Summary of Duties: The primary function of this position is to serve as advisor to the ASWSU Senate including their sub committees (External, Internal, Finance, and Rules). Additional advisement for ASWSU programmatic and service committees which could include the ASWSU Election Board, and some combination of the 14 programmatic and service committees of ASWSU. Advising will include fiscal oversight and support for combined budgets in excess of $200,000. The Student Organizations Advisor will be responsible for providing individual and group guidance services related to these student activities and will be expected to utilize best practices and techniques that align with the departmental advising framework. The ASWSU advisor will provide students with various trainings, access to resources, and will guide students through management practices.
DUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES Serve as the principal advisor to the ASWSU Senate and committees and functions associated. The ASWSU Advisor will be knowledgeable of procedures and practices pertaining to the ASWSU Constitution and By-laws as well as University procedures. The ASWSU Advisor's duties will include but are not limited to challenging and supporting student leaders associated with the ASWSU Senate and affiliate committees and organizations, working with students to appropriate and reconcile the budgetary functions of the organizations. Additionally, the ASWSU Advisor will assist with program specifics for the ASWSU Executive staff that could include the Cougar Leadership Retreat, Coug Day at the Capital, the Multicultural banquet and conferences, and additional events that are developed each year.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Masters degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.