AS Outdoor Center Bicycle Technician (Hourly) 2013-2014
Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

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The Bicycle Staff assists Outdoor Center users with bicycle maintenance and retail transactions.

Term of Position: Position begins Sept 25th, 2013

About the Department: The purpose of the Outdoor Center (OC) is to enhance opportunities for members of Western’s community to involve themselves in outdoor recreation activities. The OC provides a spectrum of programs, resources and services to enable the students, faculty, staff and Alumni Association members to safely participate in a variety of activities, develop and refine skills, practice environmental responsibility, and interact with each other and members of the community.

This position reports to the AS Outdoor Center Equipment Shop Coordinator.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Assist students in repair and maintenance of bicycles and related equipment.
  • Sell retail bicycle parts; stock retail merchandise.
  • Perform daily shop cleaning and maintenance.
  • Work no more than fifteen (15) hours a week. Hours will be assigned according to shop needs.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as requested by the AS Outdoor Center Equipment Shop Coordinator and/or AS Outdoor Center Manager.
  • Master bike maintenance and repair skills as requested in training.
  • Assist the AS Outdoor Center Equipment Shop Coordinator during trainings of other Bike techs.
  • Performance of other duties assigned by the AS Outdoor Center Equipment Shop Coordinator and/or other Salaried Staff.
  • Follow all Outdoor Center policies.

AS Employment Responsibilities:
  • Serve the diverse membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:
    • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Employment Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
    • Attending AS staff development events.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
    • Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director.
  • Ensure the legacy of this position by:
    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
    • Working with the previous position holder to complete a minimum of 15 hours of unpaid internship as well as providing a 15 hour internship to the incoming position holder.
    • Developing and maintaining a legacy document as required by the AS Employment Policy.
Required Qualifications:
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people on Western’s campus and in the Bellingham community.
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly, while supervising others.
  • Ability to work collaborativelywith multiple people and organizations.
  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Budget management knowledge or experience.

Academic Emphasis: All majors encouraged to apply.

Job Location: Western Washington University - Viking Union 150

Salary: This position will receive $9.19/hour.

Bargaining Union: Not applicable

Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
Please log in below and submit your application via Western's Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students?
  • Why are you interested in working in this position?
  • What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position?
  • What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?
You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application. Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of two professional references.

Other Information: Criminal verification report required.

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