Stipend Committees

The Graduate Students Association is seeking applications for appointments for the 2013-2014 academic year. All interested graduate and professional students are encouraged to apply. Cabinet positions and members of certain committees received stipends ranging from $600/quarter to around $2000/quarter.

Application deadline:
12:00 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013

Please fill out the application and attach all required documents. Email completed applications to appointments@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu – be sure to copy staff@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu – by Monday, May 6 (Subject Line: 13-14 APPOINTMENTS, LAST NAME). Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all material is turned in on time. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

2013 - 2014 Application Materials:

Application for Stipended Positions
Committee Appointment Position Descriptions
Cabinet Appointed Position Descriptions

The following are all the stipended appointments of the GSA. These positions are appointed by the GSA Forum based on nominations by the Appointments Board using the procedures defined in the Appointments Section of the GSA Codes. This list shall be subject to revision by the GSA Forum. All the below positions include a monthly stipend; stipends typically range from $600 to $1300 per quarter. For more information, please contact the GSA at (310) 206-8512 or staff@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu. Our office is located at 316 Kerckhoff Hall.

LISTING OF POSITIONS

Campus-Wide Committees

  • ASUCLA Board of Directors
  • ASUCLA Communications Board
  • Student Fee Advisory Committee
  • Student Health Advisory Committee
  • Campus Programs Committee
  • Community Activities Committee

Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Elections

Campus-wide Committees

ASUCLA Board of Directors

(4 GSA appointees)
2 TWO YEAR appointees, 1 ONE YEAR replacement appointee
Stipend: $1200 per quarter
Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours per month
Associated Students UCLA (ASUCLA) is the not-for-profit organization which operates the Student Union, Bookstores, Restaurants, and Trademarks & Licensing at UCLA.

  • Purpose:
    • The Board of Directors, a student majority board, oversees ASUCLA's mission as a responsive, student-centered organization to improve the quality of life on campus by providing innovative and excellent services, programs, products, and facilities for the entire UCLA community. To these ends, the ASUCLA Board of Directors oversees all ASUCLA activities (including business management, fund expenditures, and decisions regarding services and entities on campus).
  • Workload:
    • Approximately 20 hours per month. The Board of Directors meets monthly, usually on the last Friday. The meeting begins at noon and runs as long as 6 hours. Prior to meeting, members read a thick agenda packet with detailed information about what we will be discussed at the monthly Board meeting.
    • Members also serve on one or more Standing Committees (Services, Finance, or Personnel), which hold 2 hour meetings at least once prior to each monthly Board meeting. Annual Orientation Retreat, 3 days, off-campus. All appointees MUST attend the three-day Orientation Retreat to be held Monday – Wednesday, June 15 – 17, 2009.
  • Composition:
    • 14 members: 4 GSA representatives, 4 USA, 1 faculty, 2 administrators, 2 alumni, and the ASUCLA Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting). 10 votes: GSA 3, USA 3, Administration 2, Faculty 1, Alumni 1.

ASUCLA Communications Board

(4 GSA appointees)
2 TWO YEAR TERM
Stipend: $583.33 per quarter
Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours per month

  • Purpose:
    • The Communications Board functions as the independent publisher, manager, and operator of student communications media (ASUCLA Communications Board Constitution, Art. I).
    • The three standing committees of the Communications Board are: (1) the Executive Committee, (2) the Finance Committee, (3) the Operations Committee. Publication of Daily Bruin, Al Talib, Bruin Life, Ha'Am, La Gente de Aztlan, Nommo, Pacific Ties, TenPercent, and FEM. Operation of KLA Radio.
  • Workload:
    • Meets more often during Spring Quarter to interview applicants for editor positions. Prior to monthly meeting, members read an agenda packet. Members also serve on one or more subcommittees (Finance; Rules; or Personnel, Projects, Planning), each of which meets once a month.
  • Composition:
    • 12 voting members: 4 GSA, 4 USA, 1 faculty, 1 administrator, 1 alumni, 3 professional journalists. One nonvoting member: the ASUCLA Media Director.

Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC)

(4 GSA appointees)
2 TWO YEAR appointees, 1 ONE YEAR replacement appointee
Stipend: $1000 per quarter
Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours per month
SFAC is a committee of students nominated by student government (USAC and GSA) and appointed by the Chancellor. The committee also consists of staff members and one faculty representative.

  • Purpose:
    • SFAC advises the Chancellor on the allocation of Registration Fee (Reg Fee) funds and other issues related to student fees.
    • Provides the Chancellor with informed student input regarding services for which students are the primary clients.
    • Members also serve on various subcommittees and prepare oral and written reports for the general committee.
    • Income from the University Registration Fee is used to support services, which benefit students and are complementary to, but not a part of, the instructional program. These programs create a supportive learning environment and provide general student enrichment.
  • Workload:
    • Working Fall and Winter, in the Spring SFAC makes a formal recommendation to the Chancellor regarding the allocation of University Registration Fee funding.
    • Attending weekly general meetings where members deliberate and vote on matters concerning student fees and student services.
    • SFAC duties require attending two hour meetings each week throughout the academic year or twenty hours per quarter. In addition, there may be sub committee assignments for members when needed.
  • Composition:
    • 12 voting members: 4 GSA students, 4 USA students, 1 faculty, 3 administrators. One ex-officio, nonvoting member represents Office of Academic Planning and Budget.

Student Health

Advisory Committee (SHAC)
(4 GSA appointees)
2 TWO YEAR TERM
Stipend: $700 per quarter
Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours per month
Established in 1972 to provide student participation in the administration of the UCLA Student Health Service (SHS).

  • Purpose:
    • As the officially-recognized student adjunct to the SHS administration, SHAC channels student opinion into the structure and function of SHS.
    • The mission of SHAC is to insure that SHS promotes and provides high-quality, economical health care for UCLA students.
    • Regularly ascertains attitudes of the student body on matters pertaining to student health, continually develops and evaluates SHS programs.
    • Advises the Director of SHS on student concerns and priority matters, and advises in policy decision-making regarding SHS programs and staff.
  • Workload:
    • Meets four times per quarter during Fall and Spring Quarters for two hours each. Meets every-other week during Winter Quarter for one hour each, along with optional attendance at two-hour Winter Quarter Student Health Insurance Committee (SHIC) meetings
    • SHAC members often sit on the Student Health Insurance Committee as well.
  • Composition:
    • 8 voting members: 4 GSA, 4 USA. One nonvoting member: a SHS staff person appointed by the Director of SHS to serve as advisor and as liaison between SHAC and SHS.

Campus Programs Committee (CPC)

(4 GSA appointees)
ONE YEAR TERM
Stipend: $700 per quarter
Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours per month

  • Purpose:
    • Funding board responsible for reviewing proposals of, and providing funding for, student-initiated, student-operated programs offered to the UCLA student body. Decisions are based on criteria set forth in the Committee's guiding documents--the CPC Guidelines and the Program Activities Board Charter.
    • Solicits student views on the nature and goals of campus programming and holds hearings to allocate funds for campus programs.
  • Workload:
    • A four hour Orientation in August/September and continues to June.
    • Workload peaks during six funding periods per academic year, averaging two periods per quarter. A typical funding period consists of two to three nights of hearings (5 to 6 hours per session).
    • Each member also serves for one quarter on the CPC Mini-Fund Subcommittee (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours per week, during daytime hours of 2nd to 8th weeks).
    • Members attend one to two meetings per quarter of the Program Activities Board (PAB), an entity consisting of the CPC and the CAC sitting jointly.
  • Composition:
    • 9 members: 4 GSA, 4 USA, 1 administrator appointed by Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs.

Community Activities Committee (CAC)

(4 GSA appointees)
ONE YEAR TERM
Stipend: $700 per quarter
Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours per month

  • Purpose:
    • Funding board responsible for reviewing proposals of, and providing funding for, student-initiated, student-operated community service projects and programs directed primarily at off-campus communities. Decisions are based on goals outlined in the Committee's guiding documents--the CAC Guidelines and the Program Activities Board Charter.
    • Acts as a forum for soliciting views on the nature and goals of community service and makes allocation decisions for community service projects.
  • Workload:
    • Must attend a four hour Orientation in August/September. Heavily concentrated during the second to fourth weeks of September, when CAC makes funding allocations for the academic year. After the Orientation session(s), 7 to 9 working sessions are required: 5 to 6 sessions to hear all project proposals, followed by 2 to 3 decision-making sessions. Sessions last 5 to 6 hours per night. (In 1991, the entire process from
    • Orientation to final decision-making was completed during September 10-24.)
  • Composition:
    • 9 members: 4 GSA representatives, 4 USA, 1 administrator appointed by Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs.

Commissioners

Commissioner of Elections

Stipend: $1300 per quarter for Winter and Spring quarter only
Time commitment: 8-10 hours/week for
Winter and Spring quarter only

  • Outreach/Information
    • Inform campus media on the progress of election-related activities
    • Solicit candidates for GSA offices
    • Solicit representatives from each council to comprise the Elections Board
    • Publicize3 annual Elections to graduate and professional student body
    • Plan and administer logistics of elections (polling stations or online, incentives to vote, etc.)
  • Administrative Work
    • Assure that Elections are held in accordance with GSA Codes (section 9)
    • Chair the Elections Board and direct 4-6 meetings per year
    • Determine elections budget and schedule
    • Propose strategies to encourage voter turnout among graduate students
    • Certify results and present to GSA Forum
  • Cabinet
    • Report progress of elections and related activities to Cabinet and Forum
    • The Director of Elections must remain an independent neutral individual, shall not be an author of any proposed referendum, and is ineligible for candidacy for any GSA position In the academic year in which they serve as Director of Elections

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