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.
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. If you wish to apply for a student official role, please scroll down to Appointment Opportunities.
THREE BRANCH GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
Throughout the year, opportunities arise to serve in various roles within ASUO's Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. These vacancies typically coincide with the spring Officer turnover in May, yet openings occur throughout the year.
While most all vacancies are filled through the ASUO Executive's Appointment process, Legislative Branch positions are also subject to Senate Confirmation. 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 in person during office hours.
ASUO Executive Branch Cabinet Opportunities
The incoming ASUO Executive is seeking qualified candidates for positions on their 2018-19 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. For more information about appointment opportunities, please inquire via email to the Chief of Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The estimated time commitment for each role 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 roles typically begin at the start of the Fall Academic Term (some positions sooner) and terminate on May 25, 2019. Some positions are active during the summer. Interested applicants may apply for one or more positions by completing one 2018-19 ASUO Executive Appointee Application.
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The following positions are open; applications are being considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Non Traditional Student Commissioner
VACANCY: ASUO Elections Coordinator
An individual with a high degree of integrity sought to coordinate the ASUO Elections event and direct the ASUO Student 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.
As the chairperson for the ASUO Elections Board, successful candidates for this role will have exceptional communication skills, demonstrated experience in event coordination, and general understanding of democratic processes. The ASUO Elections process prides itself on unbiased, fact-driven decisions. Preference will be given to individuals with an understanding of and ability to apply viewpoint neutrality to team-driven decisions.
Students interested in public service, leadership, or student government are encouraged to apply. Elections board members may not concurrently serve as elected or appointed officials within ASUO’s three-branch system of government.
Estimated time commitment for this role is 10 hours per week, with involvement peaking at 20 hours per week immediately before and during ASUO’s 2-week election, which typically occurs the two weeks after Spring Recess.
The individual selected is subject to the confirmation of Student Senate. Once confirmed, the Election Coordinator’s term shall begin immediately and end in April 2019. A $200 monthly stipend is associated with this position.
Priority will be given to applications received by 11:59pm on January 17, 2019.
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 during ASUO’s 2-week election, which typically occurs the two weeks after Spring Recess.
The individuals selected are subject to the confirmation of Student Senate. Once confirmed, the Election Commissioner’s term shall begin immediately and end in April 2019. A $150/month leadership stipend is associated with the Elections Commissioner role.
Deadline extended! Priority will be given to applications received by 11:59pm on January 17, 2019.
VACANCY: ASPAC Presidential Advisory Council At Large
This vacancy is for an At Large position on ASPAC, for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic year. The individual appointed to this position shall serve on ASPAC until May 25, 2019.
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:
- Provide a forum to for student leaders to advise the UO President on matters of interest to the student population.
- Facilitate communication between the student body and the UO President.
- Keep and compile accurate minutes to be filed with the ASUO Leadership Advisor.
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.
Priority given to applications received by 11:59pm on November 21, 2018.
ASUO Legislative Branch Opportunities
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, 2019.
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VACANCY: Student Senate - Several Positions Representing Academic Constituencies
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 Con Court Reapportionment Decision document. The following Senate Seats are currently available:
Senate Seat 12 - Music, Art, & Public Policy (Applications considered on a Rolling Basis)
Senate Seat 16 – Life Sciences (Applications considered on a Rolling Basis)
Senate Seat 20 – Education & Undeclared (Applications considered on a Rolling Basis)
Senate Seat 21 – Education & Undeclared (Applications considered on a Rolling Basis)
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 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. As such, strong candidates for this vacancy will have excellent communication skills, a firm understanding of government/constituent-driven processes, 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, the Academic Senator’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 25, 2019.
ASUO Judicial Branch Opportunities
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NO CURRENT VACANCIES: Please check back again soon
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 2018-19 Executive Appointee Application. 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 excelent attendance to committee meetings to effectively represent the student body in various University Affairs.
VACANCY: Student Recreation Center Advisory Board - Three Positions (2 At Large and Executive Designee)
Applicants are needed to fill unanticipated vacancies on the Student Recreation Center Advisory Board. The appointees, once selected, will begin immediately. The duration of their service with the SRC is subject to SRC Board governing policy.
Priority application deadline has passed; applications will be considered in the order they are received.
VACANCIES: OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE THE CAMPUS
For each of the below opportunities, priority deadline has passed and applications will be considered in the order they are received.