The Muslim Professional
The challenge of some MSAs is that some board structures are too large rendering theorganization inefficient, while some may have too few to run effectively as well. A goodbalance is to have a maximum of 8 board members who cover the basic needs, services,projects and programs that should be provided by the MSA. Some may argue that individualsdo not feel a part of the MSA because they are not given a position, but having too manypeople on a board can make decision making complex and extremely difficult. The followingstructure can be established to allow for more members to become active and be potentialboard members in the future. In order to ensure the quality, dedication, and professionalismof future board members, a clause in the MSA constitution should state that in order toapply to become an MSA board member, one must have volunteered for one year on one of the MSA committees. Below are short descriptions of the MSA board members
positiontitles and responsibilities. The responsibilities are not restricted to the below responsibilities,but should give an MSA a general guideline of how to effectively divide the labor amongstthe board members.A.
Responsible to lead MSA and ensure mission/vision are being fulfilledb)
Oversee all event programming, projects and MSA initiativesc)
Represent MSA in meetings with non-university affiliated organizations andinstitutions, university administration, local Muslim organizations and other MSAsB.
Fill in for President when President is absent and make executive decisions inhis/her placeb)
Represent undergraduate MSA students
interests to MSA Alumni Associationc)
In charge of university organization relationsd)
In charge of other university MSA relationsC.
Responsible for keeping notes at meetingsb)
Responsible for recording history of MSA (events, board member names, etc.)c)
Responsible for sending out MSA listserve emailsd)
Assist President and Vice President with follow up of action itemse)
Responsible for updating social media platforms of event specifics, times, venue,etc.D.
Responsible for keeping account of all MSA expensesb)
Responsible for creating a fundraising strategy and model for the MSAc)
Responsible for outreach to MSA members
families, Muslim organizations, MSAAlumni Association and other institutions for fundraising purposesE.