Open WUSS Executive Committee Position

Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) Executive Committee (EC) is seeking applications for the position of Secretary. This position is appointed by current EC members based on applications from WUSS attendees. The three-year term begins Fall 2024 immediately after the closing session of the
WUSS 2024 Educational Forum and Conference. Attendance is expected at the EC meeting following WUSS 2024.

Members of the WUSS Executive Committee:

  • participate in a volunteer capacity
  • have knowledge of the WUSS organization and maintain a personal commitment to its goals and objectives
  • have participated in in-house, local, special interest, regional or national SAS users’ groups
  • attend all WUSS EC meetings which are held,
    • in person
      • in-person meetings: travel expenses are covered by WUSS
      • in-person meetings: 1 to 3 meetings per year upon mutual agreement of the EC
    • via video conference call and email discussions, as needed
      • vary upon mutual agreement of the EC – this can be up to one meeting per month with at least one meeting per quarter

Position Description:
The Secretary is an officer of the Executive Committee (EC) and maintains documentation associated with the WUSS organization. This includes recording minutes at EC meetings, as well as maintaining Executive Committee document archives. The Secretary should have strong communication skills, excellent organization and management skills, creativity, and leadership skills. Familiarity with electronic document management and document sharing software is a plus.

Duties of the Secretary include:

  • Maintain and update EC Bylaws, Operating Guidelines, EC Contact Lists, and other EC files
  • Manage the electronic document management system (currently Google Drive) and provide access and support for all EC members
  • Record and distribute minutes of EC meetings within three weeks following each meeting
  • Tally, record, and report results of all EC votes, including email votes
  • File an annual Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State
  • Chair the EC Governance Committee

To apply, submit:

  • a resume highlighting your relevant professional and user group experience
  • an explanation of why you will make a good EC member and what you will contribute to the WUSS EC
  • your goals for WUSS
  • why you should be selected as Secretary

Submit your application to the WUSS president at by May 31. The WUSS EC will evaluate submissions based on the above criteria and make a decision by late June.

Help us get the word out! Feel free to pass this announcement along to any possible candidates. If you wish to nominate someone for this position, submit your nominations to by April 30. We will then solicit an application from them.

Download a copy of the Secretary position announcement. (PDF)