EMU PRSSA will be electing the new 2014-15 executive board at our Tuesday, April 8 meeting. Elections will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. in SC 301.
To apply for any e-board position, members must submit a letter of intent (a cover letter) that states why they would be a good fit for the position and why they want the position. Please submit a resume with your letter.
Please submit all applications by Monday, April 7 at 10 p.m. to Emily via email. If you do not meet the 10 p.m. deadline, you can still run off the floor at the meeting.
E-board members must be paid EMU PRSSA members, or willing to become paid members in the Fall semesters.
Positions available include:
President: Ensures that everything EMU PRSSA runs smoothly by communicating with e-board members and running PRSSA e-board and general meetings. The President. The president serves as a liason with faculty and advisor.
Vice President (of Professional Development): The vice president of professional development is responsible for stepping in for the president if they are unable to attend a meeting. This person helps members find internships. He/she schedules agency tours in conjunction with the vice president of special events, plans the spring gala and assists the president with finding speakers for the meetings.
Chief Financial Officer: The CFO is responsible for collecting EMU PRSSA dues, sending dues to PRSSA National and acts as the principal advisor for fundraising.
Vice President of Communication: This person is responsible for managing the EMU PRSSA email account. They must record meeting minutes (eboard and general meetings) and send them to members via email within 24 hours of meetings.
Vice President of Member Relations: This person helps organize speakers for meetings and events, communicates with members to find out what they want out of their PRSSA membership, and coordinates outreach to journalism, marketing and PR classes at EMU.
Vice President of Public Relations: This person is responsible for all public relations for the Chapter, including creating flyers for events and meetings. They are responsible for EMU PRSSA social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram). This person should have a basic understanding of how social media and graphic design programs (InDesign, Publisher) work.
Vice President of Special Events + Programs: This person plans the annual Student Development Conference, assists with the planning of agency tours, Fajita Fest, kickoff meetings, social events and Speed Mentoring.
Vice President of Community Relations: This person plans community outreach programs, builds relationships with the community and nonprofit organizations and assists with special projects as needed.
Editor-in-Chief: The EIC is responsible for the EMU PRSSA blog and website. They are in charge of planning and organizing the blog, managing the overall process of deadlines, layouts, design and placement of articles and keeping members up to date with news and information. This person must have previous blogging, copywriting and editing experience and be familiar with the WordPress platform.
For more detailed information on each position, please look at our Bylaws.