Become an ONA Student Leader - Upcoming Elections

No, not the national presidential elections.
It's time for ONA Mizzou elections.
Photo courtesy RichardDeguzman
By Nicole Garner

April means prime election season. But not just for national politics - for ONA Mizzou, too! If you've ever been interested in working behind the scenes for ONA Mizzou, this is your chance to get involved and take the reigns.

ONA Mizzou student leaders plan and coordinate events (like elections coverage with political pros), create awesome blog series (see Letters Home) while managing a finely tuned social media plan (check out our Facebook and Twitter). Who knows - next year's student leaders could come up with and do even more.

Candidates for the executive board need to be creative, interested in online news media and able to commit a little time each week to ensuring ONA Mizzou is operating at it's fullest potential.

Four spots on the exec board are up for grabs! If one of these strikes you, fill out an application and attend the elections meeting held at 5 p.m. on April 19 in 100A RJI (Palmer Room).

The ONA Mizzou president is the face of ONA Mizzou meetings, leading events and running executive meetings. The president is responsible for overall managing group activities and events. While all executive board spots allow flexibility and creativity in event planning, the president is often looked to for ideas to help propel the club forward. If you've got a strong plan for boosting ONA Mizzou, the president's seat at meetings could be yours! The president is also responsible for occasional posts for our blog.

Vice President/Treasurer
Our vice president acts as a runner-up to conducting and organizing student leader meetings. They also handle the groups finances and standings with The Org. Next year's vice president will be head of our Letters Home series and work closely with alumni to find and post letters. Our vice president helps out at meetings through live blogging events and managing particulars.

ONA Mizzou's secretary is responsible for keeping up with ONA Central, our parent organization. Regular communication is required between the two about events and changes in policy. Our secretary is responsible for recording minutes, and helping report meeting happenings through live blogging. The secretary position includes occasionally writing posts for our blog.

Social Media Coordinator
If you're a pro with Twitter, Facebook and digging up relevant information, the social media coordinator could be the right spot for you. Social media is important to ONA Mizzou in terms of reaching students and readers. The social media chair manages the club's online presence and acts as a promotor for upcoming events for ONA Mizzou and ONA. The social media coordinator helps orchestrate posts for the ONA Mizzou blog from executive board members as well as occasionally submitting their own.

Want to apply for a spot? Applications are due by Wednesday, April 18. Fill out this application and send it in (along with any questions) to Already on campus? You can also print and drop off your application at the office of ONA Mizzou advisor, Amy Simons at 001-E in RJI.

Get the application!

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