VP External Affairs

Position Title: VP External Affairs
Reports To: The Board of Directors


The VP External Affairs is responsible for serving as the primary epresentative for the Associated Students before the California State Students Association (CSSA), United States Student Association (USSA), boards, commissions, and other polieymaking roups of the California State University, the State of California, and other entities as appropriate.


In addition to meeting and maintaining SFSU's academic standards, the. following reflects Associated Students definition of essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned or expected. ASI's Board of Directors may delegate additional duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Attends all Board of Directors (BOD) meetings
  • Attends and votes on behalf and ASI at all California State Student Association (CSSA) Meetings
  • Attends United States Student Association (USSA) events
  • Provides monthly reports to the BOD on CSSA, USSA and any other external organization events
  • Appoints at least one (1) alternate representative to CSSA and USSA with Board of Directors approval within (30) thirty calendar days of inauguration
  • Serves as the Chair of the External Affairs Committee, and shall have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by
  • ASI Bylaws,or as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors
  • Attends all external affairs meetings to carry out any external affairs work delegated or acquired at CSSA
  • Assists with the organization and planning of hosting of CSSA plenary meeting at SFSU for one weekend out of the year if the Board members choose to bid for the hosting of the event
  • Sits on two (2) ASI standing committees and one (1) university committee
  • Attends the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) meetings
  • Runs the voter registration campaign though out the fall for November elections
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings


  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance
  • Working knowledge and understanding of ASI policies and bylaws

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