Thank you for your interest in joining the 2018-2019 Women’s Initiative Executive Board! It has been an absolute pleasure to lead AUSG WI through the 2017-2018 year, and I am excited to continue as Director for the 2018-2019 year! AUSG WI is an expanding organization, having tripled our programming efforts over just one year. We are a community of activists, artists, and student leaders committed to providing AU with innovative feminist programming. Please take a look at our mission statement below!

I look forward to building an outstanding team for the 2018-2019 year!

With WI Love,
Maureen Smith
Director, Women's Initiative

Applications are due by Wednesday, May 30th, at 11:59 p.m.

Mission Overview:
American University Student Government Women’s Initiative (WI) is a non-partisan, student-run organization that helps coordinate and advise campus departments and committees on programming and policy decisions that affect marginalized students, faculty, and staff of American University. WI is housed in the Vice President’s Cabinet of American University Student Government.

WI is responsible for creating and delivering responsive, effective and educational programming to address a wide range of issues through the lens of gender and sexuality. WI programming reflects core values of anti-violence, anti-racism, environmental & climate justice, queer & trans inclusion, and wellness. WI is committed to working in collaboration with other student organizations, academic departments, student services, and off-campus organizations to further this mission.

WI is committed to progression, inclusivity, and responding to the programming needs of the American University community. Moving forward, the goal of WI is to exceed these expectations through cross-collaboration. WI serves as a safe space and resource for grassroots activism and coalition-building.

Expectations of WI E-Board Staff:
➢ Attend weekly executive board staff meetings
➢ Attend all pre-event walkthroughs
➢ Attend all WI programs and events throughout the year

Positions Available:

Creative Director 

  • Managing overall branding and communications team, overseeing the redesigning of the logo and brand for the 2018-2019 year.
  • Branding for major annual events like Breaking Ground Monologues, Take Back the Night, and Women’s History Month production.

Deputy Director, Finance & Production 

  • Oversees programming budget and allocation of funds. This individual will work directly with Student Activities in filing purchase requests and other financial documents and will maintain a budget spreadsheet over the course of the year.
  • Managing production coordinators and assisting with event logistics.

Responsive Programming Coordinators (2 positions available)

  • Responsible for designing and implementing at least three programs for campus community-building, dialogue, and wholistic wellness. These events intend to provide a space to unpack issues of anti-racism, anti-violence, and trauma-sensitive work. In the past, WI has held Women of Color Healing Circles and dialogues on the Time’s Up movement. Must have an understanding of the campus community’s needs and deep understanding of cultural sensitivity.

Marketing & Social Media Director 

  • Manages all social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Qualifications include past experience with social media analytics and marketing, particularly in the marketing of events and implementation of social media campaigns.

Illustrator / Graphic Designer 

  • Must have prior graphic design or illustrator experience. Must be skilled at using Canva. Access to Photoshop and other design software is a plus. Please submit a portfolio documenting your past work along with your other application materials.

Photographer / Videographer 

  • Responsible for photographing and recording events, producing marketing campaign videos, and creating programming archive. Please submit a photography or videography portfolio with your application materials.

Co-sponsorship & Community Engagement Coordinators 

  • Responsible for building and maintaining programming co-sponsorships with campus organizations and offices. These individuals should have prior experience in other campus organizations, a strong sense of the campus community, and the ability to build relationships with student leaders, staff, faculty, and university offices.
  • Responsible for the management of press releases, serving as a liaison to student media organizations, and handling press interviews particularly for large-scale events.
  • Manage First Year Fellow program.

Production Coordinators (2 positions available)

  • Duties include coordinating programming logistics, including the following: management of all hospitality runs and acquiring of materials for each event, overseeing front of house operations for each event, working closely with the special events coordinator in the production of large-scale events, assisting with the set-up of event spaces, and working with any caterers or vendors for the production of events.

Breaking Ground Monologues Directors (2 positions available)

  • Directing the annual Breaking Ground Monologues, a student-written and directed production regarding identity, self-expression, and participants’ relationships to their bodies.
  • Directors will recruit a cast during the fall semester, lead rehearsals, and work closely with the rest of WI staff to market and coordinate the show. The Breaking Ground Monologues are typically held in February, but please note that these positions require a year-long commitment to putting on a successful production.