Vice President of Academic Affairs

Student Government Specialist

Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for a Student Government Specialist.

Posting Date

April 7, 2014.


The Student Government Specialist for Truckee Meadows Community College provides training for the Student Government officers and senate to insure that Nevada Open Meeting Laws, State, and College rules are followed and to insure that the students leave with a good understanding of Parliamentary Procedures and Robert’s Rules of Order. This Specialist serves as a resource for student clubs and organizations by providing guidance, counsel, sharing ideas, offering support, and to keep them aware of pertinent State, College, and System guidelines, regulations, and policies that must be followed. The Specialist will also provide continuity in helping to link past leadership to the present to facilitate the transition to the newly adopted constitution and bylaws and provide assistance in the development of policies and procedures that allow for effective governance.

Scope of Work

This assignment will begin July 1, 2014 and will end June 30, 2015; approximately 105 work hours/semester (210 work hours/year).

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Conduct training and/or advise the students in Robert’s Rules of Order/Parliamentary Procedure, Nevada Open Meeting Laws, constitutional law, Organizational Leadership, Governance, Risk Management, Recruitment and any other Student Government or Club related topics.
  • Assist the Student Leadership and Activities Coordinator in the development of a student leadership training curriculum that incorporates the above topics.
  • Assist the SGA in the development of a policies and procedures manual that is consistent with the newly adopted constitution and bylaws.
  • Attend, monitor, and advise during general assembly meetings and SGA President’s Council meetings.
  • Mentor officers and members in leadership, the appropriate execution of their responsibilities, and conflict resolution.
  • Serve as Chair of the Elections Committee.


  • Master’s degree in a job-related discipline.
  • Experience conducting training in a college environment.
  • Experience facilitating, mediating, and problem solving in a group environment.
  • Understanding of Nevada Open Meeting Laws and Parliamentary Procedures.


Three credits release per semester (6 credits/year) or monetary equivalent.

Reports To

Director of Retention and Support Programs.

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5 p.m. on May 23, 2014. The letter should be addressed to the Director of Retention and Support Programs. Note: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Director of Retention and Support Programs will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before June 13, 2014.