Apply for the Student Duke Club Executive Board

Since its inception in 2000, the Student Duke Club has grown tremendously to now being the largest student organization on the JMU campus.  The Student Duke Club aims to support all JMU athletics programs while creating an exciting atmosphere at sporting events.  This Executive Board is challenged with the task of rallying support for JMU Athletics by increasing membership through the development of social events, membership drives, and active recruitment initiatives. 

What is the SDC Exec?
The SDC Exec is made up of a group of JMU students who loves athletics and want to rally their fellow students around all JMU athletic events.  These individuals make up a team that works to increase membership in the club as well as school sprit and student attendance at JMU home athletic events.

What should I expect as a member of the SDC Exec?
Members of Exec are expected to meet one time a week to discuss upcoming tailgates, bus trips or whatever is going on with JMU Athletics.  There are different roles within Exec to meet a variety of skill sets and interests.

How do I apply?
You can apply online but please see the position description listed below before filling out the application.  Questions? Contact the SDC at studentdukeclub@dukes.jmu.edu

Position Descriptions

President

  • Oversee all workings of the Student Duke Club
  • Ensure the organization is operating in conformity with the standards set forth by James Madison University, Student Organization Services and the Student Duke Club Constitution
  • Preside over Executive Board and member meetings
  • Enforce deadlines for each Executive Board member
  • Contact local businesses to establish relationships and solicit sponsorships to assist the SDC with events
  • Attend Duke Club Board Meetings
  • Create agendas for SDC Executive Board Meetings
  • Maintain communication with organization advisor, JMU coaches, and the Athletic Ticket Office
  • Maintain communication with the Student Duke Club and incoming JMU Freshman
  • Assist in creating events to increase membership and retention
  • Head up Homecoming activities including the SDC's Homecoming banner and events
  • Maintain and check the Student Duke Club email daily
  • Actively works with the Executive Assistant regarding the bank account
  • Assist with tailgate planning and preparation
  • Be present at as many major home sporting events as possible

Vice President

  • Help the President with obtaining sponsorships and maintaining strong relationships with local businesses
  • Plan and execute successful fundraising events
  • Assist in creating events to increase membership and retention
  • Plan road trips to select away games
  • Assume Presidential duties when requested
  • Assist with tailgate planning and preparation
  • Identifies a community outreach event for SDC to participate in (1 each semester)
  •  Be present at as many major home sporting events as possible

 Executive Assistant

  • Keep Board meeting minutes and email them to Executive Board members directly following the meeting
  • Work with JMU Athletics to maintain and update the SDC website
  • Responsible for maintaining and balancing checking account
  • Deposit and withdraw funds from checking account
  • Responsible for keeping track of all checks, check cards and account cards
  • Responsible for assisting the President and Vice President when needed
  • Distribute all emails to Executives about events and projects
  • Keep track of schedules of Executives for all events
  • Contact person for outside vendors (ordering shirts and promotional items, catering, etc.)
  • Responsible for keeping track and updating the SDC Operating Manual when needed
  • Assume Presidentail and Vice Presidential duties when requested
  • Assist with tailgate planning and preparation
  • Be present at as many major home sporting events as possible

 Director of Membership & Retention

  • Plan and coordinate with 1787 Orientation Staff for freshman move-in week activities
  • Coordinate with Athletics Marketing regarding the Freshman Pep Rally
  • Plan membership recruitment events
  • Maintain SDC membership database for use at recruitment and events (sign ups, tailgates, 6th man)
  • Responsible for the development and distribution of membership packets
  • Liaison to membership (answer all membership questions/concerns)
  • Draft a letter to all non-renewals and coordinate with JMU Athletics to faciliate
  • Organize events geared towards recruiting upperclassmen members
  • Assist with freshman mailers
  • Assist with tailgate planning and preparation
  • Be present at as many major home sporting events as possible

 

Director of Marketing & Promotions

 

  • Advertise and market all Student Duke Club and JMU Athletics events on campus
  • Establish strong ties to JMU Athletics Marketing department to coordinate all efforts
  • Assist in creating events to increase membership and retention
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  designing flyers, copying flyers, distributing flyers, drafting emails, creating banners and posters and creating Facebook events
  • Nuts & Bolts Certified
  • Reserves space for all SDC events through University Unions & JMU Gateway postings
  • Provides input on SDC Shirt and brochure design
  • Contact person with other JMU student organizations
  • Assist with tailgate planning and preparation
  • Maintain and check the SDC social media pages including, but not limited to: Facebook and Twitter
  • Be present at as many major home sporting events as possible

 Director of Game Day Atmosphere 

  • Create an organize pre and post game events as far in advance as possible
  • Promote spirit for athletic events
  • Liaison to MRD’s, Pep Band, and Cheerleaders
  • Help distribute props/giveaways at select games
  • Be the leader of the student section at events
  • Create and distribute cheer sheets and other items as necessary
  • Create a game plan based on the opponent
  • Assist the President with Homecoming banner and other Homecoming activities
  • Be present at as many major home sporting events as possible

Director of Special Events

  •  Maintain the 6th Man Basketball Program
  • Head of tailgate planning and preparation
  • In charge of ordering food for events
  • Be present at as many major home sporting events as possible