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FY11 Director of Legislative Affairs

FY11 Director of Legislative Affairs

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Director of Legislative Affairs
Responsibilities:
The Director of Legislative Affairs (DLA) will serve as a representative of ASWSUV in the local, state, and national political scene via lobbying efforts. TheDLA will live on a predetermined stipend in Olympia during the legislativeseason in an internship capacity.
Duties:
The DLA shall have and exercise the following duties and powers:A.
 
Perform duties in accordance with the ASWSUV Constitution and By-LawsB.
 
Help create ASWSUV’s legislative agenda with the President, The Cougar Coalition, andother interested partiesC.
 
Coordinate campus visits by State Representatives and Senators from the 17
th
, 18
th
, 19th, and49
th
districts by the end of the fall semester D.
 
Coordinate for student voter registration on campusE.
 
Develop a politically aware and active atmosphere on the WSU Vancouver campus.F.
 
Coordinate living arrangements for the legislative sessionG.
 
Coordinate internship details for the legislative sessionH.
 
Live in Olympia during the state legislative session and lobby for WSU, WSU Vancouver,and The Cougar CoalitionI.
 
Frequently communicate with the ASWSUV President and The Cougar Coalition during thelegislative sessionJ.
 
Communicate frequently with the Directors of Legislative Affairs for ASWSU Pullman,ASWSUC Tri-Cities, ASWSU Spokane, and GPSA to coordinate unified lobbying effortsK.
 
Help to develop the DLA positions on the Tri-Cities and Spokane campuses as well as for WSU Online to coordinate unified lobbying effortsL.
 
Continually research and maintain knowledge of student interests on campus, statewide, andnationwide levelsM.
 
Inform students of current legislative interests via the Public Relations Director as necessaryN.
 
Help to coordinate an end-of-session forum for students explaining the results of thelegislative sessionO.
 
Communicate and manage itemized expenditures of the DLA and DLA Travel budget withthe ASWSUV PresidentP.
 
Work alongside WSU Administrators in Vancouver and Pullman with the goal of furtheringWSU interests in the state legislatureQ.
 
Provide reports to the Student Government Council when appropriateR.
 
Provide an oral and written report at each Senate meetingS.
 
Attend all mandatory ASWSUV meetings including, but not limited to:1.
 
Retreats2.
 
Executive Staff meetings3.
 
All-Student Government meetings4.
 
One-on-one meetings with the President
 
 
U. Perform any duties assigned by the ASWSUV President
Requirements:
The Director of Legislative Affairs must be a member of ASWSUV and beenrolled in at least six (6) credits per semester during the regular academic year.He/she must be in good academic standing, maintaining no less than a 2.0 GPA.
Desired Qualities:
Self-motivated and goal-oriented
 
Strong communication skillsProfessional demeanor Functional knowledge of the state legislative processFunctional knowledge of lobbying procedures and strategies
Work Conditions:
Frequent interruptions, noise, fast-paced, high workload
Term:
The DLA will hold office from commencement to commencement or until their duly elected successors take office.
Salary:
In accordance with ASWSUV By-Law (330.02), the salary for the Director of Legislative Affairs will be fifty percent (50%) of the President’s salary, thus eightthousand dollars ($8000) for the entire year.
Hours:
During the legislative session in the spring, the DLA will contribute
at least
 twenty-five (25) hours a week to his/her duties. At all other times, the Director of Legislative Affairs will contribute at least eight (8) hours a week to his/her duties.Workloads may require additional hours and individuals must be prepared tofulfill them.
Internship:
During the spring semester the Director of Legislative affairs will be housed inOlympia living on a predetermined stipend and receiving credits based on theinternship.

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