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ASOSU Associate for Graduate 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 Graduate 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 Graduate Affairs shall assist the ASOSU in promoting self-governance in the best interest of students at Oregon State University.

This includes, but is not limited to, outreach to the graduate students and non-traditional students to support and organize a council for advocacy related to graduate student issues and serve as a liaison between this council and ASOSU.

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

Coalition and Network Building (40%):
-Partner with, including but not limited to, students in the Graduate School, faculty, staff, and administrators, ASOSU branches, the Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE), and the INTO OSU Graduate Pathway Program to create this student-led council for OSU graduate students
-Continually and consistently work with other members of the Community Team to create, advocate, and achieve community-based initiatives and campaigns
-Work closely with faculty, administrators, ASOSU, as well as connect with Intercultural Student Services, Diversity Cultural Engagement, and the Cultural Resource Centers
-Identify graduate student issues and stay current on legislation affecting graduate students.
-Collaborate with the Legislative Director and the Legislative Assistant to track legislation of importance that pertains to graduate students
-Outreach to the Office of Institutional Diversity and Diversity & Cultural Engagement for updates on university initiatives regarding diversity and social justice projects
-Be an advocate for graduate students and employees
-Ensure ASOSU representation on the OSU Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council
-Maintain a strong presence at campus and community events

Programming (20%):
-Be responsible for gathering information, tracking legislation, and conducting research on issues and policies concerning graduate student issues and present finding to the Executive Branch and the ASOSU Congress.
-Using recent and relevant knowledge of ASOSU and the mission of ASOSU programs to educate graduate students of their student government abilities
-Assist with recruiting graduate students to serve in the ASOSU House of Representatives
-Advocate for fair treatment and pay for all graduate students
-Coordinate the development of a graduate student council to assist in the representation and visibility of graduate students to OSU, ASOSU, and other such communities
-Work with the graduate student council to identify and develop areas of involvement for ASOSU in graduate student affairs in which ASOSU should engage
-Plan campaigns to create positive concrete change for students throughout the year

Administrative (20%)
-Create a comprehensive filing system to facilitate ongoing research and data compilation on graduate student issues
-Identify and develop areas of involvement in graduate affairs in which ASOSU should engage itself
-Advise the Executive Cabinet on graduate student issues
-Write an article on current campaigns and goals at the request of the Executive Director of Community Programs and Executive Director of Diversity Programs
-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
-Meet bi-weekly with the Director of Community Initiatives.
-Attend weekly Community Team meetings.
-Work at least 7 in-office hours, and 8 other hours, totaling 15 hours completed weekly during the academic year

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

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 P03547SE
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/04/2018
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