Staff Senate Chairman


  • Employee must be a full-time SHRA employee of NCSSM

  • Employee can work in either the Durham or Morganton location;

  • Knowledgeable about the programs and activities of NCSSM

  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment.

  • Ability to be a good facilitator.

  • Committed to serving the common interests of the SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty staff.


In accordance with the NCSSM Staff Senate Bylaws, the Chairperson shall be staff elected at large and shall serve as Chair for two consecutive years beginning in July of the academic school year.

General Description:

The Chairperson presides at full Staff Senate and Executive Committee meetings. He/She represents the Staff Senate at NCSSM Board of Trustees as an Ex-Officio member of the Board of Trustees and other official meetings as necessary.

The Chairman’s specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preside at full Staff Senate meetings;

  • Preside at Executive Committee meetings;

  • Adhere to the Executive Officer's Responsibilities;

  • Represent the Staff Senate at NCSSM Board of Trustees Meetings as a member of the Board of Trustees Ex-officio;

  • Represent the Staff Senate at UNC Staff Assembly Meetings;

  • Represent the Staff Senate in other meetings as the need arises;

  • Comprise committees as the need arises for certain issues and circumstances;

  • Have meetings with the Chancellor of the school as the need arises. The Chairperson must bring a written proposal before attending these meetings with the Chancellor;

  • Serve as Chair-Ex-Officio for one year after his/her term and will attend meetings if needed to assist the incoming chairs;

  • Be available upon completion of his/her term for consultation of new chairs;

  • Schedule a training meeting with the incoming Chairperson before the full completion of his/her term as Chairperson.


  • Be flexible and available

  • Serve as a support system for other officers and staff

  • Ensure that the Senate and its members are adhering to the Bylaws of the SA Staff Senate at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics;

  • Remain professional in all circumstances;

  • Attend all Executive Meetings;

  • Attend all Full Staff Senate meetings;

  • If unable to attend a meeting you must give a minimum of one week’s notice to other officers discussing why you cannot attend.

Time Commitment Required

  • 2 Joint SHRA & EHRA-NF meetings a year; (1 hour each);

  • 1 SHRA meeting a year (1 hour each);

  • 1 EHRA-NF meeting a year (1 hour each);

  • 3 UNC Staff Assembly meetings a year (two days in length each);

  • 1 UNC Faculty and Staff Assemblies Retreat; (2 days in length a year)

  • 3 Shared Government meetings a year; (1 hour in length each)

  • 4 Quarterly Board of Trustees Meetings (1 day in length each)

  • 4 Quarterly BOT Executive Committee Meetings; (1½ hour in length each)

  • 1 NCSSM Leadership Retreat (1 day in length)

  • NCSSM Ad Hoc committees as assigned (time varies upon assignment)

  • Other NCSSM official functions as needed.