Association president
  • Human Resources Management Association president
  • International Business Association president
  • Legal Studies Association president

Duties

The association presidents are responsible for the following:

    • be the primary liaison for association members;
    • keep in close communication with the BSCU members on BSCU and association activities;
    • organize, implement, facilitate and report on events;
    • seek ways to improve upon events;
    • seek opportunities for future events/partnership events;
    • keep the association’s “team” motivated, focused, and on the same page;
    • ensure the association’s “team” understands the association’s role in the BSCU strategic plan;
    • ensure the association’s “team” understands their responsibilities individually, as a “team”, and as an association;
    • provide updates with respect to CSU and BSCU policies and procedures, as required; and
  • other duties as required.

Term and compensation

    • up to $200 per semester
  • May 1 to April 30

Eligibility

Candidates for association president roles must meet or exceed the following criteria:

    • must be enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Business and Professional Studies during the current academic year and upcoming school year (this is the term that the candidate would be applying to be the association president);
    • must have completed one full school term at Capilano University;
    • must be able to meet the commitments and the additional responsibilities of the position without negatively affecting their academic standing; and
  • any additional association-specific criteria.