Positions for hire


Due Date: January 18th, 11:59PM EST

Mock Convention 2020 is conducting our biggest round of hiring yet! If you are looking for a way to get more involved on campus or want to join one of W&L’s most iconic traditions, now is your chance. Below you will find descriptions of every position we are looking to hire, as well as the link to the job posting on Handshake.com. All applications must be submitted via Handshake, and the application will close Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 11:59PM. Interview decisions will be made by January 25th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please email us at mockcon@wlu.edu.


Political Positions: 

State Chair

State Chairs are the bread and butter of the Mock Convention. State Chairs get to do everything from conducting political research to creating their delegation’s T-Shirts. With 57 open positions (one for each state and U.S. territory) State Chairs make up the majority of the Mock Convention political team. As a State Chair, you would research and predict the distribution of your specific state/territory’s delegates, oversee the design and construction of the delegation float for the parade, lead a delegation of students, and direct fundraising and merchandising measures for your specific state/territory. All majors invited to apply!

We are looking for someone who:

-Is a student leader

-Has a holistic understanding of the current political terrain

-Is comfortable conducting research

Platform Committee

In order to accurately predict the Democratic nominee, we must have an understanding of the Democratic Party and their mission for 2020. This is where the Platform Committee comes in. The Platform Committee is responsible for researching the Democratic Party Platform for 2020 and synthesizing the main party issues. These positions are responsible for collaboratively analyzing the rifts in the Democratic Party and writing a mock platform for the Convention. All majors invited to apply!

We are looking for someone who:

-Is comfortable conducting research

-Has experience working on a team

Financial Positions:

Auction Chair

The Auction Chair will plan and coordinate fundraising events on Washington and Lee’s campus for alumni, parents, and students. The primary events, which will be silent auctions, will be held during Alumni Weekend 2019 and Parents Weekend 2019. The Auction Chair will work closely with the Financial Chair and the Fundraising Chair to obtain items for the auctions, promote the event, set goals for each event, plan event locations, and other responsibilities. 

We are looking for someone who:

-Has experience coordinating large events or fundraisers

-Is comfortable reaching out to members of the community and to alumni

Financial Administrator

Are you passionate about numbers? Are you looking for experience managing finances? The Financial Administrator position could be the one for you. Mock Convention 2020 is looking for an excellent communicator to help us with our accounting. The student who fills this position will be responsible for tasks associated with accounting such as accumulating invoices and researching options for future cost benefit analysis. We created this position to allow students to gain experience without too large of a time commitment, as it is expected to require 1-3 hours per week.

We are looking for someone who:

-Has background in financial analysis

-Has strong communication skills  

Operations Positions:

Delegate Merchandise Coordinator

The majority of Washington and Lee Students are involved in Mock Convention as Student Delegates, which they register for at the Delegates Fair in Fall of 2019. At this fair, students have the opportunity to purchase merchandise for any State Delegation they wish. The Delegate Merchandise Coordinator designs merchandise for this fair. More than just designing merchandise and brainstorming new items to sell, the student who fills this position will also assist with the Mock Convention Store. T-Shirt design experience is a plus, but by no means required. All majors invited to apply!

We are looking for someone who:

-Has strong organization skills

-Possesses the ability to respond to emails and communicate in a timely manner

Store Finance and Memorabilia Manager

Are you interested in business or sales? Do you want to gain experience working with a small business? If so, the Merchandise and Finance Manager position is the position for you. We created this position as the communicative arm of Mock Convention merchandise. The student who fills this position will assist in the bookkeeping for the Mock Convention Store as well as assist in the creation of Mock Convention merchandise. We invite all majors to apply!

We are looking for someone who:

-Has strong organization and communication skills

-Possesses an interest in memorabilia and sales

-Has experience with keeping financial records or inventory

Medical Specialist

Mock Convention is one of the most exciting experiences on Washington and Lee’s campus. In all the excitement students have been known to forget to drink water, or to hurt themselves: hence the creation of the Medical Specialist position. We designed this position for students planning to enter the medical profession. The student who fills this position will serve as a first responder at Mock Convention events. Whoever fills this role will be the medical lead on the ground and will serve as a resource to students and Security Guards for health concerns. 

We are looking for someone who:

-Has experience working with medical professionals

-Possesses leadership skills and familiarity working with a team

-Is already, or is willing to become, CPR and First Aid certified.

Security Guard

With an overwhelming majority of the student population being involved in Mock Convention, we need people to help maintain order. Security Guards are students who work Mock Convention events to ensure safety and security for all those in attendance. On top of getting their own Security Team merchandise, Security Guards work entrances and exits, help coordinate parking, and drive our guest speakers to and from the Convention venue. If you are seeking a leadership position as a Security Guard, please complete the additional question on the application to be considered.

We are looking for someone who:

-Has previous experience serving on a team

-Is already, or is willing to become, CPR and First Aid certified.