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CUSG Program Advisor

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder Student Government (CUSG) encourages applications for a CUSG Program Advisor! This role acts as an advisor to the CUSG Proper Leadership and is responsible for the management of the office. CU Student Government (CUSG) creates, implements and oversees a $24 million budget generated by student fees and other revenue to operate the CUSG Cost Centers. CUSG Executives and Legislators introduce and pass measures through Legislative Council that can create or change university policies and procedures and have a lasting impact on the campus. Based on knowledge of CUSG, the University and state of Colorado rules and regulations, this position will advise the student government about how to carry out their platform goals and interact with the University administration on issues pertinent to the student body’s interest. This requires knowledge of the workings of the University based on past experience, the current philosophy of Student Affairs administration, and the political climate of the student body. This role serves as legislative coordinator and liaison.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

CUSG is the official governing body of the nearly 34,000 students at CU Boulder. As the most autonomous Student Government in the nation, CUSG is responsible for allocating $25 million in student fees to improve the lives of all CU students.

The primary objective of CUSG is to serve students wherever possible.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Advisor to CUSG Proper Leadership

  • Works with branch leadership – Executives, Legislative Council President, Chief Justice – to ensure they are prepared for their roles and to provide guidance in working through issues, especially those regarding policy, regulations, interpersonal interactions and supervision of students.
  • Ensures student leaders are advised of CUSG policies and precedents, applicable university policies, rules and regulations, state and federal law.
  • Provides relevant background and context to facilitate decision-making.
  • Leads training for any CUSG Proper entity upon request or connects students with university resources for specific training needs.
  • Assists students with event and program execution.
  • Serves as resource on whom to contact within the university for different projects.
  • Provides information and resources to the Justices when there is a case to be heard.
  • Serves as liaison for and helps lead the elections process, including management of third-party software platform, BuffConnect administrators in CSI, OIT and portal management to set timelines and coordinate elections process.
  • Provides Election Commissioner with onboarding, advice on interpretation of Election Code, options to improve process and turnout, and counsel on approaches to election issues.

Professional Staff and Office Management

  • Supervise CUSG professional staff by developing goals and objectives, communicating expectations, providing regular coaching and performance evaluations, and working to resolve personnel issues and problems.
  • Ensures appropriate onboarding, training and resources are provided for employee success.
  • Coordinates the hiring of all CUSG professional staff.
  • Defines and maintains standards for quality service and develops methods and procedures for staff to follow.
  • Ensures deadlines are met, including those for payroll and expense reporting.
  • Develops and implements ongoing assessment plans.

Legislative Coordinator

  • Mentors Representative Council and Council of Colleges and Schools officers by ensuring they are prepared for their roles and by providing advice/support in working through issues related to policy, compliance with regulations, interpersonal interactions, etc.
  • Keeps up-to-date on legislative activities, attends Legislative Council as appropriate.
  • Ensures that relevant campus units are aware of legislation of impact.
  • Serves as liaison to local school and college governments when needed.

Liaison with Student-led Boards and Committees

  • Provides new chairs of boards and committees with onboarding, information, resources, advice on board management and administrative support.
  • Offers knowledge and experience to assist board members with decision-making.
  • Provides guidance on CUSG rules and policies, including the SOAC Code and Student Fee Regulations.
  • Serves as staff liaison to Joint, Advisory and funding board chairs, and Center for Student Involvement.
  • Supports Judicial Branch with outreach efforts and programs.
  • Helps advise Freshman Council/First-Year Internship Program in coordination with Executive Staff member in charge of that group.

Policy and Compliance Management

  • Serves as point of contact with Student Affairs to ensure CUSG is informed about and in compliance with university policies and requirements.
  • Ensure alignment with legislation, governing documents, mandated trainings, etc. for all CUSG membership.
  • Assists Election Commissioner with candidate verification, ballot population, uploading of voter rolls, etc.
  • Helps Election Commissioner resolve conflicts or disagreements.
  • Ensure all policies, procedures, and legislation are equitable, inclusive, and free from bias.

Other Duties as Assigned.

What You Should Know

This position will work mostly in-person and includes some nights and weekends.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this full-time position is $60,000 - $62,000 annually. Onboarding assistance is available within Student Affairs guidelines.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Leadership Development, Psychology or related subject area.
  • 2-3 years experience with working in a higher education environment.
  • 1-2 advising student government or a student organization.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to communicate effective to and with college students.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Proven understanding of student organizations and advising strategies that have lead to success.
  • Optimally analyze current trends in student development.
  • Generate reports through excel and other software.
  • Ability to collaborate with a number of campus and community constituents.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Leadership Development, Counseling or related field.
  • Two years of advising student government.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by July 5th, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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