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AS Legal Information Center Coordinator 2019-2020

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS Legal Information Center Coordinator 2019-2020
About the Department

The ROP provide information, advocacy, activities and peer-to-peer education to Western students. The seven centers within the ROP strive to empower and support all members of Western’s diverse community. The ROP also provides the opportunity for Western’s students to gain valuable work and life experience.


The AS Legal Information Center (LIC) is a confidential and non-judgmental resource for students seeking information about their legal rights and responsibilities.  The LIC works to empower students to make informed choices and to encourage students to take an active role in their own legal issues through peer education, programs and events, and various resources.

About the Position

The AS Legal Information Center (LIC) Coordinator is responsible for implementing and maintaining the LIC Statement of Purpose and goals of the office, supervising all volunteers and work study staff, and coordinator the compilation of legal resources for students. The LIC exists to encourage students to make informed choices and help students take an active role in their own legal matters. The LIC works to provide the Western community with support, the opportunity to exchange ideas and become aware of legal issues through programming, resource referral, and the development of a "safe space" on campus.

Terms of Position

This is a three quarter position. This position begins the Monday two weeks before the start of classes fall quarter and ends the Friday of finals week the following spring quarter. This position works an average of 15 hours per week. The position holder may work more some weeks and less other weeks depending on the office’s needs. The position holder is neither required nor expected to work during intersession, winter break or spring break.

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
  • Prior experience with managing volunteers or employees
  • Budget management knowledge or experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions
  • Conflict management knowledge or experience.
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Basic knowledge of department and position specific responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly, while supervising others
  • Knowledge and passion about legal issues and topics
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people on Western’s campus and in the Bellingham Community
  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve
  • Ability to create a space that makes people feel welcome at events and at the office
  • Ability to work flexible hours
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.
    • Attending all AS staff development events including, but not limited to: pre-fall orientation, pre-winter, pre-spring, and mid-quarter staff developments.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
    • Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director.
  • Ensure the legacy of this position by:
    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
    • Working with the previous position holder to complete a minimum of 15 hours of unpaid internship as well as providing a 15 hour internship to the incoming position holder.
    • Developing and maintaining a legacy document as required by the AS Employment Policy.
Position Responsibilities
  • Use student fees in a responsible and proper manner by:
    • Serving as co-Student Budget Coordinator with the ROP Director for the budgets of Legal Information Center.
    • Developing quarterly and annual budget plans and projections.
    • Regularly reviewing and maintaining budgets through Budget Tracker and Banner.
  • Ensure that all Legal Information staff and interns perform the responsibilities of their jobs by:
    • Conducting new employee orientation.
    • Supervising these personnel.
    • Developing training materials and opportunities.
    • Coordinating and facilitating LIC staff meetings.
    • Providing on-going feedback and conducting evaluations.
    • Requiring staff members to fill out client traffic sheets.
    • Providing recognition to staff for their accomplishments and contributions.
    • Ensuring that all required paperwork is complete and turned in on time.
  • Ensure that the Legal Information Center serves the diverse needs of the student body by:
    • Coordinating the process of establishing short and long-term goals within the LIC
    • Serving as the LIC’s primary liaison to the Western community.
    • Regularly debriefing events with staff and interns.
    • Assessing the needs of the office in order to be more inclusive (books, visual representation, programming topics and materials, resources, etc.).
    • Being available for speaking engagements and newspaper and radio interviews as needed.
    • Performing other duties as needed or assigned.
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply. 
Wage Position earns an hourly rate of $13.36 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 9th – September 20th, Winter training on Jan 6th, and Spring training on March 30th? 
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview? 
Closing Date Notes Application closes April 12th.

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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