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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.

 

Student Government Clerk

Priority Given to applications received by 5pm on June 22

The Student Government Clerk is an administrative ninja of the student affairs variety. The primary responsibilities associated with this position including providing administrative support to the SGES Director, who advises, guides, maintains continuity, and upholds policies and procedures relevant to ASUO Officers and their endeavors. Daily tasks include writing and editing in order to disseminate information, the collection and tracking of data, providing customer service to officers, and assisting with event preparation and logistical support.

Up to three Government Clerks will be hired, to specialize in one or areas. See the position description for duties and qualifications.

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 asuocos@uoregon.edu.

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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For the following positions, priority deadline has passed. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions filled.

   Elections Coordinator

   Finance Director

   Gender and Sexuality Coordinator

   Accessibility Advocate

   ASUO Campus-Wide Events Coordinator

   Food Insecurity Coordinator

   Graduate Student Advocate

   Recruitment Director

   Accessibility Advocate

   State Affairs Commissioner

   Student Code of Conduct Coordinator

   Student Organizations Programs Coordinator

   Tuition Insecurity Coordinator

   University Affairs Commissioner

 

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 - 4 Positions Representing Academic Constituencies

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 Con Court Reapportionment Decision document. The following Senate Seats are currently available:

Senate Seat 13 – History, English, & Language
Senate Seat 20 – Education & Undeclared
Senate Seat 21 – Education & Undeclared
Senate Seat 23 - Graduate Studies: Sciences and Law

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.

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

VACANCY: Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee Member - Executive Designee

This position serves as part of a seven member student committee which negotiates services and costs with vendors and allocates incidental funds during ASUO's annual budgeting process. Individually, ACFC Members serve as a liaison (tag) to certain vendors, as assigned by the Committee Chair, serve weekly office hours, attend ACFC Meetings, 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 allocate incidental funds 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. Once confirmed, the ACFC Committee Member’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 25, 2019.

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

VACANCY: Departments Finance Committee Member - Executive Designee

This position serves as part of a seven member student committee which allocates incidental funds to department-based programs during ASUO's annual budgeting process. Individually, DFC Members serve as a liaison (tag) to certain departments, as assigned by the Committee Chair, serve weekly office hours, attend DFC Meetings, 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 allocate incidental funds 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. Once confirmed, the DFC Committee Member’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 25, 2019.

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

VACANCY: EMU Board Member - 2 positions (At Large and Executive Designee)

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 financial appropriation for the EMU as well as address financial matters as they may arise. The individual selected and confirmed must attend weekly EMU Board meetings on Wednesdays at 4pm, additional EMU Board Meetings, required trainings and workshops, and serve weekly office hours. 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 shall begin immediately and will end on May 25, 2019.

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

 

ASUO Judicial Branch Opportunities

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There are no current openings within the Judicial Branch; please check back often!

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 - 3 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 no earlier than May 25. 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 will be given to applications received by 11:59pm on May 28.

Academic Requirements Committee - 3 positions for undergraduate Juniors or seniors
Campus Planning Committee - 5 positions for undergraduate or graduate students
Committee on Courses - 1 graduate student and 1 undergraduate position
Committee on Sexual and Gender Based Violence - 1 graduate student and 1 undergraduate position
Core Education Council - 2 Undergraduate Students will be recommended for appointment
Environmental Issues Committee - 2 Undergraduate positions
Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee (IAAC) - 5 undergraduate or graduate students will be recommended for appointment
Library Committee - 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student position
Ombuds Advisory Group - 1 undergraduate position
Presidential Task Force on Recognizing our Diverse History - 2 Undergraduates and 2 Graduate Students will be Recommended for Appointment
Respect and Community Values Committee - 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student position
ROTC Advisory Committee - 1 Position For Non-ROTC undergraduate or graduate Student
Scholarships Committee - 2 positions for undergraduate or graduate students
Scholastic Review Committee - 4 Positions for undergraduate or graduate students
Student Conduct and Community Standards - 4 Positions for undergraduate or graduate students
Student-Faculty Committee on Grievances - 3 Positions for undergraduate or graduate students
Study Abroad Programs Committee - 2 Positions for undergraduate or graduate students
Student Planning and Construction Committee (SPCC) - 3 undergraduates and 1 graduate student vacancy (term runs 7/1/18 - 7/1/19)
Traffic Appeals Board - 2 Positions for undergraduate or graduate students
Tuition and Fees Advisory Board - 3 undergraduates and 1 graduate student will be recommended for appointment
Undergraduate Council - 4 undergraduate positions
University Appeals Board - 3 undergraduate or graduate students Will be recommended for appointment, priority given to individuals who can serve 18-month terms (through December 2019)
University Committee on Sexual Orientation, Attraction, Gender identity and Expression - 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student liaison to key communities
University Senate - 5 undergraduate or graduate student positions, priority given to ASUO Academic Senators
UOPD Complaint Resolution Committee - Up to 3 undergraduate and up to 3 graduate students will be recommended for appointment