Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Call for Applications- Division C Graduate Student Committee Junior Co-Chair

The Division C Graduate Student Committee is in the process of accepting applications for the Division C Graduate Student Committee (GSC) junior co-chair position. This is an excellent way for you to get involved and participate in the Division C community. Below you will find the call for applications, roles and responsibilities. Applications are due Monday, February 24, 2014

Division C Graduate Students
Call for Applications
Due February 24, 2014 

The Division C Graduate Student Committee is currently accepting applications for the Committee Junior Co-Chair position.

The Graduate Student Committee is a six member graduate student team dedicated to serving Division C graduate students and representing Division C within the larger AERA organization.

Position available
The Division C Committee Junior Co-Chair is responsible for working with the Senior Co-Chair/s in preparing articles for Division C’s online journal, in addition to coordinating graduate student seminars at the Annual AERA Meeting. The Junior Co-Chair is the direct link with all campus liaisons and is expected to send monthly newsletters to campus liaisons for distribution. The Junior Co-Chair also recruits campus liaisons and should plan to communicate regularly with university faculty and graduate students. Further duties include coordination with the Division C President and assisting Committee members in preparing newsletter articles as necessary.

The Division C Junior Co-Chair is also responsible for identifying potential speakers for the Division C Fireside Chat held at the Annual Meeting, and also assists the Committee members with preparing Division C Graduate Student Seminars at the annual meeting. The Junior Co-Chair will work with the Senior Co-Chair to prepare a “Division C” poster for the annual meeting, and work with other Graduate Student Council members from across AERA divisions to host the resource center during the annual meeting. The Junior Co-Chair is also responsible for working with the Senior Representative in preparing articles for the Graduate Student Council’s online newsletter, Connections, as well as the Graduate Student Report to both the general Division C audience and the AERA Graduate Student Council during the annual meeting.

Commitment Time: If you want to serve as a Junior Co-Chair you must be able to serve for two years.

Skills Needed: To serve Division C, in a graduate student leadership capacity, you must be able to work well under strict timelines, and with little guidance beyond the Senior Co-Chair. Strong writing skills are a plus, and a willingness to happily serve others is a necessity. Passion for the advancement of Division C initiatives and research, and for the success of graduate students in the division is absolutely vital.

**Prior involvement in student governance or AERA is NOT required.**
Applications: You will need to submit a letter of interest, vita, and two letters of references. In your letter of interest, please explain why you would be a good fit. If you have any questions, please feel free to email any Division C Graduate Student Council member.

Send: All materials as attachments including, (1) your letter of interest, (2) vita, (3) and two letters of reference to Stephanie Wormington, Co-Chair, Graduate Student Committee (wormingt@msu.edu).

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