The Associated Students of the University of Washington is a non-profit organization that serves as the student government at the University of Washington. The structure of the ASUW is a complex composition of 25 units, including entities, enterprises, commissions, programs, and committees. Operating with a budget of approximately one million dollars, 72 employees and over 500 volunteers work to serve students and improve student life.
What does the ASUW do?
The Associated Students of the University of Washington is the democratic voice of students that engages the campus community through programming, services and advocacy. The ASUW strives to enrich student life and develop future leaders.
Who can work for the ASUW?
To be eligible for a position with our association, you must be a UW student currently enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits and plan to maintain this status during the term of employment.
This is my first time writing a cover letter and resume. What if I need help?
Cover letters provide applicants with an opportunity to elaborate on their experiences and how those skills translate to a position within the ASUW. This document (PDF) outlines our association's expectations for cover letters, a potential template format for your cover letter, and a list of available campus resources.
Resumes are a concise format for applicants to outline their education, previous work experience, volunteer experience, or leadership activities and highlight overlapping areas between the job description and qualifications. This document (PDF) outlines our association's expectations for resumes, important components to include in a resume, and a list of available campus resources.
Even if you are experienced in writing cover letters and resumes, we highly recommend that you review our expectations and take advantage of the resources offered by the UW Career Center.
What will my hours be and how will this fit into my class schedule for next year?
We pride ourselves on providing students with the opportunity to have a flexible work schedule. In coordination with the Personnel Director, employees are empowered to set their own office hours on a weekly basis.
What is the pay rate?
Salaries vary based on the position, but rates are generally competitive with other on-campus positions. Pay rates are reviewed each year by the Personnel Committee, Finance and Budget Committee and the Board of Directors. Please reference the job description for a specific position within the association to learn more about the exact pay rate.
How does the hiring process work?
Job applications are open online at jobs.asuw.org for a minimum of two weeks. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we cannot guarantee interviews for all applicants. You can expect to hear back from us within about three weeks after the application deadline.
When do I start working?
The start date is dependent on the position you apply for. If you are applying for a position during Spring Quarter, you will likely begin your tenure with ASUW Orientation during the third week of September.
I am studying abroad for a quarter or two next year. Can I still apply for a job?
Students who cannot fulfill the year-long commitment most jobs require are not encouraged to apply.
Can I apply for a position during Autumn or Winter Quarter?
The majority of our 65+ paid positions are hired each year during Spring Quarter each year. However, in some cases our hiring timeline extends into Autumn Quarter.
Are there other ways to get involved in the ASUW besides applying for a job?
Absolutely! We would encourage you to visit volunteer.asuw.org to find volunteer opportunities and vote.asuw.org to seek more information about ASUW Elections and running for a position on the Board of Directors.