Elections of the NZISA Executive Committee
Nominations for the 2020 By-Election open midnight NZST on 14th February
All nomination forms and required documents are to be emailed to the Returning Officer*
Nominations close midnight NZST on 21st February 2020
NZISA Special General Meeting (SGM) & By-Election are on 28th February
*NZISA Returning Officer is Lukas Kristen (email@example.com)
Why run for NZISA?
- Gain experience through your contribution in a national peak body;
- Work towards creating a fair and accurate representation of the value that international students bring to New Zealand society;
- Break down the barriers between domestic and international students to allow a bilateral exchange of cultural ideas;
- Work as a connecting bridge between students, policy makers and education providers in New Zealand;
- Amplify the international student voice, especially in the development of strategies and policies that concern international students;
- Attend training sessions and organise events and conferences to tackle current or ongoing matters relevant to international students in New Zealand;
- Attend conferences and networking opportunities with colleagues as well as professionals in international education.
Process for Election
Nominees for the positions of National President and Vice President will each be given 10 minutes and all other nominees, regardless of how many nominations are received for a position, will be granted 4 minutes to speak to their nomination. By-election voting will be conducted at our SGM on Friday 28th February 2020.
Secretary – NOMINATIONS OPEN
The duties of the Secretary shall include, but are not limited to:
- Maintaining incoming and outgoing correspondence with respect to the governance of NZISA; and
- Minute-taking during Executive Meetings; and
- Informing Executive members of all Executive Meetings; and
- Informing the Representative Council of all Represetantive Council Meetings; and
- Ensuring NZISA’s email lists and email administrator are managed and maintained; and
- Being responsible for the administration of all general meetings of NZISA; and
- Managing the information database of NZISA; and
- Updating the NZISA Constitution by incorporating the changes approved by the Representative Council at the Annual General Meeting; and
- Attending NZISA meetings and providing feedback about concerns raised through the executive and members mailing lists.
Treasurer – NOMINATIONS OPEN
The duties of the Treasurer shall include, but are not limited to:
- In conjunction with other executive members, ensuring that the budget is responsibly spent to fund activities of the organisation for the entire financial year; and
- Actively participating in the business of NZISA; and
- Supporting the President and other Executive members in the fulfilment of their respective individual roles; and
- Attending NZISA meetings as scheduled (this includes Representative Council meetings); and
- Preparing budgets for submission to the NZISA executive; and
- Preparing financial reports and statements for submission to the NZISA executive members and stakeholders; and
- Maintaining financial records including invoices, receipts and budgets for the submission to the executive members and the stakeholders; and
- Liaising with external auditors when preparing financial reports at the end of the financial year.
Education Officer – NOMINATIONS OPEN
The duties of the Education Officer shall include, but are not limited to:
- Researching and reviewing the International Student Wellbeing Strategy; and
- Liaise with the New Zealand National Qualification Authority (NZQA) on application of the International Student Pastoral Care Code; and
- Assisting student who may need support due to their institution failing to meet NZQA standards.
- Exchanging perspectives about the industry with colleagues across the country. Conference attendance to establish links with industry partners; and
- Conducting educational research to identify and evaluate developments in education; and
- Ensuring that educational policies proposed by the Ministry of Education align with the International Student Education Strategy and the International Student Wellbeing Strategy.
- Serving on committees to identify present and future needs within the education industry, and the preparation of reports and information papers.
Women’s Officer – NOMINATIONS OPEN
The duties of the Women’s Officer shall include, but are not limited to:
- Advocating for female or female-identifying international students in New Zealand on a national level.
- Acting as the Project Manager of the Future Female Leaders Conference 2020; and
- Maintaining incoming and outgoing correspondence with respect to the governance of the Conference;
- Briefing the NZISA National Executive and Representative Council where appropriate on the progress of the Conference;
- Actively supporting women, or those identifying as women, to participate in volunteering for the delivery of the Conference;
- Identifying, researching, and developing a national stance based on feedback from the Representative Council around issues that women, or those identifying as women, face in New Zealand tertiary institutions; and
- Consolidate research into resources to inform and educate NZISA members about relevant issues;
- Brief the Ministry of Education, Education New Zealand, NZQA, and other relevant government bodies on key findings outlining issues that women, or those identifying as women, face in the export education sector;
- Attending NZISA National Executive and Representative Council meetings and providing feedback about concerns raised through the National Executive and members mailing lists;
- Organising events or activities, where appropriate, that help promote equality, intersectionality, and zero tolerance towards sexual harassment.
Campaign Officer – NOMINATIONS OPEN
The duties of the Campaigns Officer shall include, but are not limited to:
- Identify, research, and develop a national strategy based on feedback from the Representative Council; and
- In conjunction with the National President and Education Officer, develop expressions of interest and proposals for the International Student Wellbeing Strategy Fund; and
- Liaise with Member Associations on the execution of NZISA’s national campaign at the regional level; and
- Delivering the outcomes of NZISA’s national campaign at the inaugural NZISA Conference.
- Events management; and
- To plan and develop the inaugural NZISA Conference; and
- To manage the promotion of events in conjunction with the Public Relations Officer.