Executive Positions and Roles

President

OPEN

  • Serve as executive director of SMU Honors Research Association
  • Oversee all committees as well as programming, logistics, communication, and fiscal initiatives
  • Define long-term vision for the organization
  • Serve as liaison between organization and faculty sponsor
  • Serve as liaison between organization and other organizations and entities

Vice President

Appointed by the new President

  • Oversee all committees in conjunction with the President
  • Shape and implement long-term vision for organization
  • Manage internal board affairs

Secretary to the Executive Board

Appointed by the new President

  • Responsible for internal communication, minutes, and attendance
  • Implements board action when deemed necessary by President or Vice President

Director, Committee on Programming and Operations

OPEN

  • Direct contacting and securing speakers
  • Plan panels and workshop sessions
  • Manage logistics of events and event materials

Director, Committee on Finance, Strategy, and Development (a.k.a. Treasurer)

OPEN

  • Handle and record all monetary transactions
  • Plan budget requests before deadlines presented by Student Senate
  • Attend semesterly treasurer meetings required by Student Senate
  • Is knowledgeable about the rules and regulations set forth by SMU Student Senate regarding funding

Director, Committee on Publicity

OPEN

  • Grow active membership
  • Direct creation of SMU HRA newsletter
  • Design materials for publicity campaigns—Facebook, posters, emails
  • Lead collaborations with other student groups
  • Determine new strategies to promote SMU HRA among the undergraduate community at SMU

Director, Committee on Technology

OPEN

  • Maintain SMU HRA websites and digital platforms
  • Manage SMU HRA email account
  • Update online presence in timely and efficient manner
  • Ensure all digital infrastructure—registration forms, applications, journal submissions—works smoothly

Editor-in-Chief, Committee on SMU JoUR

Filled for 2017–2018

  • Direct annual creation of publication
  • Oversee double-blind peer review and layout process
  • Ensure compliance with guidelines established by SMU Director of Undergraduate Research (at time of writing, Dr. Robert Kehoe)

Editor-in-Chief, Committee on Kairos

Filled for 2017–2018

  • Direct annual creation of publication
  • Oversee issue development and submission review
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