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Engage Lead Serve Board - Executive Board Application 2019-20

The Engage Lead Serve Board (ELSB) is the education, leadership, and service branch of the Student Government Association. It is structured to encourage involvement in the community, allow active service and model good leadership through intentional training. ELSB promotes collaboration between organizations, with a focus on areas that encourage service, leadership development, and civic engagement.

ELSB is led by an Executive Board ("Top 4") that includes the Executive Director, Operations Director, Programming Director, and Marketing Director. The entire board is composed of the "Top 4" directors and committee directors and associate directors (Animal Welfare, Equality & Justice, Green Initiatives, Human Prosperity, Mental & Physical Health, and Public Safety), and several programs (Alternative Service Break Board, Training & Leadership, Vote Everywhere, Freshmen LEAD, and Task Force Freshmen).

Selection for Top 4 directors will be based on the following criteria:
- Content of completed application
- Responses to the required essay questions (and portfolio items for Marketing Director only)
Perceived interest in the Board's mission, committees, and programs
In-person interview (if selected)
Ability to complete the requirements for membership and duties of the position as outlined in the ELSB by-laws

All applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6.0 credit hours (unless participating in authorized academic programs, such as internships, co-ops, etc.) at the University of Louisville and either maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or be in good academic standing with their respective departments.  


The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is the highest-ranking member, primary representative, and executor of the Engage Lead Serve Board. They are responsible for ELSB and its mission, and work to set goals and strategically plan for the Board. They are the Chair of, and set the agenda for, all Executive and Leadership board meetings, design the budget for the Board, and represent ELSB to the University and Community at large. They are also tasked with the enforcement of ELSB's Constitution and By-Laws, along with the formal employment offers of all board members. The Executive Director may also serve as the liaison to the Student Government Association on behalf of the Board. Previous experience with group leadership, task delegation, and budget management/planning are desirable.

The OPERATIONS DIRECTOR is the personnel management and compliance officer of the Engage Lead Serve Board. They are responsible for archival functions of the Board, maintaining accurate records and overseeing the OrgSync portal on the Board's behalf. They are the Vice Chair of ELSB, acting as Chair in the absence of the Executive Director. They are the Parliamentarian of the Board and work to ensure compliance with the ELSB Constitution & By-Laws as well as oversee all policies pertaining to ELSB. The Operations Director is also responsible for the ELSB office space and ensuring that resources are made available to board members. They are also tasked with the transition processes of incoming and outgoing officers. Applied experience with organization, writing, and understanding procedures are desirable, along with a knowledge of Google Drive and OrgSync functions.

The PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR is responsible for helping plan ELSB signature events, special service opportunities, and outreach collaborations. This person must be passionate about service and event planning, organized, task-oriented, and creative in developing projects. Previous programming and event management is highly desirable. ELSB signature events help to educate and motivate students to join the ELSB Committees, so it would be helpful for this individual to have experience recruiting volunteers.

The MARKETING DIRECTOR is responsible for overseeing public relations, marketing materials, and graphic and web design. This position works to promote the organization and applicants must be knowledgeable of basic marketing and promotional techniques, be detailed-orientated, organized, and able to meet tight deadlines. A working knowledge of graphic design software (i.e. Adobe products, primarily Adobe Photoshop) and social media are highly suggested.

Regular office hours must be maintained by each director and a minimum of 10 hours must be logged per week in OrgSync. Leadership board meetings, currently on Friday afternoons from 2pm to 3:30pm, do not count towards these 10 hours. Additionally, each director is required to complete 20 service hours per semester.

The Executive Board officers receive $3,000 per semester for a total of $6,000. Please be advised that Board Directors may be asked to participate in summer orientations, training sessions, meetings, and/or a retreat over the summer term, as well as assist in the planning of SOUL (Student Outreach Uniting Louisville- the day of service held during Welcome Week) for which they will not receive additional compensation for participating.


If you are looking to lead a Committee or Program, please apply here

This form closed on February 18, 2019 11:59 PM EST