CPAC is the state division of the national organization ACPA (Association of College Personnel Administrators). CPAC is committed to providing local, cost effective, professional development opportunities for all members and institutions within the state of Colorado.

CPAC is currently seeking committed higher education and student affairs professionals to serve on the CPAC Executive Board. Board positions are professional development opportunities strategically designed to contribute to supporting and advancing higher education and student affairs practice through events, information, and online content. CPAC, along with ACPA, are currently rebuilding what it means to be a student affairs professional. Board members need to take initiative, be highly self-motivated individuals, willing to collaborate with others across the state, and committed to advancing the profession through local opportunities.

In addition, board member expectations include:

  • Serve a 1-year term, with the option to renew for a 2 year; if a term is vacated mid-year, the president will appoint a replacement until an April election can be held
  • Commit to responsibilities of a given position
  • Work 1-4 hours per week to CPAC work (will vary throughout the year)
  • Attend one-hour bi-monthly phone/online board meetings
  • Attend socials/professional development opportunities as available
  • Attend the Careers in Student Affairs Institute and Annual Conference
  • Uphold CPAC Mission, Statement of Inclusion and ACPA Mission and Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice

Qualifications

  • Must be employed in a higher education setting within Colorado
  • Commit to moving the organization forward in a positive and energizing way
  • Willingness to grow and learn about leadership for a professional development organization

Available Positions for the 2017 Elections/Appointment Process:

President-Elect (3-year commitment):

The President Elect serves a three-year term intended to shadow, lead, and support the organization over the three-year process. The President-Elect position supports the efforts of the current president and other executive board members playing a vital role in the organization’s leadership, vision, and direction. The President-Elect position is great for a mid-level higher education/student affairs professional looking to advance their leadership through strategic planning and visioning for the organization.

In addition:

  • Act in the absence of the president at all bi-monthly meetings and learn the role of the presidency to take over after one year
  • Coordinate the nominations and elections of the board
  • Learn the role of CPAC within ACPA
  • Attend CPAC Annual Conference
  • Attend ACPA Summer Leadership Meeting (expenses paid by CPAC)
  • Attend ACPA institute prior to the ACPA convention
  • Assist President in accomplishing their goals
  • Collaborate with all board members
  • Create relationships and build membership through connections with institutions across the state of Colorado through outreach meetings and initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Secretary/Treasurer:

The Secretary/Treasurer position helps keep CPAC business organized and up to date through a variety of different efforts. This position is great for anyone who can keep organized and effectively communicate business details to members of the board. This position is good for professionals looking for further professional development opportunities with a lower time commitment.

In addition:

  • Responsible for the minutes of the meeting and distribution (appoint someone in your absence)
  • Maintain Google Drive files
  • Disburse funds subject to the approval of the president and make financial reports to the board
  • Maintain monthly ACPA payment disbursements
  • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions including membership, deposits, withdrawals, expenses and reimbursements
  • Provide financial information for mid-year and annual report to ACPA
  • Work with president to plan and set budget for upcoming year
  • Other duties as assigned

Membership Coordinator:

The membership coordinator is a vital member of the CPAC board as they serve as the connection for new members to the organization. The membership coordinator is responsible for the promotion of the Professional Development subscription option to local student affairs professionals for the May 2017- July 2018 year. This position is great for anyone looking for continued or more experience with development work.

In addition:

  • Maintain membership listserv. Coordinator should be main membership contact for members
  • Send out birthday and congratulatory emails to members each month
  • Create membership projections for possible projects/initiatives
  • Maintain communication with membership to ensure timely renewal
  • Collaborate with other board members to recruit new members
  • Seek to engage all Colorado institutions
  • Develop and implement the annual membership survey
  • Attend CPAC Events and host coffee chats on their respective campus
  • Other duties as assigned

Communications Coordinator:

The Communications Coordinator is a creative position within the CPAC board responsible for the email and web communications to the membership. The Membership Coordinator will be responsible for creating and sending high quality, professional emails through the Mail Chimp platform and highlighting critical and information resources on the CPAC website. This position is great for anyone who is creative, likes to write, and wants to continue/learn about intentional communications for student affairs.

In addition:

  • Maintain website and update with accurate and up-to-date information and event
  • Regularly check the CPAC Gmail account and respond to inquiries in a timely and efficient manner; distribute information for account to necessary board members for communication purposes
  • Work with ACPA to maximize use of ACPA-sponsored platforms (listserv, registration, website)
  • Use Mail Chimp Platform for delivering information to membership through the CPAC listserv
  • Be responsible for recording all presentations to be shared online
  • Work with President-Elect to do elections online in the Spring
  • Maintain a resource bank on website
  • Collaborate with other CPAC board members responsible for online content
  • Other duties as assigned

Social Networking Coordinator:

The Social Networking Coordinator is responsible for managing and maintaining a presence on all CPAC social media platforms including and not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, etc. This position is great for someone who is active on social media, creative, likes organizing written content and willing to engage in online communities through social media.

In addition:

  • Create a posting plan for engagement of followers on social media sites
  • Follow ACPA social media sites and update CPAC sites with relevant information
  • Follow Colorado institutional social media sites and post relevant information to CPAC sites
  • Post to social media site during all CPAC events
  • Organize a blog publication website for members including writing pieces and inviting guest writers on a variety of topics to be published on a monthly basis
  • Market upcoming events
  • Take photos at events and maintaining a photo collection through the Google Drive
  • Collaborate with other CPAC board members responsible for online content
  • Other duties as assigned

Marketing Coordinator:

The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for all visual content for CPAC events and information. This can include graphics for Mail Chip emails, flyer design for events, print materials for mailings, social media content, etc. This position is great for someone who is creative, enjoys collaboration, and has graphic design experience. Access to graphic design experience could also be considered.

In addition:

  • Maintain branding and high-quality content for CPAC events and information
  • Develop transparent, clear, engaging and effective communication for all CPAC stakeholders
  • Serve as graphics designer for marketing tools
  • Responsible for the creation of marketing content
  • Collaborate with other CPAC board members responsible for online content
  • Other duties as assigned

Conference Coordinator – Appointed (application process):

The Conference Coordinator position is responsible for the planning, implementation, and assessment of the CPAC Annual Conference and Careers in Student Affairs Institute (CISA). The Conference Chair will recruit and work with a conference planning committee on various aspects of the Annual and CISA conferences. This position is great for someone with event planning experience who is looking to use those skills for a state-wide impact. This position is highly collaborative, creative, and organized.

In addition:

  • Chair the Annual Conference
  • Coordinate an Annual Conference planning committee comprised of a diverse campus representation of professionals from across the state
  • Facilitate and select planning committee members through application process
  • Facilitate weekly and monthly planning committee meetings for all active conferences
  • Determine future location and dates for Annual Conferences and the Institute
  • Collaborate with other board members to plan, implement, and market the annual conference
  • Liaison with the ACPA International Office to communicate event details and to help market the conference
  • Other duties as assigned

Conference Coordinator-Elect – Appointed (application process):

The Conferences Coordinator-Elect position is a training position to assume the Conferences Coordinator position after one year. The first year is dedicated to learning from and supporting the Conferences Coordinator. This position is great for someone with event planning experience or looking to further their event planning experience and looking to use those skills for a state-wide impact. This position is highly collaborative, creative, and organized.

In addition:

  • Chair the annual Careers in Student Affairs Institute (CISA)
  • Coordinator the CISA planning committee consisting of the CPAC Faculty Liaison and Graduate Student Representative
  • Learn about the Conference Coordinator role to take over the following academic year
  • In the absence of the Conference Coordinator, provide updates and information regarding conferences to the CPAC Executive Board
  • Other duties as assigned

Graduate Student Representative:

The Graduate Student Representative is a position for a current higher education/student affairs graduate student to gain professional development experience on a state board. The position will help to connect graduate programs and students within the state to CPAC events and information. This position is great for a graduate student looking to participate in professional development and network across the state of Colorado.

In addition:

  • Represent graduate students and programs in the state of Colorado
  • Serve on the Careers in Student Affairs Institute committee
  • Provide presentation proposal geared towards graduate students at the CPAC Conference
  • Seek to engage graduate student involvement in CPAC

Event Coordinators – Appointed (application process):

The Event Coordinators for CPAC play a vital role in creating and executing events for the Colorado higher education and student affairs community. The Event Coordinator positions work closely together and have distinct areas of focus (see below). These positions are great for professionals with programming experience who are looking to provide/learn how to deliver educational opportunities at the professional level. This position requires dedicated time to planning, organizing, and hosting events.

Event Coordinator – Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement one in person/online event each semester (fall, spring, summer) at the topic of choice based on the ACPA Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice, ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency on Social Justice and Inclusion, and/or current issue(s)
  • Manage programming budget for the year
  • Assess each event hosted throughout the year to determine learning impact to members and future planning
  • Work in collaboration with Marketing, Communication, and Social Media Coordinators for advertising event information in a variety of settings
  • Collaborate with other Programming Coordinator on events, topics, and programming plan for the year

Event Coordinator – Professional Development Programming

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement one in person/online professional development workshop (fall, spring, summer) at the topic of choice based on the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies and/or current needs for Colorado professionals.
  • Manage programming budget for the year
  • Assess each event hosted throughout the year to determine learning impact to members and future planning
  • Work in collaboration with Marketing, Communication, and Social Media Coordinators for advertising event information in a variety of settings
  • Collaborate with other Programming Coordinator on events, topics, and programming plan for the year

Senior Student Affairs Liaison-Appointed:

The Senior Student Affairs Liaison is an appointed position by the President to serve as a voice of leadership and experience for CPAC.

In addition:

  • Assist with events and projects of CPAC and be a voice of the general membership
  • Serve on the annual conference program review team as they are connected to the broader field and what the current issues and needs are
  • Support CPAC in the effort to reach out and to provide professional development to members’ at all professional levels
  • Provide resources to board and members for professional development (ie- research articles, unique videos)

Faculty Liaison-Appointed:

The Faculty Liaison is an appointed position by the President to serve as a voice of leadership and experience for CPAC.

In addition:

  • Assist with events and projects of the Association and be a voice of the general membership
  • Connect with grad prep faculty across the state and help connect and inform them of CPAC events and get grad students involved
  • Serve on the Careers in Student Affairs Institute planning team
  • Serve on the annual conference program review team as they are connected to the broader field and what the current issues and needs are