Join the Aallonhuiput 2019 board
Dear Aallonhuiput Members,
On Friday, November 30, 2018, the Aallonhuiput association will elect, in its Annual Meeting, a new board for 2019 (as well as have a Little Christmas Party afterwards). See the Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/302966027220023/
One of the main items on the Annual Meeting agenda is the election of a new board for 2019. Getting involved is now especially important because Aalto University will determine in 2019 its strategy for 2020-2030. Here, the input of doctoral students is of utmost importance.
Please consider running for one of the positions in the board! Being on the Aallonhuiput board is a great way to contribute to the community at Aalto, as it gives you the opportunity to represent, have an impact, organize, and improve the life of doctoral students.
Below are descriptions of typical board positions. If you are interested in getting involved, please make sure to come to the Annual Meeting and nominate yourself for the election. If you want to know more about the board positions, or about Aallonhuiput in general, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representation of the association is one of the President’s main tasks. Aallonhuiput holds positions in the Aalto Management Team (AMT), which includes e.g. all the Aalto deans, the Aalto Leaders Dialogue (ALD) and the AYY Neuvosto, which comprises of all the special registry associations’ chairpersons. Other responsibilities of the President include strategic planning, organizing and holding board meetings, being the principal contact for the association as well as a multitude of other smaller tasks.
Vice President (VP)
When the President is unavailable, the Vice President steps in. The Vice President also participates in other tasks, such as gathering funding, representation and strategic development. The VP is usually also responsible for drafting the annual report of the association.
Minutes of the board meetings are kept and managed by the association Secretary, who works closely alongside the President and the Vice President.
The Treasurer takes care of Aallonhuiput’s finances. Budget planning, annual financial statements and keeping track of the association’s monetary situation are all responsibilities of the Treasurer.
Public Relations (PR) Manager
The PR Manager is responsible for marketing and for keeping the conversation active by updating the blog, Twitter and Facebook groups. She/he is also responsible for the mailing list, which keeps members up-to-date about what’s interesting for doctoral students.
Several of the association’s communications channels need regular IT maintenance, which is where the Web Admin steps in. The Web Admin is responsible for managing the mailing lists, website as well as keeping track of the member registry and the association’s electronic accounts (mainly WordPress and Dropbox).
The Education Officer is a part of Doctoral Education Working Group (DEWG) of Aalto and reports about the committee work to the other board members. The education officer also keeps in touch with AYY educational people.
At times, there are several random things to be done which require previously non-specified skills. Each Logistics Officer makes his or her own tasks and can take responsibility for almost anything, really. This person should be really, really willing to help out.
Life of the party, the Party Chief, is responsible for the parties.
Chief Creative Officer
The Creative Officer is responsible for photography, graphic design of ads and anything creative in general.
Aallonhuiput has been working on partnerships with outside organizations, such as TEK (Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland) and VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland). The Liaison Officer is responsible for maintaining old and establishing new connections to support the association.