Join the GCAP Board
Volunteering on the GCAP Board provides lifelong friends and invaluable professional work experience which develops skills like leadership, teamwork, communication and critical thinking. Each Board member is given responsibility over meaningful projects that enhance the university experience for your peers and make a real impact to postgraduate student success on campus. Prior experience is welcomed however passion and commitment as a current Gold Coast postgraduate student is the only eligibility criteria as support and guidance from professional Student Guild staff will be offered to all Board members to help you succeed in your role.
GCAP Board and volunteering position outlines
The role of the President is to ensure the association runs efficiently and effectively in supporting all of GCAP’s goals and objectives. Key components of the role include stakeholder relations, chair committee meetings, reinforcing the Board’s strategic direction and effective team leadership. Ideal GCAP Presidents are effective communicators, supportive of their team, critical thinkers and motivating leaders.
The GCAP Vice President is responsible for supporting GCAP’s core operations. Key components include overseeing the GCAP runs to budget, membership growth, supporting GCAP Volunteers and standing in for the President if required. Ideal Vice-Presidents are organised, detail orientated and passionate about connecting with the GCAP Member base.
This role is responsible for helping GCAP grow a supportive, healthy and successful postgraduate member community. Key components include wellbeing events, diversity and inclusion as well as advocating for proactive mental health and healthy lifestyles among peers. Ideal candidates have high emotional intelligence, are empathetic and willing to support others.
The Personal Development Director is responsible for providing opportunities for personal growth which prepares students for a more successful experience during and after graduation. Key components include academic support, leadership development and employability initiatives. Ideal PD Directors know how to build strong relationships, have high-self motivation and are able to mentor and support others.
As the GCAP Marketing and Communications Director you will manage all communications for GCAP ensuring messages are clear, engaging and consistent. Key components include managing the website, updating social media platforms, driving Member engagement and guiding the marketing and communication style. Ideal Marketing and Communications Directors are creative, organised, aware of community sentiment and effective professional communicators
On Campus Social Directors facilitate all on campus social events that connect members and assist them in building strong interpersonal relationships. Key components include social networking activities and regular Member socials like coffee catch ups and trivia nights. Ideal candidates are highly organised, able to follow deadlines, clear communicators and process orientated.
Off Campus Social Directors facilitate all off campus social events that connect members and assist them in building strong interpersonal relationships. Key components include regional tours/trips and major parties. Ideal candidates are highly organised, able to follow deadlines, clear communicators and process orientated.
The Subcommittee is ideal for anyone not ready or unable to fully commit to joining the full Board. Subcommittee members will be encouraged to share feedback, advocate for GCAP and engage members at events. Ideal Subcommittee Members are enthusiastic about Postgraduate student life, keen to connect with other people and able to reliably help out at a range of events. Subcommittee Members generally don’t need to attend all Board meetings and have less planning responsibilities however they can also opt into taking additional projects to support Directors if desired.