Director of Programming

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Hey everybody!

My name is Mike Snowden, this year's ASUW Director of Programming.

I'm going to start off my just saying congratulations for taking the step to check out what I do and what YOU could be doing! Given the rest of board does its fair share of networking and community rounds, I really like my job. I get to work extensively with as many of the Registered Student Organizations as my big, giant heart of awesomeness sees fit. But really, I love it. I work with RSOs to put on programs that benefit not only their club or group, but on multiple occasions, the campus at large. The job position really fits with anyone desiring a business-y major, such like marketing, business, or even Economics. Not saying anyone else would be great, because what this job takes is a lot of creativity and desire to really get things out there. I love it, and it is really a great position to be associated with.

As a head's up, you probably have already noticed my vernacular to be kind of "out of the ordinary" with what you might consider to be a professional language- and that's just who I am. I speak in a very "as-my-self" kind of talk, where you won't really notice the difference between talking to me and reading anything I write. I find it to be more personable at times, especially in my blog (as you'll notice is linked at the bottom of the WIKI). For example, in a sentence or two, you will read me catching on to something I have done a lot in the last couple of paragraphs. Like "wow, haha, notice how many times I said 'notice' in that last paragraph?" Cause really, I did just say it a lot..or at least felt like I did.

But I digress.

This is me, Mike Snowden, Director of Programming. I enjoy my job and in this WIKI, I am going to break down for you my projects through the year, the hits, the misses, and the things that I now or think should be done better in the future.


To visit Mike's Blog go to:

Job Description

Pushing the constitution, here is what I would tell anyone interested in the job, what I believe the job description to be:

You help to organize the thoughts and processes involved in campus-wide programming, and then you get the word out. Honestly, that's what I do. And campus-wide doesn't always mean it's a huge program that's as massive and incredible as the Fall Fling concert or Homecoming, but it means you put yourself out there to the campus to lend a hand. For example, I had a student come in to the office today and wanted to know what he had to do to put on a hip-hop concert. I told him to plan out what dates he was looking at, what kind of marketing he was thinking about doing, and then general assessment of the event. Then I said, bring to me what you then have, by say, Wednesday, and I'll help you narrow some things down and really put focus where it's needed, and what to do about funding. I like to be the one to help out to get things going. It makes me feel like my job is being completed one step-at-a-time.

Aside from helping others, there is also room for you to do your own programming, your own event(s). This is fun, since after you've been behind the desk for a couple rounds, you start to realize all the loops that need to be jumped, who needs to be talked to, what process is involved, and then from there, you know what exactly you can do and how to do it.

Delineated Duties




Exerpt from ASUW Bylaws Article I Section 5, (C) 5

The Director of Programming shall:

a. Chair the Publicity and Programming Committee;
b. Assist the Director of Diversity Efforts in diversity programming;
c. Manage the Programming Blog and related wbsite information;
d. Oversee and maintain the Husky Pride Fund;
e. Establish and maintain relationships with the University of Washington Alumni Association Homecoming event.
f. Act as a resource to Registered Student Organizations and commissions on programming guidelines;
g. Coordinate all general programming, and act as the Board liaison to Arts and Entertainment, the Committee Organizing Rape Education (CORE), and act as liaison to the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Awareness Committee;
h. Work with the Vice-President to create association wide promotional and informational materials and update as needed;
i. Complete all other related tasks involving the Association not delineated in the Bylaws and as assigned by the ASUW President, with review from the Board of Directors

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