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LORAX MANNER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Updated: Winter 2008


It is your responsibility to know what your job involves. Please read the descriptions carefully. Ask long-time co-opers about the details to make your job easier. And, hey, have a little fun!


KITCHEN JOBS:

Cooks (lunch) and (dinner)

Lunch Dishes

Dinner Dishes

Grill/Stove

Fridges (Silver(big) and White(green))

Pantry

Rags


TWO-PERSON WEEKLY HAND-JOBS:

Dining Room & Vortex

Living Room & Rainbow Room

2nd & 3rd Floor Bathrooms

First Floor Bathroom

Shower Rooms


ONE-PERSON WEEKLY HAND-JOBS:

Third Floor Hall and Tower Room

Second Floor Hall and Stairs

Main Floor Hall and Back Entry, aka Foyer/Tower Stairs

Rec. Room/Basement/Hall

Laundry/Bike Room

Back Porch and Alley

Front Porch, Front Yard, and Side Yard


ELECTED POSITIONS:

Granola Maker

Milk Maker

Hummus Maker

Recycling

Compost

Bike Drivers

Bike Maintenance

Party Coordinators

Historian/Porch Couch Editor

Internet Maintenance

Maintenance Coordinators

Job Coordinator

Kitchen Coordinator

Menu Planner


HOUSE GOVERNMENT JOBS:

House Treasurer

House Secretary

House Facilitator/Whip

Membership Coordinator

Conflict Resolution Advisory Coordinator...CRAC

Interim Coordinator


HOUSE JOBS NO LONGER

Bread Maker



Note: if there are no supplies available to do your job it is your responsibility to ask the kitchen coord to purchase them for you. It is essential that your job is completed every week, so if no cleaning supplies are available at Lorax, then mooch them from Campbell Club.

1 Point = 30 minutes or .5 hour




KITCHEN AND CLEANING JOBS:


Cooks:

  1. Decide on menu at least two days before you cook, to see if meal includes any preparation, such as soaking beans, obtaining special ingredients, reserving veggies from communal usage, etc. Check food board for meal ideas.

  2. Check for possible leftovers in silver fridge and try to use them up first.

  1. In planning your menu, try to include grains, beans/lentils/other good sources of protein, and vegetables.

  1. Clean off kitchen counters, stove, and cutting boards, and wash your hands.

  1. Set out plates, cups, silverware, water, etc. in serving area.

  2. Make 'late plates' for people who need them.

  3. Rinse, stack and soak (if necessary)dirty dishes for the dish washers. Clean up your mess as much as possible as you go. Put away extra vegetables, grain sacks, etc.

Note: Any pots that have burned on food must be cleaned by the cook.

Dinner is cooked from 4:00-6:00. 4 Points

Lunch is Cooked from 10:30-12:00. 3 Points


Lunch Dishes:

  1. Put away all leftovers and food items (Preferably in plastic or glass containers with lids—NEVER leave in aluminum cans/pans).

  2. Wash, rinse, dry and put away all dishes. Dishes must be rinsed clean BEFORE being put into the dish machine, which is a sanitizer, NOT a dishwasher.

  3. Turn off dish machine when done, and clean out gunk from the drain traps.

  4. Clean all kitchen counters, the stove, and the microwave if we have one.

  5. Clean dining room tables and bread shelf.

  6. Sweep kitchen floors and empty trash (if needed).

Lunch Dishes are to be done by 3:00. 3 Points.



Dinner Dishes:

  1. Put away all leftovers and food items. (Preferably in plastic or glass containers with lids—NEVER leave in aluminum cans/pans).

  2. Wash, rinse, dry and put away all dishes. Dishes must be rinsed clean BEFORE being put into the dish machine, which is a sanitizer, NOT a dishwasher.

  3. Turn off dish machine when done, and clean out gunk from the drain traps.

  4. Clean all kitchen counters, the stove, and the microwave if we have one.

  5. Clean dining room tables and bread shelf.

  6. Sweep dining room floor.

  7. Sweep and mop kitchen floor and empty trash (if needed).

This job is usually broken up into three parts:

a. One person does all of the plates, cups, silverware, bowls, etc.

b. One person does all pots, pans, and anything else that cannot fit into the dish machine.

c. One person puts away leftovers, washes kitchen stove, counters, tables, mops floor, and empties trash.

  1. If for some reason one job is finished before another, dish washers are expected to help out other dishwashers or scour kitchen more thoroughly, if it needs it. If dishwashers show up to their shifts at different times, each should do one third (or 1.5 hours) of the work before leaving.

  2. Dinner Dishes are to be done by 12:00pm, midnight.

3 Points.



Grill/Stove:

  1. Clean entire stove: grill, doors, burners etc.

  2. To be done at least once a week.

2 Points.



Fridges (Silver(big) and White(green)):

  1. Remove all food and wipe down racks, inside and outside of doors, and bottom of fridge.

  2. Throw out any leftovers that have been in there over two weeks and/or smell rotten. (If in doubt about personal food, ask people first.)

  3. Put food back in an organized fashion. Make room for meal bins in the big fridge.

  4. To be done at least once a week.

Silver Fridge: 3 points,

White Fridge: 2 points.


Pantry:

  1. Sweep.

  2. Remove all food and bins and wipe down shelves.

  3. Make sure lids are on all bins and that paper bags are closed. (We don't want little scary creatures to contaminate our food.)

  4. Organize & refill bulk food bins in kitchen.

  5. Keep oil shelf clean.

  6. Refill spices & clean/organize spice shelf.

  7. Clearly label bins, buckets, jars, containers, etc.

  8. To be done at least once a week.

3 points



Rags:

  1. Wash rags, make sure they are dried completely, and then put them away.

  2. To be done at least once a week and when needed.

1 Point.





TWO-PERSON WEEKLY HAND-JOBS (To be done at least twice per week)


Dining Room & Vortex:

  1. Clean off counters and windowsills and any other areas of the dining room which aren't taken care of by the daily kitchen cleaners. (See job description).

  2. Remove out-dated signs from bulletin boards.

  3. Clean windows at least twice per term.

  4. Dust windowsills and counters etc.

  5. Recycle recyclables (newspapers, cans, bottles, etc.) Throw away garbage.

  6. Clean/clear off tables and furniture.

  7. Sweep the floor. Mop at least once a term.

3 Points x2



Living Room & Rainbow Room:

  1. Put furniture in order, organize cushions, etc.

  2. Clean out fireplace (if needed). Dust fireplace mantle and windowsills.

  3. Wash windows at least twice a term.

  4. Sweep floor. Mop at least once a term.

2 Points x2.



2nd & 3rd Floor Bathrooms:

  1. Clean mirrors and windows.

  2. Clean and sanitize sinks, counters, and toilets (including bowls, seats, and lids please!!!).

  3. Sweep and mop floors. (Includes under toilet stalls/around & under toilets.)

  4. Empty trash.

3 Points x2.



First Floor Bathroom:

  1. Clean mirror and scrub gunk from walls.

  2. Clean and sanitize sink, counter, and toilet (including bowl, seat, and lid).

  3. Sweep and mop floor. (Including around/under toilet.)

  4. Empty trash.

2 Points x2.


Shower Rooms:

  1. Scrub shower stalls and tubs with detergent and a scrubby from top to bottom.

  2. Rinse off detergent, and clean out drains.

  3. Sweep and mop floor.

  4. Clean mildew from walls and ceilings twice a term.

3 Points x2





ONE-PERSON WEEKLY HAND-JOBS (To be done at least once per week)


Third Floor Hall and Tower Room:

  1. Sweep hall & stairs, tower room, phone room.

  2. Clean Tower Room. Dispose of trash/recycling & bring any dishes to the kitchen.

  3. Dust windowsills and stair railings.

  4. Wash windows at least once during the term.

2 Points.



Second Floor Hall and Stairs:

  1. Sweep the second floor hall, the back stairs between first and second floor, phone room and the front stairs landing. (The winding staircase is the responsibility of the first floor person, but not the landing.)

  2. Clean ledges, stair rails, windowsills, etc.

  3. Wash windows at least once during the term.

  4. Dispose of trash/recycling and bring any dishes to the kitchen.

2 Points.



Main Floor Hall and Back Entry, aka Foyer/Tower Stairs:

  1. Vacuum and/or sweep back entry, first floor hall, and the winding staircase up to second floor. (The landing is the responsibility of the second floor person; let them do it, life is too short to do everyone else's work.)

  2. Dust ledges, stair rails, windowsills, etc.

  3. Throw away any garbage & bring dishes to the kitchen.

  4. Mop wood floors at least once during the term.

  5. Wash windows at least once during the term.

2 Points.



Rec. Room/Basement/Hall:

  1. Clean up trash/recycling.

  2. Clean stairs up to the first floor, hallways, rec. room and computer room.

  3. Sweep all common areas.

  4. Once a term, clean the storage room/wood-room by removing any unlabeled boxes. Ask around first before throwing or giving anything away. Have others help you for work-party if this job is too big.

2 Points



Laundry/Bike Room:

  1. Clean up bike parts, trash/recycling.

  2. Clean bicycle storage area & laundry room, throw away trash/lint.

  3. Organize flee pile.

  4. Sweep.

2 Points



Back Porch and Alley:

  1. Sweep entry-, steps, and sidewalk areas. Throw away trash. Bring any dishes inside.

  2. Wash off railings occasionally.

2 Points.



Front Porch, Front Yard, and Side Yard:

  1. Rake, collect shay sticks, clean up any rubble that makes the yard look silly.

  2. Sweep entry and sidewalk areas. Throw away trash.

  3. Wash off railings and steps occasionally.

2 Points.




ELECTED POSITIONS


Granola Maker:

  1. Get recipes for granola. Give list of ingredients to kitchen coord a week in advance.

  2. Clean dishes used.

  3. To be done at least once a week.

4 Points.


Milk Maker:

  1. Give kitchen coordinator list of ingredients needed a week in advance.

  2. Prepare soybeans/hazelnuts/almonds/rice & make them into milk.

  3. Store in appropriate containers in fridge.

  4. To be done weekly, or more, as needed.

4 Points



Hummus Maker:

  1. Make hummus once a week as needed.

2 Points.


Recycling:

  1. Organize the recycling area into co-mingling, deposit bottles, glass, corrugated cardboard, batteries, Styrofoam, e-waste, etc.

  2. Take recycling outside to be picked up when bins are full.

  3. Sweep & mop floor.

  4. Learn about and educate co-opers on what can and cannot be recycled.

4 points


Compost:

  1. Empty compost buckets. This may need to be done WAY more often than you think!

  2. Compost is not difficult and will NOT smell IF it is taken care of. Making compost is simply creating a habitat for micro-organisms to thrive. Like people, these little creatures need air, water, food, and love. Air is provided by turning the pile twice a week. Usually there is plenty of water in the compost material for the organisms' needs. In fact, the pile should be covered during rainy periods to prevent the pile from becoming soggy. The pile should be moist, not wet. The little critters need organic matter for food. This includes all kitchen scraps, lawn clippings, leaves (very important), egg shells, coffee grounds and filters, etc. Don't put meat, bones, fat/oil, cheese, twigs, branches, or anything woody in the compost. If the pile becomes icky, one of two things has probably happened: 1) it hasn't been turned often enough, or 2) the pile is too wet. in both cases, there isn't enough air for aerobic bacteria to live. Smelly anaerobic bacteria take their place. Simply turn the pile more frequently and/or add dry matter like leaves.

  3. To be done as often as is necessary.

4 Points.


Bike Drivers:

  1. Pick up food for the house by bicycle.

  2. Usually, two bike riders go to OGC/week, 1 person goes and gets bread, and one person goes to Strata for the tofu.

  3. It is important to know how and be prepared to change flat tires along the way.

  4. Put refrigerated items away immediately and organize boxes of food onto shelves or into the pantry

  5. Give receipts to food cords.

4 Points x2



Bike Maintenance:

  1. Maintain house bicycles, assure that the tandem and the house bike-cart are working well.

  2. Help members with bike repairs.

4 Points/ 2x2Points



Party Coordinators:

  1. Be responsible for planning parties with outside-of-the-house-entities wishing to do so.

  2. Get party planners to fill out the party proposal form/write their own proposal with the appropriate information.

  3. Coordinate such things as security, deposits, and safety during parties.

  4. Remain sober throughout the party.

  5. Talk to the police when necessary.

2 Points x2



Historian / Mannerisms Editor:

  1. Collect memorable quotes, draw pictures, take photos, etc. throughout the term, to compile into some form of magazine or book for members to look back on the term nostalgically, at the end of the term.

  2. Record any significant events that went down in Loraxian co-operative history, newspaper stories, magazine articles, West University Neighborhood events, etc. to be kept in the SCA Archives room at the Campbell Club.

  3. Porch Couch must be completed two weeks BEFORE the end of the term, so that the house Facilitator can FINE YOU FOR EVERY WEEK YOU DIDN'T do it ($44-90), if you slack off. Also, this way, members leaving after that term can take one with them before they move out.

2 Points.



Internet Maintenance:

  1. Keep the Internet up and running throughout the house.

2 Points.



Maintenance Coordinators:

  1. Seek out and repair house maintenance problems.

  2. Do repairs yourself or arrange for a work-trader (or professional, when needed) to do them.

  3. Make non-food bike runs pertaining to the upkeep of the house (Note: Use non-toxic cleaning materials, reasonably priced.)

  4. Organize work party. Keep track of work-party hours. Organize a work party chart and keep in visible area.

  5. Keep the tool room clean. Keep an inventory of tools up to date.

  6. Develop a long term (1-5 years) building maintenance plan. In spring, work with the board so that the future building projects can be budgeted (roof repairs, major plumbing, gutters, etc.)

  7. Participate in all Maintenance Committee meetings.

  8. Keep track of house maintenance budget. Make sure we don't go over.

  9. Upkeep first aid kit.

  10. Hold a safety talk for all members at a house meeting at the beginning of term. Meeting should include:

a. Explanation of fire alarm system

b. Directions to first aid kit and where it's kept as well as other safety supplies like fire extinguishers.

c. Explain that all hails and stairways must be kept clear and uncluttered for fire safety. (Fire Marshall gets down on us for this.)

d. Explain the appropriate places to store bikes. (Anywhere besides the basement is inappropriate and a fire hazard.)

e. Explain fire drills.

  1. If need be, remind people of the above safety measures at weekly meetings.

  2. Hold at least 1 fire drill per term. The house members must get out of the house in 1 minute or less. Otherwise, another fire drill must happen in the near future until the time is met.

  3. Finally, since you are responsible for the general safety and security of the house, you should have a set of keys to secured areas.

8 Points or 4points x 2.



Job Coordinator:

    1. Oversee the job chart and the job lottery

    2. Establish job points for each job by dividing total number of points by the numbner of residents.

    3. Oversee non-elected house jobs-including listening to excuses, fascilitating trades, and assessing fines.

    4. If someone has a problem with a job more than three times, you are responsible for finding them another job. No one should have a job they can't fulfill.


    5. Keep job descriptions on the computer and in notebooks up to date.

6 Points




Kitchen Coordinator:

  1. Compose weekly shopping list, consisting of menu ingredients, cleaning supplies, bulk foods, and general consumption, in accordance with the weekly budget. Make use of the food requests/menu suggestions board in the dining room. Restock longer-term bulk items/spices/containers as necessary.

  2. Order food from bulk organic food companies. Give a copy of the list to bike drivers to take with them when they go to pick up food.

  3. Assure that all food purchased with the general food budget is vegan. Buy no more than 1 case of coconut milk titan Thailand pet term, and absolutely no red lentils from turkey (because of Melt carbon footprint, fair trade issues, etc.)

  4. A separate vegetarian food budget shall be maintained by the kitchen coordinator as needed, allowing members who want to buy dairy, eggs, or honey to do so collectively, from local, ethical sources, at their ow-n expense.

  5. Help put away food with bike riders. Make sure produce is in plastic bags to keep it from wilting.

  6. Supervise kitchen work-parties. Oversee and plan a monthly kitchen overhaul. In this overhaul, clean cupboards, shelves, pantry, stove, walls, etc. thoroughly and organize pots/pans/dishes cupboards.

  7. Purchase utensils, plates, kitchen tools, or anything else the kitchen needs.

  8. This is very important for fire safety: once a term make sure the hood above the stove gets cleaned.

  9. If any of the appliances need servicing, work with the maintenance people to get them repaired.

  10. Keep house food check stubs and receipts from food runs. Turn these in to the SCA office. Keep an eye on our food budget to see how we are doing. Update the budget weekly, checking your account balances with SCA office.

8 Points or 2x4 Points.



MENU PLANNER TASKS (to be done if cooks don't want to plan meals on their own):

  1. Work with the cooks (especially newer cooks) to create menus that are nutritious, easy to cook, & within budget.

  2. Plan a menu for the entire week. Menus should include everything to be served at each meal (main dishes, side dishes, salads, deserts, condiments, etc.).

  3. Post the menu for the week in the kitchen. Include directions for preparation (ie. soaking beans, etc.).

  4. Organize and maintain the cook books/menu books.

  5. When the bike riders bring in food, prepare "meal bins" containing all perishable items to be used in each meal and the recipe (or directions on how to find the recipe in a cookbook). Label front of bin and stack in silver fridge.

  6. Communicate with cooks. Make sure they know what they are cooking, and then how it went.

  7. Adjust recipes as needed.

8 Points or 2x4 Points.




HOUSE GOVERNMENT JOBS:


House Treasurer:

  1. A house treasurer shall be elected by each house at the first house meeting of each term. The House Treasurer shall serve for one term. NOTE: Secretary & Treasurer Jobs of the Lorax Manner have traditionally been combined.

  2. Assist the business manager in the collection of all fees from their respective house members, including but not limited to membership fees.

  3. Ensure that financial records for their respective houses are coherent.

  4. Ensure compliance with the budget of their respective houses.

  5. Ensure that there are sufficient funds in the house checking accounts.

  6. Attend all Financial Committee meetings.

  7. Pay house expenses in accordance with the Corporate Spending Policy in a timely fashion.

  8. Maintain the accuracy of house checkbook at all times, including updating Business Office regularly.

  9. Make treasurer reports at each house meeting regarding the status of house maintenance, discretionary, and education funds.

  10. Post mid-term reminder notices of fee installments and deadlines in their respective houses at least ten (10) days prior to the due date. Prepare and deliver Member Account Balance notices before each fee installment due date

  11. Accept all guest fees at their respective houses.

  12. Take all fees collected, and SCA copies of receipts to the Business Office on Thursday of each week.

  13. Deliver all fees collected as a result of a regular installment due date to the Business Office by 3:00 pm. of the day following the installment due date.

  14. Communicate with the Business Manager and Corporate Treasurer when house checking account needs additional funds deposited.

  15. At the end of each term:

a. Update and finalize house checkbook and spreadsheet, and account for all receipts and checks.

b. Turn over receipt book to the interim Coordinator of House Guardian and train in the proper use.

c. Return house checkbook to the Business Manager.

  1. The house Treasurer shall report directly to the Corporate Treasurer and their respective House Facilitator.

3 Points.



House Secretary:

  1. The house secretary is primarily responsible for recording and disseminating information concerned with house government and administration. Secretary/Treasurer jobs in the Lorax Manner have traditionally been combined.

  2. The house secretary is accountable to the house as a whole, the House Facilitator, and to the Job Coordinator(s).

  3. The house secretary shall maintain a record of the membership of the house. The record shall include:

a. All current members and boarders.

b. Current room assignments.

c. Permanent addresses for all members to forward mail.

d. A list of all current house officers.

  1. Concurrently with the House Facilitator, the Secretary shall plan and organize all house meetings. Together they should create and post agenda for the meeting and review proposals that are to be acted upon.

  2. The secretary shall record the minutes of all house meetings.

a. Minutes should include:

i. Date, time and location of the meeting.

ii. Members attending the meeting.

iii. Summaries of the reports and discussion.

iv. The final wording of any proposals acted upon.

v. All voting results.

b. Minutes should be copied and posted on the house bulletin board and file all minutes in the House Notebook and in the Secretary- Manual.

c. Any proposals that change or create house policies of rules should be retyped and included in the House Notebook.

  1. The House Secretary shall maintain the House Notebook which is designed to be a collection of all government and administrative material of the co-op.

  2. The House Secretary shall be responsible for forwarding mail to members who have provided a forwarding address.

  3. The house Secretary shall report directly to the House Facilitator.

3 Points.



House Facilitator/Whip:

  1. The House Facilitator is an elected position of the house. Term of office shall be decided by the individual house; however, it shall not be for more than one year.

  2. Primarily responsible for overseeing the operations of the house and organizing the house government.

  3. At the option of the house, the Facilitator shall either facilitate the house meetings or organize the appointment of a guest facilitator.

  4. The Facilitator shall take steps to ensure that:

a. An agenda is planned and posted prior to the meeting.

b. The meeting is facilitated in a fair and organized manner.

c. House meetings are held regularly.

  1. The House Facilitator is a member of the SCA Board of Directors.

  2. The House Facilitator is accountable to the house as a whole and to the Board.

  3. The Facilitator shall attend all SCA Board meetings. If unable to attend, the Facilitator should notify the Chair in advance and send someone in her/his place.

  4. The Facilitator should be aware of all house and corporate rules and policies, and enforce them as necessary.

  5. The Facilitator shall aid and supervise other house officers as necessary.

  6. The Facilitator is a member of the organizational committee, shall be a cosigner of the house checking account, and shall act as a representative of the house to any interested party.

  7. The Facilitator is expected to spend an average of 3 hours per week performing the duties of the position.

  8. The Facilitator, during Summer term, will oversee the performance of the house's Summer Guardians and report to the Organization Committee.

  9. House representative duties of facilitator: (added to duties of house Facilitator during 2003-04).

a. The House Representative is primarily responsible for educating house members about board activities and corporate issues. At every house meeting the Representative shall give reports and answer questions concerning recent board decisions.

b. The House Representative is also responsible for informing the board on members' opinions and preferences.

c. The House Representative is accountable to the house as a whole and to the Board.

d. As a member of the SCA Board of Directors, the House Representative shall attend all SCA Board meetings. if unable to attend, the Representative should notify the Chair in advance, and send someone in her/his place.

e. The Representative is a member of the educational committee, shall be a cosigner of the house checking account, and shall act as a representative of the house to any interested party.

3 Points.



Membership Coordinator:

  1. The House Membership Coordinator is an elected position of each house. Term of office shall be decided by the individual house, but it shall not exceed one year.

  2. Help promote & advertise the Lorax's greatness to the outside world.

  3. Give new members great tours of the house!

  4. Working with the Membership Committee, manage recruiting, acceptance and placement of new members within the house.

  5. Make sure members sign their contracts, 30-day-notices, etc. in a timely fashion.

  6. Maintain up-to-date information on residents and room numbers.

  7. Keep the spare keys to each room, make copies as needed, and make sure keys get returned.

  8. Serve on the membership committee, read over new member applications and approve/deny applications.

  9. Conduct an orientation session for new members at the beginning of each term.

  10. Forty days prior to the end of the term, survey the current membership to determine:

a. Whether they will be returning or moving out the following term.

b. Room preference for returning members.

c. Forwarding addresses for members that are moving out.

  1. Help recruit new members in conjunction with the Membership Committee.

  2. Inform the house of openings and encourage members to bring their friends and classmates to the co-op for dinner.

  3. Communicate with prospective members: respond to mailed inquiries by sending the brochure, application, fee information, and any personal comments you many have. If people come in person, give them a house tour and invite them to dinner or a party. Try to encourage members to give them a warm welcome.

  4. Accepting new members: all people are accepted who have submitted an application and deposit, are a student of higher learning in Lane County, are able to pay the fees, and are willing to accept the responsibilities of membership. Check references especially in regards to ability to pay and to reside responsibly in a large household.

  5. Call or write accepted members as soon as possible and request a confirmation. As you work down the waiting list keep in touch with the people, informing of their position.

  6. Assigning rooms: determine from the current member surveys which rooms are available. Post vacant rooms for current members' selection. Allocate rooms according to room allocation policy. For fall term allocations use the SCA Room Allocation Policy.

  7. Contracts and handbooks: In conjunction with the SCA Membership Coord, insure that all members have submitted a valid contract for the current term. Once contracts are turned in, new members are given their keys and the current handbook (if they do not already have one).

  8. Provide the SCA Corporate Membership Coord with a membership list (showing names, room numbers, and double/single) within 7 days of the beginning of the term.

  9. Conduct a new member orientation session with any new members arriving midterm

a. Give the new members a house tour.

b. Summarize important SCA and house policies, refer them to the House Notebooks.

c. Tell them about meals, meetings, the job lottery, quiet hours, the board, work parties, and what living in a co-op is really like.

  1. Though interim coord is primarily responsible, help plan new member orientation for beginning of next term.

  2. Deposits: as deposits are submitted give the check or money to your House Treasurer and get the receipt. Checks should be made out to Students Cooperative Association, or S.C.A. Return the receipt to the person as soon as possible and inform them of their position on the waiting list. Give them the information sheet which explains our deposit refund policy.

  3. Room Allocation: As current members request rooms, record their request in your notebook.

  4. Waiting list: Record the person's name, address, single/double preference, and the date their deposit was received on the waiting list as applications and deposits are received. Remember we must have a deposit to put someone on the waiting list. Once the 30 day notice time is up and you know the standing of the current membership, begin to take names from the waiting list in the order in which the deposits were received.

4 Points.



Conflict Resolution Advisory Coordinator...CRAC:

  1. There shall be two CRAC positions, one male and one female.

  2. Issues dealt with by this job usually must remain highly confidential between individuals involved.

  3. Serve on SCA CRAC Committee; attend weekly CRAC Committee Meetings.

  4. CRACs help members just by being there to talk to, by being able to discuss problems someone may be having with something or someone else in the house, and in resolving conflict and troubles within and between houses.

  5. A more lengthy description of this position may be found elsewhere.

2 Points each.


Interim Coordinator:

The House Interim Coordinator stays during the break between terms and generally takes on all elected jobs of the house: Membership Coord, Treasurer/Secretary, Maintenance Coord, Job Coord, etc. The interim Coordinator shall be elected by each house at least three weeks before the end of Fall and Winter Terms. The House Interim Coordinator shall serve through the interim until new house officers are elected the following term. The House Interim Coordinator shall have the following general responsibilities.

  1. Provide continuity between the fall and winter terms and winter and spring terms.

  2. Coordinate house jobs and security during the interim periods.

  3. Stock the kitchen and coordinate house meals for the first couple of days of the new term.

  4. Serve as the primary contact for new and prospective members.

  5. Food and Kitchen: Before the end of the term, work out a meal plan for the first few days of the next term with the current Kitchen Coordinator. Compile a list of bulk items that should be ordered during the interim. The bulk items should be scheduled to arrive on the Friday before the first day of classes, as meals should start on Saturday.

  6. Coordinate house dinners for the few days before the last house meeting.

  7. Working with the other houses, coordinate the General Membership Dinner & General Membership Meeting.

  8. House Jobs: Coordinate jobs which MUST be done during the interim to keep the house functioning.

  9. Membership: meet with either the current House Membership Coordinator or SCA Corporate Membership Coordinator prior to the end of the term to review membership forms, move-outs, and move-ins.

  10. During interim, give prospective members tours, and handle all phone calls and any other membership inquiries.

  11. Take applications and accept deposits flow prospective members. Write receipts for deposits and take to the office. Have the house house treasurer show you how to do this before the term ends.

  12. Make sure all new members are given a house tour, general orientation, and a membership handbook as soon as they get here. Check them into their room and give them house and room keys. The Interim Coordinator may ask other members to give the tour and orientation.

  13. Review house membership status with newly-elected House Membership Coordinator and/or SCA Corporate Membership Coordinator at the beginning of the new term.

  14. Make sure the house is secure each evening: doors closed & locked, windows shut, lights off.

  15. Deal with guests if there is a problem-ask for help when/if necessary.

  16. House Meetings: make sure the first House Meeting is scheduled (and notices posted 3-4 days in advance), no later than the first day of the term. Usually scheduled the day after the General Membership Meeting.

  17. Plan and organize a new member orientation before the first meeting of the term with all houses.

a. Ask Loraxians to sign up for specific tasks

b. Orientation should include get to know you's/ice breakers, house/SCA history, co-op philosophy, consensus training/theory, food, meeting guidelines and tips, rundown of corporate and house jobs, detailed house tour, what is expected of members, house culture, the potential of the Lorax, and a new member welcome party.

  1. The SCA Chairperson and/or Business Manager should be contacted during the actual interim period if the Interim Coordinator has any questions about their job during that time.


Winter-Break interim coord receives 4 job points for the following(winter) term.

Spring Break Interim Coordinator receives 3 job points for the following (spring) term.





HOUSE JOBS NO LONGER


Bread Makers:

  1. Get recipes for bread. Give list of special ingredients to kitchen co-rod a week in advance.

  2. Freeze extra bread for later consumption.

  3. Clean dishes used.

3 Points

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