CUSG Advisor

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

This position acts as an advisor to the CUSG Proper Leadership and oversees the management of the office. CU Student Government (CUSG) creates, implements and supervises a $24 million budget generated by student fees and other revenue to operate the CUSG Cost Centers. CUSG Executives and Legislators introduce and pass measures through Legislative Council that can build or change university policies and procedures and have a lasting impact on the campus. Based on knowledge of CUSG, the University and state of Colorado rules and regulations, this position will advise the student government about how to carry out their platform goals and interact with the University administration on issues pertinent to the student body’s interest. This requires knowledge of the workings of the University based on past experience, the current philosophy of Student Affairs administration, and the political climate of the student body. This position oversees the CUSG professional staff and office management. Serves as legislative coordinator and liaison to local school and college governments as well as liaises with student-led boards and committees. Position is responsible for policy and compliance management and works with Student Affairs to ensure CUSG is in compliance with university policies and requirements.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado Student Government, or CUSG for short, is the official governing body of the nearly 34,000 students at CU Boulder. As the most autonomous Student Government in the nation, CUSG is responsible for allocating $25 million in student fees to improve the lives of all CU students. The primary objective of CUSG is to serve students wherever possible.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Advisor to CUSG Proper Leadership
  • Work with branch leadership – Executives, Legislative Council President, Chief Justice – to ensure they are prepared for their roles and to provide guidance in working through issues, especially those regarding policy, regulations, interpersonal interactions and supervision of students.
  • Ensure student leaders are informed of CUSG policies and precedents, applicable university policies, rules and regulations, state and federal law.
  • Provide relevant background and context to facilitate decision-making.
  • Lead training for any CUSG Proper entity upon request or connect students with university resources for specific training needs.
  • Assist students with event and program execution.
  • Serve as resource on whom to contact within university for different projects.
  • Provide details and resources to the Justices when there is a case to be heard as needed.
  • Serve as liaison for and help supervise the elections process, including management of third-party software platform, BuffConnect administrators in CSI, OIT and portal management to set timelines and coordinate elections process.
  • Provide Election Commissioner with onboarding, advice on interpretation of Election Code, options to improve process and turnout, and counsel on approaches to election issues.

Professional Staff and Office Management
  • Supervise CUSG professional staff by developing goals and objectives, communicating expectations, providing regular coaching and performance evaluations, and working to resolve personnel issues and problems.
  • Ensure appropriate onboarding, training and resources are provided for employee success.
  • Define and maintain standards for quality service and develops methods and procedures for staff to follow.
  • Ensure target dates are met, including those for payroll and expense reporting.
  • Develop and implement ongoing assessment plans.

Legislative Coordinator
  • Mentor Representative Council and Council of Colleges and Schools officers by ensuring they are prepared for their positions and by providing advice/support in working through issues related to policy, compliance with regulations, interpersonal interactions, etc.
  • Keep up-to-date on legislative activities, attends Legislative Council as appropriate.
  • Serve as a partner to local school and college governments when needed.

Liaison with Student-led Boards and Committees
  • Provide new chairs of boards and committees with onboarding, information, resources, advice on board management and administrative support.
  • Offer knowledge and experience to assist board members with decision-making.
  • Provide guidance on CUSG rules and policies, including the SOAC Code and Student Fee Regulations.
  • Serve as staff liaison to Joint, Advisory and funding board chairs, and Center for Student Involvement.
  • Support Judicial Branch with outreach efforts and programs.
  • Help advise Freshman Council/First-Year Internship Program in coordination with Executive Staff member in charge of that group.

Policy and Compliance Management
  • Serve as point of contact with Student Affairs to ensure CUSG is informed about and in compliance with university policies and requirements.
  • Ensure alignment with legislation, governing documents, mandated trainings, etc. for all CUSG membership.
  • Assist Election Commissioner with candidate verification, ballot population, uploading of voter rolls, etc.
  • Help Election Commissioner resolve problems or disagreements.
  • Ensure all policies, procedures, and legislation are equitable, inclusive, and free from bias.

What We Can Offer

Starting Salary is $49,000 - $62,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Bachelors Degree in Political Science, Leadership Development, Psychology or related subject area.
  • 2-3 years experience with working in a higher education environment.
  • 1-2 advising student governments or organizations.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to communicate effective to and with college students.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • Proven understanding of student organizational and advising strategies that have lead to success.
  • Effectively analyze current trends in student development.
  • Generate reports through excel and other software.
  • Ability to collaborate with a number of campus and community constituents.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Leadership Development, Counseling or related field.
  • 2 years of advising student government.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by February 28, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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