Student Council Vacancies

Nominations are open for students for the below positions to hold office from August 2019 to 30 November 2019.

POSITIONS OPEN FOR NOMINATION

Indigenous Students Officer

Women’s Officer

These positions will be filled by an appointment process overseen by Student Council. For more details see the ‘More About the Roles’ section below.

Nominations Open 9:00am        Wednesday 10th July, 2019
Nominations Close 4:30pm        Wednesday 17th July, 2019

HOW TO NOMINATE:
A nomination form and instructions on how to nominate can be found here:

Further enquiries about nomination can be directed to the Returning Officer, Stacy White at stacy.white@flinders.edu.au, or fusa@flinders.edu.au.

MORE ABOUT THE ROLES:
Student Council is the governing body of the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA).

The functions and purpose of FUSA are to:

  • promote and advance the rights, interests and welfare of students;
  • represent students within and outside the University;
  • co-ordinate and support activities for students, including the provision of support for affiliated clubs;
  • provide the means for effective communication between students, the Association and the University;
  • oversee the delivery of student services, which are funded from the Student Services and Amenities Fee and are the responsibility of the Manager, Student Engagement; and
  • deliver other services, amenities and programs for students funded from the membership fee and other income received by the Association.

As a Student Council representative, you will have the opportunity to represent all students at the highest levels of the University to ensure that the student voice is heard when it comes to academic and campus life.

 

  1. INDIGENOUS STUDENTS OFFICER

Hours per week: 3 hours (approximate)
Honorarium: $3,000 pa (pro rata)

The Indigenous Students Officer shall:

  • Identify as Indigenous/Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • Advocate on behalf of Indigenous students on campus;
  • Liaise and network with other organizations that provide support to and representation for indigenous people;
  • Be responsible for the coordination and implementation of campaigns on issues of importance to Indigenous students;
  • Chair the First Nations Collective;
  • Communicate the views of Indigenous students to the Student Council;
  • provide the Student Council with a written report of his/her activities as Indigenous Officer at each meeting of the Student Council;
  • Liaise with Yungorrendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research
  • Spend the equivalent of at least three (3) hours a week performing these duties; and
  • As a formal part of Student Council handover, provide incoming council members, particularly direct successors, with a written handover report. The report shall outline initiatives undertaken, successes and challenges in the role, key relationships built and recommendations for the future. This report will be provided to incoming council members at the Student Council Induction.

 

  1. WOMEN’S OFFICER

Hours per week: 3 hours (approximate)
Honorarium: $3,000 pa (pro rata)

The Women’s Officer shall:

  • Identify as a woman; 
  • Act as an advocate on behalf of women students;
  • Be the spokesperson of women students;
  • Ensure that women students are referred to relevant campus or non-campus services in relation to personal and academic matters;
  • Liaise and network with other women’s organisations and bodies on campus and outside of the University;
  • Be responsible for the coordination and implementation of campaigns on issues of importance to women students;
  • Provide the Student Council with a written report of her activities as Women’s Officer at each meeting of the Student Council;
  • Chair the Women’s Collective;
  • Liaise with the Women’s Action Group, comprising of women students;
  • Spend the equivalent of at least three (3) hours a week performing these duties; and
  • As a formal part of Student Council handover, provide incoming council members, particularly direct successors, with a written handover report. The report shall outline initiatives undertaken, successes and challenges in the role, key relationships built and recommendations for the future. This report will be provided to incoming council members at the Student Council Induction.

Appointment Process

An appointment process overseen by the Student Council will be conducted to fill the positions of Indigenous Students Officer and Women’s Officer.

Once nominations close candidates will be shortlisted by the Casual Vacancy Selection Panel and a decision on the successful candidate will be made by all Student Council members at the Council meeting in July 2019. All candidates will be notified of the final appointment as soon as possible after the Student Council meet.

Copies of the Flinders University Student Association Constitution and Election Regulations are available from the Student Association (Level 1 Student Hub, Central Campus) or at https://fusa.edu.au/constitution-regulations/

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