Bylaw 8: Duties of Officers

  1. President
    1. Act as the principal spokesperson and leader of the Association in accordance with the Constitution, Bylaws and Policies of the Association;
    2. Work to protect and advance the interests of the Association;
    3. Serve as a member of the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement;
    4. Chairs the Steering Committee;
    5. Coordinate the efforts of the Council, Steering and membership to achieve the objectives of the Association;
    6. Report at each regular meeting of Steering and Council; and,
    7. Transact any other business as may be required by the office of the President and which may be necessary for the proper functioning of the Association.
  2. Vice President
    1. Assist the President in carrying out his or her duties;
    2. Normally chair Council and General meetings;
    3. Serve as a member of the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement; and,
    4. Normally perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President.
  3. Past President
    1. Serve as a member of the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement; and,
    2. Advises the President on the conduct of his/her office.
  4. Treasurer
    1. Chair the Finance Committee;
    2. Oversee administration of the finances of the Association;
    3. With Association staff and the Finance Committee, monitor the current budget and prepare annually a draft budget for the coming year;
    4. Make regular reports to the Steering Committee and Council on the status of the Association’s finances;
    5. Present an account of the Association’s finances at each April General Meeting; and,
    6. Work with Association staff to maintain the financial accounts of the Association.
  5. External Relations Officer
    1. Normally represents CUASA at meetings of CAUT, CAUT Defence Fund, NUCAUT and the OCUFA Board of Directors;
    2. May attend and/or find other members of CUASA to attend flying pickets called by the CAUT Defence Fund; and,
    3. Make reports to Council as necessary but no less than three times per year.
  6. Salary and Benefits Officer
    1. Serve as a member of the Collective Bargaining Committee;
    2. Advise the Association and its members on matters relating to salary and benefits; and,
    3. With Association staff, advise job candidates on initial salary negotiations; and,
    4. Make reports to Council as necessary.
  7. Communications Officer
    1. Advise the President on internal and external communications;
    2. Assist the President in responding to media requests;
    3. With Association staff:
      1. develop and maintain a greater awareness in the campus and wider community of the Association, its activities and its members;
      2. encourage member awareness of the activities and initiatives taken by the Association on their behalf; and,
      3. communicate relevant information to the membership regarding activities of other organizations including local labour councils, CAUT and OCUFA.
    4. Act as the editor of the CUASA Communiqué; and;
    5. Make reports to Council as necessary but no less than twice per year.
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