MAWSA Elections are held each year around September to determine next years Executive team.

Email manager@mawsa.org.nz if you have any questions.

Nomination Form 2017
The Nomination Form is very important, you need this to nominate who you think would be good as an Executive, you need to fill this out and get them to fill this out and return to the MAWSA office by 5pm Friday 2nd September 2016.

Campaign Code of Conduct 2017
This Code of Conduct is what all candidates must abide by. If you get elected into your position you must follow these guidelines or face being removed from your position.

Role Descriptions
Below are the Role Descriptions & Portfolio outlines for all available positions here on the Executive. Read through carefully to make sure you are fully aware of the depth and breadth of the position. Click on the title to see the full description. Also note, the Executive are required to have a minimum of 3 hours per week.

President Role Description (1 Year term, 12.5 hours per week)
The role of MAWSA President is one of wide scope: the president is in charge of representing MaWSA members’ interests both within the University and at a national level and is responsible for the leadership and governance of MAWSA. Key responsibilities of the President include: representation of the student voice in a wide range of forums across the University, leadership of the Executive, acting as the media spokesperson, strategy and policy, and oversight of MAWSA activities which include but are not limited to operations, staff, finances and compliance with pertinent documents such as the Constitution, Strategic Plan and policy. The MAWSA President sits on boards and committees across the University, forums in which student issues, both welfare and education related, can be brought to the attention of the University. The role of MAWSA President gives its recipient the opportunity to learn a great amount of valuable skills such as governance and leadership, time management, people and relationship management (students, staff, Executive, University and external personnel), media relations, finance, effective communication and project management.
All Executive members are collectively in charge of the governance of MAWSA and expected to attend fortnightly meetings.
Note: This position allows for full-time study

Vice President Role Description (2 positions for 2017)
This role is a part-time position assisting the President with duties and, supporting and assisting the student Executive in their endeavours Key responsibilities of this position include acting as the main administrator for the Executive board, being available to students to discuss issues and being the main contact and organiser of collective Executive events (i.e. free lunches).
All Executive members are collectively in charge of the governance of MAWSA and expected to attend fortnightly meetings.
Note: This position allows for full-time study

CoCA Portfolio Outline (2 Positions for 2017)
The CoCA (College of Creative Arts) Executive is responsible for ensuring students in the College of Creative Arts are well represented and their needs, welfare and education related, are being met. A key responsibility of the CoCA Executive is to attend monthly CoCA board meeting with full speaking and voting rights, giving a great opportunity to make positive changes for CoCA students.
All Executive members are collectively in charge of the governance of MAWSA and expected to attend fortnightly meetings.
Note: This position allows for full-time study

Business Portfolio Outline
The Business Executive is responsible for looking after issues relating to students in the College of Business, both welfare and education related. Included under this portfolio are the budget and direction/strategic plan of MAWSA and assessing how MAaWSA can progress into the future. An interest in finance and strategy is not necessary but would be greatly welcomed.
All Executive members are collectively in charge of the governance of MAWSA and expected to attend fortnightly meetings.
Note: This position allows for full-time study

Maori Portfolio Outline
The Maori Executive looks after any issues pertaining to Maori students at Massey University and supports Maori initiatives. The Maori Executive is the liaison between Maori students and MAWSA, and is responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of Maori students in terms of both welfare and education. A key responsibility involved with this role is assisting with key Maori events such as Maori Graduation.
All Executive members are collectively in charge of the governance of MAWSA and expected to attend fortnightly meetings.
Note: This position allows for full-time study

Pasifika Portfolio Outline
The Pasifika Executive looks after any issues pertaining to Pasifika students at Massey University and supports Pasifika initiatives. The Pasifika Executive is the liaison between Pasifika students and MAWSA, and is responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of Pasifika students in terms of both welfare and education. A key responsibility involved with this role is assisting with key Pasifika events such as Pasifika Graduation.
All Executive members are collectively in charge of the governance of MAWSA and expected to attend fortnightly meetings.
Note: This position allows for full-time study

Nursing Portfolio Outline
The HumSocSci/Nursing Executive has a responsibility to the students within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with a particular focus on Nursing students. The role of the HumSocSci/Nursing Executive is to ensure that the needs of students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, both welfare and education related, are being met.
All Executive members are collectively in charge of the governance of MAWSA and expected to attend fortnightly meetings.
Note: This position allows for full-time study

College of Health and Humanities and Social Sciences Portfolio Outline
The College of Health and Humanities and Social Sciences Executive has a responsibility to the students within the College of Health/Science. The role of the Health Executive is to ensure that the needs of students in the College of Health/Science, both welfare and education related, are being met.
All Executive members are collectively in charge of the governance of MAWSA and expected to attend fortnightly meetings.
Note: This position allows for full-time study

International Portfolio Outline
The International/Cultural Executive is responsible for ensuring that the needs of international and cultural students, both welfare and education related, are being met. The International/Cultural Executive supports and drives initiatives that enhance the experience of international students for the duration of their study in New Zealand, as well as creating a safe and welcoming community for international students. The International/Cultural Executive is the liaison between international students and MAWSA.
All Executive members are collectively in charge of the governance of MAWSA and expected to attend fortnightly meetings.
Note: This position allows for full-time study