|President – Geremy Cao
The president is in charge with providing leadership and direction for the committee and the club. Using all the power available to him/her within the boundaries of the constitution, the president must oversee key relationships between members, committees, coaches and outer club relations with other universities, administration and other persons. A strong leadership trait and organisational skill is a must.
|Vice-president – Jessica Zhuang
The Vice-president is in charge of overseeing the club as a whole, whether it be during training or via communicating and responding to general inquiries. The outline for the year’s proceedings is to be organised along with the president at the beginning of the year. This is the primary contact for liaison between the committees of other university taekwondo clubs, especially with regard to managing large scale inter-university events (e.g. inter-uni training, committee entertainment, competitions). Melbourne University administration affairs are also managed in part by the vice-president.
|Secretary – Blossam Pang
A secretary is like the engine of a train, the club simply will stall without anyone doing all the nitty-gritty work. Paperwork will fall principally to the secretary. Due to the nature of our club, the secretary will need to understand all the necessary legal paperwork that needs to be maintained every year, as well as submitting all necessary paperwork required by our sports administration. Organisational skills in this position is a must.
|Treasurer – Ricardo Garcia
The treasurer manages the $$$ within the club. A strong commerce or business minded background is absolutely required to ensure that our member’s money is used with respect and responsibility. The trajectory of the club’s future financial position is dependent on the treasurer, who must have the capability to approve/disapprove purchases. This includes, but is not limited to: membership payment, uniform, salaries, grants and equipment.
|IT Director – Danielle Choong
MUTKD has significantly increased our online capabilities this year, so a new position has been created to help ensure a smooth transition is made for the present and the future. Responsibilities will include maintaining the framework of our website (basic coding), payment methods and administrative capabilities (google drive/forms). This description will be changing with the times, so watch this space for any updates!
The marketing director is accountable for the design and manufacture of the goods of the club. This involves: dobok uniform, custom-made T-shirts and spray jackets, marketing banners for display during O-week, and the distribution of pamphlets. It is beneficial for this committee member to be literate in Chinese in order to liaise with the Chinese market when ordering overseas. Anything related to club promotion is under the authority of the marketing manager. Ideally someone self-motivated, outgoing and versatile would be suited for this role.
|Social Media Manager – Benedict Tan
The main goal for this role is to grow our social media presence. We currently have a website, instagram and facebook group which need to be maintained and loved. Many of our old and new members love to hear what the club is up to, and responsibility ultimately is placed on the social media manager’s shoulders to provide them with information. This role will be working closely with marketing to help expand our network.
|Public Relations – Dominic Ilagan
The chief objective of the public relations manager is to maintain the reputation of the club – i.e. build relationships within and beyond the margins of university, in addition to negotiating between stakeholders. He/she is tasked with applications for club funding, gaining sponsorships and organising charity events. Interpersonal relationships are thus crucial to bring out the potential of this role.
|Team Manager – Silven Peng
Competitors should be spending time on training and not admin work, and that is where the team manager comes in! Being in charge of our competitive team means they should also have an adequate enough rank to train our competitors. Our intensive sessions on the weekend will also be part of their domain. Our main competitions for the year are Australian University Games (AUG), Victorian Inter-university Competition (VIUC) and state/national events. A well-maintained competitive team inspires other members in the club to improve too.
|Events Manager – Daniel Wang
The events manager coordinates the activities and proceedings that will be undertaken throughout the year. From weekly dinners to bbq picnics, camp itinerary, committee gatherings and karaoke, this role essentially entails all social entertainment affairs for the club members to enjoy as a reprieve from intense trainings. Extensive cooperation with the social media manager will be necessary when uploading events onto networking platforms such as facebook.