Program: ACE

Positions Available for 2017-2018

Administrative Positions

Student Director (SD)/Recruitment & Retention Organizing Committee (RROC) Representative

The Student Director is responsible for overseeing the functionality, efficiency, and efficacy of ACE both internally and within the broader African Diaspora Community. The Student Director should provide ongoing support to ACE Coordinators in all of their work efforts. 

The Student Director will be responsible for:

  • Provide holistic support to all ACE coordinators
    • I.e. Host weekly/ bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with ACE program coordinators to provide them with the necessary support and resources for their programming efforts
  • Facilitate ACE Weekly Staff meetings
  • Review all ACE's proposals to ensure the accuracy of funding requests and alignment with SRRC values
  • Provide ongoing evaluation of all ACE initiatives on a quarterly basis
  • Coordinate intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Serve as a core member of the Black Coalition on the UC Davis Campus
  • Assist in the planning and organization of various ACE events/activities
  • Co-coordinate the UCD ABC Conference Delegation alongside other student leaders
  • Attend weekly meetings with SRRC Student Directors to stay informed and up-to-date on other components’ initiatives.
  • Attend weekly meetings with Operations Director
  • MUST commit to at least 1 hour of front desk shift per week each quarter
  • Maintain constant communication with all SRRC professional staff with regards to ACE coordination
  • Serve as Co-chair on the Black Leadership Council
  • Stay informed and connected with your respective community (including staff and students) to guide programming efforts
    • I.e. work closely with CADSS, Retention Initiative Directors, CCC, LGBTQIARC, student organizations/ groups etc.

The Recruitment and Retention Organizing Committee (RROC) is the decision-making body of the Student Recruitment & Retention Center. As a RROC representative, the Student Director forms part of this governing board and holds voting privileges. RROC has oversight for all SRRC finances, SRRC operations and recruitment/retention initiatives. Furthermore, RROC provides advocacy surrounding issues of educational equality.

A RROC representative will be responsible for:

  • Promote transparency between RROC and the SRRC staff
  • Attend RROC Board meetings to represent the African Diaspora Community
  • Provide the African Diaspora Community with updates from the RROC Board 
  • Allocating funding to support SRRC initiatives
  • Coordinating hours of operation and building logistics
  • Planning monthly staff in-service
  • Maintaining and promoting a welcoming, inclusive environment for the overall SRRC
  • Creating awareness to the general public of issues pertaining to your respective community

Each RROC Representative will have accompanying responsibilities for one of the follow specific RROC roles:

  • Board Chair
  • Campus Community Advocacy Chair
  • Policy Chair
  • Financial Chair
  • Secretary
  • Recruitment Chair
  • Retention Chair

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator will be responsible for creating cohesion and efficiency within the component through: facilitating the Volunteer and Internship Program, handling administrative tasks, and supporting other coordinators.

The Administrative Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Program and event logistics such as room reservations
  • Supporting purchase requests and submission of final expense reports
  • Sending weekly newsletters and using social media platforms to publicize and promote ACE and ACE's events and activities
  • Organizing and implementing the Volunteer/Internship Program
  • Coordinate intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Supporting ACE staff as needed with their programming
  • Coordinating Community Empowerment programs/events for the African Diaspora Community
  • Maintaining  consistent communication/correspondence with partners/collaborators
  • Staying informed and connected with the African Diaspora Community to guide programming efforts.
    • I.e. work closely with CADSS, Retention Initiative Directors, CCC, LGBTQIARC, student organizations/ groups etc.
  • Serving as a core member of the Administrative Committee

Recruitment Positions

Middle School Outreach Coordinator

The Middle School Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing a culturally relevant, empowering, and informative outreach program for middle school students in order to promote the importance of educational advancement amongst youth in the African Diaspora.

The Middle School Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the ACE Student Director to:
    • Establish partnerships with middle school(s) that have high population of Africa Diaspora students (consider schools where students are at-risk and underserved)
    • Seek support and resources
  • Creating and sustaining positive working relationships with the staff at the respective middle school(s)
  • Offering a fall parent/guardian workshop/orientation
  • Creating and sending a letter to parent/guardian about the services
  • Conducting weekly or regular middle school outreach visits to 1 or 2 middle schools with a highly populated African-American students
  • Creating a well developed syllabus for each quarter that will engage students in the SRRC's Holistic Initiatives to include cultural programming, advocacy, mentorship, and resources
    • Creating agendas for each session/workshop
  • Creating a well developed budget and proposal request for each project/event
  • Providing guidance for at risk middle school students based on their individual needs
  • Supporting students through educational advocacy
  • Co-Coordinating the annual Black Youth Leadership Conference with the High School Outreach Coordinator 
  • Co-coordinating the SRRC recruitment event: Aggie Senior Weekend Trip
  • Coordinate intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Staying informed and connected with the African Diaspora Community to guide programming efforts.
      • I.e. work closely with CADSS, Retention Initiative Directors, CCC, LGBTQIARC, student organizations/ groups etc.
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee
  • Assist ACE staff as needed

Requirement: 

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license

High School Outreach Coordinator

The High School Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing captivating and informative outreach program that offers culturally relevant and empowering for high school students in order to promote the importance of educational advancement amongst youth in the African Diaspora. 

The High School Outreach will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the ACE Student Director to:
    • Establish partnerships with high school(s) that have high population of Africa Diaspora students (consider schools where students are at-risk and underserved)
    • Seek support and resources
  • Creating and sustaining positive working relationships with the staff at the respective high school(s)
  • Creating and sending a letter to parent/guardian about the services
  • Conducting weekly or regular high school outreach visits to 1 or 2 high schools with a highly populated African-American students
  • Providing guidance for high school students ranging from freshmen to seniors based on their individual needs
  • Assisting high school seniors with the college application; especially with their personal statements
  • Co-Coordinating the annual Black Youth Leadership Conference with the middle school outreach coordinator
  • Co-coordinating the SRRC recruitment event: Aggie Senior Weekend Trip
  • Being the liaison for high school outreach participants to visit UC Davis
  • Coordinate intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Staying informed and connected with the African Diaspora Community to guide programming efforts.
      • I.e. work closely with CADSS, Retention Initiative Directors, CCC, LGBTQIARC, student organizations/ groups etc.
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee
  • Assist ACE staff as needed

Requirement: 

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license

Retention Positions

Identity Development Coordinator

Through the development, coordination and implementation of activities/events, and other personal/social support programs, the Identity Development Coordinator aims to empower the African Diaspora Community by addressing issues centered around the following four SRRC Holistic Initiatives: Gender & Sexuality, Community Development, Health & Wellness and Cultural Identity. 

The Identity Development Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Promote awareness and coordinate activities/events and/or personal/social support programs around the following 4 holistic initiatives:
    • Gender & Sexuality
      • Topic Examples: Family Gender Dynamics, LGBTQIA Awareness, Gender Equity in Education etc.
      • Serve as a liaison between the Blaqueer community, ACE, and the larger Black community in Davis.
        • I.e. Be of administrative support to the Black LGBTQIA group on campus, BlackOUT while respecting the self-led nature of the group as a closed space.
        • Ex. secure funding through proposals to RROC, coordinate with interested parties in the LGBTQIARC to reserve space, etc.
    • Community Development
      • Host annual Soul Speaks event in collaboration with the CCC's Black Family Week
      • Coordinate an End-of-the-year BBQ for the African Diaspora Community
    • Health & Wellness
      • Topic Examples: physical, mental, and sexual health within the community
    • Cultural Identity
      • Topic Examples: intersectional identities within the African Diaspora
      • Co-coordinate identity development aspects of the Black Leadership Retreat with the Student Achievement Coordinator
        • Advocate for workshops that develop an understanding of intersectionality, including critical conversations on the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, ethnicity, & citizenship.
  • Work closely with the ACE Student Director and Community Advisor for Retention to develop programs (ex. Creating budgets and proposals for all events/programming)
  • Evaluate your respective programs on a regular basis and gather feedback from your participants
  • Coordinate intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Staying informed and connected with the African Diaspora Community to guide programming efforts.
      • I.e. work closely with CADSS, Retention Initiative Directors, CCC, LGBTQIARC, student organizations/ groups etc.
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Retention Committee
  • Assist ACE staff as needed

Student Achievement Coordinator

Through the development, coordination, and implementation of activities/events, and other persona/social support programs, the Student Achievement Coordinator aims to empower the African Diaspora Community by providing resources and information around the following four SRRC holistic initiatives: Academic Excellence, Mentorship, Life After College Success, and Leadership Development.

The Student Achievement Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Develop and coordinate events/programs/ workshops around the following 4 holistic initiatives:
    • Academic Excellence
      • Topic Examples: Study Halls, AP/SD, Test taking strategies, time management, study tips, academic advising,
        • Work closely with CADSS, the Retention Initiative Directors, the African American Studies Department, EOP, and others to address any issues that may be impacting the academic success of students within the African Diaspora.
    • Leadership Development
      • Topics Include: Strength finding activities, leadership cultivation/skills
      • Take lead in coordinating the annual Black Leadership Retreat in the Fall quarter with the support of the Identity Development Coordinator
        • Planning should start in the quarter immediately following hiring and in the summer
    • Mentorship
      • Organize & Coordinate a student mentorship program
        • Ex. M.I.L.E (Mentoring Intellectuals while Learning and Encouraging)
        • Facilitate opportunities for 1st year students to network with returning students
    • Life After College Success
      • Topic Examples: resume development, job search, and housing, interview tips
      • Partner with GAAAP, ACE alumni and/or African-American & African graduate/professional school students to host a Graduate Pathways workshop
  • Coordinate intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Staying informed and connected with the African Diaspora Community to guide programming efforts.
    • I.e. work closely with CADSS, Retention Initiative Directors, CCC, LGBTQIARC, student organizations/ groups etc.
  • Work closely with the ACE Student Director and Retention Community Advisor to develop programs (ex. Creating budgets and proposals for all events/programming)
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Retention Committee
  • Assist ACE staff as needed

All staff will be responsible for:

  • Attending weekly staff meetings, weekly or bi-weekly one-on-ones with your student director AND the Community Advisor, SRRC In Service, and any meeting depending on your position
  • Creating a budget and proposal for your initiative. Programming for your respective position must be catered to the transfer and non-tranditional students
  • Maintaining consistent communication/correspondence with partners/collaborators as it pertains to your position and programming efforts
  • Evaluating your respective programs on a regular basis and gathering feedback from your participants
  • Maintaining a cumalative 2.5 GPA and full time status
  • Working with students to holistically address their needs
  • Professionally representing ACE and the SRRC, as well as being able to articulate the mission and goals of both ACE and the SRRC to staff, faculty, and students
  • Coordinating intern and volunteer projects and prouding them with valuable experience
  • Must commit to at least one hour of front desk shift per week, each quarter

Note: All position descriptions are subject to change. Back to SRRC Hiring

Important Hiring Information

  • Applications DUE Friday, February 3
  • Interviews will be held between 2/6-2/28
  • Returning Staff Application HERE
  • New Staff Application HERE