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The Associated Students of the University of Oregon ("ASUO") serves as a central 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

As an ASUO 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.

Note that the Employment Application should not be used to apply for student official appointments, please see the below sections on open student official roles for appointment opportunities in these positions.

Opening: Legislative Clerk

The Legislative/Judicial Clerk manages the meeting records associated with Legislative and Judicial Branch activity and provides direct administrative support during meetings.  This involves circulating meeting-related material in advance of meetings, attending meetings and creating minutes, and uploading meeting-related records and documents for public review. 

Additional details and application information can be found in the position description. Priority deadline has passed and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply now!

Opening: Creative and Subsidy Administrative Assistant

The Creative and Subsidy Administrative Assistant provides direct service and works within a small team to organize and coordinate two units: Creative Services and Child Care Subsidy.  These units coordinate certain benefits for UO student parents and ASUO recognized student organizations.  Creative Services and Child Care Subsidy are sponsored by ASUO and paid for by the Incidental Fee. 

This position reports to the SGES Director.

Additional details and application information can be found in the position description. Priority deadline has passed, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply now!

Appointment Opportunities

THREE BRANCH GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

Throughout the year, opportunities arise to serve in various roles within The ASUO's Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. While such vacancies are most prevalent in May, when the incoming Executive announces their cabinet structure and makes legislative appointments, they may continue throughout the year in response to Executive Cabinet Restructuring, or due to vacancies in any of the three branches.

While most all vacancies are filled through the ASUO Executive's Appointment process, many positions are further subect to Confirmation by the ASUO Senate. Additionally, UO's employment eligibility requirements and ASUO's membership rules apply to all appointed and elected leadership positions, and certain positions are further restricted by academic major field of study.

If you are interested in a position, but are not certain if you meet eligibility requirements, please inquire at the ASUO Office in person during office hours.

 

ASUO Executive Branch

The ASUO Executive is seeking qualified candidates for positions in the 2017-2018 Executive Cabinet.

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. For information about whether your individual talents fit the openings, please apply below and feel free to inquire via email to the Executive Directors of Staff at asuocos@uoregon.edu.

The estimated time commitment for each position is 5-15 hours per week; with peak times occurring during key team events and campaign efforts. Weekly office hours and cabinet meetings are required. Executive Cabinet Position terms begin at the start of the Fall Academic Term and will end on May 25, 2018. Interested applicants may apply for more than one role by completing one ASUO Executive Appointee Application:

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VACANCIES: Executive Cabinet Roles

Applicants sought for the Executive Cabinet vacancies listed below. Detailed role descriptions and responsibilities are outlined in the Executive Cabinet Structure and Role Responsibilities document linked above (only the positions listed below are open for appointment). Positions listed shall formally begin as soon as appointed. All Executive Cabinet position terms end on May 25, 2018.

VACANCY: ASUO Elections Commissioner (Board Member) - 4 positions

Individuals with a high degree of integrity sought to serve as Commissioners on the ASUO Elections Board. The primary objective of the ASUO Elections Board is to facilitate a viewpoint neutral and integrity-driven campus-wide event, during which ASUO’s student government leaders are elected by its members. The Board is directed by the ASUO Elections Coordinator.

Students interested in public service, leadership, or student government are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates for this role will have exceptional communication skills, demonstrated experience in event coordination, civic engagement, or marketing, and a general understanding of democratic process. Preference will be given to individuals with an understanding of and ability to apply viewpoint neutrality to team-driven decisions.

Elections Commissioners may not concurrently serve as elected or appointed officials within the three-branch ASUO system.

Estimated time commitment for this role is 5-10 hours per week, with involvement peaking at 20 hours per week immediately before and also during the 2-week election, which occurs in late March/early April.

The individuals selected are subject to the confirmation of Student Senate.  Once confirmed, the Election Commissioners term shall begin immediately and end in April 2018. A $75/month leadership stipend is associated with the Elections Commissioner role.

Priority will be given to applications received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, January 10. Apply now!

VACANCY: Veteran Student Advocate

Individuals with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, public speaking, and customer service experience sought for consideration as ASUO Veterans Student Advocate.  Leadership experience in veteran’s advocacy and understanding of ASUO and student group interaction is helpful. Experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds required.

Estimated time commitment for this role is 10-20 hours per week. Attendance at weekly office hours, meetings, and trainings are required. The individual selected for this role shall begin immediately and end on May 25. A monthly leadership stipend of $175 is associated with this role.

Principal functions of this role include:

  • Report to Chief of Staff
  • Advocate for increased veteran support from UO Administration.
  • Collaborate with other veteran stakeholders at the University to establish a Veterans Advisory Board (VAB).
  • Organize at least two collaborative events per year.
  • Attend VFSA, PAVE, and other related veterans student group meetings regularly.
  • Advise and support Veteran Student Groups (VSG) in ASUO processes
    • -  Assist VSGs in preparing special requests
    • -  Accompany VSGs to ASUO Senate for special request presentations, as needed.
    • -  Liaise between Veterans Center, ASUO, and VSG’s.
    • -  Assist VSGs in establishing media contacts.
  • Monitor policies that affect veteran students; advise the Executive regarding these issues.
  • Participate in the ASUO Executive by attending staff/program meetings, mentoring interns, attending and participating in staff retreats, contributing toward executive projects and campaigns, participating in evaluations, holding office hours, and responding to email.

Priority will be given to applications received by 11:59pm on Thursday, January 11.

VACANCIES: ASUO Legislative Branch Roles

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 25, 2018.

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VACANCY: Student Senate Seat 5 / EMU Board

This position serves on Student Senate as well as the EMU Board. The individual selected will attend weekly Student Senate hearings (Wednesday evenings, 7pm to end), all mandatory trainings and officer meetings, and serve approximately 7 weekly office hours (with exception of Dead Week and Finals). Overall time commitment is estimated at 10-20 hours per week.

Senators help define the Legislative Branch’s budget priorities, and allocate incidental funds in support of these priorities.  Funds are allocated through surplus, reserve accounts, and during the annual budget cycle, to numerous organizations which rely on incidental fees to advance their mission. 

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

Strong candidates for this vacancy will have excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of government/constituent-driven processes, and experience making decisions based on data and viewpoint-neutral factors. A $400 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, Senate Seat 5’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 25.

Priority given to applications received prior to 11:59pm on Thursday, January 11.

VACANCY: Student Senate Seat 18 / Physical and Computer Sciences

This position serves on Student Senate and acts as a liaison to the academic constituencies it represents. Applicants must be enrolled in one of the major fields of study this seat represents. For a list of apportioned academic constituencies under each Academic Senator's jurisdiction, please see the Academic Apportionment Reference document above.

Academic Senators must serve on at least two Student/Faculty Committees and at least two ASUO committees, one of which must be the Academic Committee. The individual selected will attend weekly Student Senate hearings (Wednesday evenings, 7pm - end), all mandatory trainings and officer meetings, and serve approximately 3 weekly office hours (excluding Dead/Finals Week). Time commitment is estimated at 10-20 hours per week.

Senators help define the Legislative Branch’s priorities and allocate incidental funds in support of these priorities. Funds are allocated through surplus, reserve accounts, and during the annual budget cycle, to numerous organizations which rely on incidental fees to advance their mission. Policy is determined through Senate Resolutions as well as direct participation on University-wide committees where decisions are made.

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

The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate.  Once confirmed, the Academic Senator for Seat 15's term shall begin immediately and will end on May 25, 2018.  

Priority will be given to applications received by 11:59pm on Thursday, January 11.

VACANCY: EMU Board At Large

This position serves as one of twelve student members of the Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Board, a group of individuals comprised of UO students, faculty and staff. The purpose of the board is to ensure that the programs and services of the EMU are fulfilling its mission, and to facilitate the annual financial appropriation for the EMU as well as address financial matters as they may arise. Time commitment is approximately 5-15 hours per week.

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 available to EMU Finance Committee Members, which affirms the learning and leadership opportunities this position carries.

The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate.  Once confirmed, the EMU Board Member’s term will begin immediately. This position ends on May 25, 2018.

Priority deadline has passed; applications considered on a rolling basis.

VACANCY: Senate Seat 22 (Graduate Studies: Arts & Humanities)

This position serves on Student Senate and acts as a liaison to and representative for its designated academic constituency. Applicants must be enrolled in one of the major fields of study this seat represents; for a complete list of the academic majors & constituencies under each Academic Senator's jurisdiction, please see the Student Senate Academic Apportionment Reference document.

Academic Senators must serve on at least two Student/Faculty Committees and at least two ASUO Senate committees, one of which must be the Academic Committee. The individual appointed to this role shall attend weekly Student Senate meetings (Typically Wednesday Evenings at 7PM, complete all mandatory trainings and officer meetings, and serve approximately 3 weekly office hours (excluding Dead/Finals Week). Time commitment is estimated at 10-20 hours per week.

Senators help define the Legislative Branch's budget priorities, and allocate Incidental Fee funds in support of these priorities. Funds are allocated through surplus, reserve accounts, and during the annual budget cycle, to numerous organizations which rely on Incidental Fee funding to fulfil their respective missions in our campus community. As such, strong candidates for this role will exhibit excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of government/constituent-driven processes, and will have 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.

This vacancy is filled through the ASUO Executive's Appointment process; the student selected for the role will be subject to the confirmation by the ASUO Senate. If confirmed, their term in office will begin immediately and end on May 25, 2018.

The Priority Application Deadline has passed and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until this role is filled. Applicants may opt to have their application retained for consideration in future openings.

 

VACANCIES: Judicial Branch

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No Vacancies at this time - please check back again soon

 

Appointment Opportunities - UO Boards & Committees

Opportunities are available to serve on UO Boards, Committees, and Advisory Groups for the 2017-18 school year. Individuals interested in these opportunities should submit the ASUO Executive Appointee Application below.

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 excelent attendance to committee meetings to effectively represent the student body in various University Affairs.

VACANCY: Student Recreation Center Advisory Board - 2 Vacancies

Applicants are needed to fill unanticipated vacancies on the Student Recreation Center Advisory Board. The appointee, once selected, would begin immediately. The duration of their service with the SRC is subject to SRC Board governing policy.

Priority deadline has passed; applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply now. 

VACANCY: Academic Requirements Committee - 3 Vacancies

The Academic Requirements Committee is responsible for the administration and interpretation of academic requirements for undergraduate degrees, and for action on student petitions for exceptions to requirements and to other academic regulations. 

VACANCY: Undergraduate Council - 4 Vacancies

The Undergraduate Council is responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and enhancing the quality of the University's academic program.

VACANCY: Scholastic Review Committee - 4 Vacancies

The Scholastic Review Committee is responsible for administration and interpretation of policy for undergraduate students whose academic work falls below UO scholarship requirements; rules on petitions for reinstatement or change of grade.

VACANCY: Complaint Resolution Committee - 3 Vacancies

3 Nominees needed for service on the UOPD Complaint Resolution Committee. Appointment to this committee is coordinated by the University President; as such, the three nominees selected by the ASUO Executive will be forwarded for selection to the University President for appointment.

Background: The University of Oregon's process for reviewing complaints that might arise about the University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) includes a Complaint Resolution Committee (CRC) that evaluates complaints alleging an illegal police department policy or serious misconduct on the part of a police officer. The complaint review process, including the membership and role of the CRC, are outlined in the UOPD complaint resolution procedures.

VACANCY: SRC Advisory Board (Executive Designee) - 1 Vacancy

Interested in recreation and management? Then a position on the SRC Advisory Board might be of interest to you. Details for this role are available on the SRC website.

VACANCY: Student Planning and Construction Committee (3 vacancies - one restricted to graduate students)

The Student Planning and Construction Committee (SPCC) is an ASUO committee tasked with the review of any projects proposed to be funded, in whole or in part, with funds from the student building fee and any projects affecting a facility in which operations are or will be funded, in whole or in part, with student incidental fee funds. The committee is comprised of seven members, who meet only when there are proposed projects for committee consideration. Historically, this happens every year or two.

VACANCIES: Several Anticipated Committee Vacancies for 2017-18

Applications welcome for students who wish to serve on a variety of University-wide committees, boards and task forces. The ASUO Executive coordinates the nomination and appointment processes for numerous positions on topic-specific committees, many of which are outlined on the UO Committees website. A willingness to collaborate and commitment to University service are the minimum qualifications for these roles; several of these positions require applicants to be in good academic standing. Vacancies currently exist on the following Committees:

Academic Requirements Committee - 3 vacancies
Campus Planning Committee - 5 vacancies
UO Committee on Courses - 1 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate Vacancy
Scholarships - 2 Vacancies
Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence - 1 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate Vacancy
Environmental Issues Committee - 2 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate Vacancy
Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee - 1 Vacancy
Library Committee - 1 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate Vacancy
Ombuds Advisory Committee - 1 GE, 1 non-GE, 1 ASUO Representative
Respect and Community Values Committee - 1 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate Vacancy
ROTC Advisory Committee - 1 Non-ROTC Student
Scholastic Review Committee - 4 Vacancies
Student Conduct & Community Standards Committee - 4 Vacancies
Student Health Advisory Committee - 10 Vacancies, maybe more
Student-Faculty Committee on Grievances - 3 Vacancies
Study Abroad Programs Committee - 2 Vacancies
Traffic Appeals Board - 2 Vacancies
Undergraduate Council - 4 Vacancies
University Appeals Board - 3 Vacancies
University Committee on Sexual Orientation, Attraction, Gender Identity & Expression - 1 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate Vacancy

All committee applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a focused push for nominations near the start of Fall Term, as well as regularly throughout the school year should vacancies arise. Interested applicants are invited to list the subject matter or types of committees of interest to them on their application; all applications will be kept on file throughout the 2017-18 academic year.