Hoofer Council is the governing body for all of Hoofers! Composed of the Council President, four Vice Presidents, five Officers, and each of the six Club Presidents, Hoofer Council keeps all of the clubs running smoothly. If that sounds like the job for you, check out the positions below!
The Hoofer Council President is the leader of Hoofer Council! He or she has the overall responsibility of furthering the mission and vision of Hoofers. Furthermore, this position represents Hoofers on Union Council, the governing board of the Wisconsin Union. Although not a position to be taken lightly, this position does come with perks such as tuition and Wiscard stipends as well as lifetime memberships with both the Union and all Hoofer Clubs.
Position Description: Council President
Each Club President leads one of the six Hoofer clubs: Mountaineering, Outing, Riding, Sailing, Scuba, and Ski & Snowboard. Their primary responsibility is to further the goals of their respective club and act as their club's representative on Hoofer Council.
Elections for Club Presidents are handled by each club individually. Click here for more information!
Vice Presidents manage some of the essential operations of Hoofer Council and support all of the Hoofer clubs as they strive towards their individual club goals. In addition, Vice Presidents lead committees comprised of themselves and their equivalent positions within each club. In exchange for their efforts, Vice Presidents receive Wiscard stipends and free memberships to all Hoofer clubs during their term of office.
Officers direct the more specialized aspects of Hoofer Council. In particular, Officers will discuss and address pressing issues concerning Hoofers as well as provide policy or other recommendations to the rest of Hoofer Council. Officers receive semesterly meal cards from the Wisconsin Union.
How to Apply
COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the effects and implications of COVID-19, the original election deadlines have been extended for one week. The dates below reflect the most up-to-date timeline for Hoofer elections.
March 8 - March 29, 2020
Before you begin, read through the full position descriptions linked above - these will contain the full list of requirements, responsibilities, and expectations for each position.
Once you're ready, fill out one of the nomination forms below to nominate either yourself or someone else for a Hoofer Council position!
March 30 - April 5, 2020
The current Council President will email each nominee a set of position-specific questions, which you should answer and return to the Council President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President / Vice Presidents: Your answers to these questions will be displayed publicly on RecHub during the voting period.
Officers: Your answers to these questions will be reviewed in preparation for an 30-minute interview with current members of Hoofer Council. During this step, you will be able to select a time slot for your interview.
For both VPs and Officers, you should treat these questions as an opportunity to argue why you would succeed in your position!
Vote / Interview
April 6 - April 12, 2020
President / Vice Presidents: Voting will be open for all active members of the Wisconsin Hoofers. Members will be able to read your responses from the previous step on RecHub and vote for their preferred candidate.
Officers: Complete your interview with current members of Hoofer Council!
April 13, 2020
If you receive the most votes or are selected after your interview, the current Council President will email you a formal position letter, which you must explicitly accept and return to the Council President at email@example.com.
Once all positions have been accepted, the current Council President will announce next year's Hoofer Council!