Join Cabinet

Available Positions

Director of Clubs and Organizations
Ensures that all clubs and MSOs (Major Student Organizations) have a voice and channel for events, issues, and ideas. We are looking for someone who can collaborate with many different groups of people to set strategic goals, and provide support from Student Government where needed.

Director of Finance
Create, manage, and update the Student Government budget. Distribute funds to clubs and organizations, by participating in all three Finance Committees; Greek Finance Committee, Club Sports Federation, and SG Finance Committee. We are looking for someone who can evaluate current spending and help us effectively use Student Activities Fees.

Director of Programming
Handles all of the internal and external event planning for Student Government. This person manages existing events like the Horton Speaker, as well as works to create new programs to help spread the word about Student Government. The Dir. of Programming is someone who can help us create new and unique programs, and work on improving existing SG programming.

Director of Public Relations
Manages the SG Design team, marketing materials, advertising, and SG social media channels. We are looking for someone who can analyze and create a solid strategic communication for Student Government going forward, including email communications, social media, printed materials, and more.

Director of Services
Manage, improve, and create SG Services, including SG Sites, Bikeshare, RITpedia, Break Bus, OpenEvals, etc. We are looking for someone who is detailed oriented and has a vision for improving and creating services that benefit the entire student body.

Director of Student Relations
Manages Student Government’s PawPrints petition site, including managing charges, writing responses, and organizing documents to ensure that all student viewpoints are represented. We are looking for someone who has the capability to look at issues that arise long-term and who is organized and accountable.

SG Bylaws, Director of PR

a. Shall report to the President.

b. Shall chair and coordinate the Public Relations team, including but not limited to, the photographer, and designer(s).

c. Shall work with the Director of Operations to ensure all online information is correct and up-to-date.

d. Shall provide support for Public Relations Directors of other student organizations

e. Shall be responsible for regular advertising and promotion of all Student events and initiatives

f. Shall be responsible for marketing Student Government and updating students as to Student Government’s progress and accomplishments.

g. Shall oversee the production of all external literature published by the Student Government

h. Shall assist the President and Director of Finance in preparing a budget for the Public Relations team.

Eligibility

To be a member of SG Cabinet you must:

  • Be a full-time matriculated student at RIT.
  • Be full-time for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • In good academic standing (not on academic suspension or probation).
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above.
  • Not be on co-op or study abroad for the entirety of the academic year (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018).
  • Completed at least two semesters at RIT (or will by the end of this semester).
  • Not carry a judicial sanction of disciplinary probation or a more severe sanction (i.e. deferred suspension).

Open Cabinet Positions

Have a passion for social media? Love design and marketing? 

The Director of Public Relations manages the SG Design Team and Marketing Materials, all advertising and SG’s social media. We are looking for someone who can analyze and create a solid strategic communication for Student Government going forward, including email communications, social media, printed materials, and more!

This position averages 15-20 hours per week. This is a paid stipend position, with other perks like swag, office spaces, and great networking.

Need more information? Please email Andrea at sgpres@rit.edu

Applications will be looked at on a rolling basis. Don’t wait to apply!

SG Cabinet: Application Process

  1. All candidates are required to fill out the cabinet application form, which you can find here. This form confirms your eligibility and collects contact information.
  2. Complete your requirements, and email the remaining pieces of your application (see section below) to Farid and Bobby at sgelection@rit.edu

Application Requirements

Director of Clubs and Organizations

To apply for this position, please meet with at least 3 Student Government recognized clubs and discuss what problems they have. Compile a list of these problems, and the organizations they apply to. Identify 3-4 major issues and compile a plan for how Student Government can help solve these issues.

Along with this, please submit a one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position, as well as a resume summarizing your achievements and student involvement to sgelection@rit.edu by 11:59 PM on April 20th, 2017.

Director of Finance

Take a budget you have managed (borrow one if needed), and describe your methodology to organize the finances. Describe your thought process and any difficult decisions that needed to be made. Suggest ways to improve this budget, and how you would go about improving the process.

Along with this, please submit a one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position, as well as a resume summarizing your achievements and student involvement to sgelection@rit.edu by 11:59 PM on April 20th, 2017.

Director of Programming

Currently, SG does some external events to reach out to students, what ideas do you have for events that would help increase recognition of SG on campus?

SG is also looking to increase some internal events, to help SG members bond, become better students, and relieve stress. What ideas do you have for these events?

Along with this, please submit a one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position, as well as a resume summarizing your achievements and student involvement to sgelection@rit.edu by 11:59 PM on April 20th, 2017.

Director of Public Relations

Please submit the outline of a marketing plan for the Club Fair at the beginning of the school year. How will you reach out to these new students and clearly explain how SG can help them and why we are important? Reminder, at this event we also recruit for Freshman Senator, and provide giveaways. You are not restricted in your proposal, so be creative! (You are welcome to submit visuals).

Along with this, please submit a one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position, as well as a resume summarizing your achievements and student involvement to sgelection@rit.edu by 11:59 PM on April 20th, 2017.

Director of Services

The Director of Services manages and creates SG Services. Please review the current Services offerings (you can find them on our website, or email our current Director of Services at sgsvcs@rit.edu for more information) and create a plan for what improvements you would make to the Services, and if you have any ideas for new Services.

You will also be managing a team of students to complete projects, please write a short paragraph explaining your Project Management style.

Along with this, please submit a one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position, your portfolio, as well as a resume summarizing your achievements and student involvement to sgelection@rit.edu by 11:59 PM on April 20th, 2017.

Director of Student Relations

Choose one of the following topics: Dining, Housing, Academics.

Find 2-3 related PawPrints Petitions on pawprints.rit.edu that correspond to the topic. Describe the underlying issues present, how many students are affected (descriptive estimate), and feasibility of the project. Create a plan to charge the issue as a project to one of our Student Government committees (found on sg.rit.edu). Identify the problem statement, objectives, deliverables, anticipated timeline, resources needed, and stakeholders involved.

Along with this, please submit a one page cover letter explaining your interest in this position, as well as a resume summarizing your achievements and student involvement to sgelection@rit.edu by 11:59 PM on April 20th, 2017.

OUR MISSION

To represent to the interests of the student body through the implementation of innovative programs, services, and initiatives that enrich student lives. We will be the primary source of advocacy for students from Rochester Institute of Technology and we will utilize our shared governance structure to voice student opinion and concern. RIT Student Government will be the forefront of change within the university.
Phone (585) 475-4043
Visit Us Campus Center, First Floor
Office Hours Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm