Student Alumni Association

Council & Positions

 

Student Alumni Association Council

DEADLINES (2020-21 Term)
President Applications Due: December 1, 2019  *CLOSED*
VP Applications Due: January 17, 2020 *CLOSED*
Director Applications Due: February 13, 2020  *CLOSED*
Assistant Director Applications Due: March 13, 2020 *CLOSED*

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2020-21 SAA Council

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Mataya Rosander

President

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Sarah Prince

Administrative Assistant

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John Bowler

SAA Advisor / Alumni Director

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Caden Farnsworth

VP of Alumni Relations

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Jose Toral

VP of Advancement

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Jessica Bills

VP Public Relations

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Terryn Thomas

Director of Traditions

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Lexie Dalton

Director of Sponsorship

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Lincoln Johnson

Director of Media Production

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Emilee Sheehy

Director of SAA Programming

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Abigail Prince

Director of Recruitment & Campus Engagement

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Preslee Harris

Director of Social Media

Position Descriptions

Scholarship: Full In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 10 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 320 per semester (average 20 hrs per week)

  • Acts as chairman over the DSUSAA council.
  • Assists and guides DSUSAA council members in their individual responsibilities.
    • Trainings,
    • Retreats, and
    • Weekly correlation meetings.
  • Participates as a board member of the Dixie State University Alumni Association.
  • Participates and conducts DSUSAA scholarship interviews along with the Alumni Board and/or scholarship committee.
  • Conduct DSUSAA individual interviews at mid-term.
  • Maintains contact with Alumni Director/ DSUSAA Advisor.
  • Prepares and files reports required. Included but not limited to:
    • Write-up/ disciplinary actions
    • Summary of DSUSAA to Alumni Board
    • ByLaw and job description updates
  • Maintains contact with other organizations throughout Dixie State University (i.e. DSUSA, MIC, etc.)
  • Coordinate DSUSAA council member transitions.
  • Remains fair and impartial during organization decision-making processes.
  • Exemplifies vision and forward-thinking for the DSU Alumni Association and DSUSAA council and assists with strategic planning.

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Acts as the administrative assistant to the DSUSAA Council.
  • Record and prepare meeting agendas and minutes for DSUSAA.
  • Control and update calendaring system.
  • Maintain DSUSAA information
  • Manage ordering of necessary uniforms
  • Manage and train DSUSAA council members on methods & manage permissions in each software/program
  • Manages internal DSUSAA correspondence.
  • Manages DSUSAA sign-in/ roll-taking at each event
  • Manage and enter in DSUSAA office hours schedule in calendar.
  • Performs other duties and assignments directed from the DSUSAA President, DSUSAA Advisor, and/or Alumni Director.
  • Prepare binders for each DSUSAA member before each semester’s retreat/orientation.

VP OF SAA PROGRAMMING

Scholarship: Full In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 6 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 240 per semester (average 15 hrs per week)

  • Serves as an executive on the DSUSAA council.
  • Assumes the duties of the DSUSAA President in the absence of the President.
  • Supervises and motivates the directors, assistant directors and committee members under the SAA Programming branch.
  • Envisions and creates opportunities for DSU students to connect with its alumni through time, talent, or treasure.
  • Manages alumni relations efforts and works with their Alumni board member counterpart.

DIRECTOR OF SAA PROGRAMMING

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Acts as chairperson or coordinates with the chairperson of each alumni relations events including but not limited to:
    • SAA Programming
    • Strategize and implement student and alumni engagement efforts and new ideas to grow the Student Alumni Association.

    DIRECTOR OF TRADITIONS

    Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

    Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

    Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

    • Manage and update the traditions app.
    • Protect and defend the traditions of Dixie State University.
    • Engage current students and alumni in events and traditions at DSU and in the community.
    • Propose new traditions, events, and activities that foster the Dixie Spirit.
    • Coordinate opportunities for students to learn of the traditions at DSU such as:
      • Traditions Taxi

VP OF ADVANCEMENT

Scholarship: Full In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 6 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 240 per semester (average 15 hrs per week)

  • Serves as an executive on the DSUSAA council.
  • Responsible for ensuring DSUSAA has effective development strategies.
  • Recruit Advancement committee members.
  • Supervises and motivates the directors, assistant directors, and community members under the Advancement branch.
  • Proposes new ideas regarding Advancement Opportunities and coordinates with the Alumni board counterpart.
  • Seeks out opportunities to gain sponsors and make connections within the to benefit DSUSAA and the Dixie State University.

 

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT & CAMPUS RELATIONS

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Responsible for communications and coordination with DSUSAA members.
  • Proposes new engagement opportunities for student committee and DSUSAA recruitment and retention.
  • Assist and support Vice President of Advancement with donor relations and advancement opportunities.
  • Coordinates with DSUSA and student clubs and organizations on campus to encourage participation in Alumni events and activities.

 

DIRECTOR OF SPONSORSHIP

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Proactively engage with potential and current sponsors.
  • Create sponsorship contracts and ensure full execution.
  • Seeks out opportunities to gain sponsors and make connections within the community to benefit DSUSAA and the Dixie State University

VP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Scholarship: Full In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 6 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 240 per semester (average 15 hrs per week)

  • Serves as an executive on the DSUSAA council.
  • Responsible for all SAA marketing efforts.
  • Maintains branding and promotions for DSUSAA and Alumni Association events, activities, and organization as a whole.
  • Coordinates social media, print, email, and other publicity campaigns.
  • Coordinates the development of content and updates for alumni website.
  • Supervises and motivates the Director of Media Production, Director of Social Media and PR branch assistant directors and members.

DIRECTOR OF MEDIA PRODUCTION

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Creates digital and print media for all DSUSAA events and other projects as assigned.
    • Video Production
    • Photography
    • Digital Design
    • Maintains and organizes media database.

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Create and publish posts on social media.
  • Determine budget and posts to boost/ sponsor.
  • Develop an social media analytic report.
  • Monitors DSUSAA Member postings and schedule.

Assistant Directors

Scholarship: $0-300

Office Hours: 1 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours:

Assistant directors get the chance to shadow and learn from other SAA council members allowing for growth and learning before taking on a leadership position.