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ASWC Club Director

The Club Director sits on the Executive Council and works to support and oversee over 65 ASWC-recognized student clubs and organizations on campus.

This is a full-year position. Key duties include:

  • Attend all Executive Council (weekly) and Senate (every other week) meetings
  • Be approachable and excited to collaborate with student clubs
  • Work with the student life office to help new clubs bring constitutions and presentations to the Senate
  • Maintain an intricate understanding of club by-laws
  • Help clubs revise  their constitutions
  • Guide clubs and answer questions in matters pertaining to ASWC
  • Help the Student Activities office organize the activities fair and club leadership symposium at the beginning of the year
  • Work with the ASWC Vice President and Executive Director of Communications to plan and execute ASWC Town Halls
  • Collaborate with the ASWC Finance Chair to assist Clubs with budgeting and financial issues
  • Utilize Senator-Club pairings to help get feedback from clubs

Necessary skills include:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience, preferably in a club on campus
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Enthusiasm for clubs and club collaboration

Experience in club leadership positions and/or within ASWC is recommended, but not required. This is a paid (stipend) position. Further questions about the job can be directed to the current ASWC Club Director, Grace Little, at aswc_clubdir@whitman.edu. To apply send a resume and cover letter addressing relevant leadership and skills to mccorva@whitman.edu by Monday, May 1st at noon


ASWC Sustainability Director

The Sustainability Director sits on the ASWC Executive Council, chairs an ASWC Sustainability Committee, and supports and oversees sustainability initiatives on campus.

This is a full-year position. Key duties include:

  • Sit on the ASWC Executive Council (weekly meetings)
  • Attend Senate meetings (every other week)
  • Sit on the Whitman College Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Perform community outreach to student clubs and groups directly and indirectly interested in sustainability initiatives
  • Chair and hire for the ASWC Sustainability Committee
  • Advocate for greater sustainability within ASWC, within the college, and within our community at large
  • Actively encourage clubs and students to apply for ASWC funds, in particular the Green Fund
  • Meet with the College Sustainability Coordinator regularly
  • Maintain the Whitman Sustainability website
  • Plan and host one event to bring together all ASWC-recognized environmental interest clubs per semester

Necessary skills include:

  • Familiarity with and experience in sustainability clubs, preferably in leadership positions
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Forward thinking, able to work autonomously and take initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet set deadlines
  • Ability to work well in a team setting, and as a team leader
  • Creative vision for sustainability on campus
  • Passion for environmentalism and sustainable initiatives
  • Ability to balance personal initiatives and connect sustainability clubs, be a nexus for collaboration, and be a resource to other people

This is a paid (stipend) position.  Further questions about the job can be directed to current Sustainability Director, Dani Hupper, at aswc_sustainability@whitman.edu.  To apply send a resume and cover letter addressing relevant leadership and skills to mccorva@whitman.edu by Monday, May 1st at noon.


ASWC Executive Director of Communications (EDOC)

The Executive Director of Communications sits on the Executive Council and is responsible for coordinating and managing all ASWC Communications with a committee.

This is a full-year position. Key duties include:

  • Hire and lead the Communications Committee (direct supervisor for three positions), which meets at least once a week
  • Attend all Senate (every other week) and Executive Council  (weekly) meetings; take minutes at Executive Council and supervise their taking at Senate
  • Increase ASWC’s accessibility and visibility on campus
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of advertising for ASWC events and initiatives
  • Respond promptly to emails from various sectors of ASWC
  • Craft emails to the student body to relay information
  • Copy-edit ASWC documents (press releases, oversight rulings, blog posts) as needed
  • Collaborate with the ASWC Tech Director to manage the website
  • Take photos at or assign a photographer to document ASWC events (Town Hall, Senate, Forums, etc.)
  • Manage multiple social media outlets simultaneously

The ideal applicant will have the following skills, traits and inclinations:

  • Self aware of media and language
  • An understanding of why ASWC matters to the Whitman campus
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Acute attention to grammatical, logistical and visual detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet set deadlines
  • A sense of when to take charge and when to delegate
  • Relentless creativity–a willingness to think “outside the box”
  • Tact, and whenever possible, joy, even in the face of obstacles and in response to dissatisfied constituents

Experience with digital design (InDesign, Photoshop, etc), electronic newsletters/email campaigns (MailChimp) and photography is preferred, but not required. This is a paid (stipend) position.  Further questions about the job can be directed to the current EDOC, Gus Coats, at aswc@whitman.edu. To apply send a resume and cover letter addressing relevant leadership and skills to mccorva@whitman.edu by Monday, May 1st at noon.


ASWC Diversity and Inclusion Director

The Diversity and Inclusion Director is a position new this year that will be responsible for working within ASWC as well as externally with intercultural clubs and the administration to promote and foster diversity and inclusion at Whitman. This position will be expected to take up projects such as evaluating problems of underrepresentation in ASWC and devising strategies to address them, fostering relationships with intercultural clubs and working to ensure their voices are heard, and advocating directly to administrators. Key duties include:

  • Attending Executive Council  (weekly) and Senate meetings (every other week)
  • Holding weekly office hours
  • Assessing problems of underrepresentation within ASWC and designing methods to address them
  • Visiting meetings of and coordinating with intercultural clubs on campus
  • Working with other ASWC representatives and committees to take up and support initiatives pertaining to diversity and inclusion
  • Working closely with Whitman College administration, faculty, and staff to develop policy recommendations when necessary, in continuation of the recommendations made this semester by the ASWC Working Group on Diversity
  • Remaining aware of developments in diversity and inclusion initiatives on other campuses nationwide

Necessary skills include:

  • Experience in intercultural clubs, preferably in leadership positions
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Forward thinking, able to work autonomously and take initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet set deadlines
  • Ability to deal with sensitive material and recognize the needs of others
  • Familiarity with issues of diversity and inclusion on Whitman’s campus and determination to choose priorities and seek manageable solutions
  • Energy and enthusiasm for the position and for student advocacy

Experience in leadership positions on campus is preferred but not required. This is a paid (stipend) position.  Further questions about the job can be directed to the current ASWC Diversity and Inclusion Director, Cherokee Washington, at aswc_advocacy@whitman.edu. To apply send a resume and cover letter addressing relevant leadership and skills to mccorva@whitman.edu by Monday, May 1st at noon.

2018 Power and Privilege Symposium Directors


  • Director of Programming (2 positions)
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Marketing & Communications

For more information or to apply, Click Here! Apply by Wednesday May 3rd at midnight.