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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. If you wish to apply for a student official role, please scroll down to Appointment Opportunities.

 

Financial Controller

Priority given to applications received by 11:59PM on October 26, 2018

Join a team of fun-loving, hard-working student staff who assist student government and student organization leaders with their spending. If you enjoy working with spreadsheets, budgets, policy, and people, join us! Tasks include: overseeing the budgets of 225 student organizations, serving as a liaison between student organizations, financial departments, and vendors, and collaborating with a team of controllers and staff to accomplish goals. Gain professional experience with financial management, accounting controls, and other administrative procedures and technology.

Up to five Financial Controllers will be hired. See the position description for duties and qualifications.

Student Government Clerk

Priority Deadline has Passed; Applications will be Considered on a Rolling Basis.

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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The following positions are open; applications are being considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

   Anti-Racist Coordinator

   Elections Coordinator

   Non Traditional Student Commissioner

   Tuition Insecurity Coordinator

 

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: Programs Finance Committee Member

PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 23, 2018.

This position serves as part of a nine member student committee which allocates incidental funds to ASUO-Recognized Student Organizations during ASUO’s annual budgeting process. Individually, PFC Members serve as a liaison (tag) to certain student organizations, as assigned by the Committee Chair, serve weekly office hours, attend PFC 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 25-30 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, this Committee Member’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 25, 2019.

VACANCY: Student Senate Seat 24/First Year (Freshman) Representative

PRIORITY DEADLINE HAS PASSED; APPLICATIONS CONSIDERED ON A ROLLING BASIS.

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 freshman students (typically with less than 45 credit hours.)

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 First Year Representative will serve until the end of the current academic year.  

VACANCY: Student Senate Seat 02 – Programs Finance Committee

PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY 11:59pm ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16.

This position serves on Student Senate as well as the Programs Finance Committee (“PFC”). The individual selected will: attend weekly Student Senate hearings which occur on Wednesday evenings at 7:00; attend all mandatory trainings, committee meetings, and officer meetings; and serve approximately 7 weekly office hours, excluding Dead and Finals Week. Overall time commitment is estimated at 10-20 hours per week.

Student Senators help to define the budget priorities of the ASUO Legislative Branch. They are responsible for the allocation of 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. 

Finance Committee Members allocate incidental funds in support of the Legislative Branch’s budget priorities and in alignment with each student 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.

This position serves as part of a nine member student committee which allocates incidental funds to ASUO-Recognized Student Organizations during ASUO’s annual budgeting process. Individually, PFC Members serve as a liaison (tag) to certain student organizations, as assigned by the Committee Chair, serve weekly office hours, attend PFC Meetings, and uphold any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chair or outlined in governance documents. Time commitment is approximately 10-20 hours per week, with involvement peaking during the month of January, when weekly commitment may reach 25-30 hours.

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, this position’s term shall begin immediately and will end on May 25, 2019.

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 (Priority given to applications received by 10/19/18)
Senate Seat 16 – Life Sciences (Applications considered on a Rolling Basis)
Senate Seat 17 – Social Studies (Priority given to applications received by 10/16/18)
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.

VACANCY: Departments Finance Committee Member - Executive Designee

APPLICATIONS CONSIDERED ON A ROLLING BASIS

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.

 

ASUO Judicial Branch Opportunities

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VACANCY: Associate Justice, Constitution Court (Three Positions - 1 must be Law Student)

PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 13, 2018.

ASUO seeks self-motivated individuals who are passionate about justice and have excellent written communication skills to apply for the position of Associate Justice. Associate Justice appointees must stand for confirmation before Student Senate.

Constitution Court makes up the judicial branch of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (“ASUO”). Constitution Court serves as the Court of Appeals and also reviews/approves all rules, regulations and policies that arise out of legislative or executive branch efforts. 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. 

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.

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.

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 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 - Two Positions (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.

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