I'm so excited you've decided to apply to become a member of the NDSJS. Joining societies is one of the best ways to experience the social aspect of university. The NDSJS doubles as both a fantastic way to connect with students and as a way to give back to the community.
On this page you'll find election information. Please feel free to contact us here if you have any questions.
NDSJS 2021 President.
Nominations: 20th of September - 28th of October 11:59pm.
Campaign: 1st of November to the 5th of November 11:59pm.
Voting: 8th of November to the 11th of November 11:59pm.
To nominate yourself for a position you must a be a current Notre Dame Sydney student. It does not matter which degree you study for executive and director roles. If you would like to be a year representative you need to major or minor in Social Justice.
Campaigning cannot involve the use of the NDSJS logo, any funds or negative comments. Campaigning must be considerate, and kind to everyone. Campaigning will also involve the NDSJS sharing your nomination on our website and possibly Instagram.
Voting is open to all Notre Dame Sydney students currently studying. You may only submit one voting form per person.
The president is the head of the committee and forms a part of the executive. Their role is to foster a vision for the society alongside the committee. They must work to ensure every committee member collaborates cohesively towards the overall society vision. Practically this role manages the entire committee calendar.
The treasurer plays a crucial role in the committee as they ensure that funds are spent appropriately and create two financial reports during the year. You don't need experience, just a willingness to learn how to perform this role. The treasurer oversees the sponsorship director's portfolio.
The education director is very student focused based role in terms of improving the study life of students. The education director is able to organise a social justice education event in semester one, and contribute helpful academic study tips in the annual publication. The director also contributes to mental health and study iniatives.
Each semester there are around four themes which every committee member contributes blog posts or Instagram posts to. The media director will use Canva to ensure the correct colour scheme and fonts are used. The media director also shares other society's posts where relevant and creates interactive Instagram stories and can make reels, videos, etc.
The sponsorship director is the director who gains the most careers exposure as they will interacting with external parties to secure funding. The sponsorship director will work with the treasurer and executive to create a sponsorship package where we agree to advertise certain organisations on our social media pages which provides us with a way to get much needed funding. The sponsorship director may also look to society merchandise opportunites.
First Year Representative
The first year representative has the responsibility of voicing the concerns and feedback of their cohort to the committee and seeing if there’s anything the committee can do. Etc, if the first years are struggling to connect we can see if a first yr zoom/meet up can be organised. The representative also provides invaluable insight into the academic commitments of students so that we can create an events calendar that works in with the study, life balance of our members.
Third Year Representative
The third year representative has the responsibility of voicing the concerns and feedback of their cohort to the committee and seeing if there’s anything the committee can do. Etc, if the third years are struggling to connect we can see if a third yr zoom/meet up can be organised. The representative also provides invaluable insight into the academic commitments of students so that we can create an events calendar that works in with the study, life balance of our members.
The vice president is the right hand of the president, and works to support the committee and direct the executive. The vice president is responsible for updating the constitution, and managing the annual Notre Dame Social Justice Society publication.
The secretary is the voice of the executive and conveys messages to the entire committee. The secretary records meeting minutes and sends them to the members. The secretary also ensures every committee member communicates with clarirty and kindness.
The events director has the responsibility of enhancing the social aspect of university for our members. This may include social justice lectures, seminars, organising games nights, drinks nights, hiking or sport events, picnics, etc. These events should also have a social justice element such as fund raising or awareness. The executive and committee will assist you as needed to make these events possible.
The careers director aims to provide one event in semester one to our members that improves their understanding of a social justice job. This could include making a video interview with a graduate or other successful person and discussing how the degree helped, and which skills are the most important to foster before graduating so you're ready to enter the workforce. In addiition, the careers director may interview alumni for the annual publication.
The volunteers director works with the events director to provide one event per semester that provides members with a volunteering opportunity. This could include making care packages, assisting at a larger event as an NDSJS team (such as Jeans for Genes Day) or a rubbish collection day at the beach (possibly followed by a picnic, etc). The volunteers director also lists volunteering opportunities that students can take part in for the annual publication.
Second Year Representative
The second year representative has the responsibility of voicing the concerns and feedback of their cohort to the committee and seeing if there’s anything the committee can do. Etc, if the second years are struggling to connect we can see if a second yr zoom/meet up can be organised. The representative also provides invaluable insight into the academic commitments of students so that we can create an events calendar that works in with the study, life balance of our members.
Please copy and paste the link to a google document with the following information in the below form. If it is not a non-private google document link we won't be able to access it.
Year of Study:
Committee Role (1st choice):
Committee Role (2nd choice):
Committee Role (3rd choice):
Which Social Justice issue/s are you most passionate about (200 words max)?
What will you bring to the committee (100 words max)?
Do you have any experience you feel is relevant to the role (250 words max)?
List 5 terms to describe yourself in terms of social justice issues you'd like to focus on in the committee. For example: Activist, Volunteer, Feminist, BIPOC, Children's Rights, Education, Health, Law, Prison Reform, etc.
Please upload a photo with your face visible onto the same google doc you use to answer the aplication questions.
By submitting this form you agree that all the information you provide in the google doc may be used as a part of our 'Election Information' page, including your photo.