Apply for the 2022-2023 Executive Cabinet

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Executive positions are filled in the Spring after the new administration is announced.

Positions

Description: The Cabinet Director is responsible for managing a passionate and diverse group of USG executives, in collaboration with the President and Vice President. This position requires the management of competing priorities, the efficient communication of expectations within the Executive Branch regarding the planning and implementation of projects, the execution of productive meetings, and the ability to work independently. This position serves a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of general functions of USG
  • Understand scope and priorities of USG
  • Management of large groups
  • Conflict resolution and management
  • Ability to work with others positively

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Facilitate weekly Executive Cabinet meetings
  • Hold all executives accountable for fulfilling their responsibilities and initiative progress
  • Create a comprehensive semesterly report (Fall, Mid, and Final) chronicling all USG
    achievements and initiatives
  • Ensure USG Strategic Plan is implemented within the Executive Branch
  • Help hold the Cabinet accountable for transparency
  • Assist executives in setting and achieving goals
  • Track Executive office hours and provide warnings when necessary
  • Maintain organizational calendar with the help of the Speaker

Description: The Director of Finance collaborates with the President, Vice President, and the Student Budgeting, Allocation, and Auditing Committee to manage internal USG funding, as well as external student organization funding. This position requires critical thinking and efficient communication with student organization leaders. This position serves a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of how the Student Activity Fee is administered
  • Understanding of how Student Organization Business Office policies work and relate to work with both student organizations and USG
  • Experience with the student organization funding process
  • Have experience budgeting

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Work with President and Vice President to establish annual budget
  • Collaborate with SABAC to allocate funds to student organizations
  • Collaborate with the Student Organization Business Office to help student organizations utilize their funds and accounts
  • Attend SABAC Senate committee meetings
  • Attend CSIL grant funding meetings
  • Help educate student organizations and students on USG funding and usage of those funds
  • Advise and guide the financial health of the organization
  • Sit on the Dance Marathon Allocations Committee (alternating membership yearly with GPSG)
  • Collaborate with Graduate Professional Student Government Chief Finance Officer
  • Advise the President and Vice President on contracts between the organization and vendors
  • Ensure USG members get reimbursed when they spend money on organizational activities
  • Present at Mandatory Funding Meeting for student organizations

Description: The Director of Communications works with USG Executives and Senators to promote the work of student government. The Director of Communication manages the USG Communications Team - including a deputy director of communications, media relations manager, social media manager, graphic designer(s), photographer(s), and videographer(s). The Director of Communications has direct oversight over all USG social media accounts and the USG website. The Director of Communications main objective is to communicate information about USG and USG-sponsored activities to all outside parties, including the University of Iowa and Iowa City communities. This position serves as the official liaison to IMU Marketing and Design to coordinate marketing efforts and student government-led campaigns. This position serves as official liaision to the Office of Strategic Communications to properly respond to media on local, state, and federal issues relevant to The University of Iowa undergraduates. The Director of Communications works to form relationships with various media outlets - especially the Daily Iowan. Additionally, this position advises USG members on how best to engage with the press. The Director of Communications sets goals for all promotional campaigns for both Executive and Legislative platform initiatives pertaining to strategic communications, digital marketing, and public relations. This position serves a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Time and project management
  • Able to work productively in a fast-paced, high pressure environment

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Leads Communications Team, including Media Relations Manager, Social Media Manager, Graphic Designer(s), Photographer(s), and Videographer(s)
  • Oversees all USG promotional campaigns
  • Liaison to Office of Strategic Communications
  • Liaison to IMU Marketing + Design
  • Establish guidelines for USG promotional campaign projects
  • Assist in the creation of public statements and talking points for President and Vice President of USG
  • Submit all marketing to printing
  • Submit mass email requests
  • Maintain current and establish new relations with local news outlets - including but not limited to -The Daily Iowan, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Des Moines Register
  • Understanding of news cycle and media ethics
  • Look for press opportunities to promote USG and USG-sponsored efforts
  • Create a biweekly internal newsletter

Description: This position executes USG efforts in Federal and state advocacy. This position requires frequent communication to elected official, their staffs, and members of University Administration. This position is responsible for the creation of USG legislative priorities. Director of GR collaborates with the Governmental Relations Committee, the President and Vice President,  the Deputy Director of Governmental Relations, the Director of Communications, and the University’s Office of Governmental Relations. This position serves a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advocacy and political experience
  • Familiarity with the policy implementation process
  • Passionate about student political engagement
  • Awareness of the University's relation to the Board of Regents
  • General understanding of the Federal government and Iowa General Assembly
  • Understand USG and the University of Iowa’s statewide impact

Specific Job tasks:

  • Build a legislative agenda to execute at state and national levels
  • Collaborate with Peter Matthes and the UI Office of Governmental Relations
  • Collaborate with Association of Big Ten Schools to establish united, national advocacy efforts
  • Facilitate and attend regular meetings with state and U.S. representatives
  • Plan and execute legislative summer  and/or winter road trip
  • Organize voter registration efforts and work to increase student voter turnout
  • Remain updated and knowledgeable on national and state legislation affecting college students
  • Advocate at the Federal and State level
  • Attend Governmental Relations Senate Committee meetings
  • Ensure USG activity does not endanger relationships with state or federal government

* The City Council Liaison is the Deputy City Council Liaison from the previous year. They continue the work and responsibilities of the previous year. This position serves a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Description: The Deputy City Council Liaison works with the City Liaison to provide student input on relevant issues to the Iowa City Council. This position focuses on the functions of the city and its impact on student life in the Iowa City area. This position attends biweekly City Council meetings, attends meetings with all city councilors once a semester. With an application of this position, you are committing to a two-year position. This position is unpaid and serves a minimum of 5 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest in understanding complex effects of city policy on student body
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate both internally, with City Council members, and other city organization members
  • Knowledge of student issues as it relates to students (housing affordability, off campus safety, etc.)
  • Awareness of general city operations and recent events

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Attend biweekly Iowa City Council meetings which take place on the first and third Tuesday of the month
  • Stay informed about happenings at the Iowa City local level by reading information and agenda packets before all Iowa City Council Meetings
  • Attend Governmental Relations Senate Committee meetings as an ex-officio member on weeks that City Council does not meet
  • Assist City Liaison in their work and advocacy
  • Should explore and research initiatives that impact students that could be pursued at the city government and local level
  • Be able to navigate complex issues that the city is pursuing relating to students
  • Work with local organizations like Greater Iowa City Apartment Association, Iowa City Downtown District, and Johnson Affordable Housing Coalition on issues and advocacy affecting students
  • Update USG on city government and local organization happenings and vice versa
  • Serve as an alternate to the City Liaison when they are unable to make it to make the work session meeting in City Council
  • Develop relationships and an understanding of the City Liaison position so that the Deputy City Liaison can take the place of the City Liaison the following year

Description: The Director of Academic Affairs works to advocate and improve current academic experience for UI students. This position works to improve current academic support offices and resources on campus, with an eye towards national trends. This position focuses both on academic support, as well as academic costs, and available academic resources. This position serves a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • General awareness of academic resources offices on campus (Academic Support & Retention, TRiO Student Support Services, Academic Advising Center), Governing student bodies (Tippie Senate, Dean Student Advisory Committee, Engineering Council, etc.), and available supplemental resources for students (Writing Center, Speaking Center, Math lab)
  • Understanding and experience within undergraduate academic systems
  • General knowledge of recent Academic Affairs news and changes within UI
  • Knowledge of cultural competence in relation to underrepresented students and the University of Iowa SDS policy
  • Experience in public speaking and professional communication
  • Knowledge of the academic structure of various programs, departments, colleges, and other applicable academic entities

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Act as liaison between USG (Exec, Academic Affairs Committee, and Senate) and Administration relating to Academic Affairs
  • Collaborate with other execs and senators when such actions relate to Academic Affairs
  • Collaborate with other student organizations (academic focused) and/or departments
  • Support the Academic Affairs Committee in senate (ex-officio, non-voting status)
  • Advocate for student voice and perspective in academic spaces and communities
  • Support student success and advocate for college affordability (textbooks, tuition, etc.)
  • Support and advocate for the academic success and retention of First-Gen, Transfer, and historically marginalized students
  • Communicate and support the Office of Academic Support & Retention (AS&R)
  • Work with Director of Governmental Relations when focusing on state/federal academic legislation (HEOA, HEA, etc.)
  • Work with President to serve on search committees for relevant academic/research-based university positions
  • Assist and communicate with the Academic Affairs Committee Chair
  • Communicate and collaborate with various groups among campus (Academic, Faculty, Staff, etc.)
    • Including, but not limited to:
      • Undergraduate Educational Policy & Curriculum Committee (UEPCC)
      • Dean’s Student Advisory Committee (DSAC)
      • General Education Curriculum Committee (GECC)
      • Path Forward Committees
      • Engineering Council
      • Tippie Senate
      • Textbook Affordability Pilot (TAP) Committee
      • Presidential Charter Committees, when applicable

Description: The Director of External Relations is tasked with regular communication to student organization constituency, through attendance in meetings, and outreach events. This position focuses on the collection of feedback from students regarding potential USG improvements or initiatives. External Relations in the ambassador of USG to students, in a structured capacity. This position serves a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of student organization operations
  • Knowledgeable of basic email, online communication, and meeting etiquette
  • Effective relationship building to diverse communities
  • Ability and experience answering difficult and targeting questions
  • Public speaking experience and expertise
  • Well versed in interpersonal connections with a wide net of students and administrators

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Attend regular student organization meetings, bringing information pertaining to organization topic, as well as gather for feedback
  • Work on transparency initiatives, specifically with the Communications team
  • Facilitate events to create more connections between USG representatives and students.
  • Organize tabling efforts during Orientation Program, OnIowa!, etc.
  • Invest in highly informational, engaging tabling materials
  • Ensure USG is represented in the Homecoming Parade
  • Attend Community & Outreach Senate Committee meetings
  • Communicate USG programs to student organizations
  • Maintain strong relations with USG alumni
  • Coordinate events and outreach efforts to thank campus and community partners who support USG
  • Organize outreach and collaboration with Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa
  • Attend weekly Student Organization Review Committee meetings
  • Assist in the recruitment of new student candidates
  • Host panels, Town Halls, informational events, and marketing for election requirement and deadlines
  • Overall knowledge of happenings in USG in order to communicate with student organizations effectively
  • Respond to all emails in a timely fashion

Description: This position collaborates with campus partners and student organizations dedicated to the improvement of health and safety. This position advocates for tangible changes to campus and student organization functions with an eye towards improvements of health and safety on campus through event planning, public speaking, and administrative advocacy. This position serves a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previously served on any committee or organization related to an issue under the Health & Safety topic area
  • Knowledgeable on current campus efforts to improve health and safety
  • Awareness on national health and safety campus issues (food insecurity, sexual assault prevention, etc…)
  • Ability to research safety and health issues and find tangible action items for the Iowa campus

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Plan and execute It’s On Us efforts, such as It’s On Us Welcome Week and the Fall and Spring Weeks of Action
  • Support campus Sexual Assault Awareness month efforts
  • Assist University Counseling Services with the Mental Health Fair (“Fresh Check Day”)
  • Connect and collaborate with:
    • Rape Victim Advocacy Program
    • Women’s Resource Action Center
    • Office of Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator
    • University of Iowa Department of Safety
    • Domestic Violence Intervention Program
    • Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct (SACSM)
    • Related student organizations
  • Be up to date and knowledgeable on sexual assault policy, alcohol harm reduction plan, Anti-Violence Coalition plan, Annual Safety Reports, Iowa City safety efforts
  • Execute and complete campus initiatives pertaining to safety
  • Attend Health & Safety Senate Committee meetings
  • Sit on Campus Education Subcommittee
  • Collaborate with Monsoon, NISSA, GPSG Safety Liaison
  • Attend relevant town halls
  • Work with Student Health and Wellness about high risk alcohol drinking prevention and drug use on campus
  • Continue research about initiatives from peer institutions to see what can be implemented at Iowa

Description: The Director of Justice and Equity works on internal USG projects to constantly advocate for the concerns of students who have been minoritized and oppressed historically on campus. This position works on social justice campus issues in collaboration with diverse student organizations and communities to effect change on campus, including internal USG Constituency Senators. Strong interpersonal skills, empathy, and patience are ideal in executing the work of justice and equity. This position serves a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic principles of social justice, and experience with social justice advocacy
  • Knowledgeable of local and national events to marginalized groups and how they affect marginalized groups on campus
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build trusting relationships, especially within cross-cultural communication
  • Familiarity with offices under the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (formerly the Chief Diversity Office), International Student Scholar Services, and Cultural and Resource Centers, and others

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Collaborate and connect with:
    • USG Constituency Senators
    • Student Disability Services
    • International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the International Student Advisory Board
    • The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (formerly the Chief Diversity Office) and the Center for Diversity and Enrichment
    • Multicultural student organizations
    • Culture and Resource Centers coordinators
    • Career Center
  • Help organize and facilitate community discussions pertaining to relevant campus climate issues with campus leaders
  • Host NCBI trainings throughout the year
    • Ensure all UISG Executives are trained in NCBI by the end of the first semester
    • Offer opportunities for Senators to be trained
  • Attend Justice and Equity Senate Committee meetings
  • Help communicate resources for students like the Campus Inclusion Team (CIT)
  • Represent USG on the Office of Student Life’s MLK Day planning committee
  • Assist with Diversity networking nights and similar events, as necessary
  • Oversee ISAB (until ISAB is self-sufficient and established)
  • Develop organizational outreach and response to major bias incidents on campus and national happenings affecting marginalized communities
  • Advise and advertise USG Constituency Senator election
  • Oversee, advertise, and lead ISAB board elections
  • Organize Multicultural Formal
  • Assist in International Student Initiatives
    • Ex. International Student Orientation Tours
  • Connect and collaborate with various offices and students  addressing the support of marginalized communities.

*The Director of Operations serves longer than other executives. Bylaws:

  • "The Director of Operations shall serve a term lasting one year and one month, in order to ensure the successful transition of the new administration.
    • The Director of Operations will serve a term beginning at the start of the presidential term and ending one month after the inauguration of the President, Vice-President, and Executive Cabinet.
    • The new Director of Operations shall be selected by the Office Administration Committee at the same time as the other Executive Officers.
    • Therefore, the one month following the inauguration of the President shall have 2 Directors of Operations serving in the position;"

Description: The Director of Operations works to ensure the long-term organizational success of USG. They ensure the USG Governing Documents are being followed and updated as necessary, update the document archival system for USG, oversee transitions for USG, and generally ensure that USG is running in a way that will guarantee long-term success. This position serves a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Thorough understanding of USG Constitution and Bylaws
  • Ability to view the long-term consequences of various actions
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, with customer service experience preferred
  • Technical knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, including SharePoint

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Review the USG Constitution, Bylaws, and other internal documents and offer suggestions to the Internal Affairs Committee at the beginning of each administration on what should be changed.
  • Maintain and update the internal documentation and archival system for use by future administrations, including the archiving of meeting notes, legislation, initiative information, and reports in conjunction with the Secretary.
  • Maintain and improve the internal communications and document-sharing services for USG, which is currently the USG SharePoint site.
  • Assist the Speaker of the Senate and the Cabinet Director with ensuring the process of transitioning between administrations within USG runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Coordinate and oversee the transfer of initiatives that are recurring or long-term (more than one administration).
  • Assist and advise the President and Vice President in organization functions including the USG email, voicemail, and mailbox.
  • Assist the President and the Vice President with duties relating to the Association of Big Ten Students.
  • Communicate USG priorities to the Presidential Charter Committee student representatives and ensure that these representatives present to the Student Senate at least once per year.
  • Serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Internal Affairs Committee.

Description: The Director of Student Services manages and improves current and future USG student services. This position is focused on analysis of data and financial success, marketing of student services, and ability to assess student impact from services. This position serves a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Project Management
  • Knowledge of current USG services, and campus student services
  • Data analysis experience
  • Effective and respectful internal and external communication
  • An interest in restoration and improvement of current projects
  • Experience working with qualitative and quantitative research

Specific Job Tasks

  • Assess and improve student services provided by USG
    • Assessments should incorporate the Platforms overall goals in its implementation (sustainability, inclusivity, financial goals, etc…)
  • Facilitate and improve initiatives similar, but not limited to:
    • IMU Charger and Umbrella check out
    • Lockers on Campus
    • Free Coral Ridge Bus Route
    • Safe Ride
    • Student Organization Website
    • Nite Ride
  • Maintain SAC Craft Station
  • Attend Student Life Senate Committee meetings
  • Maintain focus and marketing of Student Organization discount at C-Stores
  • Create and manage new initiatives regarding student organizations and general student life when needed
  • Collaborate with UI’s Information Technology Services

Description: The Director of Sustainability focuses on the advocacy and campus improvements regarding sustainability on campus. The Director of Sustainability collaborates with the Sustainability senate committee on various projects. This position advocates for tangible changes to campus and student organization functions with an eye towards holistic environmental improvements through event planning, public speaking, and administrative advocacy. This position serves a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Versed and knowledgeable on the comprehensive ideal of sustainability
    • Social, environmental, and economic crossover
    • Previous/current work with sustainability orgs on campus
    • Previous/current work the Office of Sustainability
    • Has complemented sustainability project/ event
    • Basic understanding of sustainability services available to students and campus (including Green Initiatives Fund)

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Connect and collaborate with Office of Sustainability
  • Oversee and facilitate the allocation of Green Initiatives Fund
  • Execute projects creatively integrating sustainability into all areas of campus
  • Attend Sustainability Senate Committee meetings
  • Responding to student body concerns about sustainability on campus
  • Serving as a general campus sustainability information resources for senators.
  • Collaborate with local partners to create sustainable events

Communications Team Positions

Description: The Social Media Manager creates engaging content to publish on the USG social media platforms, including - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. They should be devoted to maintaining active social media accounts by posting content on all the aforementioned platforms and managing interactions on those pages. Their main goal is to promote the work of USG and sharing information on student issues as well as strive to spread the reach of USG social media platforms. Additionally, they set specific quantitative social media engagement goals and works towards these goals throughout the year, making adjustments in strategy to achieve those goals when needed. This position is unpaid and serves a minimum of 5 hours per week.

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Create and execute weekly social media posting schedule
  • Effectively share relevant information with Student Body (ex: Iowa City updates, University updates etc.)
  • Create Facebook events for USG events
  • Analyze social media metrics and adjust goals accordingly

Description: The Graphic Designer designs graphics and infographics about USG's progress and student issues that are used on social media platforms, print and digital marketing campaigns, and the USG website. Interested applicants should have experience with graphic design, including programs such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. This position is a good opportunity for students wishing to further their graphic design portfolio. This position is unpaid and serves a minimum of 5 hours per week.

Description: The Photographer captures the moments of student life at the University of Iowa for USG to feature on all social media platforms and marketing materials. This includes photographing USG meetings/ and events as well as University-wide events. Interested applicants should have some experience with photography and editing programs. This position is a good opportunity for students wishing to further their media portfolio. This position serves about 5 hours per week.