Here is a list of positions that need to be filled in the new Calgary chapter. Let us know if you’re interested by applying!
The Chapter President is the leader of the PSI chapter. They are responsible for calling and chairing council meetings and providing overall direction to the chapter directors. The Chapter President acts as a liaison between the chapter and the executive.
The Science Director is ultimately in charge of ensuring the scientific information and methods used are of the highest quality and that each chapter output is approved for release. All materials that are to be presented to the public must be formally approved for scientific accuracy and honesty by the Science Director. This position has full veto authority of any project within the chapter if the project is of insufficient scientific quality. The Science Director must have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field. The Science Director may choose to chair a committee to effectively determine whether a project or presentation should be approved.
The Communications Director oversees all materials that are presented to the public. They ensure that, to their own discretion, all members of the public can understand and access everything that the chapter produces, even if the audience has no background knowledge. The Communications Director must formally approve all materials that will be presented to the public. This position has full veto authority of any project within the chapter if the project is of insufficient communication quality. The Communications Director may choose to chair a committee to effectively determine whether a project or presentation should be approved.
The Recruitment Director manages the chapter’s general volunteers and volunteer recruitment. They must keep general volunteer positions filled by qualified candidates in a timely manner and ensure that volunteers have read the Volunteer Manual and are informed appropriately. The Recruitment Director will create and maintain a database of all current chapter volunteers. Ultimately, it is the duty of project leaders to keep their volunteers engaged and assigned to a task. Project supervisors and committee chairs will inform the Recruitment Director of the types of volunteers that they need. The Recruitment Director may seek volunteers using the chapter’s webpage, posters, online University volunteer websites, etc.
The Engagement Director is responsible for reaching out to the community to provide information about programming, scheduling delivery of PSI programs, and advertising. They should generally manage the content that will be added to the chapter’s webpage and PSI’s social media channels.
Chapter Vice President
The Chapter Vice President will act as the Chapter President in the Chapter President’s absence. The Chapter Vice President is expected to lead projects in consultation with the Chapter President as appropriate to allow the Chapter President to devote a sufficient amount of time to overall management of the chapter.
The Internal Director is responsible for organizing chapter meetings and advising on the meetings’ agenda. They write and distribute agenda, schedule meetings, track initiatives and progress, keep minutes of chapter meetings, and collect minutes from other committee meetings. The Internal Director also keeps track of attendance of meetings and helps design the infrastructure utilized to maintain fluid communication within the committee body. This may manifest as such things as the establishment of a calendar, weekly emails, or an entry on incoming newsletters.
The Financial Director oversees the chapter’s finances and bank account and reports to the Chapter President monthly. They will pursue grants, fundraising events, and other opportunities to ensure the chapter has sufficient funding.