AS Vote Coordinator 2014-2015
Western Washington University 36 reviews - Bellingham, WA

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The AS Vote Coordinator is responsible for coordinating voter registration. This position is also responsible for educating the campus community about issues regarding the primary and general elections. The desired outcome of this position is to increase outreach of AS Civic Engagement efforts to a more diverse student audience.

About the College/Department: The AS Representation & Engagement Programs (REP) exists to provide the resources, services, and support necessary to ensure student representation in decisions that impact students at the university, local, state, and federal levels; to promote effective citizenship and civic engagement through services, programs, and collaboration.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Register and encourage students to vote for both primary, general, and special elections by:
    • Assisting the AS REP Associate Director in planning fall quarter voter education and registration events.
    • Participating in relevant campus events, including but not limited to Transitions, SummerStart, Red Square Info Fair, etc.
    • Reaching out to the student body by such means as tabling and contacting classes, departments, residence halls, clubs, committee members, and other organizations.
    • Leveraging other available opportunities to encourage students, faculty, and staff to register to vote.
  • Enable Western Votes and AS REP staff to educate and register voters by:
    • Carrying out the Voter Registration and Get Out The Vote Plan.
    • Assisting the AS REP Associate Director in establishing and maintaining a training system.
    • Working with the Washington Student Association and Washington Bus to facilitate trainings as needed.
    • Training, providing oversight, and scheduling hourly voter registration staff.
  • Ensure the Coordination the move-in weekend voter registration drive: by:
    • Welcoming and supervising Western Votes volunteer early arrivals.
    • Scheduling staff to register students moving into the residence halls.
    • Providing oversight for the operations of voter registration booths at all residence hall check-ins and the card activation line, as well as any other opportunities identified by the Voter Registration and GOTV Plan.
    • Assisting in keeping an electronic record of students registered to vote.
  • Ensure that accurate records of students, staff, and faculty registered to vote by:
    • Keeping a count of number of students registered to vote by day and hour.
    • Presenting results to stakeholders in the AS Voter Registration and GOTV Plan, including Residence Life, New Student Services and Family Outreach, and the Registrar.
    • Collecting, sorting, and preparing voter registration forms for mailing or delivery.
    • Assisting in keeping an electronic record of students registered to vote.
  • Educate the campus community, in a non-partisan manner, about the issues and candidates on the ballot by:
    • Coordinating with Residence Life to host programs in Residence Halls.
    • Hosting at least one campus-wide educational event such as a forum or presentation.
    • Researching issues and candidates that will be on the ballot.
    • Creating and distributing voter education materials.
    • Publicizing the election and reminding the campus of the importance of voting.
    • Assisting AS REP Staff in planning and implementing election-related events.
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.
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple people and organizations.
  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Basic knowledge of department and position specific responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of or experience with the voter registration process

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Salary: This position will receive $3,329 per position term. Approximately about $276 twice per month.

Bargaining Union: Not applicable

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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:

1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students?
2. Why are you interested in working in this position?
3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position?
4. Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development events (this will not conflict with school) including Summer Training on June 23rd and Fall Training between September 08th – September 23rd?
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?

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