Executive Roles

All of our positions are currently full. Please reach out if you have any questions about future openings!

All positions require the following:

  • In addition to all of the specific role requirements, club executives are expected to assist the functioning of the club and the production of the anthology. This includes, but is not limited to attending meetings or workshops, planning events, bake sales, etc.
  • In addition to each role, we all help each other out and ensure the club runs smoothly. The Bolo Tie Collective is a collaborative and inclusive environment. You must be able to work with others in a professional and courteous manner.
  • While the time commitment and workload can potentially vary position to position, it is important that you are willing and able to spend time on club duties. While being an executive can be a lot of work, we are very flexible regarding schedule and do our best to accommodate extenuating circumstances.

Below are the descriptions of each role, as taken from our constitution:

President

The President assumes the following roles:

a. As President, (1) approves and oversees work of executive members, (2) upholds the philosophy of The Bolo Tie Collective which promotes a culture of creativity, learning, and community.

b. As Treasurer, a mandatory signing executive member on all financial documents and monitoring and approving all financial transactions.

c. As Project Manager, oversees the club anthology over the current academic year/publication period.

The President should be highly organized, comfortable with leading people and delegating responsibilities. While all positions in the club are collaborative, the President ensures everything is running smoothly. The President is also the Project Manager of the anthology–they lead the editing teams, handle any situations that may arise during the editing process, and work directly with the club’s Print/Press liaison throughout the production process.

Social Media Manager

The Social Media Manager assumes the following roles:

a. As Social Media Manager, (1) curates all club social media activity, (2) upholds the philosophy of The Bolo Tie Collective which promotes a culture of creativity, learning, and community.

For the Social Media Manager, we are looking for someone who is interested in social media, and potentially has experience running social accounts. However, experience is not necessary. The social media manager should be organized and punctual, and comfortable with all forms of digital technology. You will be responsible for promoting and marketing our events and workshops, as well as developing ideas to market sales of the anthology.

Communications Manager

The Communications Manager assumes the following roles:

a. As Communications Manager,(1) sets the standard for internal and external communications, (2) upholds the philosophy of The Bolo Tie Collective which promotes a culture of creativity, learning, and community, (3) liaisons with other creative writing professionals within the Edmonton area.

The Communications Manager is the driving force behind our website. They are responsible for, at minimum, two blog posts a month. The subject matter of the blog is up to the Communication Manager’s discretion, upon approval from the President. The communications manager also acts as liaison for the larger Edmonton Writing Community. They should be looking for opportunities to network, other organizations that may want to collaborate with the club, along with finding potential guest speakers. The communications manager should be involved in the writing community of Edmonton. It’s a bonus if they already have relationships with local organizations, but not required. They must be passionate about writing and comfortable with networking.

Co-Vice Presidents

The Co-Vice President, Communications & Co-Vice President, English assume the following roles:

a. As Co-Vice Presidents, uphold the philosophy of The Bolo Tie Collective which promotes a culture of creativity, learning, and community.

b. As Faculty Representatives, liaison between The Bolo Tie Collective and their respective faculty.

c. As Executive Editors, (1) assist the Project Manager in preparing the club anthology for publication/release, (2) uphold the standard for ethical, inclusive, and supportive communication within all facets of the club. The Co-Vice President, Communications/English does need to be a Communications/English student, respectively. It is a bonus if you are well-known and connected in your faculty, but not necessary. The Co-VP ensures smooth organization of the club in all its capacities, as well as acting as a lead editor in the anthology. Specifically, the Co-VP’s will assist the President in establishing and upholding a style guide for the anthology, and be responsible with the President for securing and training copy-editors.

Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator assumes the following roles:

a. As Events Coordinator, plans and organizes workshops and events throughout the current academic year/publication period.

b. As Workshop Leader, (1) upholds the philosophy of The Bolo Tie Collective which promotes a culture of creativity, learning, and community, (2) upholds the standard for an ethical, inclusive, and supportive workshop environment.

For the Events Coordinator, we are looking for someone who is passionate about writing, and loves to talk with people. This person should be enthusiastic and confident with public speaking. You will be the face of our workshops, and work directly with our members to lead and guide events. You will also liaison with the Social Media Manager to plan and promote our events.