Officer positions for 2018-19 are President, Vice President, Reporter, and Publicist. NJHS members who wish to be considered for an officer position should consider the following officer traits and obligations, then complete the Google form to self-nominate.
Officer elections are not popularity contests; officers have extensive leadership responsibilities throughout the year and must be willing and able to manage academics, extracurricular activities, and officer obligations.
*Lead NJHS meetings
*Create and lead a community service project each semester IN ADDITION to your advisory IB service project
*Demonstrate the highest standard of leadership in and out of school every day
*Present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during our D.C. trip
*Attend and give a prepared speech at the new-member induction ceremony in April
The President and Vice President lead the Murchison NJHS chapter. You are the faces of NJHS and will represent our chapter at various events. You will also oversee members' progress in their advisory IB Service Projects. Strong leadership skills and an ability to manage your peers are required for these positions.
The Reporter is responsible for taking notes at each meeting, which are share with members via BLEND. Notes must be thorough and professional. The Secretary is also responsible for maintaining attendance records.
The Publicist serves as the main liaison between advisers and members, primarily using Remind but also through other communication methods. You will also be responsible for relaying chapter information to the Murchison administration, yearbook, school newspaper, and other community members. Professional communication skills are a must for this position.
A student who is nominated for an officer position must be willing and able to take on these roles. If you have many obligations outside of school and/or your courseload is such that your schedule is packed, this may not be the time to accept an officer position. However, if you feel strongly about improving your school and your community and you are willing to invest the time to lead others in service and citizenship, this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate those skills.