2017 UHSPE Officer Elections

/2017 UHSPE Officer Elections
2017 UHSPE Officer Elections 2017-09-26T16:24:31+00:00

About

We’re looking for bright and talented Coogs to carry on and keep connecting the upstream oil and gas industry with students at the University of Houston! UHSPE elections are held for the following positions:

  • President (must have served a full term as Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Industry Liaison)
  • Vice President Internal (must have served a full term as officer)
  • Vice President External (must have served a full term as officer)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

In addition to the elected positions, we also have interview-selected chair positions:

  • Industry Liaison
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Professional Development
  • Outreach
  • Events Coordinator
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Historian
  • PetroBowl/ATCE
  • Membership
  • Technology
  • Merchandise

We’re looking for:

  • Talented, driven, reliable, dedicated UH students in good academic standing (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Active member of the chapter with valid and up-to-date SPE International membership
  • Must be available for the entire 2016-2017 academic calendar year as an officer and not graduating before Spring 2017
  • Able to manage several tasks effectively and on time in a team environment
  • Preferably not involved as an officer in other student organizations
  • Interested in pursuing a career in oil and gas

While we may have candidates involved as officers in other student organizations, we’d advise considering an officer role only if you can allocate adequate time for the job.

The SPE University of Houston Student Chapter constitution dictates that open officer elections are held for major officer positions every spring which include the President, Vice President Internal, Vice President External, Treasurer, and Secretary. All other positions will be selected via interview process by an officer panel of current and elect officers.

Election Timeline

3/24/17 3/25/17 3/26/17 3/28/17 TBA
Elected-Officer Speeches (3PM-5PM) Polls Open (9AM) Polls Close (11:59PM) 3rd GM (Election Results Announcement) Non-Elect Interviews
ERP 9 Conference Room 125 Online Online ERP4 Room 110 (6-8PM) ERP 9 Conference Room 125
Recorded speeches for all individuals looking to run for President, VP Internal, VP External, Treasurer, Secretary (no reschedules) Online polling via Google Forms. Must be an active SPE member with the student chapter to vote. Vote will not be counted if found not eligible. Last day to vote! Major officer results announcement All non-elect positions interviewed by panel of officers and officer elect. Positions will be decided by the panel only.

Learn More About the Positions

 President

  • Served for a full term as Vice President Internal, Vice President External, Secretary, Treasurer, or Industry Liaison in UHSPE in 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016,2016-2017
  • Junior/Senior/Graduate Classification
  • Shows Leadership Skills
  • Selection by Active Member Election  

Responsibilities and  Duties:    

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter. This officer shall appoint all committees, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, and shall assume all other executive duties not otherwise delegated. A complete annual report shall be submitted by the President at the last regular meeting of the year, and shall be forwarded by the Chapter Secretary upon certification by the Faculty Advisor.

Vice President (Internal and External)    

  • Served for a full term as  UHSPE officer in 2013-2014, 2014­‐2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
  • Junior/Senior/Graduate Classification
  • Great networking and leadership qualities
  • Selection by Active Member Election

Responsibilities and Duties:    

The Internal and External Vice-Presidents shall perform all functions of the President in the latter’s absence or at the president’s request.

Secretary  

  • Sophomore/Junior/Senior/Graduate Classification
  • Extremely Responsible
  • Selection by Active Member Election

Responsibilities and Duties:

The chapter Secretary shall keep a record of all activities of the Chapter and shall report them to SPE International, together with any special reports required by SPE International. The Secretary shall provide all other communications necessary for the activities of the Chapter.

Treasurer  

  • Sophomore/Junior/Senior/Graduate Classification
  • Responsible and Trustworthy
  • Selection by Active Member Election

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Treasurer shall receive all money and pay all debts of the Chapter authorized by the Executive Committee, and will keep an exact account of all receipts and expenditures.

 Graduate Affairs Chair    

  • Graduate Student Classification
  • Well known
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Graduate Affairs Chair shall seek to ensure graduate student member participation in SPE events, meetings, and all other general activities sponsored by SPE. This officer shall promote the ideas and interests of all graduate student members, and will help facilitate and manage SPE sponsored meetings, events, and general activates altogether with other student officers.

Professional Development Chair    

  • Junior/Senior/Graduate Classification
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

This Professional Development Chair will be responsible for enhancing the development of student members outside the classroom. This position shall focus on developing our students technically and professionally through certifications, software training, field visits, business program development in collaboration with Bauer School of Business and the Engineering Career Center. This officer shall also be responsible for preparing students to project a professional image to companies. This chair should identify opportunities for our chapter, and attend events, workshops and conferences that will benefit students. Moreover, the Professional Development Chair shall serve as a link to other professional networks such as the SPE Young Professionals Committee.

PetroBowl/ATCE Chair    

  • Junior/Senior/Graduate Classification
  • Industry Expert
  • Supportive
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The PetroBowl/ATCE Chair shall be responsible for facilitating attendance at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), through partial sponsorships and logistical assistance. This chair shall organize the in-house PetroBowl competition to determine the student members who will represent the UH SPE at the ATCE PetroBowl competition. This position then shall monitor the performance and preparation of the PetroBowl team of the UH SPE student chapter. In these activities, students will benefit from lectures, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive events by experiencing soft skills enhancement and technical knowledge sharing.

Outreach Chair    

  • Open Classification
  • Strongnetwork
  • Progressive
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Outreach Chair will be focused on increasing engineering awareness and interest among primary and secondary school students and community colleges. This chair shall be responsible for hosting high school students who are visiting the Petroleum Engineering Department and attracting top students to our department and focus on developing volunteerism while promoting an environment of personal development, and actively participation in the community development of Houston.

Events Coordinator      

  • Open Classification
  • Organized
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Events Coordinator will be responsible for organizing SPE tailgates for every football game. In addition, this officer shall be responsible for ordering food for SPE student chapter meetings, SPE lunch & learn meetings, and other special events.

Marketing Chair    

  • Open Classification
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Strong People Skills
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Marketing Chair will be responsible for branding our SPE student chapter internally, promoting different events to students. This chair shall promote the chapter by employing social media, team building exercises, and external advertising. In addition this position is responsible for assisting with all of SPE’s printed and marketing materials and will create the ‘SPE Welcome Package’ during the summer. This packet will be distributed to every petroleum engineering student in the department and will include the UH SPE planner, gifts donated by companies, and other relevant items.

Industry Liaison

  • Served for a full term as UHSPE officer in 2013-2014, 2014‐2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
  • Junior/Senior/Graduate Classification
  • Great networking skills
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Industry Liaison will be responsible for bridging the gap between the students and industry professionals. This officer may be required to invite Guest Speakers, deliver presentations to organizations seeking funds or sponsorship assistance. The main objective will be to connect with industrial organizations and professionals, informing them about the chapter’s activities. The industry liaison would work in close association with SPE Gulf Coast Section to promote the UH SPE Chapter and its activities.

Historian

  • Open Classification
  • Well Organized
  • Cheerful
  • Skilled photographer (or aspiring)
  • Skilled writer
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The historian will keep records or histories of all the chapter’s activities. This officer should take pictures at all SPE events. This officer will be responsible maintaining UH SPE’s social media outlets by posting updates from the chapter’s various activities. Detailed records should be maintained, including information about invited guests, their presentation topics. If possible, the Historian should obtain a copy or presentation materials and post them on the chapter’s web site. Near the end of the Historian’s term in office, the Historian shall submit a report with all the details of the chapter’s activities to the executive committee.

Technology Chair      

  • Open classification
  • Tech Savvy
  • Organized
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Technology Chair will be responsible for maintaining the UH SPE Website and keeping it updated with information about all activities related to UH SPE. This officer needs to work with the University of Houston College of Engineering and the Petroleum Engineering Department to ensure that the team is effectively connected to appropriate social media websites. The Technology Chair is also responsible for making separate pages for ATCE and Student Paper Contests. The Technology Chair might also be required to connect with the SPE Gulf Coast Section Events and post them on chapter’s the website. The Technology Chair and the Secretary will create a calendar of events and develop and post the annual event schedule on the website. The Technology Chair shall serve as custodian to all the chapter’s official electronic accounts and will provide direct access to the elected officers. The technology chair will also serve as an adviser to the executive board and assist with the introduction of new technologies that may be useful to the board and the chapter members.

Membership Chair  

  • Strong people  skills
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and  Duties:

The membership chair will inform all UH Petroleum Engineering students about the benefits of being an active member of UH SPE. This officer should try to recruit as many members as possible. The membership chair shall also make announcements in freshman year classes and inform new undergraduate and graduate students on how to become chapter members. This position shall also maintain an up-to-date database of all current chapter members. The membership chair shall also create an attendee list for each Chapter event.

Social Media Chair    

  • Open classification
  • Active on Social Media Networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Tech Savvy
  • Strong people  skills
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Social Media chair shall be responsible for the student chapter’s presence on active social media networks in use by the general student body. The social media chair will maintain such networks and ensure that SPE guidelines, vision and goals are followed at all times. Additionally, the social media chair will work with the Marketing chair and Historian to make sure chapter branding and information is well documented and executed.

Merchandise Chair    

  • Open classification
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Tech Savvy
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Selection by Interview

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Merchandise Chair shall be responsible for the organization, storage and sales of all chapter merchandise for the academic year. The Merchandise Chair shall work with the Marketing Chair to develop chapter merchandise for the academic year which include but are not limited to apparel and accessories. They will also be responsible for updating the Treasurer with any financial business required by their position.

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