Here is a brief description of the responsibilities of each officer.
The President oversees the caucus and is elected triennially. The President serves on the NeMLA board, and as such is the liaison between the graduate student constituency and NeMLA. The President attends both fall and spring board meetings (the fall board meeting is a virtual meeting using conferencing software). Other responsibilities include chairing the Travel Award and Essay Award committee, organizing the Meet and Greet and chairing the business meeting at the NeMLA convention, and assisting other committee members in GSC operations. The President might also propose and chair a GSC session at the yearly convention.
This is a two-year position. The Vice President assists the President with caucus affairs. The Vice President is responsible for administrating the Travel Awards and Essay Award, holding GSC elections, and conducting the GSC post-convention survey. The Vice President will also propose and chair a GSC session at the yearly convention.
This is a two-year position. The Communications Director updates the GSC website, oversees the Room/Ride Share message board, and posts weekly to Facebook and Twitter. It is important for the Communications Director to advertise GSC Awards and other NeMLA updates, as well as share professionalization information. The Communications Director also compiles a list of “Grad-Friendly Food” near the convention and assists in Travel Award and Essay Award evaluations. The Communications Director might also propose and chair a GSC session at the yearly convention.