Spring Weekend Programming Committee seeks applicants
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 23:10
The student-run Spring Weekend Programming Committee will be accepting applications for the paid positions of Chair and Marketing & Promotions Coordinator until 5 p.m. tonight.
Any undergraduate student may apply for these leadership positions, but Programming Committee staff advisor Becca Herman said that she is looking for students with certain qualities pertaining to each position.
“For the Chair position we are looking for someone who can lead a team,” said Herman. “Each individual on the committee will be responsible for planning events or taking on other projects, so the chair will need to able to keep track of a lot of moving parts and make sure everyone is getting their work done. We are also looking for communication skills, initiative and professionalism, as this person will be the student working most closely with the UConn administration.”
Applicants must have at least one year of experience in leading a group.
The Chair’s term will last from Oct. 14 to May 2, and will consist of an average commitment of eight hours per week.
The Chair will delegate tasks to committee members, oversee work and decisions, and maintain open lines of communication between the committee and students, faculty and staff. The Chair will also represent the committee in meetings with UConn administration as well as town officials.
Herman said the Marketing & Promotions Coordinator must be able to work independently and multi-task. “We are looking for someone creative and skilled at various marketing techniques, including use of social media,” said Herman.
Applicants must have at least one year of experience in design, marketing or promotions.
The Marketing & Promotions Coordinator’s term will also last from Oct. 14 to May 2, but will require a commitment of five hours per week.
The Marketing & Promotions Coordinator will need to create and execute a marketing plan for all aspects of Spring Weekend. He or she will work with the chairs of each Spring Weekend event, and will oversee the purchase of all promotional items and materials.
Students can apply by submitting a cover letter, a resume and two references to email@example.com.
Spring Weekend is not until the last weekend of the academic year, but it’s important that the Programming Committee begins planning early.
The committee is responsible for developing large-scale programming, marketing, promoting, allocating spaces for other student organizations that are hosting events during Spring Weekend, and working with Student Activities, Student Union Event Services, Off-Campus Student Services, Residential Life and the UConn Police department.
Their goal is to “develop and execute policies and procedures for the weekend to ensure it is safe and student-centered,” said Herman. The theme of the weekend is “UConn Learns. UConn Serves. UConn Cares.”
Students who are interested in making Spring Weekend a success can get involved in many ways other than serving as Chair or Marketing & Promotions Coordinator.
Student organizations are able to host events, and students will be able to sign up to participate in specific events. The committee will host a town hall meeting within the next few weeks to discuss matters with the campus at large.