The President as well as all of CASA’s Vice-Presidents are elected by the JMSB student body.
The president is responsible for all the day-to-day affairs of CASA and manages the whole team. He/she delegates power and duties as he/she deems necessary and guides all the executives on the team, making sure they have the resources necessary to complete their respective mandates.
The president is also the chief spokesperson and official representative of CASA and its subsidiaries.
Moreover, he/she acts as the liaison between the CASA umbrella and the CASA’s financialinstitution, the CASA’s legal counsel, and any other service provider.
The VP Finance creates CASA’s budget and controls all receipts and disbursements of CASA’s funds.
The VP Internal acts as a liaison between CASA and its subsidiaries and, in case of conflict, acts as an arbitrator between involved parties. He/she also works closely with the BOD Secretary and Chairperson. The VP Internal will track all communications between the BOD, the subs, JMSB, and Concordia University.
Moreover, the VP Internal is responsible for all the event bookings and maintains a calendar of all of CASA’s and its subsidiaries’ events.
The VP External, along with the President, is the spokesperson in all affairs, committees and organizations external to CASA. He/she creates and maintains relationships with the business community through the management of CASA’s sponsorship portfolio.
The VP Academic is responsible for supporting the JMSB students in their academic affairs to the best of his/her ability. He/she is in charge of CASA’s tutoring application (CASA +) and of the MultiDisciplinary conference and any other academic initiatives taken by CASA.
The VP Academic also has the primary responsibility of promoting and furthering the interests of JMSB students on Faculty committees, CSU committees, and CASA affiliated committees.
The VP Marketing creates and promotes positive awareness of CASA and JMSB to students and to the outside community while ensuring brand preservation. He/she determines and executes a marketing strategy for every CASA and assists the Subsidiaries into the development of their own marketing strategies, as requested.
The VP Events creates, promotes, and provides JMSB students with social and recreational events. He/she will also work with the VP Academics in providing JMSB students with events of a primarily academic nature. The VP Events is responsible for the overall logistics of CASA’s events. He/she will also assist the subsidiaries in organizing their own events.
The VP Finance, VP Marketing, VP Academics, VP Events and VP External all have AVPs that assist them in their day-to-day tasks. All the AVPs are appointed by their respective VP and the President. Applications are launched around the month of March. The CASA team screens the applications and will hold interview in order to select all the AVPs.
The CASA First Year Representative is usually selected in October and will shadow each of CASA’s positions for the whole year. He/she will be able to learn from the othere executives and explore what interests him/her the most.
The First Year Representative has to be in his first or second semester at JMSB when applying to the position and serves as an additional resource to the CASA Executive. He/she has a degree of responsibility appropriate to his/her skill level, at the discretion of the CASA Executive.
The CASA X Director(s) plan the 5x8s for the year. This is done by coming up with themes and activities as well as working with the Head of logistics for venues and deals. The directors are in charge of 15 Brand Ambassadors which are a direct contact with first year students and promote everything the school has to offer to its students. As the Brand Ambassadors will have the opportunity to plan and execute their own 5X8 in the Winter semester, the directors give the tools and experience to do so through workshops and conferences.
During the month of September, the CASA X Director(s) will be selecting 15 brand ambassadors for CASA. The brand ambassadors have to be in their first or second year at JMSB and their main responsibility is to promote CASA and the subsidiaries’ activities to other JMSB students. In the Fall semester, they learn, promote, and volunteer. In the Winter semester, they get to organize their own social events, the bi-weekly 5x8s under the supervision of the CASA X Director(s).
All the subsidiaries follow more or less the same structure as CASA. The Association presidents are elected and all the other executives on the team are appointed. Applications are launched around the month of February or March on each association’s page.
The Committee presidents are selected by the previous year’s team and all the other executives on the team are appointed. Applications are launched around the month of February or March on each committee’s page.
Almost all subsidiaries (associations and committees) also hire a first year representative around the month of October.
See CASA / CASA X Positions above for more details on each of the positions.