The ASU is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 House Council Executives!

The Acadia Studentsā€™ Union invites applications for the following:

House Council Executives (President, VP Communications, VP Events)

Dear On-Campus Students;

Get excited, because the application period for House Council Executives for the 2019-2020 year is now open! šŸ˜Š

There will be three (3) roles that residents can apply for in the 2019-2020 academic year. They are President, Vice President Communications, and Vice President Events. The specific duties of these roles have been outlined below for your reference.

How to Apply

Itā€™s easy and fun to apply to serve on the House Council Executives for next year! What we ask is that you submit a cover letter, resume, creative submission and at least one (1) reference letter from an RA or House Council Executive Member to myself (Kyle Vandertoorn) for full consideration. Your creative submission can be anything that you want and should illustrate why you would be the best candidate for the position and what the Acadia experience, in-house event planning and residence life means to you.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application package (cover letter, resume, and creative submission) by 4:00 PM (local time) on Friday, March 15th, 2019, with attention to Kyle Vandertoorn, VP Student Life. Please note that the reference letter should be submitted by the referee(s) directly before the deadline to be considered. The submissions can be made through any of the following methods;

In Person: Union Market in the Studentsā€™ Union Building OR Office #616 in the Old SUB.

(SUB) Mail: Acadia Studentsā€™ Union

ASU Box No. 6002

Wolfville, NS B4P 2R5 Email:

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please email ASU Chairperson Molly Anderson, at

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime by email at or stop by my office (Old SUB 616).


Kyle Vandertoorn

ASU VP Student Life

All applicants are thanked for their interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Information collected throughout the hiring process will be used in accordance with Operating Procedure No. Four (4) (House Councils), By-Law Five (Studentsā€™ Representative Council Policies)and the Procedural Policy for the purpose of candidate selection. The Union is committed to maintaining an equitable work environment and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants. The Union reserves the right not to fill this position or to fill it in a different capacity than advertised.

These job descriptions have been pulled from Operating Procedure No. Four (4) (House. Councils). The full document can be found on the Acadia Studentsā€™ Union website.

Article III: Responsibilities

1. The President shall:

(a) Preside over all meetings of House Council and the executive board;

(b) Promote constructive student spirit;

(c) Provide a monthly report detailing the activities of the House Council to the Vice President Student Life;

(d) Represent residents at all House Presidents Committee meetings of the Studentsā€™ Representative Council (SRC);

(e) Provide detailed communication about House activity during each meeting of the House Presidents Committee;

(f) Supervise the work of the Executive Vice President and all other House Council members;

(g) Supervise the day-to-day affairs of the House Council;

(h) Supervise all programs of the House Council;

(i) Draft a year-long budget to be ratified at the first meeting of House Council in order to ensure finances are responsibly used throughout the year;

(k) Report to House Council on the financial affairs of the House;

(l) Work with all members on House Council to ensure projects are fiscally responsible; and

(m) Maintain a sessional GPA of 2.0.

2. The Vice President of Communications shall:

(a) Perform the duties of the President in their absence;

(b) Assume the position of President in the event that the President is removed from or leaves office;

(c) Develop a communication strategy to advertise all meetings, events, and activities within the House;

(d) Write all House emails and social media posts and submit them to the President for approval;

(e) Take the Minutes for House Council meetings;

(f) Share and invite students over social media to all campus events directed by House President and the SRC;

(g) Take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of all students at House events;

(k) Communicate with the appropriate Residence Assistant(s) and Senior Resident Assistant of their residence and the Vice President of Student Life about House events and activities; and

(l) Attend the regularly scheduled House Council meetings.

3. The Vice President of Events shall:

(a) Serve as the main resource for event planning within their residence;

(b) Coordinate with, attend scheduled meetings with, and serve as the main point of contact for the VP Events and Promotions of the ASU;

(c) Provide a proposal of events at the first regular meeting of House Council in each semester, including at least one event each month, four of which must be alcohol-free;

(d) Serve as the liaison with the ASU Bar Manager, ASU Building Manager and any other event contacts;

(e) Organize and oversee all social events approved by House Council;

(f) Ensure that events being held are inclusive or that alternative options are available and being held to promote maximum involvement;

(g) Book and gather equipment and supplies necessary for sanctioned events;

(h) Take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of all students at House events;

(i) Work with the House Council President and ASU VP Finance and Operations to ensure fiscally responsible events;

(j) Coordinate House Council involvement in all House events and activities; and

(k) Attend the regularly scheduled House Council meetings.

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