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FY14 Collegiate Director

Collegiate Members and 1st Year Professional Members,

I am pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of FY14 Collegiate Director. The collegiate director serves as a liaison to collegiate leaders, contributes collegiate knowledge and interests, and performs any other duties assigned by the president, the BOD, or Society governing documents. The collegiate must meet all the requirements and complete the review/selection process. Funding for travel reimbursement is available.

The FY14 BOD orientation and FY13 BOD 4 meeting are on June 14-15, 2013 in Chicago, IL. Applicants should plan on attending these meetings if selected for this role.

Eligibility & Requirements
There are four SWE leadership competencies that each future leader should possess to some degree: Leadership Abilities, Communication, Business Knowledge & Management, Self Management & Development. Applicants will be reviewed based on these competencies. In order to ensure a qualified collegiate is appointed to the SWE BOD, the following set of requirements must be fulfilled.

Must be a current collegiate member or first-year professional member.
Must have been a collegiate member of the Society for the immediately previous year.
Be in good standing with their university and minimum GPA >/= 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
Served in at least two of the following positions for at least a year each: SWE Society Committee/Task Force Member or Chair, Region Collegiate Representative (RCR), Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE), Region Collegiate Senator, SWE Collegiate Section President, OR Other SWE position with significant responsibility (e.g. region conference chair (this assignment may not be a full year), region committee chair, etc)
Attended at least one annual and one regional conference.
Submitted an application form & three letters of recommendation (1 each) from the following: Collegiate section leader, SWE professional member, Faculty member or work supervisor

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Serves as a liaison to collegiate leaders including RCRs
Contributes collegiate knowledge and interests during BOD meetings
Assist RCRs in their duties
Assist committee chairs with collegiate on committee selection process – “due diligence” & review quarterly reports to ensure collegiate recruiting on committees
Any other duties assigned by the President, the BOD, or Society governing documents

Application Process
An application will need to be submitted by each applicant to hq@swe.org. The deadline to submit an application is March 15, 2013 12:00 pm CST . In addition to the application, the following items need to be submitted:


An unofficial transcript proving good standing with your university
Three letters of recommendation
A photo (headshot at 300 dpi resolution) in a .jpg file.

SWE Headquarters will be responsible for collecting the applications and verifying that the requirements have been met. Headquarters will provide all applications meeting the minimum requirements to a selection committee identified by the President-Elect. All applicants will be notified by May 15, 2013 of the results of the selection process.

Stacey DelVecchio
FY13 President-Elect

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