executive

 

Why Stand?

The Association needs passionate students to stand for election to the 2020 executive committee, to make sure that:

  • Students have a voice
  • Important issues get addressed
  • Academic standards are maintained

 

Dates

  • Nominations open: 5th August 2019
  • Nominations close: 4pm 22nd August 2019
  • Candidates debate: 18th September 2019 
  • Voting opens: 20 September 2019 4pm
  • Voting closes: 25 September 2019 4pm
  • Campaign Briefing Meeting: TBA
  • ASA Executive meetings at the ASA offices, dates can be found on the ASA website calendar or by contacting the Association VP

 

Forms & Policy

 

Nomination Form

Code of Conduct

ASA Election Policy

ASA Constitution 

Campaign  template (excel)

Campaign template (pdf)

 

Nominations

Each nominee must complete a nomination form, see above, and is required to obtain the support of at least 10 ASA members who have signed up for membership on the ASA website.  

Students may sign up in order to nominate a candidate.

We recommend that you get all 15 lines on the nomination form filled up just incase 1 of your supporters has not signed up for membership. 

Both you and the students nominating you must be current Massey Albany internal students and ASA members.  

If you do not have 10 ASA members nominating you, your nomination is invalid.

Students cannot vote for you unless they have signed up as members to the ASA.

Nomination forms must be handed in at ASA reception in the student lounge or emailed to office@asa.ac.nz.

Nomination forms received in person or by email after the cut-off time/date will not be accepted.

 

Roles

You are able to run for more than one position, though we urge you to consider which role you could fulfil best as you cannot hold office for more than 1 position.

If you are considering one of the senior roles, we hope that you will have some knowledge of the Association, either as an experienced ASA executive member, through our Class Advocate programme or via affiliated clubs and their committees.

Due to the demands of these other roles, please do not submit a nomination to serve on the ASA Executive if you are planning to be Massey Guide or Residential Assistant. 

An hononorarium payment is awarded for each position as agreed at the Association AGM in May.

The term of office is from 1st December 2019 to 30th November 2020.   

 

President 

The President is responsible for overseeing and supervising the administration and effective running of the Association.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 2.5 days a week over at least 40 weeks on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $17,000 gross is associated with this senior position.

 

 "Being able to influence people about the importance of student representation and being able to communicate the students’ feedback and do something with it is incredibly rewarding", 2019 President, Meity Tang 

 

Vice-President 

The Vice-President is responsible for ensuring that the ASA executive remain informed, keep to budget, go to meetings, update and develop policy which is representative of the needs and wants of the Auckland students.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 1.5 days a week over at least 40 weeks on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $9,500 gross is associated with this senior position.

 

"I learnt how to understand the policies that we have and ensured that what we do and how we do things are truly benefitting our students", 2019 VP, Sabrina Latif

  

Clubs & Engagement Executive

The Clubs' and Engagement Executive is responsible for promoting campus culture/student engagement by way of running events, working with clubs and supporting volunteering.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 1 day a week over a minium of 40 weeks on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $6,500 gross is associated with these positions.

 

"This role has helped me understand the importance of the non-academic aspect of university life and has motivated me to help create an all-round university experience for my fellow students", 2019 C&E Exec, Sid Augustine 

 

Education Executive

The Education Executive is responsible for promoting excellence in education at Massey Auckland.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 1 day a week over a minium of 40 weeks on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $6,500 gross is associated with these positions.

 

“Being on the ASA is a truely rewarding experience as I get to fight for the better education experience of students at Massey”, 2019 Education Exec, Monique Neal

 

 

 

Academic Representative 

The Academic Representative works closely with and reports to the Association's Education Executive, this role has the Class Advocate system as a primary focus.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 1 day a week over a minium of 30 weeks on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $4,000 gross is associated with this position.

 

"This role has been instrumental in my personal growth this year as it has encouraged me to go outside my comfort zone", 2019 Academic Rep, Esme Leeves

 

Cultural Representative

The Cultural Representative engages and consults with the student body re all matters that would enhance their student experience with an emphasis on cultural and spiritual activities and including all ethnic groups on campus. 

The Cultural Representative works closely with the Social and Welfare Representatives and reports to the Association's Clubs' and Engagement Executive. 

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 1 day a week over a minium of 30 weeks on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $4,000 gross is associated with these positions.

 

Social Representative

The Social Representative works closely with and reports to the Association's Clubs' and Engagement Executive to provide student-led events enhancing the student experience.

The Social Representative also works closely with the Cultural Representative.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 1 day a week over a minium of 30 weeks on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $4,000 gross is associated with these positions.

 

"Contributing to positive social engagement satisfies a passion of mine to enhance student experience for our current and future community", 2019 Social Rep, Clarissa Gouw

 

Welfare Representative 

The Welfare Representative's focus is on the health and well-being of students who are studying at the Massey Auckland campus.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 1 day a week over a minium of 30 weeks on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $4,000 gross is associated with this position. 

 

Campaign Materials and Meeting

All candidates will be required to attend a compulsory Campaign Meeting before commencement of campaigning.  

All candidates will be invited to supply a headshot photograph and a blurb of no more than 200 words which will be published on the Association website. This should be supplied no later than 9am Thursday 2nd April. 

ASA will print on behalf of each candidate, the equivalent of 40 * A3 (e.g 80 * A4, or 12 * A5) posters or fliers, provided a PRINT-READY file is provided. 

Candidates may spend no more than $115 on their campaign and must provide a record of all expenditure to the Returning Officer, if requested to do so. 

All candidates must attend at least one meeting of the ASA Executive prior to the election. Meetings are held at the ASA Office in the Student Lounge.

Please advise the Vice-President (VP@asa.ac.nz)which meeting you will be attending.

 

Candidates' Debate and BBQ

18th September 2019

 

Voting

All currently enrolled, Albany Internal students are eligible to vote but to do so need to sign up as members of the Association on the ASA website.

Voting will be online through the ASA Website.  

Members will need to sign in to vote.

 

Returning Officer

The returning officer for the ASA Elections is Rohini Subbian r.subbian@massey.ac.nz