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Join the Team: GPSG Seeking VP & 3 Committee Chairs

Join the Graduate and Professional Student Government team applications due at 5pm, 4/29/20. VP and 3 committee chairs open. More info at gpsg.uiowa.edu/news

Do you want to be on the front lines of Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)? Do you want to have a platform to enact change on campus? If so, consider applying for the GPSG Executive Team!
GPSG is seeking to fill four important current vacancies on its executive board for the May 2020-May 2021 term:
  • Vice President
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair
  • Interprofessional Committee Chair
  • Health and Safety Committee Chair

A description of each position and expectations follow.

Vice President

GPSG Vice President (VP) assists the President in carrying out the internal communication functions of the organization, in planning and presiding over council meetings, and acting as the main communication between the GPSG delegates and the GPSG executive board. The VP will assume the GPSG President's duties in the case of their absence. The committee Chairs will report directly to the VP. The VP also serves as a representative of the government on a number of important committees and works closely with the UI administration. The position includes a modest stipend. Note, per GPSG's Constitution, this year the VP must be a graduate student.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Chair shall plan, coordinate, and implement diversity-related initiatives for GPSG. The DEI Chair shall serve as the primary contact between GPSG executives and campus offices related to equal opportunity and diversity. The DEI Chair shall endeavor to enhance student involvement in diversity-related activities and initiatives.

Interprofessional Committee Chair

The Interprofessional (IP) Chair shall work with the IP committee to plan, coordinate, and implement initiatives that span multiple member government student constituencies. This includes, but is not limited to academic, social, and advocacy events.

Health & Safety Committee Chair

The Health & Safety (HS) Chair is responsible for working with the HS committee to create, plan, and implement GPSG's student health and safety agenda. The HS Chair will serve as the primary contact between GPSG and campus offices and initiatives related to health and safety.

Interested applicants should send a resume and brief letter of interest regarding the position(s) they are interested in to GPSG President-elect Mackensie Graham (mackensie-graham@uiowa.edu) and Chief of Staff-elect Brian Ortiz (brian-ortiz@uiowa.edu) no later than 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Applicants will then be contacted to sign-up for an interview slot; interviews will begin Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Please direct any questions about this appointment process to Mackensie Graham at mackensie-graham@uiowa.edu.

Thank you and good luck!


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