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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.

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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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The following positions are currently open:

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 given to applications received by 11:59pm on Friday, June 14.

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: Programs Finance Committee Executive Designee (Member)

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

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.

VACANCY: Departments Finance Committee Executive Designee (Member)

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

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: Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee Executive Designee (Member)

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

This position serves as part of a seven member student committee which negotiates services and costs with contract service vendors and with UO Athletics. This committee has primary responsibility for recommending the contracted service portion of the incidental fee budget to Student Senate in January.

Individually, ACFC Members: serve as a liaison (tag) to certain contracted service vendors, 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 month of 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: EMU Board Executive Designee (Member)

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

This position serves as one of twelve student members of the Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Board, an advisory board comprised of UO students, faculty and staff. The EMU Board's purpose is to ensure that the programs and services of the EMU are fulfilling its mission, and to facilitate the annual recommendation of the EMU’s incidental fee appropriation as well as address financial matters as they may arise.

Individually, EMU Board Members serve on the main board and one of two sub-committees. They may be required to serve as a liaison to certain units within the EMU, as assigned by the EMU Board Chair; serve weekly officer 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 month of 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 Tuesday, October 1, 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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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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