President: The President is elected yearly as head of AUSA. They are responsible for leading the organisation and providing direction. Day to day, they are in charge of overseeing everything to do with AUSA, from the actions of the Executive and the events put on by AUSA, to the relationship between AUSA and University staff, and the input AUSA has to its affiliated trusts and businesses. They are also chair of Executive and General meetings as well as sitting on University Council and related decision-making bodies.
Admin Vice President (AVP): The Administrative Vice President is the ‘organiser in chief’ of AUSA. They are responsible for the management of the Executive, and manage the relationship between Executive members and staff. In conjunction with the President, the AVP is responsible for management of AUSA staff. They are also primarily responsible for the supervision and facilitation of Executive events. In addition, the AVP is primarily responsible for the development of strong internal policies and processes within AUSA.
Engagement Vice President (eNVP): The Engagement Vice President will be responsible for overseeing all matters concerned with engaging students through events and consultation. This means running events, referenda, and making sure that AUSA is doing things that students actually want. They will work closely with AUSA’s events staff, and will support Executive members when they run events.
Welfare Vice President (WVP): The Welfare Vice-President works toward alleviating the practical problems that make being a student so difficult. They run and fundraise for support services like the foodbank and the Hardship Grant scheme, as well as a collection of grants for struggling students that cover costs like textbooks, CAI resources, childcare and dental. They also try to raise awareness on and off campus for student support. In addition, they work closely with other AUSA support services and with the student support portfolio on the AUSA executive. The WVP sits on several equity-related university decision making bodies and engages with the various equity groups on campus.
Education Vice President (EVP): The Education Vice President is elected to be the student voice on academic issues. They are responsible for ensuring that the University provides quality teaching and learning and treats students as partners in decision-making. They primarily do this by sitting on a range of University Committees, as well as creating and submitting on proposals at the University. They also advocate for student issues on a national level, providing advice to the Executive on national education policies, communicating with NZUSA, and lobbying political parties and national bodies. As well as being your voice on education issues, they play a role in facilitating the AUSA representation and advocacy services through the Class Rep system.
Māori Students Officer(s): The position of Māori Students Officer(s) will be the elected tumuaki/president and nominated representative of Ngā Tauira Māori. The Māori Students Officers represent the interests of Ngā Tauira Māori in the conduct, operation and affairs of the AUSA. The Māori Students Officers will also act as a conduit of information, by submitting information on Ngā Tauira Māori to AUSA, and conveying AUSA information back to Ngā Tauira Māori.
Treasurer: The Treasurer is responsible for AUSA’s financial matters. They help to write and monitor the AUSA budget, and oversee spending in all areas of the Association. They are also the chair of the Finance Committee. As the resident financial expert, the Treasurer also provides financial advice and support to the AUSA Executive.
Campaigns Officer: The Campaigns Officer is responsible for running student campaigns to lobby and provide a student voice on political and environmental issues within the University, the Auckland region, and nationally. They with engage students political and environmental happenings domestically and on the world stage, such as stands on animal cruelty, fossil fuel divestment and cheaper transport. They will organise events across the year, including seminars and debates, to ensure that a whole range of students can be informed and aware about the campaigns. They also maintain close links with political and environmental clubs and groups on campus, helping them access resources and communicate with students and each other.
Queer Rights Officer (QRO): The Queer Rights Officer was a position created by an AGM in 2012 to be responsible for supporting, representing and advocating on behalf of queer students to the University and AUSA. The QRO works closely with the Equity Office, runs events and campaigns around queer issues, and is responsible for looking after Queerspace, a safe space provided by AUSA for queer students. In the past, the QRO has lobbied for and celebrated marriage equality, successfully created a designated Queerspace, and lobbied on issues like use of preferred names and access to queer networks on campus.
International Students’ Officer (ISO): The International Students’ Officer is responsible to the Executive for matters concerning international students. They ensure that international students have a voice on campus, representing their constituency to AUSA and to the University. They also work to make campus a better place for international students, hosting events and distributing information targeted at international students. The International Students Officer has to be either an international student, or to have lived in a country outside New Zealand immediately before enrolling at Auckland University.
Cultural and Communications Officer (CCO): The Culture and Communications Officer is responsible for maintaining strong links with cultural clubs, organising and promoting events throughout the year. They also coordinate the Association’s media publications. This means sitting on the Craccum Administrative Board and the Media Complaints Tribunal, as well as helping to compile the Orientation Magazine, AUSA’s Craccum pages, AUSA’s social media presence. Throughout the year, they play a key role in advertising and communicating AUSA’s activities and services to members.
Women’s Rights Officer: The Women’s Rights Officer (WRO) supports, advocates for and represents women on campus. She provides support, resources and advice from Womenspace, a space exclusively for women in the Student Union building. She organises Womensfest/ Feminist Festival, supports clubs like Thursdays in Black and publishes Kate magazine. Throughout the year, she brings concerns to AUSA and the University about issues that particularly affect women students, such as safety on campus.
Satellite Campus Representative: The Satellite Campus Representative is responsible for representing and serving students studying at the satellite campuses, such as Grafton, Epsom, New Market, Tamaki and Tai Tokerau. In their role, they work with students at other campuses and their students’ associations. They run events on other campuses campus such as Welfare Day, and lobby on issues that affect students on other campuses.
Pacific Island Students’ Officer (PISO): The Pacific Island Students’ Officer is represent the interests of AUPISA in the conduct, operation and affairs of the AUSA. The PISO will also act as a conduit of information, by submitting information on AUPISA to AUSA, and conveying AUSA information back to AUPISA.