In the job description of VP Student Services, it generally states 15-20 hours/week’s work load. I was wondering how this number is calculated. After 3 hours’ careful calculation, I found it really close to the truth.
The main work for VP Student Services can be divided to 3 parts – meetings (include events), read/reply e-mail, and general (short talk, check signing, writing reports, etc.) For the meeting part, I have the record of all meetings attended and the roughly time commitment for each of them. For the e-mail part, I use 2 minutes per reading and 5 minutes per replying for calculation of this part. For the general part, I assume in average half an hour per day, which means 15 hours per month.
So I got these working hours for each month:
April (this is before inauguration, but work is already started): 32.5 (there is only meeting time and e-mail time, no general time)
June: 144.3 (nightmare!)
July: 31.2 (This is the best month!)
December: 35.2 (This is also a perfect month!)
From May 1 to January 31, I worked 712.7 hours in 39 weeks. Thus, in average I worked 18.2744 hours per week.
The next year, VP Student Services will also take the power as the treasurer. Thus if the new by-law is passed in February 28′s Special General Meeting, the title will be changed to VP Finance & Services. I can anticipate that the new VP Finance & Services will also work for approximately 2o hours per week.