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ASOSU Associate for Environmental 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 Associate for Environmental 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 Associate for Environmental Affairs will ensure sustainable practices at OSU and to further the role of students in this movement.

The Associate for Environmental Affairs will also work closely with other members of the ASOSU Executive branch and the Community Team to develop community-based initiatives and programs to raise awareness and engage the student body in issues related to the environment and other community focuses.

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

Collaboration and Advocacy Work (35%):
-Collaborate with Campus Recycling, Business Services, the Student Sustainability Initiative, and others in the planning of Earth Week and Beyond Earth Week activities.
-Continually and consistently work with other members of the Community Team to create, advocate, and achieve community-based initiatives and campaigns.
-Serve on the OSU Sustainability Fee Committee and assist in projects funded by the sustainability fee.
-Collaborate with other student organizations and administrative areas including, but not limited to, Campus Recycling, OSU Sustainability Office, Student Sustainability Initiative, Climate Neutral 2025, Environmental Science Club, Organic Growers Club, Student Leadership and Involvement, and Residence Hall Association to address campus environmental issues.
-Maintain a strong presence at campus and community events relating to management, conservation, and sustainability.
-Advocate for Student Sustainability Initiative efforts that are in congruence with the ASOSU Director of Community Initiatives.

Programming (35%):
-Be responsible for gathering information, tracking legislation, and conducting research on issues and policies concerning environmental issues and present findings to the Executive Branch and to the ASOSU Congress.
-Inform students about important issues and legislation and gather student opinion on the issues
-Provide resources for students desiring information about environmental affairs
-Plan the Environmental Leader Dinner every term.
-Plan campaigns to create positive concrete change for students throughout the year

Administrative (30%):
-Create a comprehensive filing system to facilitate ongoing research and data compilation on environmental issues
-Meet with the Sustainability Office and other sustainability groups on campus.
-Identify and develop areas of involvement in environmental affairs in which ASOSU should engage itself
-Advise the Executive Cabinet on environmental issues
-Hold bi-weekly meetings with the Director of Community Initiatives.
-Write an article on current campaigns and goals at the request of the Executive Director of Community Programs
-Attend weekly Community Team meetings.
-Report to the ASOSU House of Representatives and Senate at least once per term on the campaigns and goals of the task force
-Actively participate with the ASOSU team to help ensure that all our activities and events are as sustainable as possible.
-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
-Have a knowledge and/or willing to learn about social justice foundations, identity, and intersectionality
-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, OSUPC, ISOSU, DCE, SEAC, Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE), INTO OSU Graduate Pathway Program, OSU Faculty Senate, and/or Graduate Council, and others
-Experience in leading and directing individuals

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 P03545SE
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