Could you be one of our NEXT State Officers?

Each January, the student leaders of New Jersey meet at our annual Winter Convention to elect their NJASC State Officers for the coming calendar year...

North and South

The NJASC Executive Board alternates geographically between NORTH JERSEY in odd years (like 2015) and SOUTH JERSEY in even years (like 2016). The current Board is from the SOUTH, with the next Board to be elected in January 2015 from the NORTH.

NORTH is defined as these 11 counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren


SOUTH is defined as these 10 counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem

Constitutional Responsibilities of State Officers

  • The President shall preside at all meetings and shall be chairperson of the Executive Board.

  • The Vice President shall preside in the President’s absence or leave of office, and shall handle elections and public relations.

  • The Secretary shall record all minutes, organize and put together the scrapbook, and take care of all correspondence.           

  • The Treasurer shall keep the books of the NJASC, receive/pay all bills, and shall receive the dues of member schools.  He or she shall also prepare a detailed statement of all funds received and expended for the NJASC during his/her tenure of office.  A copy of this statement shall be mailed to member schools within a month after the annual conference.  He or she shall also coordinate the “Top Ten Projects” program. 

  • The Executive Member in charge of State Charity shall have the responsibility of chairing the NJASC Charity Drive. 

  • The Executive Member in charge of Publications shall be the editor of the NJASC Review and other NJASC publications.

  • The Executive Member in charge of Special Projects shall coordinate the NJASC Regional Programs and Standards of Excellence Program.

  • The Middle Level Representative shall supervise the New Jersey Student Council week and the Honor School Program.

  • The State Board of Education Representative shall be the official voice of the students of New Jersey as a non-voting member of the State Board of Education at their monthly meetings and will report to the NJASC Executive Board concerning the activities of the State Board of Education.

Additional Expectations for State Officers

  • You and your Advisor must be able to attend monthly Executive Board Meetings, which will rotate between the schools of each Executive Member. 

  • All State Officers are expected to attend the annual NASC Region 2 Meeting, which is one weekend in March or April.

  • All High School State Officers are expected, and the Middle Level Representative has the option, to attend the NASC National Conference in late June.  It is expected that your school district will pay the expenses for your trip.
  • All State Officers must be able to attend BOTH sessions of the annual Leadership Training Conference (LTC) in July. There are also mandatory training sessions on one Saturday in March and one Saturday in May to prepare for LTC.

Still Interested? Read on...

Here's what you need to do...

  • You must be from a NJASC member school, and must attend the Running For State Office session at the Fall Business Meeting in October with your Student Council Advisor. 

  • Each member school may only run ONE candidate for State Office.

  • You must be a high school sophomore or junior.  Candidates for Middle Level Executive Member must be able to remain in Middle/Junior High School for the duration of the term.

  • It is HIGHLY ADVISED that you attend our Leadership Training Conference (LTC) before running for State Office. The NJASC Constitution requires completion of LTC in order to be slated to run for President or Vice President.

  • Application forms will be handed out at this meeting, and are due back to the NJASC Northern Office with all necessary materials by the deadline indicated.  Late applications will NOT be considered!

There will be an interview meeting in December, with all members of the outgoing NJASC Executive Board.

  • They will interview each candidate.  From these interviews, they will slate the high school applicants for the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Member, or State Board of Education Representative.

  • Middle Level applicants will be interviewed, but not slated since there is only one office available.

  • Election Rules will be distributed to all candidates.

All candidates will give their speeches at the Winter Convention, and the election will immediately follow.

  • Candidates must check in with the outgoing Vice President before campaigning.

  • Speeches will be given, and each school will have one vote.

  • All candidates are required to stay until the end of the Convention, when the results will be announced and the new Board will be sworn in.