11:00 - President
11:30 - VP of Capital Affairs
12:00 - VP of Education & Training
12:30 - VP of External Affairs
1:00 - VP of Financial Affairs
1:30 - VP of Internal Affairs
2:00 - VP of Operations
3:00 - ASUC/BSC Liaison
3:30 - Cabinet Members-At-Large (2)
4:30 - President
5:00 - Vice President
5:30 - Member Advocate
- Review Job Description
- Take Nominations (anyone can run! Anyone can nominate!)
- TWO MINUTE opening statements
- TWO MINUTES questions per candidate
- ONE MINUTE closing statement
- TWO MINUTES deliberations per candidate
The chief responsibility of the Vice President of Capital Affairs is to coordinate the stability and improvement of the BSC facilities and infrastructure. This includes the following departments: Central Maintenance, Central Kitchen, Central Warehouse, and information technology. The VPCA also oversees safety issues, including the enforcement of Senate Bill 198, the implementation of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, and the general safety of our facilities and operations. Selective emphasis based on the needs of the organization and appropriate delegation of responsibility is necessary. The VPCA chairs the Maintenance Committee (Maint Com) and the Capital Affairs Committee (CapCom).
The chief responsibilities of the VPEA, according to the needs of the organization, are to: examine and direct the organization’s marketing, recruitment, public and community relations techniques; its development, fundraising, philanthropy and community service campaigns; and its relations with the University, City, and neighbors. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the VPEA’s aim is to ensure that the organization successfully functions as a respected, active, and vital member of the community in which it exists and serves. Furthermore, it is the obligation of the VPEA to take into consideration whether the “face” of the USCA is an accurate depiction of what lies at the USCA’s core. If the face does not reflect the core, the VPEA must consider what actions the External Affairs committee, Board, and Cabinet can take to rectify the disparity. The VPEA chairs the External Affairs Committee (EACom). The VPEA meets regularly with the President, Executive Director, Development Director, Communications Coordinator, Alumni Coordinator, CODA, and Recruitment Coordinator.
The Vice President of Financial Affairs (VPFA) is the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the BSC. The chief responsibility of the VPFA is to monitor the status of and provide student input to the finances of the BSC. The VPFA also chairs meetings of the Finance Committee (FiCom). The VPFA meets regularly with the BSC Accounting Manager.
As envisioned by the Board that adopted this committee description, program operations includes things such as food service, maintenance service, and a wide range of services directly affecting the member’s housing experience, such as managerial support, managerial accountability, house management structure, house-level IT service, member appeals processes, the member contract, house rules, conduct rules, workshift rules, disability rules, housing assignment rules, mediation / conflict resolution services, house-level safety and emergency services, etc.
Cabinet-at-Large General Description: Cabinet-at-Large members act as voting members at Cabinet meetings. During fall and spring semesters, 2 at-large members will be elected to Cabinet by the Board of Directors; during summer 3 will be elected. Cabinet’s responsibilities include setting agendas for Board meetings, evaluating AdCom appeals and referring them to Board, and directing motions or issues to committees. Cabinet is empowered to take emergency action on behalf of the BSC when there is no time to call a meeting of the Board of Directors. Cabinet can also discuss ideas of its own origination. At-large members are expected to make fair, judicious, and reasoned decisions in all voting matters.
The Member Advocate is the primary resource for members with administrative problems or questions with the BSC, under the supervision of the Member Resources Supervisor. The Member Advocate also assists members in resolving Central Level issues such as payment schedules, student status, and membership eligibility. The Member Advocate is obliged to attend all Administrative Committee (AdCom) meetings and act as the representative of members with cases that come before this committee, and to represent members at house- and central level termination hearings. The Member Advocate is expected to exercise a reasonable level of advocacy on behalf of the members; the member advocate for policy does not have to provide advocacy for members with unreasonable or repetitive cases.
The chief responsibility of the ASUC BSC Affairs Officer (hereinafter ASUC Affairs Officer) is to serve as the official liaison between the BSC and the ASUC. The ASUC Affairs Officer will ensure representation of the BSC and its interests in the ASUC by: maintaining consistent visibility in the ASUC Senate, investigating modes of ASUC resources and support for the BSC, supporting any and all BSC Senators in the ASUC, and communicating to the BSC Board of Directors all relevant ASUC activity. The ASUC Affairs Officer will also work with the BSC External Affairs Committee in exploring how the BSC can outreach to the greater U.C. Berkeley campus community through networking with various on-campus groups. S/he will attend all BSC External Affairs Committee meetings and will meet regularly with the BSC Vice President of External Affairs.
The chief responsibility of the Summer BSC Vice President is to assist the President to ensure the smooth functioning of the Board of Directors and the corporation in general. The Summer Vice President is to ensure continuity of the Board of Directors by keeping records of all Board actions. S/he is also responsible for reporting on BSC Safety issues and the needs and status of the Physical Plant to the Board of Directors. S/he is the chairperson of the BSC Safety and Maintenance Committee and, in this capacity, supervises BSC safety by working and evaluating and reporting on house level safety. S/he is also responsible for supervising BSC long term Physical Plant asset preservation and preventative projects, and working with and evaluating and reporting on needs of House Level maintenance programs. S/he is the liaison between the BSC and its insurance companies. S/he works with the Emergency Services Coordinator on issues concerning BSC Emergency Services and preparedness. The Summer Vice President oversees the enforcement of the Habitability Code and Party Policy and brings problems with these codes and policies to the attention of the Safety and Maintenance Committee and Board of Directors as necessary.