A newly elected Board of Governors, make first move to begin accepting applications for the committee's highest appointive student office.
This decision follows a recent general and gubernatorial election, where for the first time, the Members of the Board of Governors were elected in by-district races. With the 2023-2024 Election Cycle Term of Office to be called to order on February 1, 2023, the new Members of the Board of Governors are seeking applications to fill the Office of Political Director, being vacated by outgoing Director Lily Tun-Brown of Culver City.
The agenda item to review all applications and determine an appointment is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2023. The newly appointed political director will be the fifth ever in the organization's history.
Candidates will not be interviewed by the Board of Governors during the public regular meeting. Instead, all applicants will be given the option to send their contact information to the Board of Governors, their advisers, and staff, who may decide to contact individual applicants privately.
To apply for Political Director, you must be between ten and nineteen years of age, and reside within the State of California for at least thirty (30) days upon submitting your paperwork.
Applications must be returned to the Chief of Staff no later than 11:59p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, January 28, 2023, via email.
The Office of the Political Director is responsible for the management of all committee activities, which includes strategic planning, fundraising, and advice to the Board of Governors on any political matters. They aid the President of the Board of Governors in overseeing student-run departments, and gathers input on current events from students around California to report. This is a volunteer role, with the estimated weekly time commitment ranging between 2 to 7 hours.
In addition, the Supervisor of Elections is set to declare a Special Election for Member of the Board of Governors representing the Second District. The Second District encompasses as far north as Del Norte County and as far south as Ventura. The District includes San Francisco, San Jose, Salinas, Silicon Valley, Santa Barbara, Simi Valley, and other breathtaking communities along the Pacific Coast. Approximately 850,000 students between the ages of ten and nineteen call this district home. More info to be released soon.
You may access the job description and application for Political Director below. For any questions, you may contact the "Inquiries" Department using the contact tab on the top right of this website.
Photo: The meeting place of the Board of Governors, located in Inglewood, California.