Currently occupied by Lance Bosch
As chair of the AUCSA you serve on the one hand as the glue of the association, ensuring conditions in which all Board members can work at their best, and making sure the members together represent the vision of the AUCSA as a whole. On the other hand you should also function as the oil that makes the Board run smoothly; you will have to make sure the Board members stick to their deadlines, are able to function properly together and the whole of the Board works as a functioning machine. These two aspects, making all parts stick together coherently as the AUCSA, and making sure all the components run smoothly together makes up the challenging task for you as chair. In the end you yourself are also a part of the Board, though you are not the boss, but the leader of the intricate and intense machine the AUCSA Board is.
Currently occupied by Lasse Rogie
As Secretary you have a crucial role in the Board. Communication,
organisation and information are the key compenents related to this position. This mostly includes internal communication, as all communication for and from the students runs through you, as well as the promotion of events the board organises but also that of committees. This will be done mostly through the MyAUC website, the board calendar, the newsletter, the AUCSA’s Facebook and the LCD screens. External mail, meetings and constitution drinks are also on your to do list. The secretary takes minutes during the board meetings every week as well as at the General Assemblies, keeps the documentation (that is, non-financial administration) and the agenda up to date, making sure that all runs smoothly with openness and of course student interaction. As secretary, it is important that you are organized and know how to manage your time efficiently as a lot of correspondence goes through you and you need to ensure that all parties receive the required information. Moreover, it is important that you have an eye for detail and have a good understanding of Public Relations and how to portray the AUCSA to the outside world. It is a fun, rewarding and great learning experience.
Currently occupied by Andy O. Daab
As treasurer you will oversee all financial matters of AUCSA – shocker! It is important to keep in mind that AUCSA’s finances are also those of the committees (31 committees & teams, as of March 2015!). You will be in charge of the overall yearly budget: from its creation, discussing individual committee budgets, and culminating in its approval by the AUSCA members (all AUC students). The oversight of the approved budget throughout the year is as important as its formulation. Since expenses do not always go according to plan, the capacity to adapt and to quickly respond to changes is essential. You will also be in charge of AUCSA’s bank account, bookkeeping (super duper important!!), and potentially an acquisitions team. Many might think this is mostly a “behind the scenes” position, but as treasurer you are an integral part of AUCSA’s decision making, and also the go-to person when committees struggle with their finances.
The AUCSA Board has three Committee Affairs Officers. As this title is way too long, they are usually referred to as the CAOs (Sounds a lot like CEO – impress family and friends by pronouncing it fast!). As a CAO, you are the main link between the AUCSA Board and the committees. You will be the person that committees contact when they need something or have questions. Conversely, you are
the one the board turns to when they want to be updated about the committees. The contact usually consists of the ‘basic committee things’: committee budgets, ticket sales, room booking for activities etc. Besides having these main tasks, you are an essential part of the AUCSA Board. This means that you attend the weekly board meetings and have a crucial standpoint in AUCSA’s general policy. This position requires discipline to keep up with the e-mails and good communicative and social skills. We look forward to the elections and welcoming one of you on board.
Apart from the abovementioned position-specific responsibilities, each AUCSA board member is responsible for one or more additional tasks
that aren’t attached to their positions. These “floating” tasks, as we like to call them, are a big part of the AUCSA agenda and have to do with everything from ordering the books for the book sale every semester to being a representative in the UCSRN board. Together and in collaboration with the old board, these tasks are divided during the transition weekend in order to ensure that the workload is evenly distributed and everybody knows what’s expected of them. Some tasks lie more logically with a CAO or Secretary for example, but nothing is set in stone and it depends largely on what people are interested in pursuing! The following tasks are divided amongst the AUCSA board members: AUCAA, StudyStore (Booksale), Merchandise, Dormfest, Introduction Week, Winter Formal, Big Committees, and Acquisition (new!) . Just because one person is responsible for one of the abovementioned tasks doesn’t mean they’re solely responsible for everything related to it – the AUCSA works together closely as a board and especially big events like Introduction Week and Winter Formal are organized by the entire board and the person ‘responsible’ acts more as a contact person or messenger between the involved parties.