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AS OCE Legislative Education Assistant 2020-2021

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS OCE Legislative Education Assistant 2020-2021
About the Department

The AS Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) 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; to promote effective citizenship and civic engagement through services, programs, and collaboration.

About the Position

The AS Legislative Education Assistant is responsible for coordinating educational programming aimed at the national, regional, and/or local legislation as well as helping disseminate information which will better inform the WWU community of what is occurring nationally, regionally, locally, and globally. This position also assists with other major projects ran by the OCE and fills in where necessary.

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 10 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.
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Preferred Qualifications
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people on Western’s campus and in the Bellingham community.
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple people and organizations.
  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve.
  • Basic knowledge of department and position specific responsibilities.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Knowledge of or experience with event planning.
  • Knowledge and passion about legal issues and topics
  • Ability to create a space that makes people feel welcome at events and at the office.
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 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.
AS Office of Civic Engagement Responsibilities
  • Empower and support the Associated Students membership with civic engagement information, activities, and peer education by:
    • Maintaining 10 regular posted office hours per week as arranged with the OCE team. Providing unbiased, nonjudgmental, and accurate information and services to students.
    • Maintaining up-to-date records and information of on and off campus services in order to provide effective referrals.
    • Provide voter education and voter registration information.
  • Ensure the smooth, effective operations of the Office of Civic Engagement by:
    • Attending weekly OCE staff meetings, office check-ins, and any additional departmental activities.
    • Promoting teamwork and collaboration throughout the OCE office.
    • Assisting with the coordination of activities, materials, and tabling schedules for all OCE civic engagement events.
    • Establishing and maintaining active working relationships with other OCE team members.
  • Develop and enhance the teamwork, communication, and effectiveness of the OCE by:
    • Planning short- and long-term goals for the OCE with office staff and the OCE Director.
    • Continually receiving feedback from participants of events and services.
    • Maintaining regular communication with OCE staff outside of meetings.
  • Foster working relationships with related campus and community resources by:
    • Being aware of and participating in OCE related events.
    • Fostering and enhancing working relationships and communication with Western Votes and other civic engagement organizations on campus.
Position Responsibilities
  • Ensure student participation in legislative session by:
    • Assisting in student education surrounding AS-coordinated lobby days agendas for WLD, WILD, local, and federal.
    • Coordinating with the Voter Engagement & Recruitment Coordinator and the Local Issues Coordinator to plan education, actions, and/or activity around regional issues in accordance with current Olympia activities.
  •  Empower and support the Associated Students membership with information, activities and peer education by:
    • Educating the WWU community on current national political issues through programming, marketing, and/or other modes of communication (social media, podcasts, etc.)
    • 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.).
    • Performing other duties as needed or assigned.
  •  Supporting OCE operations by:
    • Assisting the OCE Director with administrative tasks.
    • Assisting the other positions in the OCE with major projects such as Housing and Hash Browns, Get out the Vote, elections, etc.
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply.
Wage Starting hourly wage 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); eoo@wwu.edu

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).

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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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