Campus Organizer, Southern Oregon University

Help win real improvements in students’ lives! Non-profit student association seeks Campus Organizer for Southern Oregon University student government and student groups in Ashland, OR. Applicants should have an activist background, strong verbal and written communication skills and a passion for educational and student access issues. Previous experience in student organizing and student government is preferred.The SOU Campus Organizer reports to the Organizing Director, who provides supervision in consultation with the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) President. The Campus Organizer works with the students and staff of the ASSOU student government and student groups, as well as working with OSA staff statewide. The Campus Organizer is responsible for the implementation and development of strategies and activities regarding issues that ASSOU and student groups prioritize. This includes campus outreach, conducting workshops and trainings, staffing and developing campus and statewide events, providing technical support for electoral and legislative campaigns, and working generally with students on campus-based and OSA projects. This person spends over 90% of their time on campus.PRINCIPAL DUTIES:• Training and skills development of ASSOU members and student group members.• Presentations on campus about OSA events, activities and services that align with ASSOU’s agenda.• Briefings on campus about current issues affecting students in the public policy arena.• Recruitment, training, and motivation of students in organizing, research, and advocacy.• Analysis and development of systems to maintain institutional memory within student government and student groups, including assistance in transitions between outgoing and incoming student leaders from year to year.• Assistance to SOU students to organize effective research projects, shared governance participation, educational events, and grassroots campaigns on campus and in the community.• Assistance with the coordination of media outreach and publicity events to build awareness and support for the Associated Students, student groups, and OSA.• Building and maintaining strong relationships with administrators, faculty, and student organizations.• Recruitment, training, and development students to participate in statewide organizing with the Oregon Students of Color Coalition and the Oregon Student Equal Rights Alliance.• Coordination of an internship class for the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University, including creating curriculum, bringing in guest speakers, and facilitating trainings.• Active participation in organizational fundraising, including but not limited to recruitment of participants and presenters to Oregon Student Foundation and Association conferences and trainings.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:• Understanding of grassroots organizing and electoral organizing.• Experience working with and/or ability to work with low-income communities, students of color, students from the LGBTQ community, students with disabilities, and non-traditional populations, including student veterans, student parents, and adult learners.• Experience working with student government or student groups on a college level.• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.• Self-motivated, out-going, and detail-oriented.• Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and travel.SALARY AND BENEFITS:• Annual salary $28,000-$31,576• Full benefits includedPLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION:• A cover letter introducing yourself, describing your interest in the position, and addressing the following questions (please allocate 75 words or less to each question):OSA works in coalition with organizations on a variety of issues. Please give an example of work you have done to build strong coalitions, and discuss strategies you found effective.Describe your experience with grassroots and relational organizing. Describe a grassroots campaign that you worked on, your role in the campaign, and the final outcome. Please highlight aspects of the campaign that went well and did not go well.OSA prioritizes issues impacting underrepresented communities by engaging students of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered students at the statewide level. Please describe your experience and qualifications in advocating for, researching issues with, and training students from these communities.OSA places a strong priority on addressing issues that primarily relate to access to quality postsecondary education. What do you think are the most critical issue(s) facing public postsecondary education? Why?• Your resume• Contact information for three references who can comment on your work, written and oral communication skills, and level of experience in organizingApplication deadline: Tuesday, August 7 by midnight.Submit applications by e-mail to:lamar@orstudents.org.Please write “SOU Campus Organizer Application” in the subject line.Oregon Student Association is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, women, people who are LGBTQ and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.