The Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) develops resource networks within the campus community of over 350 faculty, administrators and staff of African descent. The BFSA supports the university’s public service mission as part of its role as a metropolitan university.
The Membership Committee is responsible for the recruitment and retention for members of the association. The committee must develop and facilitate a program for reaching out to new employees, to invite them to the organization. The membership committee will create, modify, and distribute membership forms, in addition to and establishing and communicating benefits for being a member of the association.
The Event Planning Committee is responsible for developing programs and events that support the retention, recruitment and development of the members of the association and other events to promote the purpose of the association. They will communicate effectively with internal and external organizations/resources, recruit volunteers for events held by BFSA, set up tabling events including the involvement fair. They must plan fundraiser events to accommodate the predetermined fundraising goal (predetermined by the president and event planner). The event planner may be asked to help set up social events in corroboration with other student groups on campus, email guest speakers, confirm their appointment and provide them with parking codes.
The Communication Committee works with the association, the executive committee, as well as other committees to coordinate communication relevant to the BFSA for both internal and external audiences. The communications committee takes initiative to inform all members of meetings, news and/or events of BFSA. They will take on the responsibility of taking care of the website (uploading information, picture, etc.), taking pictures at each event, maintaining the BFSA social media presence (the president and vice president can also have access to LinkedIn and Twitter) and managing all ads.