Executive positions within the collective are unlike many traditional leadership roles. Rather than acting as the “upper hierarchy” of the organization, they instead serve the department and its members, acting to facilitate and empower other members. Executives within the collective play many valuable roles, helping to share the workload of daily management, and acting as advisers and points of contact for students and others.
The 2019 Executive
Environment Officer: Nick Blood
Nick Blood is third-year student doing a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability). Much of his learning so far has been relayed into articles on sustainability written for the ANU student newspaper Woroni, and the national student newspaper Et Cetera. As the 2019 Environment Officer he hopes to further apply his learning towards a more sustainable campus and community.
Elections and appointments of the 2019 executives will be announced early next year, with ample time for first-year students to express interest and get involved too!
The following roles outline currently vacant executive positions. Once they are filled, we’ll update this page with an introduction to the new year’s team!
- Co-Conveners: Co-conveners essentially act as other officers and can take over the officer’s duties as needed. Having Co-conveners is ideal for many reasons: sharing the leadership in a non-hierarchical organization is important, as is distributing the workload to avoid burnout. For this reason, members are free and encouraged to nominate themselves to assist – whether part-time or on a more permanent basis.
- Treasurer: A Treasurer is responsible for administering the financial aspects of the collective’s operations, including maintaining an up-to-date account of the collective’s finances, and preparing the end of year financial report.
- Trustee: The collective’s bank account is administered by the officer and two other elected trustees. The signature of two trustees is required to approve transactions or other bank activities.
- Secretary: The secretary’s primary responsibility is to record minutes (brief summary notes) of meetings held by the collective. These serve as our official record.
- Other roles: Many other areas exist where the collective can benefit from student leadership and commitment: assisting with communication across social media and elsewhere, running and co-hosting events, engaging in community outreach and collaboration – these are just some areas where we’d be keen to empower students to occupy leadership roles.