Your Students’ Association (Saitsa) is governed by students just like you! There are several ways to gain leadership experience.
#1. Become a student leader by holding the elected position as a Board of Director
#2. Become a student advocate by holding one of the four elected positions on the Executive Council
#3. Join a committee such as the academic advisory committee, political committee, finance committee, advocacy committee, governance committee, nominations committee, and student clubs reimbursement funding committee.
All of the options listed above are excellent ways to build practical leadership skills.
If you are interested in learning more about these leadership positions, then complete the “I’m interested in leadership form” below!
Note: Both the Board of Directors and Executive Council roles are elected positions. That means in order to acquire this position you’ll need to RUN in an election and successfully gain votes from your peers at SAIT. Does this sound intimidating? We hope not. Remember Donald Trump did it and look how well that turned out!
What is the Board of Directors aka BOD?
The Board is the highest governing body of the SAIT Students Association (Saitsa) and provides the strategic direction for the organization. The Board meets once a month and calls special meetings when required. Directors are elected in the fall semester, and their term begins in October. They contribute an average of 15 hours a month to Saitsa.
This is a volunteer position with a paid honorarium.
What is the Executive Council aka EC?
Saitsa’s Executive Council act as student advocates representing the student-body at Saitsa; the Executive Council (EC) is comprised of four positions: the President, and 3 Vice Presidents (Academic, External, and Student Life). Each position is unique and plays an important role in representing the membership. Each EC member represents SAIT students to the institution, government, and the community. The EC is elected in the winter semester, and their term commences in May.
This is a full-time salaried position.
What is a committee member?
A committee member’s number one focus is to provide student-to-student feedback in an area they are interested in. As a committee member, you’ll actively listen to agenda discussion points while communicating your own opinions, ideas, and interests all while supplying student’s feedback based on their experience at SAIT. Collectively committee members will strategize and decide as a united front on how to tackle student issues or opportunities at SAIT.
This is a volunteer position.