We're hoping to answer some of your questions about the changes to the SGA Executive Branch through a series of myUMBC posts. Don't forget to apply at sga.umbc.edu/apply by Friday, August 17th at 5pm!
What does the Associate Director of Special Projects & Flagship Initiatives, Prove It! do?
The Associate Director of Special Projects & Flagship Initiatives, Prove It! is responsible for implementing SGA's annual idea competition, Prove It! This flagship initiative awards up to $10,000 to student groups that are seeking to to bring positive change to campus. The Associate Director will work with campus administrators to create a vetting process that determines the practicality of the submitted initiatives, administer the Prove It! election, determine how the program can be improved, and develop plans to sustain this initiative for the foreseeable future.
What are the time commitments for the Associate Director of Special Projects & Flagship Initiatives, Prove It!?
The regular time commitments of the Director of Special Projects & Flagship Initiatives greatly vary. During the Fall semester, the Associate Director will spend time working with administrators about how Prove It! can change and be improved upon, and will also identify students/student groups that may be interested in submitting a proposal to Prove It! During Spring semester, the Associate Director should expect a heavy work flow as this is the peak time for Prove It! - the submission of applications, the screening process, the election, and the announcement of the winner. However, SGA work should not get in the way of self-care time and studying for your classes - you come first!
What do you get in return as the Associate Director of Special Projects & Flagship Initiatives, Prove It!?
This is the perfect opportunity to make your mark on the UMBC community, and work with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to make meaningful change for years to come. This is an excellent venue to work on project management skills, strategic and big-picture thinking, while following through on a project.
How do I apply to be the Coordinator of Social Media & Web Development, or any other positions in SGA?
Easy! Go to sga.umbc.edu/apply and click on the position you are interested in applying for. Applications are due on Friday, August 17th at 5pm.