We are currently accepting applications for the SPB Board! More information about the General Board as well as the application can be found here: https://wustl.presence.io/form/spb-general-board-application-sp23
Applications are open now and close on January 27th, 2023.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Who we are
We are a team of dedicated students on a mission to enhance the undergraduate experience. We are pro-active, detail-oriented, creative, flexible, enthusiastic, and most importantly- passionate.
You’ll have a lot of opportunity to impact campus.
You’ll likely be working longer hours than you are used to. It might get emotional, and your job description will be fluid. You’ll have to get your hands dirty and you’ll have to get lots of stuff done. Things are always subject to change.
SPB is a fast-paced, fun-filled group, composed of extremely talented, go-getters. We pride ourselves in rapid communication, strong team oriented skills, and thinking on your feet. Sometimes the days are long and tiring, but we stick together until the very end.
We’ll be honest, this is not your run-of-the-mill student group. But if the possibility of building something from scratch, spending long hours working with your peers, going above and beyond, and wearing as many hats as possible excites you, you’re in the right place!
How we work
A little something extra
While we do a lot of hard work, we also have a lot of fun.
In addition to having retreats at places like Six Flags, receiving cool swag, getting to meet famous people, seeing the inner-workings of large-scale events, enjoying free food, and wearing secret service walkie-talkie headsets, you will meet some of your best friends on your time on SPB.
Who Makes Up Exec:
Vice President of Programming of Student Union:
The SU Vice President of Programming’s role is to oversee the overall coordination of the entire SPB. The VP Programming provides supervision of the Executive Board and meets with each member ever week. In addition, the VP Programming acts as a liaison between the SPB and any external organizations, including Student Union and Student Life.
The Membership Director assists in the overall coordination of the Executive board and is also in charge of the overall coordination, conceptualization, and management of the recruitment of the general body of the SPB in addition to maintaining its overall interest and involvement. The Membership Director is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Executive Board recruitment and leading Executive Board Meetings. The Membership Director is also responsible for coordinating retreats at various dates throughout the term.
The Finance Director is responsible for supervising all financial and budgeting activities within the SPB. The Finance Director must also submit the yearly budget request to the Vice President of Finance of the Student Union at the beginning of each spring semester, after it is passed by a majority of the Executive Board of the SPB. Other major responsibilities include tracking revenues and expenditures of all SPB accounts and meeting with the VP of Finance of Student Union at least three times each semester to discuss spending and the budget of SPB. The Finance Director is a member of SPB Leadership, and serves a vice president role within SPB.
The Concerts Director is responsible for overseeing the overall coordination, conceptualization, programming, and management of concerts, including both Fall and Spring WILD. This includes coordinating the booking process for performers for concerts and working with the Production Director to secure the venue and set up materials and security for the event.
Special Events Director:
The Special Events Director is responsible for overseeing the overall coordination, conceptualization, programming, and management of all non-musical, non-comedy events including Game Days, films, and other special events. This includes executing the planning of Game Day and film events as well as creating exciting and new events for the student body.
The Speakers Director is responsible for overseeing the overall coordination, conceptualization, programming, and management of a diverse range of comedy events and Trending Topics Speaker Series events. This includes coordinating the booking process for performers for events and working with the Production Director to secure the venue and set up materials and security for the event. The Speakers Director also works to coordinate the booking processes for both the comedy shows and speaker series events.
The Production Director is responsible for overseeing the production and logistical elements of all events programmed by SPB, including selecting and conducting bidding process for outside production-related contractors. They will be in charge of organizing and acquiring all hospitality needs for artists leading up to and during the events, coordinating security needs for all SPB events including coordinating the safety of all SPB staff, performers and audience members at SPB events, and responsible for coordinating all sustainability efforts of SPB, and responsible for making sure all of the SPB events are as sustainable as possible
The Promotions Director oversees the overall coordination, conceptualization, and management of all communication between the SPB and the constituents of the Student Union. The Promotions Director is also responsible for coordinating the creation and distribution of all promotional materials, develop creative marketing strategies for each SPB event, overseeing the creation of SPB event merchandise, and researching and developing new methods for advertising. The Promotions Director much have advanced proficiency in graphic design and Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, and be comfortable using video editing software and basic WordPress HTML coding. They are also expected to submit a portfolio or examples of their work.
The Outreach Director oversees the overall coordination, conceptualization, and management of all research on behalf of the SPB. Research will include, but is not limited to, the surveillance of students’ wants and needs and reference checks for other universities with regard to artists.
Happy Hour Director:
The Campus Traditions Director is responsible for the coordination and logistics of Happy Hour each week. This includes contacting vendors, checking supplies, working with sponsors and the execution of the event.
SPB General Board:
Join our lovely team of students to plan events like WILD! As a General Board member, you will play an important role in helping create, plan, and implement campus-wide programming. You will serve in a committee dedicated to the functions of your position. This semester long commitment is a great way to get a sense of whether SPB Exec might be right for you in future semesters!