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Student Advisor (SA)

One of the two Student Advisors (SAs) is selected by the Board of Directors each spring. SAs serve for two years and provide the student voice as voting members of the Board of Directors. They also chair the Student Leadership Committee. SAs advocate for the needs and concerns of the student members of Sigma Tau Delta. The two SAs work together promoting the goals of the Society among its members.

Eligibility

  • Must be a Sigma Tau Delta member at a school with an active chapter; and
  • Must plan on attending a school with an an active chapter, through the end of appointed two-year term (April 2022 – May 2024).

Application for SA (April 2022 - March 2024 Term)

Application Deadline: April 11, 2022 (application opens February 21, 2022)

Application Documents / Information Required

  1. Upload your resume or CV.
  2. Provide the name and email address of one or more of your Sigma Tau Delta Chapter Advisors.
  3. Prepare to respond to questions regarding why you want to be a student leader, contributions you have made to your local chapter, and other leadership roles you have held or currently hold.

Selection Process

Members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will interview final candidates. The selected 2022-2023 SA will be appointed by the Sigma Tau Delta Board in April.

Position Duties

  1. Serve as co-chair of the Student Leadership Committee. Duties include:
    • keeping in touch with Student Leadership Committee members, providing guidance for their duties, answering or redirecting any questions, and assisting with any and all activities they may have been delegated;
    • scheduling and facilitating monthly virtual meetings with the Student Leadership Committee;
    • leading organization efforts pertaining to any student-run activities and programming for the international convention;
    • implementing any programming, activity, or administrative requests made by Regents, Board members, and/or Central Office staff;
    • overseeing the drafting, revising, and submitting of a Board Committee Report on behalf of the Student Leadership Committee ahead of each Board meeting;
    • delegating an appropriate amount of tasks and responsibilities to the committee members, as well as reminding and encouraging other Society-related tasks; and
    • organizing any procedures, decisions, or affairs that concern or require a vote of all Student Leadership Committee members.
  2. Maintain frequent contact with the Student Leaders and the Central Office staff liaison to the committee, and Student Leaders, ensuring professional contact beyond monthly committee meetings and routine contact between all Student Leaders and Regents.
  3. Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors, attending both the fall and spring Board meetings, relaying any necessary Board communication to fellow Student Leaders and representing concerns, questions, and inquiries of students within the region at meetings.
  4. Serve as a member of the Communications Committee and any additional committees, as appointed by the Sigma Tau Delta President of the Board, attending virtual or in-person meetings, and representing concerns, questions, and inquiries of students within the region at meetings.
  5. Maintain any necessary contact with Regents, Board members, and/or Central Office staff, regarding affairs related to the Student Leadership Committee or the Society at-large.
  6. Attend and staff the international convention, with travel and lodging completely accommodated by the Board. Duties include:
    • keeping in touch with Student Leaders attending the convention, providing guidance for their duties, answering or redirecting any questions, and assisting with any and all activities they may have been delegated;
    • hosting official Student Leadership Committee activities while at the convention, including social events, networking sessions, icebreakers, and other events planned and proposed by the Student Leadership and Convention committees; and
    • introducing, presiding, and/or modention chairerating any additional convention sessions, activities, or administrative tasks, as requested by the convention chair.
  7. Encourage regional conferences, chapter recruitment/exchanges, and the development and enrichment of chapter activity through each region’s Student Leaders, as well as the SA’s personal chapter and region.
  8. Represent concerns, questions, and inquiries of students within the region at any Board or committee meetings.
  9. Contribute to official social media platforms managed by the Society, such as audiovisual content, written blog posts, and chapter member spotlights.
  10. Maintain frequent contact with fellow SA; if serving as the Senior SA, train, and delegate an appropriate number of duties to the Junior SA in preparation for their seniority.
  11. Assist in the promotion and dissemination of the application process for the succeeding Student Leadership Committee as SA tenure on the committee closes.
Because of the one-year overlap between Junior and Senior SAs, either SA should be prepared to assume any roles and responsibilities their advising partner cannot manage. If an SA is no longer able to serve the Society well, they should notify the Board immediately.