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AS ESP Research & Student Outreach (Work Study) 2018-2019

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Location: Bellingham, WA
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Position Title AS ESP Research & Student Outreach (Work Study) 2018-2019
About the Department

The Environmental Center presents lectures, seminars, music events and other programs to educate the campus community about environmental topics and to illustrate the interconnections between environmentalism and other social concerns. The Center maintains a library of current books, newspapers, brochures, videos and magazines. The Center acts as a networking center for campus and community activists. The Environmental Center Co-Coordinators oversee the overall function and activities of the Environmental Center.

About the Position

This position is to assist the Environmental and Sustainability Center with the organization of various programs and events, as well as up keep of social media and promotion of events.

Terms of Position

Position begins after a qualified student is interviewed, selected and submits their employment paper work to the AS Personnel Office. The term of position will generally begin at the start of fall quarter and end the Friday of the following spring quarter. Position holder should not work any hours during finals week of each quarter unless an exception to this condition is granted by the Director. Position holder is required to attend any trainings or orientations as required by the office coordinators or Director. Position may begin later in the year or at any point in which a position becomes vacant. Position works an average of 10 hours a week.

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.
  • Must maintain all work study financial aid minimum requirements
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to effectively use Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Ability to be creative and flexible while working around problems and road blocks
  • Well- Developed organizational skills.
  • Applicable leadership skills and ability to recruit and direct volunteers of all abilities and commitments.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate a self-motivated approach to work and tasks.
  • Have basic knowledge surrounding environmental issues and ability to work with an environmentally minded group of people and procedures. 
AS Employment Responsibilities
  • Serve the 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 continuity and legacy of this position by:
    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
Position Responsibilities
  • Research and stay informed about environmental events happening on campus, with clubs, and in the community
  • Aid in upkeep and content creation for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the ESP on a weekly basis
  • Assist all coordinators in event programming Delegate Earth Day and other activity tasks to other work-study employees and/or volunteers.  
  • Keep an open line of communication with all members of the ESP  
  • Attend weekly work-study meetings to coordinate weekly schedule and tasks.  
  • Be informed about upcoming EC events.  
  • Assist EC Coordinator with event evaluation, audience attendance ideas and feedback, both before and after events  
  • Assist the EC Coordinator in the creation of EC promotion material (flyers, buttons, stickers, pens, photographs for social media etc.)  
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the EC Coordinator.
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply. Please upload work study award

This position will receive a Research Assistant 3 wage, which is $11.50 per hour fall quarter, then $12.00 per hour winter and spring quarter. While staying within the award amount presented by Financial Aid Work Study.

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)?
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview? 
Closing Date Notes Application open until October 19th.

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);

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