Positions Available

Election Commissioner Position Available
(Deadline: April 16th 11:59PM)

Thank you for your interest in the position of Election Commissioner!

The Election Commissioner is the chair of the Election Commission. They oversee all actions of the Commission, including calling meetings, appointing members to subcommittees, and ensuring that all Student Government Elections run smoothly and efficiently. The Commissioner is appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and must be confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the Student Government Senate.

The Election Commissioner must be able to exhibit leadership and work efficiently. They must have good management skills and be able coordinate effectively with others.

Thank you again for your interest. The deadline for this application is April 16th, 2021. Questions about this application should be directed to:

Andrew Brueck (ajbrueck@iastate.edu)
Noah Heasley (nheasley@iastate.edu)
 

Here is the link to the Google Form to apply!  

Supreme Court Justice Positions Available
(Deadline: April 16th 11:59PM)

The Supreme Court is composed of a chief justice and eight associate justices, all of whom are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. All justices shall serve from the time of Senate approval until resignation, removal, or no longer enrolled as a student at Iowa State University.
 
Members of the Supreme Court must be passionate about improving the student experience at Iowa State. They must possess compassion, empathy, and respect, and a reputation of honesty, integrity, and fairness.
 

Here is the link to the Google Form to apply!  

Cabinet Positions Available
(Deadline: April 16th 11:59PM)

Student Body President Elect, Julia Campbell, and Vice President Elect, Megan Decker are excited about your interest in the Student Government Executive Cabinet!

Members of Cabinet must be able to work independently and be passionate about improving the student experience at Iowa State. Applications for all positions are due at 11:59 pm on Friday, April 16th.

Required time commitments will be weekly Cabinet meetings at 8:00 PM on Sundays. Attendance at the Senate meetings on Wednesday evenings is not required, although it is strongly encouraged. Cabinet members may be assigned duties not listed in the descriptions below by the President and Vice-President.

If you plan on applying for multiple positions, please fill out one application.

The application form and descriptions for the following positions can be found here 

  • Finance Director
  • Senior Director of Communications
  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Director of Sustainability
  • Treasurer/Non-Profit Coordinator
  • Director of Governmental Affairs
  • Director of Affordability
  • Director of Academic Affairs
  • Director of Student Services
  • Director of International Student Experience
  • Director of Health & Wellness
  • Director of Outreach
  • Ex-Officio Ames City Council Student Liaison
  • Director of Information Technology (IT) & Webmaster

Thank you again for your interest in Student Government! Additional questions about the application may be directed to:

President Elect, Julia Campbell | juliac@iastate.edu   

Vice-President Elect, Megan Decker | mldecker@iastate.edu 

Student Government Adviser,  Sophia Sarver | ssarver@iastate.edu

  • Act as the official representative of the Finance Committee.
  • Hold weekly Finance Committee meetings, and identify and appoint the voting members of committees.
  • Be present at every Senate meeting unless excused by the Speaker.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Student Government Annual Allocations process. 
  • Work with clubs and organizations on their budgeting requests.
  • Assist the President and Treasurer in the implementation and maintenance of ASSET relationships, in accordance with Government Law.
  • Be available during business hours when school is in session.
  • Work with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee to appoint a Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Finance Committee Liaison
  • An ideal candidate would be assertive and emphatic while being able to clearly communicate financial facts, figures, and policies. They would also possess strong organizational skills and the ability to facilitate productive discussion.
  • Lead the Student Government communications team, consisting of the Director of Outreach, Public Relations Committee, Graphic Designer, and Videographer.
  • Coordinate Student Government news releases and statements.
  • Manage Student Government’s social media accounts.
  • Proficient in Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Serve as the chair of the Public Relations Committee within Student Government.
  • Interview and select six at-large members for the Public Relations Committee.
  • Facilitate weekly Public Relations Committee meetings (day and time to be determined by the new committee).
  • An ideal candidate would have exceptional written communication skills, a solid understanding of social media, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Identify a Graphic Designer for the Public Relations Committee
    • Design logos, advertisements, and posters utilized by Student Government throughout the year.
    • Work with committee chairs, event coordinators, and other Student Government
    • members to create event flyers, posters, logos, and other marketing materials when necessary.
    • Serve as a member of the Public Relations Committee.
    • An ideal candidate would have previous graphic design experience and good communication skills.
  • Identify a Videographer for the Public Relations Committee
    • An ideal candidate would have previous graphic design experience and good communication skills.
    • Facilitate digital media campaigns.
    • Sit on the Public Relations Committee and work closely with the Senior Director of Communications.
    • An ideal candidate would have prior experience in video filming and editing.
  • Lead Student Government’s diversity and inclusion efforts both internally and within the university at-large.
  • Create and execute projects, events, and initiatives to highlight diversity and improve inclusion on campus.
  • Serve on the Council of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Serve as the chair of the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee in Student Government.
  • Facilitate weekly D&I Committee meetings (day and time to be determined by the new committee).
  • Work with the Finance Committee to appoint a Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Finance Committee Liaison
  • An ideal candidate would be level-headed and calm in difficult situations and have experience listening to and communicating with individuals of different identities.
  • Manage issues of sustainability and inform Student Government of sustainability opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with student organizations on campus-wide sustainability initiatives.
  • Promote the Green Initiatives Fund as an option for funding of green initiatives from students and student organizations around campus.
  • Regularly communicate with the University Director of Sustainability and university administrators to coordinate efforts on issues of sustainability.
  • Represent Student Government on relevant university sustainability committees.
  • Serve as the chair of the Sustainability Committee in Student Government.
  • Facilitate weekly Sustainability Committee meetings (day and time to be determined by the new committee).
  • An ideal candidate would be passionate about creating a more sustainable version of Iowa State and coordinating with others to implement long-term projects toward this goal.
  • Direct the Student Government portion of the Analysis of Social Services Evaluation Team (ASSET), which funds social services that directly benefit Iowa State Students.
  • Attend meetings with Story County representatives, City of Ames, United Way of Story County, and Central Iowa Community Service to coordinate non-profit giving and activities in Story County.
  • Serve as a member of the Student Government Finance Committee.
  • Leads the ASSET Board, which has three student volunteers to assist with ASSET funding and funding criteria.
  • An ideal candidate would have financial or accounting skills and a passion for nonprofit and charitable work.
  • Inform Student Government on current political events pertaining to higher education at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Contact local and state legislators to ensure that we serve as a positive voice for Iowa State students.
  • Update the Student Government President on the Board of Regents’ agendas and issues.
  • Work directly with the State Relations Officer for Iowa State University.
  • Organize and lead ISU Legislative Ambassadors, the lobbying arm of Student Government.
  • Draft applications, select student lobbyists and hold frequent meetings to discuss legislative matters affecting students.
  • Coordinate meetings with members of the Iowa Legislature to advocate for Iowa State University student initiatives.
  • An ideal candidate would have experience in either ISU Legislative Ambassadors or have past experience working in the State or Federal Government. Strong knowledge of the State Government of Iowa is necessary.
  • Develop and execute initiatives to improve college affordability and financial literacy for Iowa State students.
  • Serve on the University Open & Affordable Education Committee.
  • Lead the expansion of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and immediate access materials, which are no-cost and low-cost alternatives to textbooks.
  • Serve as the Student Government liaison between the Office of Student Financial Aid, the Office of Student Financial Success, and other offices related to college affordability on campus. 
  • Monitor state and federal legislation related to college affordability. 
  • Assist the Director of Governmental Affairs in leading ISU Legislative Ambassadors, the lobbying arm of Student Government.
  • Update the Student Government President on Board of Regents items pertaining to affordability.
  • An ideal candidate would have strong communication skills, attention to detail, and remain continually up to date on current events in higher education.
  • Develop and execute initiatives to improve the academic experience at Iowa State.
  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure students have the academic resources they need to be successful.
  • Serve on a variety of Faculty Senate committees relating to academics, including attending Faculty Senate meetings.
  • An ideal candidate would have a reasonably flexible schedule; most meetings with faculty occur during daytime office hours. Experience is not required, but a willingness to help students, the ability to navigate complex issues with members of Iowa State, and to do so with professionalism that continues good working relationships is essential.
  • Work with partners in the university and the City of Ames to hold student-centered events and campaigns throughout the year.
  • Examples of previous projects include: “I Love Ames” partnership at the Ames Farmers Market, human trafficking seminars, and a review of university buildings for accessibility.
  • Update the President and Vice President on all significant changes being made within the Division of Student Affairs that affect students and their university experience.
  • Serve as a member of the Student Government Student Initiatives Committee (day and time to be determined by the new committee).
  • An ideal candidate would have strong managerial and organizational skills, as this position is highly project-focused.
  • Work with partners in the university and the City of Ames to develop and execute initiatives to enhance the college experience for international and multicultural students at Iowa State. 
  • Work directly with the International Student Council and serve as a liaison between Student Government and the International Student Council.
  • Serve as the Student Government liaison to the International Students and Scholars Office. 
  • Coordinate efforts with campus Career Services to improve the job search for international students.
  • Work collaboratively with the Student Government Director of Diversity and Inclusion on various projects and initiatives throughout the year.
  • An ideal candidate is committed to international student success and has cultural experience outside of the United States.

 

 

  • Serve as the primary coordinator of Student Government programs, awareness campaigns, and initiatives to promote student wellness.
  • Create and continue projects that focus on physical and mental health and wellness.
  • Coordinate efforts with the Division of Student Affairs to provide Iowa State students with access to adequate health services.
  • Serve as a member of the ISU Committee on Mental Health.
  • An ideal candidate would have a background in health and wellness or plans on going into a health-related field after graduation.
  • Responsible for all direct outreach to students and student organizations.
  • Respond to student questions and comments submitted on the Student Government website.
  • Create a presentation for incoming freshman and student organizations giving an overview of Student Government.
  • Educate and assist student organizations on Student Activity Center regulations, university policies, and Student Government funding processes.
  • Manage student organization outreach taskforce.
  • Appoint members to a student organization outreach taskforce.
  • Establish reverse town hall visits with the outreach taskforce.
  • An ideal candidate would have excellent customer service skills, be detail-oriented, and approachable. 
  • Represent the study body and collaborate with city officials to implement policies and programs that will benefit Iowa State University students.
  • Serve as a non-voting member of the Ames City Council.
  • Create reports to be sent to Student Government after each City Council meeting.
  • Required to attend all Ames City Council meetings (Once every two weeks, typically at 6:00 PM).
  • Required involvement during the summer months to be in attendance at Ames City Council meetings.
  • An ideal candidate would care about the workings of the city of Ames and how it impacts

students.

  • Make regular updates to the Student Government website.
  • Work with the Student Activities Center and the Finance Director to overhaul the Student Government finance system.
  • Work closely with IT Services to advance student initiatives relating to technology on campus.
  • Serve on various university committees relating to IT at Iowa State.
  • An ideal candidate would have prior experience in information technology services and website management using WordPress, along with a passion for improving the technological experience and expertise of Iowa State students.

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