NOW HIRING: Program Chairs

The GSA is currently accepting applications for this year’s program chairs. Chairs are interviewed and appointed by the Executive Board officers. Responsibilities include implementing the GSA’s programs, attending board and delegate meetings, and volunteering at GSA-sponsored events. We’re seeking applicants who are excellent time-managers and multi-taskers; who are great communicators and writers; who are creative problem-solvers. All chairs will work under the supervision of the Executive Board.

Open program chair positions include:

To apply, email your CV, the name of the position to which you’re applying, and a brief (1 page or less) letter of interest in Word format to Joshua Slaughenhoupt at jslaugh@vt.edu. Applications are due on Friday, September 15th, at 5:00pm.

Below, you’ll find brief descriptions of each chair position, to help you figure out which one might be the best fit for your specific talents.

Travel Fund Program Chairs

The TFP chair will work with the Director of Programs and the Graduate School’s Director of Finances to run the application and reimbursement processes. The TFP chair will ensure timely communication about the TFP application cycle, and will be responsible for addressing all questions and concerns related to TFP. Additionally, this chair will review and award announcements for each application cycle.

Graduate Research Development Program Chair

The GRDP chair will work with the Director of Programs and the Graduate School’s Director of Finances to continue to refine the application, review and disbursement process. This chair is responsible for handling application submissions and for overseeing trained, review committees. Like the TFP chair, this chair will ensure timely communication about the GRDP application cycle, and will be responsible for addressing all questions and concerns related to GRDP.

GSA Research Symposium (GSARS) Co-Chairs

The GSARS co-chairs will work together to develop a symposium theme that appeals to all disciplines, recruit student presenters from various fields, recruit a cross-disciplinary keynote speaker, and coordinate with professors to serve as judges. Additionally, the co-chairs will secure sponsors and raise funds from VT departments, and manage the distribution of cash prizes for top presenters.

Note that program chairs and co-chairs are paid a small stipend each semester for the successful completion of their duties.