We are extending the deadline for elections until this Friday 4/13. You do not need any prior experience/HAPP COM attendance to apply! We are especially looking for people to fill the roles of President and Vice President. HAPP COM Board is a great way to gain leadership experience and become more involved in the major. Please forward this your other HAPP friends if they are not on the listserv!
Please use this link to nominate yourself:
Here are the descriptions for each position:
Please do not be intimidated to run for the executive board! We need eager HAPP COM members to fill each position!
Below are some requirements for those who may be interested.
Rules for running for HAPP COM board:
1. Must have two semesters or more left as an undergrad at UMBC (1 year commitment).
2. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
3. Must be a HAPP major.
4. Must be willing to speak publicly at a HAPP COM meeting.
5. Member of HAPP COM.
6. Can choose to campaign or not.
7. Can be a new HAPP student.
8. Can nominate self.
9. Nominations are unlimited.
10. Be available for board meetings with our advisor, Professor Katie Birger (usually on Wednesday's)
11. Be able/willing to fulfill the requirements for your position.
If you are nominated, we will reach out to you personally.
For those who are interested, I have included a description of the positions.
Positions and Descriptions
Plan meeting agendas (in advance)
Run meetings (usually weekly)
Delegate tasks to board members
Get input from board members as well as HAPPCOM members
Communicate with adviser, guest speakers, partnering orgs, etc.
Make sure all campus/SGA org rules and guidelines are followed
Reserve room/space as needed
Assist president with responsibilities listed above
Fill in for president at meetings/events if president cannot attend
Delegate tasks and/pr partner with board members to accomplish various projects
Communicate with President, board members, HAPPCOM members, etc.
Take meeting minutes
Send out minutes in weekly email as well as posting them in the myUMBC group
Various email communication as needed
Take care of any financial matters
Attend SGA Treasurer training (1-2 hours in beginning of Fall semester)
Getting funding through SGA using Request for Expenditure of SGA Funds (RESGAF) form
Attend SGA Finance board hearing as needed to get funding
Come up with fundraising ideas/strategies
Take care of any advertising/spreading information between the organization and the UMBC community/public (PR is like the face of HAPPCOM- keep a positive and connected image to the community)
Email communication as needed to guest speakers, etc.
Positions are not limited to the responsibilities listed above. All board members assist with various tasks as needed, such as tasks that may not necessarily fit into their description. Giving input is one of the most important tasks for all board members to take part in. HAPPCOM cannot run without successful communication!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions!
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