Education Vice President (EVP)

Hours: Part time (Paid 20 hours by honoraria)

Key Working Relationships:

  • AUSA Executive
  • AUSA Advocacy and Representation Staff
  • University Committee Staff

SUMMARY/PURPOSE OF ROLE: The Education Vice-President (known as the EVP) is elected to be the student voice on academic issues. They are responsible for ensuring that the University provides quality teaching and learning as desired by students, communicating with University staff, committees and administration to ensure student views aren’t forgotten. They also advocate for student issues on a national level, providing advice to the Executive on national education policies, communicating with NZUSA, and lobbying political parties and national bodies. As well as being your voice on education issues, they play a role in facilitating the AUSA representation and advocacy services, through the Class Rep system and the Student Advice Hub.

ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Committees, Representation and Advocacy

  • Represent AUSA and UoA students on University committees such as: Education Committee, Academic Programmes Committee, Teaching, Learning and Quality Committee, the University Senate and any other education-related committees that are delegated
  • Ensure accurate and detailed knowledge of business to be conducted in committee meetings through thorough research, critical reading and analysis of meeting papers and communication with relevant personnel
  • Cultivate friendly and constructive working relationships with senior academic staff and University committee staff
  • Facilitate any relevant training or other education for other AUSA committee representatives
  • If necessary, ensure that discussions and outcomes of committee meetings are reported to the AUSA Executive
  • Work with the AUSA Student Advice Hub and AUSA Class Representation Manager to develop knowledge of key issues and trends, and integrate learnings into committee and campaign activities

Campaigns and Initiatives

  • Actively seek out education-related issues at the University of Auckland and represent affected students through initiating campaigns or projects to create positive change
  • With the AUSA President, run University, Auckland or national level campaigns based on student issues or issues of interest for students
  • Organise interest and action groups around key student issues and facilitate responsible and peaceful action taken by these groups

General Executive duties

  • Contribute to AUSA decision making, both using good governance techniques and representing the perspectives of students
  • Provide advice and support regarding education issues to the AUSA Executive
  • If desired, collaborate with other Executive members to organise education-oriented events during the year or in conjunction with other Executive ‘weeks’
  • Attend and contribute to weekly AUSA Executive meetings
  • Provide support and assistance for other AUSA Executive members during their events and other initiatives
  • Report on progress on a fortnightly basis