OVERVIEW

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

Interested in running? Nominations open September 17 and nominations deadline is September 25 at 5:00pm PST.

CSU BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS

Positions available

  • international students liaison
  • mature & parent students liaison*

Term and compensation

  • $300 per month
  • Term runs until  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

  • business & professional studies representative (x2)
  • education, health, & human development representative
  • global & community studies representative (x2) 
  • Sunshine Coast campus representative

Term and compensation

  • $300 per month
  • Term runs until 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

CBPS POSITIONS

Duties

The CBPS vice-president is responsible for the following:

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

Term and compensation

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

Eligibility

Candidates for CBPS 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 CBPS 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 CBPS presidents’ committee.

Positions available

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

Duties

The association presidents are responsible for the following:

  • be the primary leader and liaison for association members;
  • keep in close communication with the CBPS members on CBPS 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 CBPS 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 CBPS policies and procedures, as required; and
  • other duties as required.

Term and compensation

  • up to $200 per semester
  • Term runs until May 31, 2020

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.
    • CAPUMA presidents have the following additional requirements:
      • must be a current member of the American Marketing Association
      • must prepare and submit the CAPUMA strategic plan and annual report to the American Marketing Association by the required deadlines