|Committee / Task Force / Council Name||Student/Early Career Professional Membership Sub-Committee|
|Last Updated||May 27, 2020|
|Mission / Charge||The Student/Early Career Professional Membership Sub-Committee reviews and analyzes student and early career member needs to ensure optimal member engagement and satisfaction. This committee works to ensures that the Society membership is relevant and has value for the next generation.|
|Specific Deliverables||Analyzes member intelligence (about SLAS student and early career members) to propose/approve new membership initiatives specific to this demographic.|
|Level of Authority||The Student/Early Career Professional Membership Sub-Committee recommends any changes to the membership offerings to the Membership Committee.|
|Other Committees/TFs/Councils with Which This Group Interacts||This committee reports to the Membership Committee.|
|Number of Members, Terms & Rotation||
The Student/Early Career Professional Membership Sub-Committee shall be composed of no less than six (6) individuals, all of whom shall be Members of the Society. This Committee will have balanced representation from North America and Europe and will add geographic representation as the Society expands into other regions. Membership shall also include at least two individuals that are students or early career professionals. Membership shall be approved by the Membership Committee. There shall be a balance of membership specifically from the student and early career demographic.
Each member’s term shall last no more than three years with the possibility of the term being renewed one consecutive time.
The committee shall rotate or renew terms of two members every year to allow for fresh perspectives and volunteer opportunities while maintaining continuity.
The committee shall determine its own Chair and Vice Chair. The terms of Chair and Vice Chair will be one year. The Vice Chair moves into the Chair position when their term as Vice Chair is complete, pending approval by the committee.
|Desired Member Skills||Student/Early Career Professional Membership Sub-Committee members will be dues paying members, active participants in the Society and be willing to serve and represent SLAS as involved leaders. They will have a broad understanding of the goals and work of the Society, specifically with a good understanding of the needs of the student and early career members.|
|Type & Frequency of Meetings||Teleconference calls throughout the year as needed.|
|Staff Liaison||Mary Geismann, Sr. Manager, Member Services|