Call for Nominations – IAFA Student Caucus Representatives
By Skye Cervone In IAFA, Position Announcement On April 10, 2016
The Student Caucus of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts announces a Call for Nominations for the Caucus elected positions of Student Caucus Representative and Student Caucus Vice-Representative. The new terms will be from August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2018. Any student member of the IAFA is invited to run, even if that member does not plan on being a student for the entire term. All candidates run for the same, full representative position, with the winner of the election holding the position of Student Caucus Representative and the runner-up holding the position of Student Caucus Vice-Representative. In the event of a tie, an instant runoff will be held by Skye Cervone to determine a winner. Those interested in running should send a brief biography, a description explaining why they would be a good fit for the position, and a picture to Skye at email@example.com no later than April 24th. During the week of April 25th, all student members of the IAFA will then be invited by Skye to participate in an election for their new representatives. Please see the formal job descriptions below.
Job Description: Student Caucus Representative
Formal titles: Representative of the Student Caucus of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (SCIAFA)/ SCIAFA Representative to the Executive Board of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA)
The SCIAFA Representative is elected by the student body of the IAFA. During the two year term, the Representative is responsible for addressing and advocating for the needs of student members of IAFA. This responsibility includes representing student membership on the Executive Board of the IAFA (the SCIAFA Representative serves on the Executive Board). The Representative must attend biannual board meetings during their term and participate in the Board’s online discussion list. At the conference, the Representative will run SCIAFA programming, including the SCIAFA Mentorship Program. The Representative is expected to attend all IAFA business meetings, as well as most Board-sponsored events. The SCIAFA Representative should remain visible and accessible for the duration of the conference both to assist and guide fellow students, as well as to assist fellow Board members, organizers, and volunteers
Job Description: Student Caucus Vice-Representative
Formal title: Vice-Representative of the Student Caucus of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (SCIAFA) (formerly the Shadow Representative)
The SCIAFA Vice-Representative is an elected position. The Vice-Representative runs for the full SCIAFA Representative position—the Vice-Representative position is filled by the runner-up. The duty of the Vice-Representative is to assist the Representative; this includes stepping in for the Representative in the event of emergencies or scheduling conflicts. The Vice-Representative is expected to attend all SCIAFA and Board-Sponsored events at the annual conference, but does not attend the summer board meeting (though the Vice-Representative should be available to attend in the Representative’s place if needed).
If you have any questions about what the positions entail, please email Skye at firstname.lastname@example.org.