Senior Class Co-Presidents

The Senior Class Co-Presidents are directly supervised by Campus Life staff and work with a variety of campus partners in planning and executing activities to celebrate the senior class, primarily events occurring during Senior Week. Due to the scope of the work, at least two Senior Co-Presidents are hired into position. Generally, Co-Presidents may expect to work 2-5 hours a week, with workload increasing as the end of the academic year approaches.

Responsibilities

  1. The Senior Class Co-Presidents serve as event/program coordinators for the senior class from the date of their selection until commencement, utilizing an equity and inclusion lens in planning all events/programs.
  2. The Senior Class Co-Presidents organize class events, including Senior Week, in collaboration with the Office of Campus Life, the Office of College Advancement, and the Office of Dining, Conferences, and Campus Events.
  3. The Senior Class Co-Presidents serve as a bridge for communication between members of their class and a variety of campus offices.
  4. The Senior Class Co-Presidents staff the winter semester Grad Fair to promote Senior Week events, the Ivy Stone, and the Senior Dinner. They also staff other senior events as needed. Typically, Senior Class Co-Presidents do not staff large-scale Senior Week events, but they do serve as important communicators,  planners, and point people. 
  5. The Senior Class Co-Presidents also serve as members of the Senior Class Gift Committee to provide insight and input into planning the senior gift and related events. In this capacity, they work closely with the Senior Gift Co-Chairs.
  6. The Senior Class Co-Presidents serve on the student Baccalaureate Committee to assist the Multifaith Chaplaincy to plan the Baccalaureate service.
  7. The Senior Class Co-Presidents act as advisors to BCSG, particularly for business relating to seniors and senior class programming, attending General Body meetings as needed and/or requested.
    1. Dependent on the outcome of the annual class representative elections, BCSG may seat the co-presidents as voting class representatives.

Requirements

  • Timely in presence and communications (ability to respond to emails within 24 hours unless special circumstance arises).
  • Should be honest, flexible, responsible, dedicated, and level-headed.
  • Willingness to learn and make changes based on recommendations of constituents, partners, and/or Campus Life staff.
  • Passion in cultivating a fun, equitable, inclusive, and safe environment at Bates. 
  • Ability to work with and center diverse populations in event planning. Events and programs planned must reflect the diverse interests and identities of Bates seniors.

Reporting

The Senior Co-Presidents reports primarily to the Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Life as well as the Senior Associate Dean for Campus Life.