2016-2017 SEC Application

What is it?

A 21 member Executive Board governs the Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC). Ten of the board members are secondary school teachers/advisers, administrators and alumni who are involved in activities at their school and/or community. The Student Executive Council compromises the other eleven board members: one State President, two At-Large Representatives, and six Regional Representatives. There are also two additional appointed middle school students serving on the board.

Things to Consider

This is an opportunity to take leadership to the next level. Students wishing to run for Student Executive Council should be self-directed, responsible individuals who follow-through with commitments they make. They must also be very positive role models, since this is a highly visible position throughout the state. SEC members must attend four Board meetings each year (including the preceding SEC retreat), OASC Fall and Spring Conferences, and at least one session of OASC Summer Camp. Other commitments include membership outreach, OASC newsletter contributions, helping out at regional workshops in your area, and frequent communication with members of the Board. If you are chosen to run for a position at Fall Conference, you, your leadership adviser, and leadership students at your school are required to attend Fall Conference to help support your campaign.

Who may apply?

Sophomores or juniors currently attending an OASC member school.  Student Executive Council members have full voting privileges, and serve a term of one year. If they are elected as sophomores, they have the option of running for a second term. Students running for State President must be juniors.

Please note as stated in the OASC Constitution: “Each school may submit one candidate for regional representatives and student president. If one school submits two candidates, the presidential candidate may run for that office only. If a presidential candidate is the only person running for office from his/her school, the candidate may run for regional representatives if eliminated as a presidential candidate through the screening process.”

Term of Office

Please note as stated in the OASC constitution: “A student on the OASC Student Executive Council shall serve a one year term. They will be elected at Fall Conference, take office immediately, and serve until the following Fall Conference.”

Selection Process:

Applications must be completed no later than September 26th, 2016. Late Applications will not be considered. Completed application materials should be sent to: Sara Nilles, OASC Executive Director, 707 13th ST. SE Suite 100, Salem, OR, 97301.  A selection committee consisting of adult Board members and current Student Executive Council members will meet to review, screen, and select three finalists for each region, and three finalists for State President. Finalists will be notified no later than October 20th, 2016, so that they may prepare their campaign.

The three finalists for State President will give their campaign speeches at a general session at the OASC Fall Conference in Seaside on November 6th. One candidate will be elected as State President; the other two finalists will become At-Large Representatives. All candidates will be featured in a “Voter’s Pamphlet” which will be shown on the big screen during the 2nd general session. Candidates will have an opportunity to answer an on-stage question during a general session at the Conference. In addition, all candidates will be required to present a workshop during the breakout sessions on November 6th at the conference. Voting will take place during the conference on November 7th, and results will be announced later that day.

More about the positions:

Qualifications:

  • Must be a Junior.
  • An A.S.B./ class officer or enrollment in leadership class.
  • Involvement in school/OASC/community activities.
  • School must be a current OASC member.
  • Has previously attended at least one session of OASC summer camp.
  • Must be able to attend Fall Conference 2016 on November 6th and 7th.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA – 3.0 or higher is recommended

Selection Process:

  • Each school may nominate only ONE student. (NOTE: if no other student from your school is running for regional representative, you may opt to run for that office if you are not selected as one of the 3 finalists for State President.) Please note that on your application form.
  • Completed application materials must be postmarked no later than September 26th.  Three finalists will be selected. Two of the three finalists who are not selected as State President will become At-Large members.
  • Each of the three candidates will give a three (3) minute speech in General Session at Fall Conference on November 6th. In addition, finalists will respond to an on-stage question during a general session and will lead a workshop during the breakout sessions.

Responsibilities of the OASC State President:

  • Preside over and assist with OASC Conferences.
  • Coordinate meetings and correspondence with Student Executive Council.
  • Communicate frequently with the Student Executive Council.
  • Attend and vote at the 4 OASC Executive Board meetings.
  • Preside over Student Executive Council retreats prior to Executive Board Meetings.
  • Attend and speak at OASC regional workshops upon request.
  • Contribute a bi-monthly article to the OASC newsletter.
  • Represent Oregon at the National level.
  • Attend at least one session of OASC summer camp.
  • Opportunities for helping in additional areas.

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Qualifications:

  • Must be a sophomore or a junior.
  • An A.S.B./ class officer and/or enrollment in a leadership class.
  • Involvement in school/OASC/community activities.
  • School must be a current OASC member.
  • Has previously attended at least one session of OASC summer camp or attended an NASC National Conference, or an OASC international trip
  • Must be able to attend Fall Conference 2016 on November 6th and 7th.

Selection Process:

  • Only ONE student may be nominated by each school.
  • Completed application materials must be postmarked no later than September 26th . Three finalists from each region will be chosen.
  • Candidates will have the opportunity to lead a workshop during breakout sessions, as well as responding to an on-stage question during a general session at Fall Conference.

Responsibilities of Student Executive Council:

  • Attend and vote at the 4 OASC Board meetings.
  • Attend the Student Executive Council retreat prior to each Board meeting.
  • Attend and assist with regional workshops in your area.
  • Attend at least one session of OASC summer camp.
  • Be in communication with the rest of the Student Executive Council.
  • Submit a bi-monthly regional update for the OASC newsletter.
  • Submit one feature article for the OASC newsletter.
  • Membership outreach in your region.
  • Opportunities for helping in additional areas.

Before You Apply:

Application Checklist

All Documents below should be completed in full and mailed to Sara Nilles, 707 13th St. SE, Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301 by September 26th, 2016. Some material may be emailed to Sara at sara@oasc.org. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  1. OASC Application Submitted Online (Check the Form Below)
  2. Parent/School Support Document Signed and MAILED
  3. Code of Conduct Document Signed and MAILED
  4. One High School Transcript (doesn’t need to be official, but does need to be current) mailed or emailed from School Secretary
  5. 1 Letter of recommendation: Preferably your student council adviser (not a family member) mailed or emailed from Recommender.
  6. SAVE the DATE if selected . . . . Board Meeting and Retreat January 6-8th, 2017*

*Tentative Date

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