Engineering Society adding new vice president role

Finance and Administration portfolio to ease executive workload 

Nominations for EngSoc executive have closed, voting to take place end of month.
The current three executive structure of the Engineering Society (EngSoc) is shifting to add one more vice president position. 
Currently, the executive team—which oversees large retail operations, conferences, and clubs—consists of one President, Vice-President (Operations), and Vice-President (Student Affairs). The position of Vice-President (Operations) will now be split into a new position called Vice-President (Finance and Administration). 
“Students have had to extend their degree to fulfil EngSoc executive positions. The Vice-President (Operations) role, currently entails oversight of the seven services, along with overseeing [EngSoc] and affiliated groups’ finances. The scope of this role exceeds realistic expectations of what a volunteer position should hold,” EngSoc executive said in a statement to The Journal. 
The current executive hopes splitting the role into two will lighten the load of the Vice-Presidents (Operations) and (Student Affairs). 
“The goal is to make all positions more attractive, and to not hold our students back from their original plans of graduating in four years. The next executive will be used as a ‘trail’ [sic] year to see if our restructure has achieved this goal, and re-evaluate if needed,” the executive said. 
The Vice-President (Operations) will now oversee two service directors. One director will focus on educational services such as EngLinks, Science Quest, and iCons. Another director will oversee services including Golden Words, Clark Hall Pub, the Tea Room, and Campus Equipment Outfitters. 
The Vice-President (Finance and Administration) will oversee the directors of human resources, internal processes, and information technology. 
“Although EngLinks and iCons were under the President, the Vice-President of Operations still oversaw their finances causing overlap. Moving these services completely under the VPOPs will dissolve overlap and confusion of these portfolios,” the EngSoc executive said. 
“With a lighter workload, this will hopefully ensure tasks are more manageable. To add, the VPFA will replace the President on Boards/Councils that focus on service operations.”

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