Director of Legislative Affairs
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.
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
, 19th, and49
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.
Executive Staff meetings3.
All-Student Government meetings4.
One-on-one meetings with the President