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AS Voter Registration Staff 2018

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Leadership

Position Title AS Voter Registration Staff 2018
About the Department

The Representation & Engagement Programs (REP) includes the activities of the AS Elections Coordinator, AS Student Senate Chair, AS Legislative Liaison, the Committee Coordinator, and the Voter Registration and Education Coordinator.

About the Position

The Voter Registration Staff serves the Representation & Engagement Programs (REP) in the annual voter registration drive and the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort. The position will staff tables in the residence halls during move-in weekend and at other times and locations around campus and in the community to increase civic and voter participation.  

Terms of Position

Temporary position: Beginning approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of fall quarter and ending the day after Election Day. The position is designed to require approximately thirty (30) to forty (40) hours of total work.

Required Qualifications
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Outgoing nature that is comfortable communicating with and outreaching to strangers
  • Basic knowledge of the voter registration process
  • Ability to provide information in an unbiased and neutral manner
  • Understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality of voter registration information and documents
AS Employment Responsibilities
  • Serve the diverse membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:
    • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Employment Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
  • Ensure the legacy of this position by:
    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
Position Responsibilities
  • Be fully aware of the REP Voter Registration policies and methods by:
    • Attending the voter registration staff training
  • Register students to vote by:
    • Being on time for work as scheduled.
    • Actively encouraging students to register to vote.
    • Being present at the voter registration booth or other voter registration outreach activities during scheduled working hours.
    • Assisting students in registering to vote either online or on paper registration form.
    • Communicating with students about the importance of registering to vote.
    • Providing voter registration volunteers with direction.
    • Answering questions that arise while students are registering to vote.
    • Reporting and discussing problems as encountered to supervisor.
    • Keeping the voter registration booth clean and organized.
  • Help to ensure that students vote by:
    • Encouraging students to join a reminder to vote list/system.
    • Informing students about voting related events being put on by the REP.
    • Participating in Get Out the Vote efforts by assisting at outreach events such as going door-to-door in residence halls or educational events and forums.
  • Keep accurate records of students registered to vote by:
    • Keeping a count of number of students registered to vote by hour.
    • Collecting, sorting and preparing voter registration forms for mailing or delivery.
    • Assisting in keeping an electronic record of the number of students registered to vote.
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply.

This position will receive a Program Support Staff 1 wage, which is $11.50 per hour.

Application Instructions
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. 
In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions:  
1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students? 
2. Why are you interested in working in this position? 
3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position?
 4. Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development trainings (this will not conflict with school) including Fall Training between September 10th – September 21st?
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview? 
Closing Date Notes Application is open until July 25th.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


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