OPEN CALL Sachbearbeitung für Bildung und Politik & Sachbearbeitung an der Schnittstelle von feministischer, queer und anti-rassistischer Politik

NEW OPEN CALL FOR BIPOL SACHBEARBEITUNG (ASSISTANT)

Ever wondered what hufak (Hochschüler_innenschaft der Universität für angewandte Kunst)is and does? It is the Austrian Student Union (ÖH) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (hufak) that represents the interests of all students of Angewandte in committees, offers advice and organises events/workshops/activities etc.. In order to sustain as an autonomous and active student fraction, we are looking for new voluntary assistants in the department for education and politics (BiPol) and an assistant that works on the intersection of antiracist interventions (AntIra), feminist politics (FemPol) and Queer department!

We the ÖH Angewandte (hufak) are currently a group of 15 persons. We work as a team as well as independently in the respective referats. Working actively at the ÖH enables you a great insight into Austrian university structures and allows you political involvement. Bring in your visions, for a solidary university life and for better study conditions for all!

Working hours
We are a reflective and cooperative team that likes to help each other and work tightly knotted. Once in a week our team meetings take place for about 2h, unless there are upcoming events – respective meetings are conducted then. According to your referat you will be responsible for projects within your department, co-organize some ÖH-projects (e.g. get-togethers, workshops, winter market) and attend committee work to represent the voice of the students there. We are error-friendy becaue we all make mistakes and have been socialized in this society in one way or another. We try to point out and unlearn our mistakes.We all actively communicate and update us in a group Telegramchat, are online on Discord for designated office hours and have a separate mail system, where we receive and send out official mails.
If there is no pandemic, we meet up in our office at OKP, where we work and sometimes sip coffee, tea or beer together.  

Function fee
The activity in the ÖH is honorary and voluntray, i.e. you do not get an hourly wage, however there is a function fee (more details see https://www.oeh.ac.at/funktionsgebuehr). At the moment every assistance (Sachbearbeitung) gets 100€ a month, also 10x a year (except July and August). For each semester as an assistance, you get one semester, where you don’t have to pay students fees (up to four semesters) and ECTS.

Application
Please apply exclusively by mail to vorsitzteam[at]hufak.net with curriculum vitae (kept informally) and a short letter of motivation (approx. ½ page).This information is important:

  • Field of study at university
  • Which referat(s) are you interested in
  • How long are you expecting to stay at the university
  • Ideas/ Future plans/Wishes
  • First concepts (simple as it is) for the department

Apply until 12.04.2021.

Department for Education and Politics
The core task of the education and politics department (BiPol) is to observe, analyse and actively participate within the Austrian education policy. The department is the connecting link between all the different student representatives StV and gives advice on issues regarding study laws.Got interested? Hereby few hard facts to consider for this position:

  • Knowledge of Austrian education and politics or interest to learn about it. The hufak team is very cooperative and helpful to get you on board, additionally you can attend exclusive workshops conducted by the ÖH.
  • Familiar with the Higher Education Act (HSG) and the University Act (UG), or willingness to familiarize yourself with them. 
  • German Skills: The education policy committees of the university are held in German, therefore communicating in German is necessary.

Open Call for Sachbearbeitung on the intersection of feminist, queer and anti-racist politics

The hufak (Student Union of the University of Applied Arts Vienna) is looking for a person who is interested in supporting the department for anti-racist interventions, the queer department and the department for feminist politics.
The departments work very closely together, as the intersection (overlap) of these political issues are important. Our hufak team consists of 15 people. Together we try to represent the interests of Angewandte students and stand together for a solidary and discrimination-critical university. 

What you should bring with you: 

  • Motivation and desire for political work (co-organizing workshops, networking with students, supporting students who are affected by discrimination,…). 
  • Error-friendliness (we all make mistakes and have been socialized in this society in one way or another. We try to point out and unlearn our mistakes such as socialized discriminatory behavior).

What to expect:   

  • A nice team that likes to work together
  • Working on projects with all kinds of departments
  • A nice office that we share together where (if there is no pandemic) we sometimes sip coffee, tea or beer together.    

Function fee
The activity in the ÖH is honorary and voluntray, i.e. you do not get an hourly wage, however there is a function fee (more details see https://www.oeh.ac.at/funktionsgebuehr). At the moment every assistance (Sachbearbeitung) gets 100€ a month, also 10x a year (except July and August). For each semester as an assistance, you get one semester, where you don’t have to pay students fees (up to four semesters) and ECTS.

Application
Please apply exclusively by mail to vorsitzteam[at]hufak.net with curriculum vitae (kept informally) and a short letter of motivation (approx. ½ page). This information is important:

  • Field of study at university
  • Which referat(s) are you interested in
  • How long are you expecting to stay at the university
  • Ideas/ Future plans/Wishes
  • First concepts (simple as it is) for the department

Apply until 12.04.2021.