Interested in developing your leadership skills and contributing to the Foster experience? Is leaving the Foster MBA Program in a better position than you found it important to you? If so, you should consider running for a leadership role as a Board Member Evening MBAA Board!
Thanks to everyone who applied for Board positions in the 2017-2018 elections! Winners will be announced on 2.28.17.
All roles, except for 2020 Class Rep, will begin Spring quarter 2017 with a term lasting through the end of Winter quarter 2018. For a detailed description of each role, check out the position descriptions. Here are general responsibilities for each Board member:
Board Member Requirements:
In addition to your specific role, you are also an MBAA Board member, with voting rights and responsibilities. Those include, but are not limited to:
- Being an extension and advocate of the MBAA, Foster and UW brands
- Acting with professionalism and integrity
- Do the right thing, even when it’s hard or awkward
- Be respectful of everyone
- Hold yourself and the rest of the Board accountable
- Follow through and do what you say you will do
- Be on time
- Support other members of the Board
- Use appropriate communication
- Ask for help before you need it
- Step up when you see a need
- Representing your classmates voices and best interests
- Attending and participating in Board meetings
- Please make every effort to attend all meetings; if you are unable to attend, please let the President know as soon as possible
- Come to each meeting prepared; each member is expected to be able to speak to the status of their projects, deliverables and deadlines and should have a short status update prepared. If you cannot attend the meeting, please send your status update to the President
- All members are expected to participate in voting when applicable
- Staying informed
- Read the weekly newsletters
- Read meeting minutes
- Review the MBAA site often
- Talk to your classmates
- Supporting MBAA events
- While Board members are not expected to attend or help out at all Board events, you are expected to assist and participate when you can; the Board only works when we all help each other succeed
- Improving your role, the Board and Foster
- Those before us have set a fantastic example and we want to continue the tradition of making the role, the Board and Foster as a whole better with each passing year!
In order to run for a position, you will need to submit an application during the allotted application period for the role you wish to run for (see Timeline above for more details); applications submitted after the application period will not be accepted. Each candidate will submit a short written statement explaining why they are running and why they are the best candidate for the role, as well as a short video. Videos allow you to present yourself to your class in your own voice- they can be as fun, serious, scripted, edited or spontaneous and you’d like them to be, as long as they remain appropriate. Candidate videos need to be less than 2 minutes and uploaded to your Google Drive with permissions set to “anyone with link can view”.
Elections for the EC will begin on January 30 and on February 20 for the VPs and Class Reps. EVP of Finance is the only role that is not elected- it is chosen by the incoming EC. Each student will be allowed to vote for 2 Class Reps for their year and once for all other positions. EC winners will be announced on February 5, EVP of Finance will be announced on February 14 and VPs and Class Reps will be announced on February 28.
- Board Application,election or general questions: April Munoz-Adcock
- MBAA Board Member responsibility questions: Your MBAA Executive Council-Michalea Byrne Osher, Mike Bersos, Tyson Hunter or April Munoz-Adcock
- For more info on what it’s like to be on the Board or in a specific role, feel free to reach out to your current Evening MBAA Board