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ASOSU Assistant for Legislative Affairs

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply into this posting and provide all required application materials. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Student Support Services
Job Title ASOSU Assistant for Legislative Affairs
Appointment Type Student Employee
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Min Hourly Rate $12.00
Max Hourly Rate *
Position Summary

The Assistant for Legislative Affairs will work with the Legislative Associate to advocate and lobby for students at the state and federal level, and ensure that OSU students are educated on key legislative issues regarding students’ success and well-being.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) student support position for ASOSU at Oregon State University.

Position Duties

Legislative Advocacy and Organizing Work (40%):
-Work with the external organizations, such as the Oregon Student Association, on mutual issue areas by tracking, positioning, and advocating on legislation
-Assist the implementation of the Vote OR Vote campaign, Unite the Vote and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) with the Director of Legislative Affairs.
-Inform students on issues and legislation of importance as well as gather student opinion on such issues and legislation
-Work with the Director of Legislative Affairs on tracking and following legislation through introduction, committee assignment, amendments, hearings, floor debates, and votes
-Maintain filing system to facilitate ongoing research and data compilation on critical issues
-Be responsible for establishing relationships with congressional offices and committees at the state and federal level with the Director of Legislative Affairs.

Organizing Work (25%)
-Coordinating delegation lobbying trips on behalf of ASOSU in conjunction with organizations like Oregon Student Association (OSA), as well as working with closely with the Legislative Director
-Organize Lobbying trips to Salem and Washington, D.C. on behalf of the ASOSU
-Invite members of Congress, members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation, members of the State Legislature, members of Oregon’s Executive Branch, and other elected persons to visit campus and involve ASOSU in those visits
-Coordinate outreach and engage students in volunteer capacities and lobbying trips when they can enrich efforts, including testifying, sitting in on lobbying meetings, etc
-Formation, coordination, and oversight of the legislative affairs team under the Legislative Director. This team shall consist of ASOSU and non-ASOSU members that advise ASOSU on legislative and government issues
-Connect external organization such as groups, organizations, or interest groups and coordinate them on mutual issue areas
-Coordinate with internal groups such as cultural centers, student groups, and directly with students on mutual issue areas
-Working with State House seat 16 and State Senate District 8 congressional members to forward the interests of ASOSU, OSA, and students
-Find consensus among these groups and using their combined power to gain more leverage

Administrative (15%)
-Staff to give input to the ASOSU budget at large and manage the Legislative Affairs Budget
-Recruit interns and volunteers
-Conduct campus0wdie surveys related to student issues and report back to the Executive Branch with your findings.
-Communication among staff on tasks managed by the legislative affairs staff
-Meet with the Legislative Director once per week
-Meet with ASOSU Faculty Advisor twice per month for one-on-ones
-Report to the ASOSU House of Representatives and Senate at least once per term on the campaigns and goals of the position
-Actively participate with the ASOSU team

Other Campaigns and Initiatives (20%):
-Work within the diversity and community programs teams on their campaigns and issue work that is not directly related to your issue area
-Promotion and work within ASOSU’s external campaigns such as the Vote OR Vote Voter Registration Drive, the ASOSU Elections, and others
-Other duties as assigned

As an Officer of the Associated Students of Oregon State University Executive Branch, you are obligated to be active in the recruitment of new interns and volunteers, maintain a clean office environment and work space, dynamically participate with the ASOSU team, maintain a strong presence at campus and community events, and actively reach out to other student groups.

Minimum Qualifications

Employment Eligibility Requirements (http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements)

Additional Required Qualifications

-A commitment to promoting and advancing diversity and creating an atmosphere of inclusion
-A commitment to advocating for student issues
-Must be a currently enrolled student at Oregon State University for at least 6 academic credits.
-Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate students and a GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
-Must be in good academic standing and conduct for the term prior to selection and during entire period of employment.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

-Strong communication skills, interpersonal, public speaking, digital, etc.
-Be able to manage time well
-Strong organizational skills
-Ability to work independently as well as in a team
-Willingness to be adaptable, to accept changes and try new things
-Work well under pressure
-Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment, and discretion
-Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet a deadline
-Experience working with organizations such as ASOSU, OSA, OSUPC, SEAC, Office of Government Relations, legislative advocacy groups, and other student organizations
-Experience in leading and directing individuals & volunteers

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

The student worker may be required to work up to an approximate 20 hours per week.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P03543SE
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 04/27/2018
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 04/02/2018
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 05/04/2018
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / Student - open to ALL qualified/eligible students
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply into this posting and provide all required application materials.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Oregon State University, as a campus and as a community, consistently works to promote diverse initiatives and strives to solve problems at a local, state, and national level. Identify an issue you feel is important to students at OSU, provide a solution to this issue, and describe the actions you would take to implement this solution.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents