Job Descriptions

Responsibilities and Expectations of the

President

You need to be a leader among leaders

  • You will lead each Student Council Meeting
    • You need to understand how meeting are organized and proper procedures
    • You will need to prepare for each meeting by creating an agenda
    • During discussions, it is up to you to facilitate.  Don’t let people interrupt others, talk out of turn, put down other people’s ideas, bring up topics that are off the topic of discussion, etc.
    • You have to be flexible
      • Sometimes you may have a meeting all planned out and we don’t have time for a meeting
      • Sometimes your ideas may not be what the rest of the council think—compromise
    • You have to encourage brainstorming
      • Even if a good idea is presented, ask if there are other ideas
  • You, more than any other member, need to be fair.  You need to consider all ideas equally and work with everyone in the Council whether they are your best friend or a new representative.
  • You need to be extremely organized
    • Keep a calendar/planner of the entire year
  • You need work hard.  There is no better way to get the rest of the Council working hard than to lead by example.
  • Although you do not need to be involved / active in every single student council activity, you do need to stay informed of everything that student council is doing.  Other student council members, and teachers around the school, will depend on you and expect you to know what is going on.
  • You need to learn how to delegate responsibilities.  You do not need to do everything.  Trust the other members of the council to do their fair share.
  • You need to encourage and compliment the other members of the council.  If you see somebody doing something good, let them know.
  • You need to work closely with all of your officers
  • You need to participate in as many of the student council activities as you can. 
  • You need to be dependable.  If you say you are going to do something or be somewhere, make sure you do it. 
  • Don’t forget that you represent the student council at all times.  Your behavior and academic reputation must remain positive

Responsibilities and Expectations of the

Vice President

 As VP your responsibilities are less structured, and therefore your main job is to act as the creative mind of the council.  Since you do not need to prepare an agenda, meeting minutes, or a treasurer’s report for each meeting, what you should bring to each meeting is NEW IDEAS.  Think of new ways to raise money, to help a charity, to get more kids at school involved, to show teacher appreciation, etc.

  • You take role call each meeting
  • You will at times lead the weekly meetings in the absence of the President
    • You need to understand how meeting are organized and proper procedures
  • You need work hard.  There is no better way to get the rest of the Council working hard than to lead by example.
  • You need to be fair.  You need to consider all ideas equally and work with everyone in the Council whether they are your best friends or new representatives.
  • Although you do not need to be involved / active in every single student council activity, you do need to stay informed of everything that student council is doing.  Other student council members, and teachers around the school, will depend on you and expect you to know what is going on.
  • You need to encourage and compliment the other members of the council.  If you see somebody doing something good, let them know.
  • You need to participate in as many of the student council activities as you can. 
  • You need to be dependable.  If you say you are going to do something or be somewhere, make sure you do it. 
  • Don’t forget that you represent the student council at all times.  Your behavior and academic reputation must remain positive

Responsibilities and Expectations of the

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Your job is essential in the council.  At each meeting we will be discussing a variety of things and it is up to you to make sure they are all recorded.  The Minutes of each meeting not only helps keep us organized, but is needed each time we deposit any money or withdraw any money.  Without proper minutes, the council cannot operate. 

 

  • During each meeting you will need to take notes on all discussion and all voting.  Don’t be afraid to ask somebody to repeat something or ask for clarification. 
  • You will need to keep an organized folder of all past minutes
  • You will be asked to take notes during brainstorming sessions
  • Make sure your written notes are neat.  You can type them if necessary.
  • If money is involved in the matter at hand, a detailed and accurate account of how much money was collected or spent will need to be recorded and communicated to other officers.
  • Although you do not need to be involved / active in every single student council activity, you do need to stay informed of everything that student council is doing.  Other student council members, and teachers around the school, will depend on you and expect you to know what is going on.
  • You need to encourage and compliment the other members of the council.  If you see somebody doing something good, let them know.
  • You need to participate in as many of the student council activities as you can. 
  • You need to be dependable.  If you say you are going to do something or be somewhere, make sure you do it. 
  • Don’t forget that you represent the student council at all times.  Your behavior and academic reputation must remain positive

Responsibilities and Expectations of the

Community Relations Officer

You will be in charge of all correspondence.  You will need to write (or have somebody else write) all thank you letters from the council to chaperones, DJ’s, teachers helping at activities, etc. 

  • You will be in charge school announcements.  This includes writing them and making sure they include all the necessary information.  You do not necessarily need to write and give all the announcements yourself, but you will be in charge of making sure it gets done.
  • You will be responsible for taking pictures or recording video during school activities and events at which the student council is present.
  • You will be in charge of the Student Council Website and keeping it up to date with current information on what Student Council is working on or has accomplished.
  • Although you do not need to be involved / active in every single student council activity, you do need to stay informed of everything that student council is doing.  Other student council members, and teachers around the school, will depend on you and expect you to know what is going on.
  • You need to encourage and compliment the other members of the council.  If you see somebody doing something good, let them know.
  • You need to participate in as many of the student council activities as you can. 
  • You need to be dependable.  If you say you are going to do something or be somewhere, make sure you do it. 
  • Don’t forget that you represent the student council at all times.  Your behavior and academic reputation must remain positive

Responsibilities and Expectations of the

Lower Grades Liaison

You will be responsible for making announcements during lunch so that lower grades can be informed about events and activities that are happening (i.e spirit day, fundraising)

  • You will be responsible for gathering information and ideas from lower grades through a variety of methods including voting, collecting verbal responses, and written suggestions and ideas.
  • You will communicate the ideas and suggestions made by the lower grades to the rest of the council during meetings 
  • Although you do not need to be involved / active in every single student council activity, you do need to stay informed of everything that student council is doing.  Other student council members, and teachers around the school, will depend on you and expect you to know what is going on.
  • You need to encourage and compliment the other members of the council.  If you see somebody doing something good, let them know.
  • You need to participate in as many of the student council activities as you can. 
  • You need to be dependable.  If you say you are going to do something or be somewhere, make sure you do it. 
  • Don’t forget that you represent the student council at all times.  Your behavior and academic reputation must remain positive

 Responsibilities and Expectations of the

Classroom Representative

 As a classroom Representative you will be responsible for gathering information and ideas from your classmates in your homeroom and communicating that information to the council during meetings, as well as communicate any important information to your class from student council meetings.    

  • Although you do not need to be involved / active in every single student council activity, you do need to stay informed of everything that student council is doing.  Other student council members, and teachers around the school, will depend on you and expect you to know what is going on.
  • You need to encourage and compliment the other members of the council.  If you see somebody doing something good, let them know.
  • You need to participate in as many of the student council activities as you can. 
  • You need to be dependable.  If you say you are going to do something or be somewhere, make sure you do it. 
  • Don’t forget that you represent the student council at all times.  Your behavior and academic reputation must remain positive