Here you can find all currently available positions in the Student Government. Positions are broken up by Branch and/or Cabinet. Once you find a position you would like to apply for, click the Apply Now link at the bottom of the page and fill out the form.
Student Trustee Elect| The Student Trustee-elect is an observer for the first term, and in the second term is a regular member of the Board of Trustees. The AU Student Trustee is a regular member of the Board for purposes of meeting and committee participation and other general obligations of trusteeship, but does not have the power to vote. See the attached applications for more information regarding responsibilities and qualifications.
Chief of Staff| The Chief of Staff will advise and assist the President in leadership and advocacy.
Student Workers| The Executive Director of Student Worker Advocacy will work to increase the protections of Student Workers at AU by meeting with administrators, conducting and presenting policy research, and coordinating with a working group of other students.
Diversity and Inclusion| The Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion will focus on ensuring that American University lives up to its promise of a diverse atmosphere and including the voices of every identity in our student body by meeting with administrators, conducting and presenting policy research, and coordinating with a working group of other students.
Mental Health| The Executive Director of Mental Health Advocacy will work to improve mental health services on campus by meeting with administrators, conducting and presenting policy research, and coordinating with a working group of other students. They will compile a report intended to advocate for an increase in available resources.
Sexual Assault| The Executive Director of Sexual Assault Prevention Advocacy will continue the work of the Sexual Assault Task Force in advocating for by meeting with administrators, conducting and presenting policy research, and coordinating with a working group of other students.
Financial Aid| The Executive Director of Financial Aid and Student Services Advocacy will work to improve financial aid and other services offered by AU Central by meeting with administrators, conducting and presenting policy research, and coordinating with a working group of other students.
Fraternity and Sorority Life| The Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life will build relationships with the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and individual Greek organizations. The Director will work to collaborate with Greek organizations on philanthropy, plans for student space on the third floor of MGC, and sexual assault prevention.
Women’s Initiative| The Director of the Women’s Initiative reports to the President on policies including but not limited to women’s health, women’s empowerment, and sexual assault and harassment awareness. The Director will also develop and execute programming that addresses and increases awareness of issues of particular concern to women. The Director must be present in D.C. over the summer to fulfill the duties of the position.
Student Advocacy Center| The Director of the Student Advocacy Center (SAC) is responsible for providing free and confidential advising to students who are navigating AU’s Student Conduct and Academic Integrity processes. Thorough knowledge of AU’s disciplinary policies and procedures is required.
Student Voice| The Director of Student Voice will conduct roundtables with club leaders and will work with the Secretary’s Cabinet to coordinate transparency initiatives.
Academic Affairs| The Director of Academic Affairs will work to coordinate relationships with the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Senate. They will complete work on the Academic Grievance Policy and work to expand course reserves and improve textbook policies.
Club Sports| Will work with club sports leaders to alleviate the struggles of club sports and athletes at AU. Will collaborate with the Director of Health and Wellness to increase awareness and education about concussions.
Ethnic and Cultural Coalition| The Chair of the Ethnic and Cultural Coalition will work to collaborate with ethnic and cultural clubs and associations on campus for advocacy and programming. In addition, the Chair of the Ethnic and Cultural Coalition will work in close contact with the Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
Student Rights| The Director of Student Rights will be responsible for working with the President on advancing the Statement of Student Rights. This will involve advocacy relating to Student Rights and increasing awareness of Student Rights.
Military Affairs| The Director of Military Affairs will address the needs of veterans and ROTC students, through collaboration with individuals and campus leaders.
Sustainability| The Director of Sustainability will promote and advance current sustainability initiatives, work to rectify the composting contract, and collaborate with Fossil Free AU to prepare for Divestment in the next budget cycle.
Health & Wellness| The Director of Health & Wellness will work to advance the health and wellness of the American University student body through the Health Center, the Wellness Center, and Health Advisory Boards and Committees. In addition, the Director of Health and Wellness will work on initiatives related to Mental Health, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Club Sports.
Community Service and Affairs| The Director of Community Service and Affairs will work to build relationships between AU and the surrounding community. They will chair the Community Service Coalition and work to improve the community through service. Furthermore, the Director will promote change in the community surrounding American University through local Neighborhood Advisory Committees and advocate for student representation in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods.
Director of the Kennedy Political Union| KPU is the non-partisan, student-run speaker’s bureau on campus. This person oversees the operations of KPU. The director has his or her own staff, which he or she is responsible for choosing. The position entails working closely with the Vice President as well as university administrators. The KPU Director reports directly to the Vice President.
Director of the Student Union Board| SUB is the student-run concert and entertainment bureau on campus. This person oversees the operations of SUB. The director has his or her own staff, which he or she is responsible for choosing. The position entails working closely with the Vice President as well as university administrators. The SUB Director reports directly to the Vice President.
Director of Founder’s Week| Founder’s Week is the annual celebration of American University’s founding, and this culminates with Founder’s Day. This event is attended by more than 1,000 AU students. The Director of Founder’s Week is in charge of planning Founder’s Week and Founder’s Day. The director has his or her own Deputy Director of Founder’s Week, which he or she is responsible for choosing. The position entails working closely with the Vice President as well as university administrators. The Director of Founder’s Day reports directly to the Vice President.
Associate Vice President| The Associate Vice President serves as the Vice President’s chief of staff, as well as a liaison between the Vice President, the Director of Class and School Councils, and the Director of Events. The position also entails working closely with the Vice President, members of the VP cabinet, university administrators, AU Student Media, AU Club Council, and other student organizations. The Associate Vice President reports directly to the Vice President.
Director of Class and School Councils| Class and school councils represent the different graduating classes and academic schools at AU. The director is in charge of advising the class and school councils with programming, as well as helping these councils develop budgets for the upcoming year. The position entails working closely with the Vice President, the Associate Vice President, and university administrators. This position will also collaborate with the Secretary’s cabinet in order to quickly fill open positions in each council. The Director of Class and School Councils reports directly to the Associate Vice President.
Class and School Councils| Currently hiring to fulfill open presidential seats on the Class and School Councils. Each council represents their class/school in Student Government, bringing them programming and service opportunities. Please indicate on your application which president position you are applying for. You must be a member of the class or a member of the school for which you are applying for.
SOC School Council President
CAS School Council President
SPA School Council President
Director of Events| The Director of Events is in charge of planning various Student Government programming activities, such as Final Perk and other study breaks. The Director of Events is a position that requires creativity to plan events that engage the AU community as a whole. This position entails working closely with the Vice President, the Associate Vice President, and university administrators. The Director of Events reports directly to the Associate Vice President.
Associate Comptroller| The Associate Comptroller assists in overseeing the day-to-day management of the Comptroller’s cabinet. Duties include assisting with human resource operations as the executive’s director of personnel. In addition, the Associate Comptroller is responsible for assisting the largest executive departments in creating, managing, and maintaining their budgets throughout the school year. The Associate Comptroller may be assigned specific projects by the Comptroller on an as needed basis. The ideal candidate has substantial knowledge of the Student Government, university policies, and outside contracting.
Associate Comptroller of Human Resources| The Associate Comptroller of Human Resources helps the Comptroller manage all issues pertaining to human resources. This person may also work on specific projects and advocacy initiatives with the Comptroller.
Associate Comptroller for Budget Management| The Associate Comptroller for Treasury Operations helps the Comptroller in managing the Student Government budget and ensuring that university values are promoted through responsible spending. This holder of this position will work specifically with KPU and SUB to ensure that communication is maintained between these organizations and the office of the Comptroller.
Director of BikeAU | The Bike Lending Director is in charge of the day-to-day management of the AUSG Bike Lending Program. The director is responsible for creating a system to lend out the bikes to students, distribution of locks, and helmets, tracking of the bikes, and monitoring the bikes for safety, as well as billing the borrowers for damage to bikes, or lost bikes.
Director of IT| Will be in charge of the IT Department and the content on the AUSG website, email accounts (Google Apps), Jobs Board and archives. They will have an assistant for graphic design needs. Applicants must be efficient in WordPress.
Director of Graphic Design| Will work with the Director of IT to produce graphic designs for AUSG, such as logos, event graphics, and so on. Applicants must be familiar with computer design programs, visual media and composition on electronic media.
Director of Production & Media Relations| Will oversee all production of print media, photographs, videos and other publicity materials needed by Student Government. Will work alongside the Director of Graphic Design and Director of External Communication to incorporate logos and advertisement onto promotional photos and/or videos and social media releases.
Executive Director of Public Communication & Research| Will manage department with multiple deputees with specializations. The department will be charged with developing a unified communications strategy within all Student Government departments. They also will be in charge of gauging student opinion and conducting formal polls. Must be available to present information for Senate.
Director of External Communication| Will work within the communications department and will be in charge of all external press relations and publication of press releases. Must be proficient in communication writing. Will work with with the Director of Public Relations and Research to manage social media all across all AUSG departments. Will also be in charge of student recruitment, outreach to clubs and organizations, facilitating co-sponsorships, developing campus unifying projects, and building relationships with the AU community, individuals and organizations. This position is an on-call position and must be able to access email and social media from a smartphone.
Director of Internal Communication| Must be able to attend Senate meetings and work with various branches of AUSG to promote effective communication within each individual sector. Will be in charge of a bi-weekly newsletter for the entire organization and a monthly updated event calendar.
- Note: Senatorial elections are held in the fall of the academic year. There are a number of vacancies and they will be posted as they become available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
Joint Committee on Elections Policy (Member)| Members of this Committee will create and review Student Government Elections Policies. The committee shall be comprised of three members appointed by the President, and two members appointed by the Speaker of the Undergraduate Senate. The term shall be one year beginning upon confirmation from the Undergraduate Senate, and will consist of a minimum of two election cycles.
The Undergraduate Senate represents the student body. The Senate considers bills and resolutions that advocate on behalf of students, affect Student Government policy, and provide oversight of the SG Executive and Judicial branches. Each Senator is expected to hold office hours and attend all meetings of the Undergraduate Senate.
Class Eligibility: 0-29 credit hours: Senator for the Class of 2017 30-59 credit hours: Senator for the Class of 2016 60-89 credit hours: Senator for the Class of 2015 90 credit hours: Senator for the Class of 2014
Senator Class of 2015| 3 seats available
Senator Class of 2016| 2 seats available
Senator Class of 2017| 1 seat available
Senator At Large| 1 seat available
Associate Judicial Board Member | 3 positions availableThe Judicial Board serves as the final authority on the governing documents of the Student Government. Associate Members are expected to contribute to the writing and formulation of opinions, orders, injections, rectifying policies, and other documents. Other responsibilities may be assigned based on the personal interests of the Associate member. Prospective Associate Members should demonstrate an interest in the law, legal theory, and related reading, writing, and research.