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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 (Priority Deadline 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 25)

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 will be given to applications received by 11:59pm on October 25, 2017. Apply now!

Opening: ASUO Financial Controller

ASUO Financial Controllers support the student government and student organizations on campus by managing their budgets, tracking their spending, and ensuring policies are followed. Join a team of fun-loving, number-loving students and gain professional experience in accounting, finance, business processes & technology, teamwork, and customer service!   

Additional details and application information can be found in the position description. Priority will be given to applications received by 11:59pm on Friday, October 27, 2017. 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 24, 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 24, 2018.

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Liaison (Priority given to applications received by 11:59pm on October 20)

The individual in this role will:

  • Create talking points or issue guides in support of fraternity and sorority issues as it relates to ASUO Executive campaigns.
  • Work to develop an outreach plan for FSL.
  • Coordinate weekly meetings with IFC and PHC members, and attend joint delegates and delegates meetings
  • Report to the Executive weekly about issues and requests that arise from the FSL community and FSL activity at the university level
  • Help run and organize meetings that showcase opportunities based of executive staff projects and priorities in addition to the opportunities provided by ASUO Student Organizations to students.
  • Build coalitions and relationships with various chapters on different issues that face the University.
  • 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.
  • Programs Administrator (Priority deadline passed, applications considered on a rolling basis)

Individuals with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, public speaking, and customer service experience sought for consideration as ASUO Programs Administrator.  Leadership experience within an ASUO-Recognized Student Organization and understanding of the ASUO student organization recognition process 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.  Weekly office hours and meetings are required.  The individual selected for this role shall begin immediately and end on May 25, 2018.  A monthly leadership stipend is associated with the Programs Administrator role.

Principal functions of this role include:

  • Serve as Chair of the Executive Program Recognition Committee (EPRC).  Coordinate EPRC activity – including new student organization recognition – and meetings, as outlined in EPRC Bylaws.

  • In collaboration with ASUO Programs Adviser, coordinate Programs Council Meetings each term, which allow for collaboration, communication, and interaction between student organizations.

  • Collaborate with the Programs Finance Committee, the ASUO Programs Adviser, and the ASUO Finance Office to support and train student organization leaders in ASUO budget, Programs Finance Committee, and Senate special request processes as well as other relevant topics.

  • Monitor and liaise with the EMU House Committee on issues that may impact ASUO Recognized student organizations with EMU offices.

  • Identify program support needs and develop projects to address these areas through the resources of the ASUO Executive, the ASUO Programs Adviser, and the Leadership Academy.

  • Serve as the Executive liaison to OrgSync, the primary communications system for student organizations.  Promote OrgSync understanding and knowledge within the Executive and throughout student organizations.

  • Collaborate with the Finance Director to work on stipend model reform, representing the voice of student organizations and the Programs Council to ensure their input is taken in to consideration.

  • Review the Program Rules and work with ASUO President, ASUO Programs Adviser, and Programs Council to revise and update.

  • Elections Commissioner (Priority deadline passed, applications considered on a rolling basis)

Individuals with a high degree of integrity sought to coordinate the ASUO Elections event and direct the ASUO Student Elections Board.  Successful candidates for this role will have stellar communication skills, demonstrated experience in event coordination, and general understanding of political processes.  The ASUO Elections process prides itself on unbiased, fact-driven decisions.

Estimated time commitment for this role is 10 hours per week, with involvement increasing in February/March and peaking during the election process (early April).   

  • Portland Campus Liaison (Priority deadline passed, applications considered on a rolling basis)

This position reports to the Chief of Staff – External and must be a Member of ASUO who is enrolled at the University of Oregon Portland Campus. Responsibilities include:

Serve as a student liaison between student life at the University of Oregon Portland campus to the University of Oregon Eugene Campus. 

Participate in weekly ASUO Executive meetings via Skype or other call in technology, or in person. 

Connect and work with student organizations on the University of Oregon Portland Campus and provide support. 

Work to bring ASUO Executive projects on the Eugene Campus to the Portland Campus, including, but not limited to, projects working on affordability, inclusivity, and accessibility. 

Host two events on the Portland Campus regarding ASUO and providing information on services that ASUO provides for all enrolled students at the University of Oregon. 

Maintain and provide paths of communication between ASUO Executive and students on the Portland Campus on issues and concerns of students.

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.

  • Organizing Coordinator (Priority deadline passed, applications considered on a rolling basis)

This Position Reports to the Chief of Staff

Develop and monitor progress on the 3 campus-wide campaigns the ASUO executive seeks to execute.

Facilitate and support the usage of direct-action organizing if necessary .

Practice appropriate escalation of tactics.

Know and utilize organizing tools and strategies such as backwards plans, phonebanking, canvassing/clipboarding, personal testimony, etc. 

Communicate with the ASUO senior elected officials and directors .

Prepare weekly reports about other campaigns on campus that may need the help of the ASUO Executive.

Organize and train volunteers and campaign members and utilize and coach them for the purposes of cohesive messaging. 

Ensure that campaigns maintain a social justice lens.

Maintain a relationship with student unions on campus, especially culturally-specific ones.

Work with the ASUO Communications Director in developing strong messaging and be proficient in political messaging. 

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.

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 shall begin no earlier than May 25, 2017. Most positions will end May 24, 2018.

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VACANCY: Student Senate Seat 14/Business

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.

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 for Seat 14's term shall begin immediately and will end on May 24, 2018.  

Priority given to applications received by 11:59pm on Thursday, October 19.

VACANCY: Senate Seat 24 (Freshman/First Year Representative) - NON VOTING

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 Academic Senator for Seat 15's term shall begin immediately and will end on May 25, 2018.  

The Priority 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.

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 linked above.

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 24, 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.

VACANCY: Programs Finance Committee Member - Executive Appointee

This position serves as part of a nine member student committee which allocates incidental funds to ASUO-Recognized Student Organizations during the ASUO 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.

Additionally, the Executive Appointee will be asked to act in a liaison role between the PFC and the ASUO Executive on matters of budgetary concern.

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 by the ASUO Senate. Once confirmed, the PFC Committee Member's term shall begin immediately and end on May 24, 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.

 

ASUO Judicial Branch

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No Vacancies at this time - please check back

 

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: 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.