I am a graduate student actively looking for post graduate work. One of the qualifications for a job that I am considering applying for is excellent communication and exemplary leadership ability. I have demonstrated both of the the aforementioned qualities as the president of a student organization while in school. However, this organization is politically oriented and party specific. I know it is ill advised to mention politics / religion in a resume as it detracts from professionalism and calls in disrepute ones judgement. On the other hand however, I was the president for two years and obtained some of my best experience in this position, such as collaborating with school administration, coordinating with external speakers and bringing them to campus, as well as organization events for the whole school. I truly have demonstrated the skills that the employer is looking for.
Therefore I ask, is it advisable that I list this in my resume and discuss in my cover letter as demonstrated , relevant ability? I appreciate any feedback you all may provide.