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AS Outdoor Center Equipment Rental and Resource Staff (Hourly) 2013-2014
About the Position: The Equipment Rental & Resource Staff assist Outdoor Center users with renting equipment, and registering for programs as well as providing users with recreation information. The Equipment Staff have the further responsibility for the maintenance of the equipment, the equipment shop and the resource area.
About the College/Department: The purpose of the Outdoor Center (OC) is to enhance opportunities for members of Western’s community to involve themselves in outdoor recreation activities. The OC provides a spectrum of programs, resources and services to enable the students, faculty, staff and Alumni Association members to safely participate in a variety of activities, develop and refine skills, practice environmental responsibility, and interact with each other and members of the community.

Term of Position
Position begins Sept 25, 2013

This position reports to AS Outdoor Center Equipment Shop Coordinator.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Reserve, check-out, and check-in recreational equipment.
  • Collect rental fees; advise customers on proper use of equipment.
  • Advise about and recommend local recreation areas.
  • Provide information about Outdoor Center Excursions, register participants, and collect fees.
  • Check-out library books and videos.
  • Sell retail items.
  • Open and close the shop as required.
  • Maintain the order and cleanliness of the Equipment Shop, Cave, Cage, and Resource Lounge.
  • Assess and perform limited maintenance on rental and program equipment.
  • Inform the Equipment Shop Manager of immediate and long-term shop needs as required.
  • Inform the Equipment Shop Manager of repair needs.
  • Complete Outdoor Center Orientation on the Point of Sale, Reservations system, and Excursions sign-ups within one week of your first day of employment.
  • Attend staff meetings as requested by the Outdoor Center Equipment coordinator and/or Outdoor Center Director.
  • Performance of other duties assigned by the Equipment Shop Coordinator and/or other salaried staff.
  • Follow all Outdoor Center policies, AS policies and AS by-laws.

AS Employment Responsibilities:
  • Serve the diverse membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:
    • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Employment Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
    • Attending all AS staff development events.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
    • Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director.
  • Ensure the legacy of this position by:
    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
    • Working with the previous position holder to complete a minimum of 15 hours of unpaid internship as well as providing a 15 hour internship to the incoming position holder.
    • Developing and maintaining a legacy document as required by the AS Employment Policy.
Required Qualifications:
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people on Western’s campus and in the Bellingham community.
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly, while supervising others.
  • Ability to work collaborativelywith multiple people and organizations.
  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Budget management knowledge or experience.
Academic Emphasis: All majors encouraged to apply.
Job Location: Western Washington University - Viking Union 150
Salary: This position will receive $9.19/hour
Bargaining Union: Not applicable
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
Please log in below and submit your application via Western's Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions:
  1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students?
  2. Why are you interested in working in this position?
  3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position?
  4. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?
You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application. Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of two professional references.
Other Information: Criminal conviction verification required before hire.
Job Posted: 4/1/2013
Closing Date: 5/13/2013
Recruitment #: 130168
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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