UW Leaders Program Director

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Two Program Directors are in charge of oversight for the UW Leaders program. Program Directors help to guide the vision and direction of the program during the year, facilitate Mentor meetings, and manage the UW Leaders budget. Program Directors are employees of the ASUW.

2008-2009 UW Leaders Program Co-Directors: Madeleine McKenna and Courtney Hampson

TITLE: UW Leaders Program Directors


TERM: 34 Weeks

HOURS: 10 Hours/Week


Two Program Directors supervise and operate the UW Leaders Program, a leadership development and training program for freshmen, sophomores, and newly transferred juniors at the University of Washington.


1. Oversee the coordination, planning, and implementation of all programs and activities of the UW Leaders program.

2. Act as the ASUW representative and advocate for developing leadership skills and leadership positions of students on campus and in the community.

3. Chair and attend all UW Leader meetings.

4. Initiate all necessary paperwork for operation of the program, according to established procedures and timelines.

5. Maintain, organize, and update office files and records.

6. Responsible for reserving rooms for meetings each quarter through HUB Reservations.

7. Meet with the ASUW BOD liaison regularly.

8. Participate in quarterly evaluation process with the SAO advisor.

9. Meet weekly with the assigned SAO advisor.

10. Responsible for coordinating web page upkeep through volunteers or otherwise.

11. Oversee the expenditures of the annual budget and keep financial records up to date.

12. Prepare and submit quarterly reports, detailing activities, budget status, and problems/suggestions.

13. Abide by ASUW and UW policies, procedures, and processes. UW Leaders Program Directors

14. Attend ASUW mandatory training sessions including, but not limited to the ASUW Fall Orientation.

15. Review and adhere to conditions of employment as stated in the Student Employment Handbooks, ASUW Personnel Policy, and signed ASUW Memorandum of Understanding.

16. Maintain and inform ASUW Personnel Director and SAO of office hours.

17. Inform ASUW Personnel Director and SAO Adviser of missed office hours.

18. Complete quarterly goals and evaluations as arranged by the ASUW Personnel Director.

19. Serve as a member of the ASUW Personnel Hiring Committee in the Spring to hire the new UW Leaders Program Directors (if not applying for that position), to ensure continuity.

20. Responsible for recruitment, interviews, and selection of UW Leaders.

21. Establish and coordinate promotion and publicity necessary for a diverse recruitment of new leaders.

22. Plan and coordinate the annual UW Leaders Retreat to be held at the start of Winter Quarter.

23. Hold weekly planning meetings with mentors. Winter Quarter

24. Conduct the annual UW Leaders Retreat at the start of Winter Quarter.

25. Oversee the implementation of curriculums for each weekly meeting.

26. Hold mentor meetings as necessary.

27. Prepare UW Leaders budget request for the Finance & Budget Committee. Spring Quarter

28. Continue to oversee the implementation of curriculums for each weekly meeting, with an emphasis on development, planning, and execution of community service projects.

29. Implement a special curriculum for the first meeting of Spring quarter that focuses on group leadership development and relationship building.

30. Sit on interviews set by ASUW Personnel Committee for hiring of new Program Directors (if not reapplying), to assure continuity.

31. Responsible for recruitment and selection of program Student Advisors.

32. Responsible for initiating a timely transition meeting with the new Program Directors.

33. Responsible for recruitment, supervision, and monitoring of program mentors to assist in program development and curriculums.


1. Strong writing and speaking skills.

2. Strong interpersonal skills.

3. Leadership experience.

4. Strong organizational, delegating, and planning skills.

5. Creativity and enthusiasm.

6. Ability to adapt to dynamic work environments..

7. Familiarity with UW Leaders program and ASUW preferred.

8. Must be a UW student enrolled in at least 6 credits for undergraduates, 4 for graduates or on leave as defined by Executive Order 50.

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