Chapter Leadership Positions

The SAE Collegiate Chapter is an opportunity for students to develop or enhance their leadership skills in a relaxed, non-threatening environment. Recruiters are interested in hiring students who have additional experiences outside the classroom and the SAE Collegiate Chapter is an excellent vehicle to obtain this!

Just like the Professional SAE Sections, the primary objective of your Chapter is to provide technical content and networking opportunities for your members.

Through your experience with the SAE Collegiate Chapter, you can develop or enhance many important skills that will be important to your career, including:

Electing Officers
First, email or text students to ask who might be interested in volunteering for the Chapter leadership. Then hold a meeting to publicly accept nominations for each position. Finally, the group should then vote on each position and send those names to SAE.

All positions are based on the academic year and run from August through July.

All officer positions represent the Collegiate Chapter to the students, faculty, staff and the community. It is your responsibility to represent SAE and your university appropriately.

At the end of your tenure, all positions should turn over all records, financial records, photographs, historical information and other pertinent data to your successor.

There are four primary roles for an SAE Collegiate Chapter. We use the following titles, but you can rename your positions any way you'd like. You also have the freedom to add other positions that work for your Chapter.

Chair (President)

The Chair is like the captain of a baseball team. You don't play each position, but you manage those who do. Your players look to you for leadership and encouragement. You need to make sure you have teammates in each position and that they're performing well throughout the year.

Key Skills You'll Learn In This Position:

Some of your duties include:

General:

Planning:

Execution:

Vice Chair (Vice President)

The Vice Chair may be called upon at any time to assume the responsibility of the Chairperson. So, it is essential for these two positions to work closely together. In addition, while the Chair is responsible for the overall management of the Chapter, the Vice Chair plays a larger role in public relations to the university and community.

Key Skills You'll Learn In This Position:

Some of your duties include:

General:

Planning:

Execution:

Secretary (Communications Director)

Your Chapter will only be as good as your communications. The primary role of the Secretary is to communicate your Chapter's goals and activities throughout the university and the community.

Key Skills You'll Learn In This Position:

Some of your duties include:

General:

Planning:

Execution:

At Meetings:

Treasurer (Financial Director)

The treasurer is responsible for managing the Chapter finances. This includes creating and managing a budget and ensuring the Chapter receives its dues allocations, if eligible. Details about eligibility can be found at http://www.sae.org/students/finance.docx.

Key Skills You'll Learn In This Position:

Some of your duties include:

General:

Planning:

Execution:

Optional Positions

The following are optional positions for additional officers. If there are no additional officers, these responsibilities should be distributed among the officers above.

Program Chair

Some duties can include:

Reception Chair

Some duties can include:

Publicity Chair

Some duties can include:

Membership Chair

Some duties can include:

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