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The Accessibility, Community, Equity (ACE) Committee is student-run organization based out of York University. We work around issues of equity and anti-oppression through an intersectional approach along the lines of race, gender, class, orientation, and ability in and beyond academia. ACE organizes workshops, seminars, and peer mentorship sessions all geared at offering students some of the necessary social and emotional supports needed for their success.

We are gearing up for the 2017-2018 academic year and will be holding elections for our executive team.

To run for a position, you must be an active ACE member who is a York University student. An active ACE member is a York University student who has, in the 2016-2017 academic year, been active with ACE in at least one of these ways:

  • Has attended an ACE event
  • Has attended an ACE open house
  • Has attended an ACE general meeting
  • Or you are active on our listserv

Here are the positions:

– 2 Co-chairs
– 1 Disability Services Officer
– 1 Graduate Student Advocacy & Outreach Officer
– 1 Undergraduate Student Advocacy & Outreach Officer
– 1 Communications Officer

(Descriptions for the positions can be found below. You can only hold one position).

Folks who are interested in running for a position should fill out this application by March 13th, 2017: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11WHm1n0xzsDytz4r_UPddBWivBoa-nKDIxtV5_f6dpA/prefill

In this application you will be asked to provide a 100-150 word statement outlining why you are running for this position, what experience you have with ACE, what you hope to do in your position next year. Statements will be posted on our website: www.aceatyorku.wordpress.com

We will host open houses in our office (HNES 114) so you can find out information about the election. These will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, February 28 from 2:00-4:00pm
  • Friday, March 3 from 2:00-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 7 from 12:00-2:00pm
  • Thursday March 9 from 2:30-3:30pm
  • Friday March 10 from 2:00-4:00pm

Voting will take place via e-ballot. E-ballots will be distributed to our membership on Monday, March 27th and online voting will close on Wednesday, March 29th. To vote, you must be an active ACE member.

Summary of important dates:

  • Applications for all positions are due March 13
  • E-voting will commence from March 27-29

Our Chief Returning Officer is Sarah Switzer. If you have any questions about the election process please contact her at: switzers@yorku.ca

Position descriptions:

Co-chair (2 positions)

  • To oversee the external image of ACE.
  • To support all appointed committee members in their tasks.
  • To work with the Director to organize and prepare the agenda for all meetings.
  • To call all Executive Council meetings to order.
  • To meet with York University administrative personnel when called upon.
  • To organize Executive Council office hours and meetings.
  • To include issues raised by members in the meeting agenda.
  • To provide support, vision and guidance to the Executive Council
  • To delegate tasks and distribute the workload of the Executive Council.
  • To be a signing officer of ACE and the club bank account at York.
  • To oversee and upkeep the club’s budget.
  • To have knowledge of the club’s financial situation at all times.
  • To prepare a finance report for each Executive Council meeting.
  • To follow up with the Executive Director on all outstanding financial transactions.
  • To apply for funding from all possible outlets and to follow up on submitted applications.
  • To aid and assist in maintaining the functionality of the club.
  • To be included in the planning and execution of all ACE events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To maintain a consistent communication channel with the membership body To assist in the promotion of all ACE events.
  • To report to the Executive Council, any concerns brought forth by members and/or other York University clubs, and address them accordingly.
  • Maintain Google Docs and electronic document databases pertinent to ACE.


Disability Services Officer (1 position):
 

  • To mentor students and assist them in navigating services and resources at York University.
  • To advocate for services and resources on behalf of students.
  • To act as the liaison between ACE and disability support services at York. This requires attending meetings and/or email correspondence.
  • To help with the growth and expansion of ACE through the creation of promotional materials and recruitment.
  • To be included in the planning, promotion and execution of all ACE social and academic events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To pursue relationships and make connections with other organizations and institutions within the York University community.

 

Graduate Student Advocacy & Outreach Officer (1 position):

  • To work with the appropriate Executive Council members on the different aspects of hosting an event.
  • To work with the Executive Council to promote information and materials to the undergraduate population and the larger community.
  • To be included in the planning and execution of all ACE events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To pursue relationships and make connections with other organizations and institutions within the York University community.
  • To liaise with Graduate Students’ Associations in their respective colleges and faculties.

 

Undergraduate Student Advocacy & Outreach Officer (1 position):

  • To work with the appropriate Executive Council members on the different aspects of hosting an event.
  • To work with the Executive Council to promote information and materials to the undergraduate population and the larger community.
  • To be included in the planning and execution of all ACE events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To liaise with Undergraduate Students’ Associations in their respective colleges and faculties.

 

Communications Officer (1 position):

  • To work with the Co-chairs to organize and prepare the agenda for all meetings.
  • To act as the liaison between ACE, and other equity groups at York. This requires monthly meetings or email correspondence with the representatives of these respective groups.
  • To respond to any questions brought to the attention of the ACE Executive Council via E-mail.
  • To maintain a consistent communication channel with the membership body via E-mail, Website, and Facebook.
  • To aide and assist in maintaining the functionality of the club.
  • To help with the growth and expansion of ACE through the creation of promotional materials and recruitment.
  • To be included in the planning, promotion and execution of all ACE social and academic events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To pursue relationships and make connections with other organizations and institutions within the York University community.
  • Create, update and maintain an internet domain for ACE
  • To report to the Executive Council, any concerns brought forth by members and/or other York University clubs, and address them accordingly

 

 

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