- ASB President. An official representative of the Associated Student Body (ASB). Maintains a close working relationship with the Dean of Student Life and serves as liaison to the College Administration.
- Vice President of Finance. The financial officer for the Student Senate. Maintains a record for the Senate of all expenditures and balances of their accounts. In the absence of the President, will take on the responsibilities of the President.
- Vice President of Clubs and Organizations. A liaison between the Senate and each chartered club and organization on campus. Assists in the promotion of clubs and organizations and in the coordination of events and activities provided for the ASB. Serves as the Chairperson for the monthly Club Roundtable meetings.
- Senator for Public Relations. Facilitates the promotion of Senate operations/events and all other areas of interest and concern and maintains the StudentLIFE Hub on Canvas.
- Senator for Legislative Affairs. Keeps the ASB aware of all legislative actions that affect higher education and motivates the ASB to take action toward informing the legislature of students’ needs, desires and priorities regarding higher education.
- Senator for Diversity and Equity Affairs. Serves as liaison representing multicultural interests between the ASB, Student Senate and the College Administration. This Senator keeps the ASB aware of any multicultural workshops, conferences and leadership training opportunities, as well as assisting in the promotion of multicultural, multi-ethnic and diversity awareness on campus.
- Senator for Information and Health. Oversees and provides leadership guidance over the Food Pantry. Maintains relationship with Thurston County Food Bank and orchestrates any drives for the Food Pantry. Provides administrative support to the Student Senate. Prepares agendas and minutes of Senate meetings.
Student Senate Responsibilities:
Senate members, along with the ASB President and Vice Presidents, serve to represent every student on campus with the goal of working toward providing the services and resources students need and want. The Student Senate upholds the College's Constitution and bylaws, and acts as a liaison between the administration and the students.
Student Senate Commitment Statement:
We commit ourselves to represent the students of SPSCC and to serve as advocates for the enrichment of student life. The student body of SPSCC is increasingly diverse, and we commit ourselves to serve all constituents to the best of our ability. We are committed to actively learning students' needs and addressing them in the most ethical, effective, caring, and efficient manner possible.
The CAB works as a team to provide campus-wide events and activities that promote engagement, inclusion, wellness, and entertainment. Board members plan, promote, and staff events. Board members should be outgoing, energetic, and willing to get students involved. Event planning experience is NOT required.
- Student Editor-in-Chief. Helps to interview and hire newspaper staff, leads weekly staff meetings, writes articles and oversees all aspects of the student newspaper. In charge of final editorial approval for each article and issue of The Sounds and web content. Communicates closely with the Sounds advisor.
- Student Reporter. Collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events and writes stories using interviews, observation and research; organizes material following editorial style and format standards; takes photographs or videos to illustrate stories; builds contacts and sources to use in future stories. Communicates closely with The Sounds editor.
- Layout Manager. Works closely with The Sounds editor to design, lay out and proofread each issue. Experience with InDesign and/or Web publications (WordPress) preferred.
- Currently enrolled student
- Enrolled in minimum 6 credits each quarter
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 of higher
- Commit to a year-long position
- Commit to fall training starting August 26, 2019
- April 1-26: Applications open
- April 26: Application deadline closes
- April 29: CAB and The Sounds begin initial interviews
- May 10: Senate interviews and makes recommendations for hires
- May 24: 2019-20 initial crew is hired with announcement about transition meeting
- May 31: Transition Meeting with Current and New Student Life Employees
- August 26: Fall 2019 training starts. Students must make every attempt to be at training.
Questions about the Student Life positions or the application process should be directed to: Robert Lane, 360-596-5217, Rlane2@spscc.edu
All positions will adjust according to increased minimum wage in January of 2020. Demands on Student Life student staff time are many. After academics, this position should take next priority; therefore, staff are asked to consider potential conflicts with additional employment and consult with Student Life staff regarding work/life balance.
Student Senate hourly wage:
President: $12.70 per hour and work up to 19 hours a week
Vice Presidents: $12.50 per hour and work up to 15 hours a week
Senators: $12.00 per hour and work up to 15 hours a week
Campus Activities Board hourly wage:
Event Coordinator: $12.00 per hour and work up to 15 hours per week
Student Newspaper hourly wage:
Editor: $12.50 per hour and work up to 17 hours a week
Reporter: $12.00 per hour and work up to 10 hours per week