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The Associated Students of the University of Oregon ("ASUO") serves as a hub of student leadership and engagement at UO and in the greater community. Our work environment is fast-paced with frequent interruptions and occasional bursts of excitement and laughter. We commit ourselves to a shared culture of diverse opinions, experiences, and expressions. As an organization, we value leadership as exhibited through collaboration, teamwork, and human willpower.

There are hundreds of opportunities to engage with ASUO; you could seek office as an elected or appointed official, become a member of a university-wide task force or committee, gain employment in an hourly wage role, or serve in a leadership position within any of the 230+ student organizations recognized by ASUO.  Regardless of your interest, the first step is the same: join our mailing list by joining the Associated Students of the University of Oregon portal.

Employment Opportunities with Student Government Engagement and Success

As an SGES team member, you'll work alongside some of the most dependable, honest and highly professional people on campus.  Please check back often for hourly wage positions with our team.

SGES Employment Application

Note that the Employment Application should not be used to apply for student official appointments. If you wish to apply for a student official role, please scroll down to Appointment Opportunities.

The following student employment position is currently open:

SGES Peer Education and Event Planner (PEEP) (click here for position description)

Priority given to applications received by 5pm on October 11, 2019.

SGES PEEP EMPLOYEE Application

Appointment Opportunities within ASUO's Three Branch Governance Structure

Throughout the year, opportunities arise to serve in various roles within ASUO's Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. These vacancies often coincide with the spring Officer transition in May, yet openings do occur at other times of the year.

  • • All vacancies are filled through the appointment process coordinated by the ASUO Executive. Positions in the Legislative and Judicial Branches are also subject to Senate Confirmation.
  • • Every appointed officer is required to meet ASUO membership rules and eligibility requirements, and certain positions are further restricted by academic major.
  • • Most, but not all, ASUO Officer positions are eligible for a monthly leadership stipend. Please see the ASUO Stipend Model to determine whether the position you are interested carries a financial award.
  • • Positions are subject to role requirements outlined in ASUO documents as well as Constitutionally mandated position responsibilities, attendance requirements, and administrative duties. If you wish to discuss the responsibilities of a certain position, please see Becky Girvan, SGES Director, for a referral.
  • • The duration of appointments may vary; please see the position description. No appointment may carry into the 2020-2021 academic year.

ASUO Appointee Application & Instructions 2019-2020

If you wish to confirm you meet eligibility requirements, please inquire in person at the ASUO front desk during office hours.

Opportunities to Serve: ASUO Executive Branch

The incoming ASUO Executive is seeking qualified candidates for positions on their 2019-20 Executive Cabinet. A majority of these positions begin during Fall Term.

  • • Individuals with excellent communication skills, a high degree of integrity, and a track record of measurable success and a drive to make a difference on their campus encouraged to apply.
  • • Understanding of and experience with democratic process or governmental structure helpful.
  • • The estimated time commitment for each role is 5-15 hours per week; with peak times occurring during key team events and campaign efforts.
  • • Attendance at office hours, cabinet meetings, and certain ASUO activities are required. Some of these responsibilities are weekly.
  • • Executive cabinet roles typically begin at the start of the Fall Academic Term (some positions sooner) and terminate on May 25, 2020. A small number of positions are active during the summer.
  • • Interested applicants may apply for one or more positions by completing one ASUO Application for Appointment.
  • • For more information about appointment opportunities, please inquire via email to the Chief of Staff at asuocos@uoregon.edu.

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ASUO Vice-President

Priority given to applications received by 11:59pm on 9/24/19.

This position provides overall leadership and direction, in concert with the ASUO President, for all functions of the ASUO Executive. The Vice President serves as part of a 26-member executive branch, comprised of the President, the Vice President, and up to 24 appointed students who serve as cabinet members. The President is elected during ASUO’s campus wide election in the spring, and this vacancy will be filled by appointment. The individual selected may be asked to seek the confirmation of Student Senate. Once confirmed, this officer’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 24, 2020.  

The executive is responsible for: university-wide campaigns; the recognition and oversight of student organization; and officer and committee appointments. Members of the executive identify issues and endeavors of importance to student in order to impact the UO student experience. In short, the executive cabinet engages on issues in order to make change on campus. The student selected should expect to be engaged in a number of broad responsibilities outlined below.

Strong candidates for this position will have excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of team-driven success, and experience making decisions based on quantitative data and viewpoint-neutral factors. A $500 monthly stipend is awarded to affirm the learning and leadership opportunities this position carries.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Reports to ASUO President
  • Performs the duties of the Vice President as outlined in the ASUO Constitution
  • Assumes all duties pertaining to the office of the ASUO President in the President’s absence
  • Performs all duties delegated by the ASUO President
  • Responsible for appointing students to the Diversity Plan Committee and serves as the liaison between the committee and the ASUO Executive
  • Responsible for allocating the Major and Minor Equipment Fund on behalf of the ASUO Executive
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of Student Senate (may vote in the cases of a tie)
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the Student Planning and Construction Committee (may vote in the cases of a tie)

All Executive Cabinet Members shall:

  • Strive to fulfill the responsibilities of their position. Seek guidance and support as needed.
  • Uphold the ASUO Mission.
  • Ensure their actions adhere to the ASUO Constitution and its bylaws and rules.
  • Participate in the ASUO Executive by attending all staff/program meetings, attending and participating in all member trainings, contributing toward all executive projects and campaigns, participating in evaluations, holding 3 weekly office hours, and responding timely to role email.
  • Assist and support the efforts of Cabinet Member teammates by attending at least two events, volunteering at each ASUO Street Faire, volunteering with the Vote OR Vote campaign, and responding to communication from teammates in a timely manner.
  • Mentor interns.
  • Attend assigned Executive committee/committee per ASUO President’s request.
  • Attend and participate in staff retreats.
  • Positively represent ASUO and the Executive branch with ASUO Members by showing up on time and as scheduled, communicating if unplanned absences occur, following up on promises, and signing in during office hours.
  • Attend campus and community events as requested. 
  • Failure to meet any and all requirements will result in immediate termination (but will be reviewed on a case by case basis). 
  • Must attend Executive Retreat from 10/18/2019 to 10/20/2019.

Now hiring!

The following Executive Cabinet positions are currently open. Please view the 2019-20 Executive Cabinet Position Responsibilities document to learn about the responsibilities associated with each role. The priority application deadline has passed and applications will be considered in the order received.

ASUO Accessibility Advocate

ASUO Communications and Media Coordinator

ASUO Election Coordinator

ASUO External Director

ASUO Finance Director

ASUO Food Insecurity Coordinator

ASUO Fraternity and Sorority Life Advocate

ASUO Graduate Employee Advocate

ASUO International Student Advocate

ASUO Internal Director

ASUO Mental Health Advocate

ASUO Programs Administrator

ASUO New Programs Success Liaison

ASUO Policy Coordinator

ASUO Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

ASUO State Affairs Coordinator

ASUO Stipend Advocate

ASUO Student Conduct Coordinator

ASUO Tuition Engagement Coordinator

ASUO University Affairs Coordinator

Other vacancies:

ASPAC Presidential Advisory Council At Large

Priority deadline has passed; applications will be considered in the order they are received until position is filled.

This vacancy is for an At Large position on ASPAC for the 2019-20 academic year. The individual appointed to this position shall serve on ASPAC until May 24, 2020.

The Associated Students Presidential Advisory Council ("ASPAC") is a 10-member committee that meets with the UO President twice per academic term during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms. The objective and responsibilities of the council include:

  1. Provide a forum to for student leaders to advise the UO President on matters of interest to the student population.
  2. Facilitate communication between the student body and the UO President.
  3. Keep and compile accurate minutes to be filed with the ASUO Leadership Advisor (SGES Director).  

ASPAC membership includes: the ASUO President (ex-officio); a designee of the ASUO President; the Residence Hall Association President (or designee); the Chair of the Dean of Students Advisory Board (or designee); two elected students serving in At-Large positions for two year terms; as many as three directors of ASUO Recognized Student Organizations; and a graduate student representative.

The anticipated time commitment associated with this position is five hours per term. There is no stipend associated with this role.   

Opportunities to Serve: ASUO Legislative Branch

The Student Senate and its four Finance Committees comprise the ASUO Legislative Branch. Openings within this branch may occur throughout the year; please check back often.

Estimated time commitment for these roles is 10-20 hours per week, with involvement peaking in January and February at the culmination of the annual ASUO Budget Cycle. Weekly office hours and meetings are required. The individuals selected for these roles require Senate confirmation. These positions end on May 24, 2020.

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VACANCY: Student Senate Seat 20 - Education, Environment, Exploring

Priority deadline has passed; applications will be considered in the order they are received until position is filled.

Academic Senators serve as a liaison between Student Senate and the academic constituencies they represent. As such, applicants must be enrolled in one of the major fields of study this seat represents. For a current list of academic constituencies apportioned under each Academic Senate Seat, please see the Student Senate Academic Apportionment Reference document linked to this page.

Academic Senators serve on ASUO’s 24-member Student Senate, which is ASUO’s guiding body of the Legislative Branch. Student Senate is comprised of 13 Academic Senators, 10 Finance Senators, and a First-Year Representative, this body initiates resolutions (laws), confirms presidential appointees, initiates funding decisions related to the incidental fee, and ratifies the actions of the four finance committees under its jurisdiction. It is governed by both the ASUO Constitution and the Rules of the Student Senate, and its officers are required to adhere to University policy as well as state and federal law.

Individually, Academic Senators: serve as a liaison to their academic constituencies; coordinate and hold weekly office hours in the ASUO Suite; attend meetings and trainings; and uphold any responsibilities assigned by the Senate President or outlined in governance documents. They must attend mandatory officer trainings – Orientation, Finance, and Cultural – and the annual budget hearing which typically occurs the first Saturday of February. They must also attend and participate in Student Senate hearings which occur weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm until the meeting agenda concludes (excluding Finals Week). Academic Senators serve on at least two Student/Faculty Committees and at least two ASUO committees, one of which must be the Academic Committee. Academic Senators also have the opportunity to serve on external committees, such as University Senate and dozens of University-wide boards and task forces. Office hour requirements are approximately three per week, excluding Dead/Finals Week, and while overall time commitment varies, the average time commitment for Academic Senators is 10-20 hours per week.

Student Senate is primarily responsible for defining the financial priorities of the Legislative Branch, disseminating these priorities throughout the organization, and allocating incidental funds in support of these priorities. Student Senate has authority to initiate funding decisions regarding ASUO Surplus, ASUO Reserve accounts, and related to the annual recommendation of the UO Incidental Fund (currently $259.25 per student per term).

Strong candidates for this vacancy will have excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of team-driven success, and experience making decisions based on quantitative data and viewpoint-neutral factors. A $200 monthly stipend is awarded to affirm the learning and leadership opportunities this position carries.

The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate.  Once confirmed, this officer’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 24, 2020.  

VACANCY: Student Senate Seat 21 - Education, Environment, Exploring

Apply now! Priority will be given to applications received by 11:59pm on 9/20/19.

Academic Senators serve as a liaison between Student Senate and the academic constituencies they represent. As such, applicants must be enrolled in one of the major fields of study this seat represents. For a current list of academic constituencies apportioned under each Academic Senate Seat, please see the Student Senate Academic Apportionment Reference document linked to this page.

Academic Senators serve on ASUO’s 24-member Student Senate, which is ASUO’s guiding body of the Legislative Branch. Student Senate is comprised of 13 Academic Senators, 10 Finance Senators, and a First-Year Representative, this body initiates resolutions (laws), confirms presidential appointees, initiates funding decisions related to the incidental fee, and ratifies the actions of the four finance committees under its jurisdiction. It is governed by both the ASUO Constitution and the Rules of the Student Senate, and its officers are required to adhere to University policy as well as state and federal law.

Individually, Academic Senators: serve as a liaison to their academic constituencies; coordinate and hold weekly office hours in the ASUO Suite; attend meetings and trainings; and uphold any responsibilities assigned by the Senate President or outlined in governance documents. They must attend mandatory officer trainings – Orientation, Finance, and Cultural – and the annual budget hearing which typically occurs the first Saturday of February. They must also attend and participate in Student Senate hearings which occur weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm until the meeting agenda concludes (excluding Finals Week). Academic Senators serve on at least two Student/Faculty Committees and at least two ASUO committees, one of which must be the Academic Committee. Academic Senators also have the opportunity to serve on external committees, such as University Senate and dozens of University-wide boards and task forces. Office hour requirements are approximately three per week, excluding Dead/Finals Week, and while overall time commitment varies, the average time commitment for Academic Senators is 10-20 hours per week.

Student Senate is primarily responsible for defining the financial priorities of the Legislative Branch, disseminating these priorities throughout the organization, and allocating incidental funds in support of these priorities. Student Senate has authority to initiate funding decisions regarding ASUO Surplus, ASUO Reserve accounts, and related to the annual recommendation of the UO Incidental Fund (currently $259.25 per student per term).

Strong candidates for this vacancy will have excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of team-driven success, and experience making decisions based on quantitative data and viewpoint-neutral factors. A $200 monthly stipend is awarded to affirm the learning and leadership opportunities this position carries.

The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate.  Once confirmed, this officer’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 24, 2020.  

VACANCY: Student Senate Seat 23 - Graduate Studies 2

Priority deadline has passed; applications will be considered in the order they are received until position is filled.

Academic Senators serve on Student Senate and act as a liaison to the academic constituencies their seat represents. Applicants must be enrolled in one of the major fields of study their seat represents. For a list of apportioned academic constituencies under each Academic Senator's jurisdiction, please see the Student Senate Academic Apportionment Reference document linked to this page.

Academic Senators serve on ASUO’s 24-member Student Senate, which is ASUO’s guiding body of the Legislative Branch. Student Senate is comprised of 13 Academic Senators, 10 Finance Senators, and a First-Year Representative, this body initiates resolutions (laws), confirms presidential appointees, initiates funding decisions related to the incidental fee, and ratifies the actions of the four finance committees under its jurisdiction. It is governed by both the ASUO Constitution and the Rules of the Student Senate, and its officers are required to adhere to University policy as well as state and federal law.

Individually, Academic Senators: serve as a liaison to their academic constituencies; coordinate and hold weekly office hours in the ASUO Suite; attend meetings and trainings; and uphold any responsibilities assigned by the Senate President or outlined in governance documents. They must attend mandatory officer trainings – Orientation, Finance, and Cultural – and the annual budget hearing which typically occurs the first Saturday of February. They must also attend and participate in Student Senate hearings which occur weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm until the meeting agenda concludes (excluding Finals Week). Academic Senators serve on at least two Student/Faculty Committees and at least two ASUO committees, one of which must be the Academic Committee. Academic Senators also have the opportunity to serve on external committees, such as University Senate and dozens of University-wide boards and task forces. Office hour requirements are approximately three per week, excluding Dead/Finals Week, and while overall time commitment varies, the average time commitment for Academic Senators is 10-20 hours per week.

Student Senate is primarily responsible for defining the financial priorities of the Legislative Branch, disseminating these priorities throughout the organization, and allocating incidental funds in support of these priorities. Student Senate has authority to initiate funding decisions regarding ASUO Surplus, ASUO Reserve accounts, and related to the annual recommendation of the UO Incidental Fund (currently $259.25 per student per term).

Strong candidates for this vacancy will have excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of team-driven success, and experience making decisions based on quantitative data and viewpoint-neutral factors. A $200 monthly stipend is awarded to affirm the learning and leadership opportunities this position carries.

The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate.  Once confirmed, this officer’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 24, 2020.

VACANCY: Student Senate Seat 24 - First-Year / Freshman Representative

Apply now! Priority given to applications received by 11:59pm on Friday, October 4, 2019.

This position serves as a non-voting member of Student Senate and acts as a liaison to the first year/freshman constituencies it represents.  Applicants must be classified by UO as freshman students (typically with less than 45 credit hours.) If you aren’t sure of your eligibility, please inquire at the ASUO front desk.

The First-Year Senator serves on ASUO’s 24-member Student Senate, which is ASUO’s guiding body of the Legislative Branch. Student Senate is comprised of 13 Academic Senators, 10 Finance Senators, and a First-Year Representative, this body initiates resolutions (laws), confirms presidential appointees, initiates funding decisions related to the incidental fee, and ratifies the actions of the four finance committees under its jurisdiction. It is governed by both the ASUO Constitution and the Rules of the Student Senate, and its officers are required to adhere to University policy as well as state and federal law.

Individually, this Senator must: serve as a liaison to their academic constituencies; coordinate and hold weekly office hours in the ASUO Suite; attend meetings and trainings; and uphold any responsibilities assigned by the Senate President or outlined in governance documents. They must attend mandatory officer trainings – Orientation, Finance, and Cultural – and the annual budget hearing which typically occurs the first Saturday of February. They must also attend and participate in Student Senate hearings which occur weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm until the meeting agenda concludes (excluding Finals Week). Academic Senators serve on at least two Student/Faculty Committees and at least two ASUO committees, one of which must be the Academic Committee. Academic Senators also have the opportunity to serve on external committees, such as University Senate and dozens of University-wide boards and task forces. Office hour requirements are approximately three per week, excluding Dead/Finals Week, and while overall time commitment varies, the average time commitment for Academic Senators is 10-20 hours per week.

Student Senate is primarily responsible for defining the financial priorities of the Legislative Branch, disseminating these priorities throughout the organization, and allocating incidental funds in support of these priorities. Student Senate has authority to initiate funding decisions regarding ASUO Surplus, ASUO Reserve accounts, and related to the annual recommendation of the UO Incidental Fund (currently $259.25 per student per term).

Strong candidates for this vacancy will have excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of team-driven success, and experience making decisions based on quantitative data and viewpoint-neutral factors. A $200 monthly stipend is awarded to affirm the learning and leadership opportunities this position carries.

The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate.  Once confirmed, this officer’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 24, 2020.  

VACANCY: Departments Finance Committee At Large Member 02

Apply now! Priority given to applications received by 11:59pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

This position serves as part of a seven member student committee which assists Incidental-Fee funded UO Department-Based Programs during ASUO’s annual budgeting process, and is primarily responsible for recommending the overall Department-Based Program budget to Student Senate in January.

Individually, Department Finance Committee Members: serve as a liaison (tag) to certain Department-Based Programs, as assigned by the Committee Chair; serve weekly office hours; attend meetings and trainings; and uphold any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chair or outlined in governance documents. Time commitment is approximately 5-15 hours per week, with involvement peaking during the months of November and January, when weekly commitment may reach 20 hours.

Finance Committee Members make incidental fund decisions in support of the Legislative Branch’s budget priorities and in alignment with the organization’s mission. As such, strong candidates for this vacancy will have excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of team-driven success, and experience making decisions based on quantitative data and viewpoint-neutral factors. A $200 monthly stipend is awarded to affirm the learning and leadership opportunities this position carries.

The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate. If confirmed, this Committee Member’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 24, 2020.

VACANCY: Programs Finance Committee At Large Member 03

Apply now! Priority given to applications received by 11:59pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

This position serves as part of a nine member student committee which assists ASUO-Recognized Student Organizations (“SOs”) which are funded by the Incidental Fee during the annual budgeting process, and is primarily responsible for recommending the overall SO budget to Student Senate in January.

Individually, Programs Finance Committee Members: serve as a liaison (tag) to certain SOs, as assigned by the Committee Chair; serve weekly office hours; attend meetings and trainings; and uphold any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chair or outlined in governance documents. Time commitment is approximately 5-15 hours per week, with involvement peaking during the months of November and January, when weekly commitment may reach 25-30 hours.

Finance Committee Members make incidental fund decisions in support of the Legislative Branch’s budget priorities and in alignment with the organization’s mission. As such, strong candidates for this vacancy will have excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of team-driven success, and experience making decisions based on quantitative data and viewpoint-neutral factors. A $200 monthly stipend is awarded to affirm the learning and leadership opportunities this position carries.

The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate. If confirmed, this Committee Member’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 24, 2020.

Opportunities to Serve: ASUO Judicial Branch

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VACANCY: Associate Justice, Constitution Court [several positions available – at least two must be UO Law Students]

Apply now! Priority given to applications received by 11:59pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

The Associate Justice serves as part of a five-member Court, who is given authority to make decisions related to any rule promulgated under the ASUO. This responsibility covers almost any action by ASUO government bodies, programs, and in special cases such as elections, actions by individual students within Student Organizations. The Court also has broad powers to impose sanctions in order to compel compliance with its rulings.

Constitution Court makes up the judicial branch of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (“ASUO”). Each of the five Associate Justices who comprise the Court remain on the Court as long as they are University of Oregon students and Members of ASUO. 

Associate Justices should expect to be engaged in a number of broad responsibilities, including: upholding the ASUO Constitution and all related rules and bylaws; ratifying rule changes; reviewing appeals of lower courts; and apportioning academic senate seats in even-numbered years. Associate Justices attend meetings of the court and issue all decisions in writing. As such, self-motivated individuals with a passion for justice and a knack for written communication are well qualified for the role. 

The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate. Once confirmed, the Associate Justice’s term will begin immediately and continue until they graduate, leave UO, or cease to be ASUO Members. Time investment will vary throughout the academic year, with the most significant work occurring during ASUO Elections which are typically held within the first few weeks of Spring Term. There is a $200/month stipend associated with this role.

Interested students should complete the executive appointee application and await contact from the ASUO Executive Branch to schedule an in-person interview. 

 

Opportunities to Serve: UO Boards & Committees

ASUO seeks students with interests and skills that align with a variety of University-Wide Committees, Boards, and Task Forces. If you have a passion in one or more of the below areas, please apply via the ASUO Application for Appointment. In most cases, individuals selected will serve for the 2018-19 Academic Year.

Estimated time commitment for these roles can vary from 5-15 hours per week, dependent on individual committee/board pursuits. Unlike many ASUO Roles, these appointments do not typically require office hours or ASUO Senate Confirmation; however, appointed individuals are expected to maintain excellent attendance to committee meetings to effectively represent the student body in various university affaris.

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