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Structure & Positions
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall serve as the governing body of the FIT Student Association. The Board of Directors shall advocate on behalf of the FIT student body and facilitate communication between the FIT Student Association and the administration. All Board members have several similar responsibilities plus specific areas of responsibility. Board of Director members work with the Director of the Department of Student Life, who serves as the Advisor to the board.
The President shall be the executive director of The FIT Student Association. He or she is the primary representative of the organization and serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and the student representative on the FIT Board of Trustees. The President advocates for the FIT Student Association and sets the strategic direction for the Executive Council.
The Vice President shall be second in line to the presidency, and shall serve as the Chair of the Student Council. He or she will serve as the Deputy to the President in implementing and executing all executive duties, and will assume the duties of the President in their absence or at the request of the President.
The Executive Secretary is the master record keeper for the Student Council. The Executive Secretary provides support and structure to maintain the successful functions of the Board of Directors as well as working with the Director of Finance and Director of Student Organizations to track attendance and maintain FIT Student Association accounts.
Director of Communications
The Director of Communications works to preserve the image of the FIT Student Association and serve as the liaison between the organization and the student body. He or she serves as the Chairperson of both the Student Association Communications Committee as well as the Communications Council which includes all college publications and oversees the overall function of the FIT Student Association website and all social media outlets.
Director of Finance
The Director of Finance shall be the overseer of all FIT Student Association funds. He or she has the signatory right for all transaction from the FIT Student Association internal accounts and budgets, in addition to the President. The Director shall be the Chairperson on the Student Association Finance Committee, and shall preside over all mandatory financial meetings for all FIT Student Association’s clubs, organizations and publications.
Director of Programming
The Director of Programing is the events coordinator of the FIT Student Association. He or she shall chair the Student Association’s Program Committee, serve as a resource and support system for the Programming Committee members and their programming efforts and coordinate campus- wide Student Association Programs, such as but not limited to: Movie Night Series, Legacy Week, Semi –Formal and Grad Week.
Director of Student Advocacy
The Director of Student Advocacy serves as the liaison between the FIT Student Body and the Executive Council. The Director of Student Advocacy directly addresses the collaborative concerns of faculty, administration, and students. He or she will be the Chairperson on the Student Advocacy Committee, which is responsible for but not limited to hosting regular Town Hall Meetings.
Director of Student Organizations
The Director of Student Organizations is the liaison between all clubs and organizations and the Executive Council. He or she shall keep an active file of attendance, community service, fundraising, and programming for all FIT Student Association clubs and organizations, and shall work with the Department of Student Life Program Coordinator for Clubs to advise current and prospective clubs and chaptered organizations.
Director of Sustainability
The Director of Sustainability is the organization’s corporate social responsibility coordinator. He or she shall design and implement strategies to ensure that the FIT Student Association and all it’s subsidiary bodies including student organizations are utilizing sustainable practices to coincide with the greater FIT campus mission. The Director of Sustainability shall serve as the liaison between the FIT Student Association and the FIT President’s Sustainability Council.
The Communications Committee is the organization’s public relations team, appointed by the Executive Board. The Committee shall establish and communicate the Student Association’s brand identity to the FIT community. The Director of Communications shall serve as the Chairperson of the Communications Committee.
Coordinator of Graphic Design
The Coordinator of Graphic Design is responsible for creating, printing and distributing banners, posters, flyers and other promotional items for all FIT Student Association initiated events, programs, and general outreach to the student body.
Coordinator of Digital and Social Media
The Coordinator of Digital and Social Media is responsible for managing and uploading content to the FIT Student Association’s official website on a weekly basis. He or she shall serve as the liaison between the Student Association and the Department of Information Technology. They are also responsible for managing all of the FIT Student Association’s social media accounts and promoting all FIT Student Association clubs, organizations, and programming through various media platforms. Lastly, they are responsible for documenting, promoting, and archiving FIT activities through the use of photo and video, updating website with edited photos and videos from FIT activities, and ensuring that all Student Association events are documented.
The Finance Committee is the organization’s treasury appointed by the Board of Directors. The committee is responsible for preparing FIT Student Association annual initial budget, and reviewing, adjusting and approving or denying budget requests before presenting to the Executive Board. The Director of Finance shall serve as the chairperson of the Finance Committee.
The Treasurer is responsible for processing and signing all requisitioned transactions, withdrawals and deposits for FIT Student Association, clubs, organizations and publications. He or she shall keep an active electronic record of the Student Activity Fund, and shall assist with mandatory Financial Meetings for all FIT Student Association clubs, organizations, and publications.
Student Advocacy Committee
The Student Advocacy Committee serves as the primary liaison between the FIT student body and The FIT Student Association’s Board of Directors. The committee is responsible for creating an open forum of communication and ideas between the Student Advocacy Committee and students. The Student Advocacy Director shall serve as the chair of the committee.
Coordinator of Alumni Engagement
The Coordinator of Alumni Engagement serves as the liaison between the Alumni Association, Office of Alumni Faculty Relations and the FIT Student Association. He or she is responsible for promoting existing and additional programs according to student needs and shall work to connect current student with industry alumni. The Coordinator of Alumni Engagement also serves as the Student Association representative on the Grad Week Committee and is responsible for, but not limited to coordinating the Shadow Program.
Coordinator of Athletics and Wellness
The Coordinator of Athletic and Wellness serves as the liaison between Health Services, Department of Athletics, Counseling Center and the FIT Student Association Student Advocacy Committee. He or she is responsible for promoting existing and additional athletic programs and FIT Athletic teams, as well as health service programs and services such as, but not limited to, Wellness Week.
Coordinator of Commuter Affairs
The Coordinator of Commuter Affairs is the liaison between all commuter students and the FIT Student Association’s Student Advocacy Committee. He or she is responsible for working to strengthen the commuter experience at FIT, and shall promote programming that serves FIT commuters.
Coordinator of Residential Affairs
The Coordinator of Residential Affairs serves as the liaison between all residential students and the FIT Student Association. This position is elected by the Resident Hall Community Council and simultaneously serves as the President of RHCC. He or she works to strengthen the residential experience at FIT and perform other duties defined by the chair, on behalf of the Student Advocacy Committee such as but not limited to programming the annual Block Party.
The Programming Committee shall organize innovative programs and events on and off campus with a mission to enhance the student’s FIT Experience. Programming Committee members collaborate in the planning and execution of joint sponsored events. The Director of Programming shall serve as the chair of the Programming Committee. The Programming Committee members work with the Department of Student Life’s Program Coordinator, who serves as advisor to the board.
The Secretary/Treasurer is the master record keeper of the Programming Committee. He or she shall work closely with the Director of Programming to keep record of minutes, attendance and budgets. The secretary/treasurer is responsible for attending weekly Finance Committee meetings and financial trainings.
Coordinator of Campus Day Events
The Coordinator of Campus Day Events is in charge of hosting events before 5pm on behalf of the Programming Committee. He or she also serves as the Co-Chair on the FIT Drag Pageant Committee.
Coordinator of Campus Evening Events
The Coordinator of Campus Evening Events is in charge of hosting campus events after 5pm on behalf of the Programming Committee. He or she serves as the Co-Chair on the FIT Drag Pageant Committee.
Coordinator of Off-Campus Events
The Coordinator of Off-Campus Events shall be the liaison between the FIT Student Association and off-campus vendors and events. He or she is responsible for providing discounted tickets to off-campus events in and around NYC to further the FIT Student Association’s cultural opportunities.
Coordinator of Seventh Floor Events (2)
The Coordinators of Seventh Floor Events are responsible for hosting campus events in various
locations on the seventh (7th) floor of the Dubinsky Student Center. The duties of the
Coordinators of Seventh Floor Events shall be to:
a. Host a minimum of two (2) programs per month for the student body;
b. Host at least one (1) program per semester in each of the following locations: The
Center, the Game Room, and the Hall of Art; and
c. Perform other duties defined by the Chair on behalf of the Programming Committee.