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Join the Board of Directors

Your GAA is looking for the next generation of students to advance its Student Alumni Association.  We’re looking for leaders to bring in a fresh perspective along with brilliant new ideas. Are you a student who is willing to make a significant commitment to being part of an award-winning team?

Current directors will attest to the fact that serving the University through the SAA-BOD is a very rewarding experience and allows for a more hands-on appreciation of Carolina pride and tradition.

SAA-BOD positions continue throughout your time at UNC, so we are looking for students from every class year to help give us a well-rounded Board.

Being familiar with the information below will help you prepare a better application. Please make sure you are familiar with all dates and deadlines before applying.

Director Expectations

Estimated Time Commitment:  Typically 2-4 hours per week
Term of office: Selection and training begin in January; New Board Members attend meetings on Mondays in Spring 2017, Official term begins in April. 

Members of the SAA-BOD work with the GAA student engagement professional staff toward the successful implementation of SAA programming and services.

Members are required attend all weekly SAA-BOD meetings, all SAA-BOD leadership retreats and enrichment activities and volunteer at SAA events. Members also must maintain membership in the SAA.

Once selected to the SAA-BOD, a student will remain active until graduation.

Responsibilities of a SAA-BOD member include, but are not limited, to:

  • Ensuring the quality of all SAA programming and services to represent creative initiatives, demonstrate lifelong learning and foster connections with the Carolina family.
  • Personally obtaining (selling) a certain number of SAA memberships.
  • Supporting the enhancement of quality for all SAA programming and services through managing marketing materials, public relations and events planning.
  • Communicating with other SAA-BOD members and GAA staff to advance projects to successful completion.
  • Working collectively with other SAA-BOD to fulfill the components of SAA programming.
  • Planning, volunteering at and managing SAA events.
  • Coordinating and facilitating cross-organization collaboration with other GAA student groups to successfully execute the GAA’s mission.

Selection Timeline

October 2016: Application Opens

Tuesday, Nov. 29 (11:59 p.m.): Applications Due

Winter Break: Interview Notifications (via email)

Thursday, Jan. 12 – Friday, Jan. 13: Interviews

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Final Notification (via email)

Sunday, Jan. 29 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.): Retreat and Training Session

Monday, Jan. 30 (5:30 – 7 p.m.): First SAA-BOD Meeting

 

SAA Board Meetings will be held on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7 p.m. New Board members are expected to attend each meeting starting on Jan. 30. 

Application

Applications were open Nov. 15 – Dec. 15, 2016. Applications will open again next winter for a leadership position with the SAA-BOD.

Point of Contact

Kylie Apple
Coordinator of Student Enrichment and Alumni Engagement
919-843-0790
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Kylie joined the GAA staff in 2016 after moving from Atlanta. She enjoys cooking, shopping, watching sports and exploring new restaurants with her husband. Go Heels!