GSS FEO: A Rewarding Student Leadership Opportunities Awaits You

Posted: June 22, 2017

Do you want to build essential management and communication skills? Your GSS is looking for a UBC graduate student to join our student management team as the next Financial and Executive Oversight Officer (FEO).

In a nutshell, the FEO oversees the GSS’ budgets and finances with a semi-monthly honorarium of $510.00. Term runs until August 2018.


  • Report to Council on the financial situation of the Society on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and present a complete budget and financial statements for the Society trimesterly and ensure the completion of the Society budget process on schedule with financial committee
  • Chair the Executive oversight committee and complete all duties as required
  • Cause audit of the financial records and books of accounts at the end of each fiscal year
  • Be responsible for the supervision of staff of the Society in financial matters, and ensure the Society’s policy on Financial Signing Authority is followed
  • Work collaboratively with the GSS Business Management
  • Obtain and verify the GSS Business Operations budget and financial statements on a monthly basis
  • Be responsible for the activities of the Finance Committee
  • Ensure financial implementation according to the GSS Constitution, Bylaw and Policies
  • Provide six hours of office presence per week, excluding the time required for committee meetings pertaining to their duties, time which shall be used to perform other normal duties of the position, and
  • Report to the President on a regular basis and work collaboratively with the Executive Committee, and perform such other duties as directed by Council or the membership in consultation with the President or the Executive Committee.

How to Run for the Position

Interested applicants must deliver the following:

  1. Send a 250-word statement to by July 20, 2017, 5pm
  2. Deliver a one-minute presentation at the next GSS Council Meeting (July 20, 2017, 5:30pm, Michael Kingsmill Forum at The Nest)

The position will be appointed by council vote at the GSS Council Meeting.