Nominations Open for 2017 – 2018 GEO Officer Positions

Dear GEO Members,

GEO is a democratically-run organization.

Nominations are now open for GEO officer positions for 2017-2018. Please
see below for nomination calls for each position, including information
about each position and the nomination/election process. Any full
member in good standing may nominate themselves or another member in
good standing for any of these positions. All positions begin duties
June 2017.

Nominations are now open for:

GEO Co-chair (2) (20 hr., 52 week contract)
Mobilization Coordinator (20 hr., 38 week contract, pay starting in
Steering Committee At-Large Member (2) (volunteer position)

GEO Co-chair (2)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: organizing and
overseeing the election of Stewards in departments and/or work sites;
chairing Steering Committee meetings and general membership meetings and
ensuring agendas are set for both; and acting as primary GEO
representatives to the Joint Council of Local 2322 and therefore
attending Joint Council meetings. Except where otherwise noted, the
co-chairs shall be considered to be the official representatives of GEO
to the Administration and in all external relations; sign agreements
between GEO and the University (with approval of the General Membership
and/or Assembly of Stewards); serve as liaisons for the Steering
Committee to the Staff; ensure GEO representation at Central Labor
Council meetings; speak on behalf of GEO to media, the University, etc.,
and manage the production of media and publicity; act as primary
liaisons between GEO and other Unions;; oversee publication of GEO
newsletter and web page; organizing Standing Committees; and assist the
union in achieving its overall mission in the workplace.

Mobilization Coordinator (1)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: supervising membership
drives; assisting in boosting attendance; attending Steering and
Assembly of Stewards meetings; introducing all new members and visitors;
assisting the GEO Co-Chairs in preserving order when called upon to do
so; ensuring that minutes are taken at all GEO meetings; maintaining
records of organization; submitting requisitions to the Local and
International as needed; planning and administering GEO operating budget
and chairing the GEO Finance Committee; facilitating GEO sponsorship of
events and organizations; taking charge of all property of GEO not
otherwise provided for; monitoring and giving guidance on procedural
questions and rules; ensuring that those attending GEO meetings are
either members or invited visitors; assuming duties of the Co-Chairs if
they are unavailable; and assisting the union in achieving its overall
mission in the workplace.

Steering Committee At-Large Member (2)
Information about the Steering Committee:
The Steering Committee shall be responsible for the day-to-day operation
of the unit including, but not limited to: the direction of the
day-to-day operations of the organization; the oversight of the staff;
preparation and submission of all proposals, budgets, budget
requisitions and budget modifications to the Assembly of Stewards for
approval; coordination and oversight of standing committees; the
appropriate maintenance of the health of the organization; management
and execution of the budget; all correspondence and relations between
the leadership, the Assembly of Stewards and the membership; and all
external relations excepting those duties specifically proscribed for
other committees (such as the Bargaining Committee).
The Steering Committee shall meet at least two times a month during the
academic year. The committee shall meet once a month at other times.
Additional meetings can be called as needed by the officers.

Nomination Process:
Nominate yourself or someone else for any of the above positions via
email to the Steering Committee at Nominations are
due by 11:59pm Monday March 13.

If you have any questions regarding the elections or nominations
process, please do not hesitate to email the Elections Committee at