Election Positions and Compensations

Positions and the descriptions for these positions will be dictated by the ASUWB Bylaws (see below). The listed hours are approximate and may vary week by week. Payment is made via set stipend amounts -- not based on specific hours worked each week. Total compensation for positions are subject to Services and Activities Fee Committee budget allocations.

President – 19.5 hours/week * 48 weeks/year

Vice President – 19.5 hours/week * 48 weeks/year

Directors – 19.5 hours/week * 40 weeks/year

  • Director of Business Operations
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Director of Student Advocacy
  • Director of Academic Affairs
  • Director of Government Relations (hired position, not elected)

Senators – 10 hours/week * 40 weeks/year

  • Senior Senator (2 positions)
  • Junior Senator (2 positions)
  • Sophomore Senator (2 positions)
  • First-Year Senator (2 positions, elected in the Fall)
  • Graduate Student Senator (1 position, elected in the Fall)

Position Descriptions

Below are the relevant Article and Sections from the ASUWB Bylaws relevant to positions descriptions. The full ASUWB Bylaws document can be found here.

ARTICLE IV. STANDARDS FOR SEEKING AND HOLDING OFFICE

Section I - Standards

(a) Any member of ASUWB shall be eligible for any election or administrative appointment upon the requirements of that office.  

(b) No members of ASUWB shall be a candidate for more than one (1) office in any one (1) election.  

(c) All elected, hired, or appointed members of the ASUWB Student Government shall;  

     (i) Enroll in no fewer than five (5) academic credits at the University of  Washington Bothell in accordance with the University of Washington Student Employment Eligibility Standards at the time of election or appointment;

     (ii) At time of election, appointment, or hire and throughout term of  office, be in good academic and behavioral standing with the University  of Washington Bothell, and maintain a Grade Point Average of at least  2.5 cumulatively or quarterly, whichever is higher. (At the time of election, only the candidate’s cumulative GPA will be assessed.) If an ASUWB member’s GPA drops below 2.5, the student must meet with an ASUWB Advisor to implement a plan to return the student back to good academic standing with ASUWB by the next quarter;

     (iii) Be free of any academic probation (e.g. for low scholarship) as defined in the most recent edition of the UW Bothell General Catalog;

     (iv) Have no disciplinary sanctions greater than a warning imposed for violation(s) of the University of Washington Student Conduct Code at the time of election or appointment;

     (v) Not occupy more than one (1) ASUWB Student Government position; (vi) Attend all regular ASUWB Student Government meetings during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters (refer to Article IV, Section II regarding absences); and

     (vii) Maintain these standards throughout the elected or appointed officer’s term.

(d) Failure to meet or maintain these standards will disqualify those running for office or subject elected or appointed officers to removal from office.

 

ARTICLE V. DUTIES

Section I - Legislative Duty of the ASUWB Student Government

(a) The ASUWB Student Government acts as the voice of the UW Bothell Student Body and as such has the power to authorize resolutions and other such legislative statements on behalf of the greater ASUWB membership.

     (i) It shall be the duty of the ASUWB President, with the aid of the ASUWB Student Government, to distribute all ASUWB legislative statements.

     (ii) In the case of legislative statements requiring distribution, the resolution shall specify the recipients.

     (iii) Legislative statements should be distributed as soon as it is practical to do so. Exceptions during extraordinary circumstances, legislation should be distributed prior to the next meeting of the ASUWB Student Government or three weeks after its final passage, whichever is earlier.

(b) The ASUWB Student Government shall perform all other duties as prescribed by the Constitution and Bylaws.

 

Section II - Senator Duties

It shall be the duty of each ASUWB Senator to:

(a) Attend ASUWB Student Government meetings and trainings;

(b) Attend quarterly meetings with an ASUWB Advisor;

(c) Make regular reports of Senate business available to their constituents;

(d) Work with other members of the ASUWB Student Government to execute all ASUWB events;

(e) Vote on legislation and action items that come up at ASUWB Student Government meetings;

(f) Maintain at least six (6) hours per work week while ensuring that all work is completed;

(g) Schedule and hold one (1) hour of publicly posted office hour per week during each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters; exceptions are allowed:

     (i) During finals week; and

     (ii) In exceptional cases, when granted by the ASUWB Student Government.

(h) Develop and implement surveying methods to get constituents involved, informed, and provide information for ASUWB representation on or off campus; and

(i) Communicate weekly, outside of ASUWB Student Government meetings with Senator pairs regarding student outreach strategies and projects.

 

Section III - Executive Board Duties

It shall be the duty of all ASUWB Executive Board Members to:

(a) Attend ASUWB Student Government meetings and trainings;

(b) Attend all Tri-Campus Meetings with UW Seattle and UW Tacoma;

(c) Vote on legislation and action items that come up at ASUWB Student Government meetings;

(d) Attend weekly and quarterly meetings with an ASUWB Advisor;

(e) Work with the Senators and be responsible for the administration of all legislation.

(f) Administrative duties shall be vested in the executive members and ASUWB staff advisors.

(g) Represent and advocate for the needs of the entire University of Washington Bothell student body;

(h) Follow up with students about specific issues and needs and direct comments to the appropriate administration, faculty, or staff member with the help of other ASUWB Student Government members;

(i) Maintain nineteen and a half (19.5) hours of work per week while ensuring that all work is completed;

(j) Submit written reports to the Director of Public Relations within the first two (2) weeks of the following quarter;

(k) Represent the University of Washington Bothell in a positive and professional manner at all times, both on and off campus, while serving on the ASUWB Executive Board; and

(l) Uphold and honor the ASUWB Mission Statement while serving on the ASUWB Executive Board.and III 

 

Section IV - President

In addition to Article V, Section I of these Bylaws, it shall be the duty of the President to:

(a) Serve as the primary spokesperson for the ASUWB, including giving speeches at all events (e.g. student convocation, commencement, and other ceremonies);

(b) Preside over all ASUWB Student Government meetings in accordance with the standards established by Article VII of these Bylaws;

(c) Assign projects and delegate tasks to members of the ASUWB Student Government with respect to the Section under Article V of these Bylaws corresponding to each position within the ASUWB Student Government;

(d) Monitor and supervise all tasks and project being managed by members of the Executive Board;

(e) Facilitate the success and assist in the execution of all team projects and events whether on or off campus;

(f) Establish and distribute meeting agendas in accordance with the existing regulations of these Bylaws and the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW Chapter 42.30) allowing reasonable time for the Director of Public Relations to post to students;

(g) Attend all monthly meetings of the Board of Regents and report back to the ASUWB Executive Board;

(h) Serve on committees and organizations of administration, faculty, and staff when requested by those groups, or otherwise appoint a designee from the ASUWB Student Government to serve;

(i) Manage and serve as the primary contact for the ASUWB Student Assistant;

(j) Meet:

     (i) At least monthly with the Chancellor of UW Bothell;

     (ii) Weekly with the advisor(s) of the ASUWB Student Government; (k) Attend meetings in place of the Vice President if the Vice President is unable to;

(l) Work with the Vice President on interpretation of these Bylaws;

(m) Attend all Tri-Campus meetings with UW Seattle and UW Tacoma; and

(n) Schedule and hold ten (10) hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters; exceptions are allowed:

     (i) During finals week; and

     (ii) In exceptional cases, when granted by the ASUWB Student Government.

 

Section V - Vice President

In addition to Article V, Section I of these Bylaws, it shall be the duty of the Vice President to:

(a) Fulfill the duties of the ASUWB President in the event of absence, resignation, or forfeiture of the President from office;

(b) Serve as the liaison between the City of Bothell and the UW Bothell campus by participating in: City Council meetings, scheduled meetings with City of Bothell officials, other City of Bothell meetings, or any civic engagement with the City of Bothell;

(c) Serve as the liaison between the students and the faculty and staff at UW Bothell (e.g. attending all General Faculty Organization and General Staff Organization meetings, and building a relationship between students, faculty, and staff);

(d) Facilitate the success and assist in the execution of all team projects and events whether on or off campus;

(e) Serve on committees on and off campus as appointed or requested by the President;

(f) Work with other members of the ASUWB Student Government to develop ASUWB initiatives, goals, and projects; and

(g) Schedule and hold ten (10) hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters; exceptions are allowed:

     (i) During finals week; and

     (ii) In exceptional cases, when granted by the ASUWB Student Government.

 

Section VI - Director of Business Operations In addition to Article V, Section I of these Bylaws, it shall be the duty of the Director of Business Operations to:

(a) Maintain the budget of ASUWB and present it to the ASUWB Student Government on a weekly basis or as requested by the ASUWB Student Government;

(b) Meet:

     (i) Weekly with the Student Life Fiscal Specialist or budget assistant to update and manage the ASUWB Budget;

     (ii) With local businesses and initiate discounts or programs to develop positive relations;

     (iii) With and attend all Bothell Action Committee meetings and/or other City of Bothell meetings; and

     (iv) With the Office of Advancement to initiate various programs and expand the current relations with businesses.

(c) Oversee the formation of all budget proposals to the Student Technology Fee Committee and the Services and Activities Fee Committee in collaboration with the President and the rest of the ASUW Student Government;

(d) Manage an inventory of all office supplies and all supply orders;

(e) Manage the Student Discount Program by coordinating with local business owners and the Bothell Chamber of Commerce;

(f) Manage all paperwork, forms, and correspondence with the Student Life Fiscal Specialist or Budget Assistant;

(g) Maintain the ASUWB Supply Table Program with the ASUWB Student Government;

(h) Organize and maintain the ASUWB SAEF Awards; and

(i) Schedule and hold five (5) hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters; exceptions are allowed:

     (i) During finals week; and

     (ii) In exceptional cases, when granted by the ASUWB Student Government.

 

Section VII - Director of Government Relations

n addition to Article V, Section I of these Bylaws, it shall be the duty of the Director of Government Relations to:

(a) Serve as legislative liaison working with (but not limited to) the UW Bothell Government and Community Relations staff, Washington Student Association (WSA), Cascadia Student Government (CSG), Graduate Professional Student Senate (GPSS), University of Washington Seattle and Tacoma Student Governments, and others;

(b) Serve as a member of the WSA Board, which may include sitting as an executive board member, attending WSA General Assembly Meetings, WSA Board Meetings, and spending time in Olympia during Legislative sessions;

(c) Participate in the success of the UW Bothell WSA Chapter;

(d) Meet:

     (i) At least monthly with the UW Bothell Assistant Vice Chancellor of Government and Community Relations

     (ii) Quarterly with the University of Washington Office of Federal Relations

(e) Organize and implement legislative and government events (e.g. government and student government voter registration drives, student lobby and empowerment days, hosting government officials on campus, letter writing campaigns, legislative information forums for students, and others);

(f) Serve as the legislative liaison for state and federal affairs by regularly meeting, corresponding, and building relationships with local and state representatives; and

(g) Schedule and hold five (5) hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters; exceptions are allowed:

     (i) During finals week; and

     (ii) In exceptional cases, when granted by the ASUWB Student Government.

 

Section VIII - Director of Student Advocacy

In addition to Article V, Section I of these Bylaws, it shall be the duty of the Director of Student Advocacy to:

(a) Organize and facilitate regular ASUWB campus outreach events regarding student issues and concerns (e.g. Husky Huddles, surveys, and other efforts);

(b) Conduct student need and interest assessments at least once per quarter to guide team priorities, such as Student Town Halls;

(c) Serve as a liaison between ASUWB Student Government and other leaders and organizations on campus;

(d) Work with the ASUWB Vice President to assist with the development of the Senators’ initiatives, goals, and projects;

(e) Work with the ASUWB Student Government to execute all ASUWB events;

(f) Serve on committees on and off campus as appointed or requested by the President; and

(g) Schedule and hold five (5) hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters; exceptions are allowed:

     (i) During finals week; and

     (ii) In exceptional cases, when granted by the ASUWB Student Government.

 

Section IX - Director of Public Relations

In addition to Article V, Section I of these Bylaws, it shall be the duty of the Director of Public Relations to:

(a) Publicize important information (e.g. suggestions, proposals, objectives, events, updates, and the ASUWB mission, goals, et cetera to the University of Washington Bothell student body by creating, distributing, and maintaining all information collected from sources across and beyond campus including from Faculty, Staff, Administration, the Husky Herald, and elsewhere, by:

     (i) Updating and publicizing the ASUWB webpage, email, social media, and any other form of communication;

     (ii) Maintaining relationships with the UW Bothell Office of Advancement and External Relations; and

     (iii) Recording ASUWB Student Government meeting minutes and posting them to the ASUWB website.

(b) Organize the ASUWB Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards and maintaining the Student of the Month Award;

(c) Coordinate and publish Executive Board Reports and Senator Reports at least quarterly;

(d) Manage and serve as the primary contact for the Holly the Husky Program;

(e) Serve on committees on and off campus as appointed or requested by the President;

(f) Work with other members of the ASUWB Student Government to develop ASUWB initiatives, goals, and projects; and

(g) Schedule and hold five (5) hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters; exceptions are allowed:

     (i) During finals week; and

     (ii) In exceptional cases, when granted by the ASUWB Student Government.