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AS REP Legislative & Voter Registration Education Assistant (Work Study) 2018-2019

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Leadership

Position Title AS REP Legislative & Voter Registration Education Assistant (Work Study) 2018-2019
About the Department

The Associated Students Representative & Engagement Programs exists to provide the resources, services, and support necessary to ensure student representation in decisions that impact students at the university, local, state, and federal levels. The REP works to promote effective citizenship and civic engagement through services, programs, and collaboration.

About the Position

This position lasts from fall to spring quarter. Position begins after a qualified work study student is interviewed, selected and submits their paper work to the AS Personnel Office. Position holder is required to attend any trainings or orientations as required by the office coordinators or Director.

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. 
  • Must receive Work Study Award from Financial Aid
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Background and/or interest in civic and legislative issues.
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work independently and responsibility
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple people and organizations 
  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve
  • Ability to work flexible hours 
  • Basic knowledge of department and positions specific responsibilities 
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
  • Enhance overall student awareness of legislative issues by:
    • Collecting, analyzing, and posting information regarding legislative bills relevant to students.
    • Developing and maintaining a resource library in the REP office.
    • Obtaining and distributing literature, educational materials, and information sources to students and interested parties.
    • Researching and publishing reliable non-partisan internet sources of information for political issues of interest to students.
    • Promoting student involvement in civic engagement by advertising the availability of educational information on political issues.
    • Creating and maintaining a calendar of community, state, and national events of a political nature to encourage political engagement of students.     
  • Enhance the legislative lobbying effectiveness of the Associated Students by: 
    • Working with the Legislative Liaison and Vice President for Governmental Affairs in their lobbying efforts.
    • Assisting in the coordination of Viking Lobby Day, rallies, and other lobbying events.
  • Foster and develop working relationships between the AS/REP and external organizations that promote civic engagement by:
    • Communicating with campaign staff and non-profit political organizations. 
    • Connecting with governmental entities such as the Whatcom County Auditor and Secretary of State.
    • Gathering information related to local, state, and federal political issues and relaying that information to students in a non-partisan fashion.
  • Provide managerial and administrative support for the Representation & Engagement Programs by:
    • Assisting with REP events and special programs as requested.
    • Assisting the Elections Coordinator and Senate Chair as necessary.
    • Performing other tasks as needed or assigned.
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply. Please upload work study award

This position will receive a Program Support Staff 1 wage, which is approximately $11.50 per hour fall quarter and winter-spring quarter $12.00 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)?
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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