Position Templates allow administrators a consistent way to manage who holds various positions within the organizations they oversee. Position Templates represent roles like President, Vice-President, Captain, Advisor, or Director. The Positions feature also allows for streamlined and efficient messaging based on the Position a user holds. You can also assign different position templates to different types of organizations within your system. Position templates are defined and managed by site administrators. If you are a student looking to create new positions within your organization, check out this article.

Creating position templates

Position templates are managed individually by each administrative branch, allowing branch administrators to create positions that are specific to the organizations they oversee. To create new position templates, first navigate to the Action Center for your administrative branch. Click on the Organization Tool Drawer, and then on Position Templates under Branch Tools.

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Click +Position Template at the top of the page to begin building your position template. Give the Position a name and a description. Then, indicate which of the following settings should be applied to the position by checking the box next to each item. See the table below for a description of each setting.

Setting Description
Show Description on the Involvement Record for holders of this position Any user holding this position will have the description of the position included on their Co-Curricular Transcript.
Only assignable by a campus administrator Campus administrators can only assign this position to a member of the organization. Organization members will not be able to self-identify or fill this position from their organization pages.
Automatically approve past involvement requests Any past involvement request in which a user identifies as having held this position in an organization will be automatically approved.
Show holders of this position on the organization's roster Users holding this position will be visible on the organization's roster by default, unless the individual user decides to hide this specific membership.
Position Name cannot be changed The name of this position cannot be changed. If, for example, you want users to be able to change the name "President" to match the title they use in their individual organizations, make sure you leave this option unchecked.
Security cannot be changed The level of permissions cannot be changed for this position. This setting allows you to determine what level of management access this position will have in their organizations and these permissions cannot be changed within the organization.
Holders of this position can request locations for events If you want users in this position to be able to request event locations when submitting event requests, be sure to select this option.
Holders of this position should be automatically added as Event Reviewers This user will be added as an event reviewer for any events submitted by this organization. For example, if you want every organization's Advisor to serve as an event reviewer for that organization's event submissions, be sure to check the box next to this setting. 

Click Create when you are finished. You will be taken back to the list of position templates. Click the name of a position template to manage additional options. You will first be taken to the Properties tab where you will see all of the settings you just selected. Review these selections to make sure the position is designed correctly.

Assigning permission levels to positions

Select the Permissions tab to establish the level of permission this position will have within organizations. Users who fill Positions with "No access" will not be able to manage any tools within the organization. "All access" allows Position holders to manage every tool within the organization's site - these are the users who will have the most power within the organization. Limited access allows you to select the level of access the Position should have for each tool within the organization site. See below for information about what each level of access will allow for each tool.

Customization  
None User will not see the ability to manage cover photos or interests.
View User can see uploaded cover photos and selected interests, but cannot manage them.
Full User has access to upload, edit, and delete cover photos and can manage interests for the organization.

 

Documents  
None User will only be able to see documents that have been shared publicly or with that user's position.
View User will be able to view all documents, but cannot edit, delete, or create them.
Full User has full access to documents, including the ability to create, edit, and delete them.

 

Elections  
None User will only be able to see elections that have been shared publicly or with that user's position.
View User will be able to view all elections and election results, but cannot edit, delete, or create them.
Full User will be able to create, edit, and delete elections and view results.

 

Events  
None User will only be able to see events that have been shared publicly, within their organization, or ones they have been invited to.
View User will be able to view all event details and submissions, but cannot edit, delete, or create them.
Full User has full access to events, including the ability to edit and delete them, manage invitations, manage event attendance, and submit event requests.

 

Finance  
None User cannot access the finance tab.
View User can view transactions and requests, but cannot edit or create them.
Full User can submit purchase and funding requests on behalf of the organization.

 

Forms  
None User will only be able to see forms that have been shared publicly or with that user's position.
View User will be able to view all forms, but cannot edit, delete, or create them. User can also view form submissions but cannot approve or deny them.
Full User has full access to forms, including the ability to create, edit, and delete forms and manage form submissions.

 

Messaging  
None User does not have access to the messaging tool, but will receive messages sent to them.
View User can view messages sent from the organization but cannot create new message relays.
Full User has full access to send message relays to members of the organization.

 

News  
None User will only be able to see news posts that have been shared publicly or with the organization.
View User will be able to view all news posts, but cannot edit, delete, or create posts.
Full User has full access to news, including the ability to create, edit, and delete posts.

 

Photo  
None User will only be able to see photo galleries that have been shared publicly or with that user's position.
View User will be able to view all photo galleries, but cannot edit, delete, or create them.
Full User will be able to manage all photo galleries, including the ability to edit, delete, and create them. 

 

Profile  
None User can only see the basic profile of the organization.
View User can view the full organization's profile but cannot update it.
Full User can edit the organization's profile. 

 

Registration Forms  
None User cannot view registration form submissions.
View User can view the organization's registration submission, but cannot edit it.
Full User can edit and resubmit the organization's registration form.

 

Roster  
None User can view the public roster of members but has no management access for the roster or Positions.
View User can view all members of the organization, organization created positions, but cannot make edits to the roster or create new organization positions.
Full User can manage the roster, including the ability to create and edit positions, invite members, and approve memberships.

 

Service Hours  
None User will be able to see their own service hours and submit service hours for review.
View User will be able to see service hours submitted by any user, but cannot approve or deny them.
Full User will be able to view all service hours for all users and make decisions about approving and denying service hours.

 

Wall  
None User can view and contribute to the wall.
View User can view and contribute to the wall.
Full User can view and contribute to the wall. 


Additional settings

Finance Stages

If you are utilizing the Finance tool, campus-wide position templates can also be assigned to reviewing finance stages. This process will be determined by your campus's workflow, and you can read more about that process here.

Updating Position Templates

If you need to make changes to your position templates at any time, you can do so by updating the various settings from the Properties, Permissions, or Finance Stages tabs and clicking Update. To enforce a change throughout the system, check the box entitled "Apply changes to all users holding this position" before clicking Update. You must save each tab individually for each set of changes to take effect. You can also delete a position template by clicking the red Delete button at the top of the page.

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