CSSA OFFICER ELECTIONS

2020

CSSA EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTIONS
2020

Each academic year the CSSA Board of Directors elect executive and special officers to represent the CSU student voice. Officers have both general and position-specific responsibilities. These responsibilities are generally listed in the CSSA Constitution. Candidates are encouraged to reach out to current officers and staff for more information.

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

Monday, June 8, 2020 Vice President of Legislative Affairs filling materials available on the Cal State Student Association (CSSA) website.
Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. All Vice President of Legislative Affairs filling materials must be submitted via the ‘2020/2021 CSSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Filing Form.’ Incomplete or late filling materials will not be considered.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 Vice President of Legislative Affairs Elections (via Zoom)*
Sunday, August 9, 2020 Vice President of Legislative Affairs assumes position
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Vice President of Legislative Affairs training and orientation
* The date and location are accurate at the time of the release of the ‘2020/2021 Cal State Student Association (CSSA) Vice President of Legislative Affairs Elections Information Packet’, but may change.

INFORMATION & APPLICATION

Individuals seeking candidacy as the CSSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs should review the CSSA Constitution in addition to speaking to current officers, past officers, and CSSA staff. These positions can be time intensive and require a high-level of dedication, therefore, it is important that individuals are well-informed about the commitment.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet all requirements listed in the ‘ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS’ section of the ‘2020/2021Cal State Student Association (CSSA) Vice President of Legislative Affairs Elections Information Packet.

  1. Complete the ‘Associated Students Authorization Request
    • Under ‘Candidate’, input your full legal name on file with your university and email address.
    • Under ‘Associated Students Executive Director’, input the full name of your Associated Students Executive Director and their email address.
    • Under ‘Associated Students President’, input the name of your campus’ Associated Students President and their email.
    • *IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure the contact information for Associated Students representatives are accurate and submitted in a timely manner. Any incomplete, inaccurate, or late completion of forms is the responsibility of the candidate and may disqualify them for candidacy.
  2. You will receive an automated message sent to the email address provided. It will include a link to complete your portion of the ‘2020/2021 Associated Students Authorization Form’ and a ’Signing validation code.’ 
  3. Open the link, enter the ‘Signing validation code’ from the email, and click ‘Validate.’
  4. Select the campus you are currently attending and the position which you are seeking candidacy, and click ‘FINISH.’ Upon completion, an email notification will be sent to the Associated Students representatives using the information you provided.
  1. The contact information for the Associated Students president and executive director should be available on your campus’ Associated Students website
  2. Schedule a meeting well in advance to ensure you are able to meet and obtain signatures prior to the filing deadline.
  3. The Associated Student Executive Director and president will complete their respective portions
  4. Once the Associated Students Executive Director and President have completed the ‘2020/2021 Associated Students Authorization Form’ you will receive a completed copy of your ‘2020/2021 Associated Students Authorization Form.’
  5. Ensure completion and accuracy of your ‘2020/2021 Associated Students Authorization Form
  6. Download the ‘2020/2021 Associated Students Authorization Form’ and save the form as a .pdf file using the following format:
    • First Initial, Last Name ‘Resume’.pdf
    • Ex. For candidate Alex Baker: ABaker Resume.pdf
  7. Attach your ‘2020/2021 Associated Students Authorization Form’ to your ‘2020/2021 CSSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Filing Form.’
    • Be sure to include any and all work experience or internships you’ve held
    • Do not include any personal information (phone number, address, etc.) as your resume will be made public
    • For readability, save your resume as a PDF in the following format:
      • First Initial, Last Name ‘Resume’.pdf
      • Ex. For candidate Alex Baker: ABaker Resume.pdf
    • If you need assistance developing your resume, you are encouraged to visit your campus’ career center

 

  1. Candidate statements are limited to 750 words. Additional words will be removed from the distributed copies.
  2. Candidate statements should be saved as a Word document (.doc or .docx) file. Candidates must use the ‘2020/2021 CSSA Officer Statement Template
  3. The candidate statement should respond to the following prompt: Please provide a statement regarding your goals for the position and other relevant information not to exceed 750 words.
  4. Attach your ‘Candidate Statement’ to your ‘2020/2021 CSSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Filing Form.’

*Candidate Statements, without redaction, will be provided to the public and the CSSA Board of Directors as part of the CSSA August 2020 Plenary agenda packet.

A complete ‘2020/2021 CSSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Filing Form’ includes the following attachments:

  1. Your candidate statement saved as a Word document (.doc or .docx)
  2. Your updated resume saved as a pdf file
  3. Your completed ‘Associated Students Authorization Form

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Individuals seeking candidacy for a 2020/2021 CSSA Executive Officer position must meet the following minimum requirements during their candidacy and incumbency (if elected).