FASA: ⭐ FASA SPGs! ⭐


FASA's Winter Special Project Grants
What is a Special Project Grant?A Special Project Grant or “SPG” is a grant given to undergraduate Fine Arts students at Concordia University (be they in a specialization, major, or minor within the Fine Arts) to support both individual and group projects. Part of the fee-levy paid by members of the Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA) is dedicated toward the SPG fund every semester.

FASA SPGs Handbook and Application

QuestionsIf you have any further questions, feel free to email office.fasa@gmail.com or stop by our office during our office hours. The Coordinators will be happy to help you in any way that we can! You can also find more information about FASA's SPGs on our Resources page.


FASA Online Yoga Session
As the new semester begins, FASA would like to invite all (fine arts) students to a beginner-friendly yoga session hosted by Asami Martens! 🍃
Join us as we practice some #selfcare and ground ourselves before a busy semester right in the comfort of your own home! 🧘✨
Click this link to sign up on Eventbrite!



FASA is Hiring a CEO!
Job Callout: FASA’s Chief Electoral Officer

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 13th 2022, 11:59pm EST

Contract: March - April (inclusive).

Compensation: $15.50/hour, requires 10-20 hours, as needed

Job Description:

FASA is seeking an undergraduate Fine Arts student to act as Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in our 2020/21 Annual General Elections. The CEO conducts and supervises the Annual General Elections, as well as any Referenda.

Application:

Submit your application by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/bxAYSSatibcAm9Fb8
You will be asked several questions and to upload a CV.

Interview:

All applicants, regardless of if they are selected for an interview, will be contacted by Friday, February 21, 2021.
Interviews will be held the following week via Zoom video call.
Interviews will be conducted in English by two FASA Coordinators.
Interview questions will be sent to applicants 1 day prior to the interview.

Accessibility:

Please note that this position requires access to a computer and a reliable internet connection while working remotely. If this presents a barrier to any applicant, FASA will do our best to source a computer or otherwise accommodate.
If you have questions or concerns related to accessibility (or anything else), please email office.fasa@gmail.com.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Operating the SimplyVote platform on behalf of FASA and its membership in accordance with FASA’s agreement of use with the Concordia Student Union (CSU) and Arts and Science Faculty Association (ASFA)
  • Corresponding with FASA, the CSU and ASFA about the use of the SimplyVote platform, as needed
  • Creating FASA’s 2022 online election using the SimplyVote platform, including questions regarding the elections of all coordinator nominees to FASA’s five elected coordinator positions for the 2021/22 academic year and all referendum questions
  • Entering the contact information of all FASA members into the SimplyVote platform
  • Ensuring the validity of all votes cast in FASA’s 2020 online election
  • Counting ballots and tallying the results of the elections
  • Ensuring the fairness and equity of FASA’s 2022 online election by resolving and/or reporting all problems arising in this course of this election to FASA’s current Coordinator Team and Board of Directors
  • Updating the CEO Training Manual at the end of the position

Requirements:
  • Values direct-democracy;
  • Equitable and respectful;
  • Good Communicator;
  • Responsible, self-motivated, with strong attention to detail;
  • Proficient with computers;
  • Quickly adapts to use new software;
  • Proficient with Google Drive;
  • Ability to work autonomously;
  • Ability to adapt to feedback;
  • Good time management;
  • Available for regular email communications;
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate Fine Arts student at Concordia University (in a Major, Minor, or Specialization).

Assets:
  • Familiarity with elections, particularly students electoral processes, such as that of the CSU, ASFA, or FASA; 
  • Familiarity of the organization and the FASA Bylaws;
  • Knowledge of non-hierarchical governing structures;
  • Knowledge of anti-oppression, inclusivity, and accessibility frameworks.

Employment Equity:

If you are an Indigenous person, a Black person, a person of colour, and/or a person with disabilities, then you are eligible for employment equity. If you are not a member of any of the aforementioned communities but would like to be considered for employment equity, you can indicate this in your application and are welcome to briefly describe in what way you see your perspective(s) underrepresented within Fine Arts student organizations.

FASA values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve. Please note that while it is not required that candidates explain why they would like to be considered for employment equity, you are welcome to speak to any relevant lived experiences in your application.

This statement is based on one created by COCo: https://coco-net.org/.

Find out more about how FASA uses Employment Equity here.