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AS Publicity Center Distributor 2020-2021

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS Publicity Center Distributor 2020-2021
About the Department

The Publicity Center provides high quality and personalized promotional services, products and support to the Associated Students organization and students of Western Washington University. We offer excellence in graphic design, print and electronic media, and distribution services while providing unique educational opportunities and leadership experience to student employees. 

About the Position

The Publicity Center Distributor is responsible for distributing posters, newspapers, banners and other collateral on campus and in some locations in Bellingham. Some routes require using an electric-assist tricycle for transportation or in some instances, a campus truck. 

Terms of Position Position begins the Monday before fall quarter classes begin, and ends on the last day of spring quarter. Returning employees in good standing may return to the position for additional quarters without reapplying.  
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
  • Working knowledge of and interest in publicity, communications, graphic design and advertising. 

  • Desire to promote campus offices and events. 

  • Knowledge of campus and Bellingham community locations. 

  • Comfortable with using a ladder to access high spaces. 

  • Currently have, or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license. 

  • Bicycling skills. 

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. 

  • Effective organizational and time management skills. 

  •  Ability to work independently and responsibly. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions. 

  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve. 

  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner that is welcoming to wide variety of people. 

  • Knowledge of department and the position’s responsibilities. 

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 Personnel 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. 

    • Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director. 

Position Responsibilities
  • Ensure the timely distribution of publicity materials by: 

    • Posting posters at established locations on and off campus. 

    • Hanging exterior and interior banners. 

    • Distributing the NY Times and AS Review newspapers and counting and documenting the number of remaining issues at each designated location. 

    • Distributing table tents to residence hall dining areas. 

    • Use an electric-assist tricycle for all routes not practical on foot. 

  • Exercise stewardship of campus resources by:  

    • Removing illegal postings from campus boards, light poles, walls, etc. 

    • Maintain posting tools in good working order and report problems to Distribution Coordinator. 

  • Ensure the smooth, effective operations of the Publicity Center by: 

    • Keep accurate track of work hours and submit time sheets by due date. 

    • Attend staff meetings as required by the Distribution Coordinator and the Publicity Center Coordinator. 

    • Maintaining effective communication with the Distribution Coordinator regarding position responsibilities.  

Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply.

Starting hourly rate of $13.60.

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 7th – 18thWinter training on Jan 4th, and Spring training on March 29th? 
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?  

Closing Date Notes Application open until April 10th.

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.


Job no: 497834
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Applications close: Pacific Daylight Time

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