The Student Governance Advisor serves as an integral part of the
professional staff within Student Leadership & Involvement,
working directly with Associated Students of the University of Utah
(ASUU). They serve as a professional advisor who is
responsible for advising, managing and maintaining the day-to-day
operations of the ASUU legislative branch, judicial
branch and Elections Board. They work collaboratively with both
elected and appointed ASUU student leaders.
The ASUU Office is a very fun and fast paced environment
with students, staff and community members having various needs
from the eight full-time employees, two part-time Graduate
Assistants, and over 100 student leaders.
The Student Governance Advisor works with
the ASUU Assembly and the ASUU Senate to
consider how to write and pass student government legislation. This
legislation can have multiple purposes, including the funding
Recognized Student Organizations (through Assembly), funding of
College Student Council initiatives (through Senate), and the
passing of Joint Legislation through both Assembly and Senate
(which tends to be funding for large scale initiatives or student
advocacy initiatives). This role also
advises ASUU Elections and the Judicial Branch
(ASUU Supreme Court).
- The role will report to the Director of Student Leadership
- The role works on campus (in-person) but is eligible for one
remote work day per week. The role is also approved for remote work
during times of surge telework.
- In addition to general University benefits, this role may also
be eligible to receive fun perks such as tickets to University
Athletic Events (Football, and more).
University of Utah Job ID# PRN27834B 01699 - STUDENT LEADERSHIP
hours/week; Monday-Friday, with some evenings and weekends required
- Advises the General Assembly and the Student Senate, which
includes providing proper training for students to be knowledgeable
and effective in their roles, communication with branch leadership
to organize bills throughout the entire legislative process.
- Serve as the office expert of Redbook,
the ASUU Constitution and Bylaws, to inform student
leadership and professional staff of possible violations and
changes, in collaboration with the elected Attorney General.
- Advises the Elections Board to help students strategize,
implement, and evaluate all initiatives, public relations, and
communications regarding ASUU’s elections process to students,
faculty, staff, and University administrators.
- Work to assure leadership development of University of Utah
students, including direct advisees, participants of Student
Leadership & Involvement student programs, and campus community
at large through advising, presentations and mentorship.
- Assists in the advisement of the Judicial Branch, with
assistance from General Counsel, including the Supreme Court and
Attorney General and their activities.
- Attends meetings of the Legislative and Judicial Branch to
assure proper decorum and effective operations and record keeping
of ASUU bills and hearings.
- Serve as an advisor for and ex officio member
of ASUU internal committees, including but not limited to
the subcommittees, rules, and joint committees.
- Work with the student leadership to host trainings for the
various positions at the beginning of their term, as new members
are appointed and as needed.
- May supervise one graduate assistant for Legislative Branch
support (depending on the year).
- May assist general students in understanding the rules and
procedures of ASUU.
- Stays abreast of legislative action by the Faculty Senate,
Board of Trustees, and Board of Regents impacting the program and
makes recommendations for improvement and compliance.
- Coordinate reports as necessary regarding the communications
efforts and functions of ASUU legislative
- May be required to provide office support, assist students and
customer service opportunities, assist in the revision and
implementation of policies and procedures, and to participate as
staff representation on existing university committees.
- Other duties as assigned.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted
as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and
qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing),
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years
related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of
Four to six years of progressively more responsible management
experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of
specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for
recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in
planning and directing employees and processes in order to
effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the
smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area
may be preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the
essential functions of the job as outlined in the position
Master’s degree in a Student Affairs and/or Higher Education
preferred (preference that Master’s degree is completed no later
than May 2022). Experience working with students in a higher
education setting. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and
communication skills required as well as a desire to work in a team
setting. Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a
variety of constituencies including students, campus partners, and
faculty/staff is preferred. Candidates should feel
comfortable prioritizing and managing several tasks concurrently in
a fast paced environment. Knowledge of Robert’s Rules of
Order and/or student government procedures in order to analyze,
plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to students and
colleagues are a plus.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in
the application process will be provided to individuals with
disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365
(V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation.
The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.