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ASOSU Associate for Veterans 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 Veterans 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 Veterans Affairs will advocate for and work with members of the Veterans community to engage students at OSU on issues affecting Veterans, as well as highlight resources and spearhead initiatives related to this community.

The Associate for Veterans 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 on issues related to Veterans 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 (40%):
-Collaborate with other student organizations including, but not limited to, ROTC, the Military Science Department, the Veteran and Family Student Association (VFSA), and the Memorial Union to address veterans’ issues
-Continually and consistently work with other members of the Community Team to create, advocate, and achieve community-based initiatives and campaigns.
-Meet with Veterans Services Advisor once a month
-Represent ASOSU and veteran students on the Veterans Affairs Workgroup, Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, and Veterans Budgeting boards
-Collaborate with other relevant student groups
-Be an advocate for veteran students and student employees
-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 veterans’ issues and present finding to the Executive Branch and the ASOSU Congress.
-Inform students of issues and legislation of importance and gather student opinion on veterans’ issues
-Know recent and relevant knowledge of ASOSU and the mission of ASOSU programs
-Direct and promote an event to encourage involvement in or show importance of veterans’ issues
-Create programming and awareness of veterans’ issues for Veterans Day
-Assist student groups related to veterans’ affairs
-Using direct action organization techniques, 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 veterans’ issues
-Identify and develop areas of involvement in veterans’ affairs in which ASOSU should engage itself
-Advise the Executive Cabinet on veterans’ issues
-Report to the ASOSU House of Representatives and Senate at least once per term on the campaigns and goals of the position
-Meet bi-weekly with the Director of Community Initiatives.
-Attend weekly Community Team meetings.
-Actively participate with the ASOSU team
-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

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, OSUPC, DCE, ISOSU, SEAC, ROTC, Military Science Department, Memorial Union services, and/or Veterans Lounge affiliations

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 P03552SE
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