Executive Committee

Exec Roles

Duties and Mandates of the Executive Committee Members

PROJECT-SPECIFIC POSITIONS

Those in project-specific positions on the Executive Committee decide collectively how CDSSA funding is distributed.  They may delegate tasks in their respective lists of responsibilities as long as they are responsible for managing the overall projects.  Project-specific decisions are determined within project committees by deliberation and consensus.

Conference Organizer(s)

The responsibilities of the Conference Organizer(s) include the following: assembling a team of student volunteers and managing the delegation of tasks; fundraising; promotion; booking accessible venues, keynote speakers, and accommodations; maintaining the conference committee email account and communicating with volunteers, presenters, and attendees; overseeing the adjudication process; and scheduling the agenda.  The Conference Organizer(s) may delegate or seek assistance on some of these tasks but are responsible for ensuring that conferences run smoothly overall.  Conferences are annual events, typically set to take place in the spring.  The Conference Organizer(s) is/are required to attend all conference committee meetings and CDSSA Executive Committee meetings.  She/they may be signing authority on the CDSSA bank account, though withdrawals must be in accordance with a conference budget that has been agreed upon by the Executive Committee.
Academic Events Coordinator(s)

The Academic Events Coordinator(s) is/are responsible for facilitating smaller academic events or projects that members of the CDS student body are interested in seeing happen, such as a guest speaker series, student colloquia, and roundtables.  Part of the duties of the Academic Events Coordinator(s) involves ensuring that venues are accessible and accommodations are provided.  The Academic Events Coordinator(s) is/are required to attend CDSSA Executive Committee meetings and project-specific meetings.  Requests for funding are processed through the Secretary Treasurer(s) and are in accordance with event budgets that have been agreed upon by the Executive Committee.

Social Events Coordinator(s)

The Social Events Coordinator(s) is/are responsible for planning specific social events, such as annual holiday parties, pub nights, and fundraising.  Part of the duties of the Social Events Coordinator(s) involve ensuring that venues are accessible and accommodations are provided.  The Social Events Coordinator(s) is/are required to attend CDSSA Executive meetings.  Requests for funding are processed through the Secretary Treasurer(s) and are in accordance with event budgets that have been agreed upon by the Executive Committee.

Internal Coordinator(s)

The Internal Coordinator(s) is/are responsible for the following: coordinating meetings between members of the Executive Committee; liaising between different Executive members to facilitate the transfer or relevant knowledge; supporting Event Coordinator(s) in navigating available resources at York. The Internal Coordinator(s) is/are required to attend CDSSA Executive Committee meetings.

Secretary Treasurer(s)

The responsibilities of the Secretary Treasurer(s) include the following: having signing authority on the CDSSA bank account; managing financial withdrawals and deposits; and maintaining the CDSSA institutional memory.  The Secretary Treasurer(s) is/are required to attend CDSSA Executive Committee meetings.

Communications Officer(s)

The responsibilities of the Communications Officer(s) include: regularly checking and responding to messages in the CDSSA email account and bringing relevant messages to the attention of the Executive Committee; circulating event announcements and assisting with event advertising; updating the CDSSA website. The Communications Officer(s) is/are required to attend CDSSA Executive Committee meetings.

Outreach Officers(s)

The Outreach Officer(s) is/are responsible for initiating dialogue between the CDSSA and other disability and social justice groups on campus and in the broader Toronto community.

POLITICAL REPRESENTATION

Political representatives ensure that CDS students’ interests are represented at meetings held by political bodies at York University.  They apply for funding opportunities that arise, attend meetings, and relay relevant information to the CDS student body, typically by listserv.

GSA Representative(s)

The responsibilities of the GSA Representative(s) include the following: attending GSA Council monthly meetings; representing the interests of CDS students at GSA meetings; and communicating relevant information about the GSA and from the GSA meetings to the CDS student body, typically by listserv.  GSA representatives must attend meetings so that the CDSSA qualifies for GSA funding.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Representative(s)

The responsibilities of the FGS Representative(s) include the following: attending FGS meetings; representing the interests of CDS students at FGS meetings; and communicating relevant information about the FGS and from the FGS meetings to the CDS student body, typically by listserv.

CUPE 3903 Representative(s)

The responsibilities of the CUPE 3903 Representative(s) include the following: attending CUPE meetings; representing at CUPE meetings the interests of CDS students who have TA, GA, RA, or contract faculty positions; and communicating relevant information about the CUPE and from the CUPE meetings to the CDS student body, by listserv.

Departmental Representatives

Departmental Representatives are responsible for the following: attending monthly departmental Executive Committee meetings; representing the interests of CDS students; and communicating relevant information about the CDS Executive Committee and their meetings to the CDS student body, typically by listserv.

Advocacy Officer(s)

The Advocacy Officer(s) is/are responsible for being familiarized with the prerogatives and contact information of disability support services on campus (and off campus if at all possible), including OPD, Access York, Able York, counselling services, library services, etc.  She/they may be consulted for contact information, and can advocate for students upon a student’s request.

 

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