Are you excited about PR? Are you looking for an opportunity to engage in the industry even before you graduate? Do you want to be part of a team tasked with creating fun and meaningful professional development programs for students? If so, a leadership position with Quotes may be the place for you.

Executive board positions: President, Vice President of Operations, Director of Events, Director of Communication, Director of Membership

Creative Team: Creative Director, Webmaster

How to apply: Quotes positions are appointed by the faculty adviser and current Quotes president every November. Eligible candidates are individually interviewed and selected based on the following criteria: interest level, skill set, availability, and duration and activity level of Quotes membership.

Executive Board Application

Ambassador Application

Here is a quick description of every executive board and creative team position. More detailed information is available here.

Executive Board Positions

President*

  • Oversees all board members and facilitates teamwork
  • Delegates tasks to board members to ensure smooth operation of the Club’s programs and objectives
  • Registers Quotes as a registered student organization (RSO) through OSI every semester through necessary forms and meetings
  • Proofs all publications and collateral, such as flyers and emails
  • Oversees the booking of meeting room reservations the second week of each semester
  • Maintains relationship with the Florida Public Relations Association
  • Serves as the liaison between the club and the professional community, contacting speakers and arranging tours
  • Facilitate relationships and partnerships with other clubs on campus
  • Comes up with ideas to make Quotes more efficient and increase club reach
  • Organizes board meetings by creating agendas and maintaining the board’s focus on student professional development
  • Gives presentation in ADV 3008, PUR 4000 each term and other classes 
  • Keeps Quotes adviser (Lindsay Hudock) informed of board activities and coordinates with her as necessary
  • Manages and responds to the Quotes e-mail account quotespresident@gmail.com
  • Writes thank-you notes to all speakers and agency hosts, and coordinates thank you gifts
  • Manages and writes the Club’s FPRA Image Award submissions

* Must be an Advertising/PR major and able to attend all board and club events.

The ideal candidate for President is:

  • A junior at time of election
  • Committed to working in public relations after college
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Not intimidated to call (on the phone—not email or text) professionals to arrange tours and speakers
  • Good at delegating and comfortable with following up and holding other board members accountable
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Not working more than 10 to 15 hours a week outside of school
  • Not in a leadership position with another organization while serving in Quotes
  • Good team builder
  • Good listener and open to advice and input from faculty and advisers
  • Able to switch between looking at the big picture and coordinating details 
  • Willing to step in where needed to complete a project
  • Able to attend all board meetings and club events as well as FPRA events
  • Able to commit 5-10 hours a week to club activities

Vice President

  • Room reservations 
  • OSI paperwork and meetings
  • Handles logistics for club events, and sends finalized event graphics to the Nicholson Academic Student Services Center for promotion 
  • Serves a critical role in board meetings by taking the minutes, compiling action items and storing these records in the club google drive and Asana
  • Serves as the coordinator and point of contact with Quotes Ambassadors
  • Stays up to date with FRPA monthly newsletters to formulate topics for future Quotes Corner issues and shares with Director of Communication for promotion
  • Helps proof all publications, such as flyers and emails
  • Delegates tasks to board members to ensure smooth operation of the Club’s programs and objectives 
  • Aids other board members when necessary 
  • Attend board meetings and club events 
  • Presents ideas for tours, trips, socials or off-campus professional development activities to be approved by the board
  • Helps manage the Quotes e-mail account, QuotesVP@gmail.com

The ideal candidate for VP of Operations is:

  • A sophomore or junior at time of election
  • Committed to working in public relations after college
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Good at project management and task-focused
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Not working more than 10 to 15 hours a week outside of school
  • Not in a leadership position with another organization while serving in Quotes 
  • Good team builder 
  • Good listener and open to advice and input from faculty and advisers 
  • Able to attend board meetings, club events, and FPRA events

Director of Communication* 

  • Schedules and posts all promotional messages in social media channels. 
  • Monitors comments, engagements and insights of all three social media.
  • This includes publishing:
    • Facebook: Posts and event pages. This platform is used by both employers and students.
    • Twitter: Tweeting club updates and links. This platform is most used by employers.
    • Instagram: Publishing posts, creating stories, and archiving story highlights. This platform is most used by students.
  • Maintains and updates each platform for accurate and up-to-date information
  • Drafts comprehensive social media calendars
  • Creates and promotes Facebook events for all club events
  • Monitors and responds to Direct Messaging on all platforms 
  • Coordinate with Creative Director to schedule when graphics need to be done 
  • Proofs all publications for spelling, logistical and grammatical errors
  • Assists President and Creative Director with idea generation for graphics and collateral
  • Works with other board members to obtain accurate info for upcoming events 
  • Works with Webmaster to update website with event details and direct members to a page through a Call to Action
  • Manages Quotes email account and responds to emails from  Quotescommunication@gmail.com
  • Presents ideas for tours, trips, socials or off-campus professional development activities to be approved by the board
  • Attends board meetings and club events

* Must submit writing samples and be in a writing-intensive major to be considered for this position. Ability to create social media graphics is a plus.

The ideal candidate for Director of Communication is:

  • A sophomore or junior at time of election
  • Strong writer with understanding of grammar and punctuation rules and has a sense of creativity
  • Social media-savvy
  • Basic understanding of design is a plus, but not mandatory
  • Highly detail oriented and organized
  • Good at project management and task-focused
  • Good team player
  • Not working more than 10 to 15 hours a week outside of school
  • Not in a leadership position with another organization while serving in Quotes
  • Good listener and open to advice and input from board members and faculty adviser
  • Able to attend board meetings, club events and FPRA events

Director of Events 

  • Outline master plan with all objectives and tasks in a timeframe to prepare for Intern Pursuit while incorporating main organizational deadlines
  • Organizing, mobilizing and/or coordinating with the Creative Director and Director of Communication for necessary Intern Pursuit assets and graphics to be created and posted for promotion
  • Contacting and recruiting employers
  • Managing the employer registration process and RSVP list
  • Correspond and coordinate with event participants, event employers, Student Union officials and Lindsay Hudock for the successful execution of Intern Pursuit
  • Serves as a point of contact between the attendees of the Intern Pursuit event if any questions arise
  • Supervision of the production process of Intern Pursuit
  • Work collaboratively with the Webmaster to ensure that the list of employers on the Quotes website is up-to-date and accurate
  • Coordinating with journalism club about its morning Intern Pursuit event
  • Coordinating with Ad Club for support and promotion of IP
  • Managing the day of set up and logistics
  • Sending surveys, thank you notes and save-the-dates to employers upon completion of IP
  • Manage and coordinate Featured Internships 
  • Presents ideas for tours, trips, socials or off-campus professional development activities to be approved by the board
  • Attends board meetings and club events

The ideal candidate for Director of Events is:

  • A sophomore or junior at time of election
  • Committed to working in public relations after college
  • Not intimidated to call  (on the phone—not email or text) professionals
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Able to interact professionally and respectfully with employers
  • Good at project management and task-focused
  • Good team player
  • Not working more than 10 to 15 hours a week outside of school
  • Not in a leadership position with another organization while serving in Quotes
  • Good listener and open to advice and input from board members and faculty adviser
  • Able to attend board meetings, club events, and FPRA events

Director of Membership

  • Manages club membership database and dues
  • Collects contact info from prospective and current members
  • Places member info into membership database spreadsheet
  • Updates mailing list
  • Creates sign-in sheets for each meeting/event and tracks member participation in the member spreadsheet
  • Sends emails to new members, confirming their paid dues and welcoming them to the club
  • Monitors Knight Connect, responds to students interested in learning more about the club and updates the site with semester events 
  • Works closely with faculty adviser to coordinate dues payment to FPRA every fall
  • Welcomes members at meetings
  • Sends email notifications to members of club events
  • Brainstorm new ways to recruit membership 
  • Presents ideas for tours, trips, socials or off-campus professional development activities to be approved by the board
  • Attends board meetings and club events

The ideal candidate for Director of Membership is:

  • A sophomore or junior at time of election
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Good at project management and task-focused
  • Knows Excel
  • Good team player
  • Not working more than 10 to 15 hours a week outside of school
  • Not in a leadership position with another organization while serving in Quotes
  • Good listener and open to advice and input from board members and faculty advisers
  • Able to attend board meetings, club events, and FPRA events

Webmaster 

  • Collaborates with board and faculty advisor to create exciting website content
  • Works with Director of Communication to update website with upcoming events
  • Troubleshoots WordPress errors
  • Renews website domain every year 
  • Redesigns website with new template, when requested by the President and/or Faculty Adviser
  • Regularly reviews site content to ensure it’s updated and accurate
  • Decides layout and placement of important announcements and key events

The ideal candidate for Webmaster is:

  • A freshman, sophomore or junior at time of election
  • Moderate understanding of WordPress and how websites function
  • Basic understanding of design is a plus
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Good at project management and task-focused
  • Good listener and open to advice and input from board members and faculty adviser

Creative Director

  • Creates social media graphics and collateral for all club activities
  • Takes photos and videos at every event and adds files to Google Drive
  • Maintains Quotes brand throughout all communication materials
  • Presents ideas for tours, trips, socials or off-campus professional development activities to be approved by the board
  • Attends board meetings and club events

The ideal candidate for Creative Director is:

  • A freshman, sophomore or junior at time of election
  • Strong grasp of Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop 
  • Good listener and open to advice and input from board members and faculty adviser
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Good at project management and task-focused
  • Good team player
  • Not working more than 15-20 hours a week outside of school

Support Team Members

Ambassadors

Not quite ready to tackle a board position yet? Ambassadors are passionate club members looking to be more involved than the average student, but they might not be in a position to take a seat on the executive board. They are active club members who work with the board to promote events, do classroom visits, welcome attendees at meetings, and help staff large events. Ambassadors may be students looking to take a small step into leadership before applying for a seat on the executive board. Ambassadors may also be former board members who now serve in mentoring roles.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ambassadors focus on amplifying the messaging of the Quotes e-board
  • Must attend three-fourths of all events held throughout the semester
  • Responsible for passing out a certain amount of promotional items to students on campus
  • Responsible for attending tabling events such as orientation, open houses, and more
  • Has to have social media in order to share what the club is actively doing throughout the semester
  • Must write one blog post and one Proclaimer throughout the year

Download the ambassador application here.