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Second Call For Applicants

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Second Call for Applicants!

Are you interested in taking your SWE leadership to the next level?  Do you want to make a difference in programs for collegiate members or assist in developing the strategic direction of SWE in the Senate; this is your opportunity to apply! You could be your region’s next Region Collegiate Representative (RCR), Region Collegiate Communication Editor (RCCE), or Region Collegiate Senator (RCS).

The RCR is responsible for representing collegiate members’ interests among regional leaders.  The RCCE is responsible for communicating important SWE events and best practices through the region’s blog.  Plus, the RCR(s) and RCCE from each region will have the opportunity to attend next summer’s Collegiate Leadership Forum in San Francisco, CA!  The duties of these positions are listed below.

Region Collegiate Representatives

·      Vital collegiate voice within the region and to region leaders in SWE.

·      Maintain contact with each SWE section in the region and assists sections as needed.

·      Serve on the Region Collegiate Team (RCT) working to make sure collegiate
and section interests and concerns are discussed among the region leadership
and plans are made to improve the region collegiate experience.

·      Prepare the Collegiate Report to the Governor 3 times a year after collecting Collegiate Section Reports.  In regions with 2 RCRs, sections will be split between the 2 RCRs.

·      Lead the collegiate section of the region meeting at the Annual and Region Conferences.

·      Work with other RCRs and RCCEs on yearly goals to improve the collegiate experience in SWE.

·      Attend Collegiate Leadership Forum (CLF) in the summer to receive leadership and SWE training.

Region Collegiate Communications Editor

·      Maintain the Region Collegiate Blog, by working with the Region Web Master, Region Governor, RCR, RCS and collegiate sections.

·      Write and Post Monthly Hot Topics on the Blog – Topics could include Membership, Fund raising, Rewarding Members, Program Ideas, etc.  (You don’t have to know all the answers.  There will be resource to help write these.)

·      Works with collegiate sections to get 2 postings/articles a year from each section on the Blog.

·      Serve on the Region Collegiate Team (RCT) working to make sure collegiate and section interest and concerns are discussed among the region leadership and plans are made to improve the region collegiate experience.

·      Prepare RCCE Report to the Governor 3 times a year updating the Governor on the Blog, RCT and other happenings.

·      Work with other RCRs and RCCEs on yearly goals to improve the collegiate experience in SWE.

·      Attend Collegiate Leadership Forum (CLF) in the summer to receive leadership and SWE training.

The RCS is responsible for chartering strategic direction and adopting long-range goals for the Society.  The alternate RCS is responsible fulfilling their Senator’s duties if the Senator is unable to perform their tasks.  The RCS from each region may also have the opportunity to attend next summer’s Collegiate Leadership Forum in San Francisco, CA!  The duties of this position are listed below.

Collegiate Senators

·      Vital collegiate voice within the region and to Society leaders in SWE.

·      Serve on Region Council as the voting collegiate member for the region.

·      Serve as the collegiate voice for the region on the Society Senate.  Senators help set the direction for the Society working with 2 Professional Senators from the 10 Regions, and 2 International Senators.

·      Attend 2 face-to-face Senate meetings, which are held the Annual Conference and in the spring, as well as monthly conference calls.

·      Maintain contact with the RCR(s), RCCE, and Region Governor and provide input into region communications.

·      May serve on the Region Collegiate Team (RCT) to better understand the collegiate issues and concerns within the region.

·     Trained with the other Senators.

The RCR, RCCE, and RCS positions provide invaluable interaction and coaching from SWE leaders.  These leadership opportunities sharpen your career skill-set in the areas of leading and facilitation, group dynamics and communication, and project leadership.

Click here to review the RCR/RCCE/RCS Qualifications

Please click on the link below to get started on your RCR, RCCE, or RCS application.

On-line Application for RCR/RCCE/RCS or copy and paste the URL below:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2ZT5WN6

When you apply you will need:

  • Member number
  • Section/Region
  • School and Permanent Address
  • Position of interest
  • SWE leadership positions
  • Other leadership positions
  • Why you want to be RCR/RCCE/RCS
  • What you bring to the RCR/RCCE/RCS position
  • What SWE means to you
  • Interest outside of SWE
  • Reference to confirm GPA/academic standing

Applications are due by Monday, February 8.

Similar to FY09 and FY10, in FY11 there will be one RCR for every 1,000 collegiate members in each region up to two RCRs.  If collegiate membership reaches 1,000 members by December 31st 2009, a region will add or maintain a second RCR.  There will be one RCCE and one RCS elected per region.  Alternate RCSs are optional and the position will go to the RCS candidate with the second highest number of votes.

Click here to review more in depth descriptions of the RCR & RCCE positions and click here to review a more detailed description of the RCS position. Click here for the collegiate election process. If you have any questions regarding the positions or the election process, please contact your RCR(s) (rcr-X@swe.org), where X is replaced by the letter of your region), RCCE (rcce-X@swe.org ), or Jennifer Vallero (jennifer.vallero@colorado.edu) or Wendy Jenkins (wendy.jenkins@swe.org).

Jennifer Vallero Wendy Jenkins
FY10 RCR/RCCE Coordinator                              FY10 RCR/RCCE Coordinator Elect

Alyse Stofer Elizabeth Hurley
FY10 Director of Regions                                   FY10 Deputy Director of Regions

Bernice Brody Helen Patricia
FY10 Speaker of the Senate                             FY10 Deputy Speaker of the Senate

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