Call for ESA-SS Officers

Be an active voice in the present and future of the most powerful Section of the Ecological Society of America! Apply for any of the following officer positions: vice-chair, secretary, treasurer, Public affairs officer, Education & Human Resources Committee representative, Science Committee representative positions (descriptions below) for the 2010-2011 academic year.

ELIGIBILITY AND NOMINATION: Self-nominations and nominations by colleagues are welcomed. Applications from graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. Nominee must be member of the Ecological Society of America, and ESA-Student Section member. Nominee must attend the 2010 (Pittsburgh, PA) and 2011 (Austin, TX) ESA annual conferences.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 15th, 2010, 5pm EST.

Nomination packets should include a word document with:

1. Name and affiliation

2. ESA-SS officer position that you are applying to.

3. A brief letter describing your background (150 words) and why you want to take on the specific officer role in the ESA-SS (150 words).

SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: Nomination packets should be sent (by June 15th, 2010) electronically as pdf or word document to the Student Section's Secretary, Andréa Kuchy (alkuchy(at)hotmail.com) with the phrase "ESA-SS Officer position" in the subject line.

We will host on-line elections based on the background & officer goals statement of each applicant for each ESA-SS office.

We look forward to your applications,
The ESA Student Section

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Description of the available positions: vice-chair, secretary, treasurer, Public affairs, EHRC representative, Science Committee representative.

All positions become active during the 2010 ESA annual meeting (Pittsburgh, PA).

VICE-CHAIR: The vice-chair shall work with the chair and other program officers of the Society to coordinate the annual meeting programs, and promote the interests of the section. The vice-chair shall serve for a term of one year, and will become chair of the section the year thereafter. If you have more questions about this position, you can email our current Vice Chair (Naupaka Zimmerman, naupaka (at) stanford.edu).

SECRETARY: The role of the secretary is to keep the records of the Student Section activities, and minutes of the annual meeting, as well as to centralize the nominations and applications for all ESA-SS awards. This is a one year position. If you have more questions about this position, you can email our current Secretary (Andrea Kuchy, alkuchy (at) hotmail.com).

TREASURER: The treasurer of the Student Section manages funds, but also helps organizing events (e.g Student Mixer), focuses on increasing student awards and promoting outreach through eco-service. This is a one year position. If you have more questions about this position, you can email our current Treasurer (Aurora MacRae-Crerar, aurorama (at) sas.upenn.edu).

PUBLIC AFFAIRS: The public affairs and networking officer manages the ESA-SS Facebook group, helps the secretary make announcements on ecolog, and is actively involved in the organization of the ESA Student Section Mixer that takes place at the ESA annual conference. This is a one year position. If you have more questions about this position, you can email our current Public Affairs officer (Carmel, carmel.debertaut (at) students.sjsu.edu).

EHRC REPRESENTATIVE: The student section representative on the ESA Education and Human Resources Committee (EHRC) is responsible for (1) articulating student perspective on matters that pertain to ecology education and the ESA education program, (2) informing the ESA student body of educational initiatives within ESA, and (3) coordinating education initiatives between the EHRC and the ESA student body. It is a 2-year position. If you have more questions about this position, you can email our current EHRC Representative (Jennifer Doherty, dohertyjh (at) gmail.com).

SCIENCE COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE: The Student Representative to the ESA Science committee meets with the Science Committee twice a year, and discusses issues pertaining to the role of ESA in promoting the science of ecology. For example, the ESA science committee helps coordinate peer review of research programs, organize conferences and symposia, and recruit Rapid Response teams—experts who can advise on ecological implications of proposed policy decisions. It is a 2-year position. If you have more questions about this position, you can email our current SC Representative (Susan Cameron, scameron (at) oeb.harvard.edu).