BRIDGE: Pilipinx Outreach & Retention

Positions Available for 2017-2018

For all Bridge positions the following course is highly recommended:

ASA 1: Historical Experience of Asian Americans (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to Asian American Studies through an overview of the history of Asians in America from the 1840s to the present within the context of the development of the United States. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.—I, III.

ASA 2: Contemporary Issues of Asian Americans (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1. Introduction to Asian American Studies through the critical analysis of the impact of race, racism, ethnicity, imperialism, militarism, and immigration since post-World War II on Asian Americans. Topics may include sexuality, criminality, class, hate crimes, and inter-ethnic relations. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.—I, II, III.

ASA150 Filipino American Experience (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or 2. Examination of the relationship between the Filipino-American community, the Philippine home community and the larger American society through a critical evaluation of the historical and contemporary conditions, problems and prospects of Filipinos in the U.S. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS, WC.—III. Rodriguez

**If your schedule does not permit all courses, please prioritize ASA 150: Filipino American Experience**

Administrative Positions

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

The Student Director will have oversight over BRIDGE’s programs and coordinators. They will work towards supporting and helping build cohesion and unity within BRIDGE, the SRRC, and the greater Filipino/Filipina/Filipinx and Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American community at UC Davis.

The Student Director will be responsible for:

  • Providing holistic support, supervision & programmatic guidance to all BRIDGE coordinators and general members
  • Hosting 1 on 1 meetings with Bridge program coordinators
  • Facilitating weekly Bridge board meetings
  • Reviewing all Bridge proposals to ensure the accuracy of funding requests are aligned with SRRC values
  • Providing continuous, on-going evaluation of all Bridge initiatives (quarterly, starting Spring)
  • Promoting transparency between RROC and the SRRC
  • Serving on the UC Davis FilAm Presidents Board (FORCE- Filipinxs Organizing Retention & Community Empowerment)
  • Assisting in the planning and organization of various Fil-Am wide community events hosted by the FilAm presidents board (e.g. FilAm Leadership Retreat, FilAm Joint Meetings, FilAm Leadership Retreat, etc...)
  • Serving on the Asian Pacific Islander Retention Committee (APIRC)
  • Attending SD meetings to discuss various SRRC topics
  • Attending weekly meetings with a Operations Director
  • Hosting Bridge Staff Retreat over summer for bonding and development
  • Providing guidance for the FilAm Pages and supporting the Editorial intern as needed
  • Assisting with the Filipinx Graduation Ceremony process as needed (e.g. conducting interviews, evaluating workshops in conjunction with the respective coordinators)

As a RROC representative, you are a part of the governing board of the Student Recruitment & Retention Center. The governing board, RROC, is the decision-making body of the SRRC. Accordingly,  all RROC members have voting privileges. RROC has oversight for all SRRC finances, SRRC operations and recruitment / retention initiatives. Further,  RROC provides advocacy surrounding issues of educational equity.  

A RROC representative will be responsible for:

  • 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

AS a RROC representative, you 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 supports and helps build cohesion and unity within the volunteers, interns, BRIDGE coordinators, SRRC, and the greater Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American community at UC Davis.

Responsible for:

  • Program and event logistics such as room reservations
  • Supporting purchase requests and submission of final expense reports
  • Sending weekly newsletters
  • Overseeing and updating all Bridge social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Instagram) to promote events, generate publicity, and maintain the program's consistent presence over all forums
  • Organizing and implementing the Volunteer/Internship Program
  • Serving as a Vice President within the FilAm organizations
  • Co-coordinating the Filipinx American Thanksgiving Dinner with the other FilAm Vice Presidents, and any other major quarterly events initiated by Vice Presidents
  • Coordinating the annual benefit concert, Pilipinx Time (PT)
  • Serving as a core member of the Administrative Committee

Recruitment Positions

High School Outreach Coordinator

The High School Outreach Coordinator will develop a captivating and relevant outreach program for high school students that will empower, educate, and promote a college-going culture.

The High School Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the Bridge Student Director to: 
    • Establish partnerships with high school(s) that have high population of Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American students (consider schools where students are at-risk and underserved)
    • Seek support and resources
  • Creating and sustaining positive working relationships with professional staff at respective high school sites (e.g. teachers, counselors, principal, secretary)
  • Conducting weekly high school outreach visits to 1-2 high schools with a large population of Filipino/a/x and Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American students
  • Establishing agreements with high schools over the summer with assistance from a Community Advisor (MOU: Memorandum of Understanding)
  • Creating a syllabus and workshop outlines for afterschool outreach visits
  • Providing guidance to high school students, ranging from freshmen to seniors based on their individual needs
  • Assisting high school seniors with navigating the college application process and helping students make necessary revisions to their Personal Statements
  • Co-coordinating the annual SRRC Recruitment event, Aggie Senior Weekend Trip, with fellow Recruitment coordinators
  • Serving as the liaison for high school outreach participants to visit UC Davis
  • Co-coordinating, as needed, the annual Pilipinx Youth Conference (PYC) alongside the Community Youth Development Coordinator
  • Coordinate intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee
  • Assist Bridge staff as needed

Requirement: 

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license

Community Youth Development Coordinator

The Community Youth Development Coordinator will partner with local Pilipinx youth programs/centers (e.g., Pilipinx Youth Coalition Union City, Little Manila After School Program) to empower students to pursue their personal and educational endeavors. By outreaching to Pilipinx youth programs and centers, the coordinator will discuss local issues and organize methods to effectively address, visibilize, and transform the needs of Pilipinx and Pilipinx-American youth. Additionally, the coordinator will provide mentorship and support through educational workshops ranging from Pilipinx history, culture, higher education, creative expression, and self-care.

To provide context, PYC Union City made it possible for AB123 to pass, requiring Pilipinx American history to be incorporated in History textbooks. Further, the Little Manila After School Program (LMASP) in Stockton, CA originated from the Little Manila Foundation, advocating for Pilipinx youth empowerment and the preservation of the Little Manila Historic Site.

Responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the Bridge Student Director to: 
    • Establish partnerships with local Pilipinx Youth Coalitions
    • Seek support and resources
  • Creating and sustaining positive working relationships with professional staff at respective coalition spaces
  • Conducting monthly outreaches to local Pilipin@ Youth Coalitions; Little Manila After School Program Stockton & PYC Union City
  • Overseeing the revival of PYC Vallejo
  • Coordinating the annual Pilipin@ Youth Conference alongside the high school outreach coordinator
  • Co-coordinating the SRRC recruitment event: Aggie Senior Weekend Trip
  • Organizing  "Spring Trip"  - A one day motivational event traditionally hosted on a weekday, offering a tour and academic overview of UC Davis (Campus Visit)
  • Coordinate intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee
  • Assist Bridge staff as needed

Requirement: 

    • MUST have a valid driver’s license

Retention Positions

Identity Development Coordinator

The Identity Development Coordinator aims to foster a holistic sense of Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American identity by discussing issues and commonly-misinterpreted/misunderstood topics centered around the following four SRRC holistic initiatives: (1) Gender & Sexuality, (2) Community Development, (3) Health & Wellness, and (4) Cultural Identity.

The Identity Development Coordinator will be responsible for:

1. Gender & Sexuality:

    • Supporting the Pilipinx queer community, manifested in PALS: the Pilipinx-American LGBTQIA+ Support Group
    • Possible topics of content exploration for programming include but are not limited to:
      • Gender expression
      • Sexuality
      • Family gender dynamics
      • Gender equity in education

2. Community Development:

  • Hosting community general meetings to discuss prevalent issues occurring in the Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American community
  • Co-coordinating the annual Pilipinx Empowerment Retreat (PER)
  • Hosting 1 - 2 Identity workshops at PER

3. Health & Wellness

  • Promoting the wellbeing of both physical and mental health
  • Sharing health & wellness resources
  • Possible topics of content exploration for programming include but are not limited to:
    • Sexual Health Wellness
    • Destressors

4. Cultural Identity

  • Demystifying what Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American means, specifically for the community at UC Davis
  • Organizing Exposure trips (at least 1 per quarter)
  • Co-coordinating events and other programming for Filipinx American History Month with the other Cultural Chairs of the FilAm organizations

Additionally, the Identity Development Coordinator will:

  • Co-act as a FilAm Cultural Chair. Duties will involve working with and collaborating with the other Cultural Chairs from the organizations within the FilAm at UC Davis.
  • Work closely with the Bridge 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
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Retention Committee
  • Assist Bridge staff as needed

Student Achievement Coordinator

The Student Academic Achievement Coordinator provides resources to ensure the holistic achievement of Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American students at UC Davis. This support comes in many forms and areas, such as the transition from high school to college, academic preparation and readiness, leadership opportunities, building professionalism to empower students to graduate from UC Davis and to successfully build a career post-graduation.

The Student Academic Achievement Coordinator will provide resources centered around the following four SRRC holistic initiatives: (1) Academic Excellence, (2) Leadership Development, (3) Mentorship and (4) Life After College Success.

 
The Student Academic Achievement Coordinator will be responsible for:

1. Academic Excellence

  • Organizing FilAm Joint Study Halls along with other FilAm Academic Chairs (at least 1 per quarter)
  • Working closely with the APATH Cultural Programmer and the Asian American Studies (ASA) department to identify & address any issues that may be impacting the academic success of FilAm identified students
  • Attending 1-2 FilAm Academic Chair meetings per quarter

2. Leadership Development

  • Co-coordinating the Pilipinx Empowerment Retreat (PER) alongside the Identity Development Coordinator
  • Sharing leadership opportunities and resources with the community

3. Mentorship

  • Coordinating BRIDGE’s Mentorship Program, MAHAL: Mentors Always Helping and Leading
  • Connecting 1st year and 1st year-transfer students with opportunities to network with returning students4.

4. Life After College Success

  • Hosting a Graduate Pathways workshop for resume building and guidance in partnership with GAAAP, BRIDGE alumni and/or FilAm graduate/professional school students
  • Serving as a resource for peers by hosting mock interviews
  • Organizing a workshop series for graduating seniors in Winter and Spring, focusing on topics such as resume development, career exploration, and seeking out housing for post-secondary programs or otherwise in collaboration with the FilGrad coordinators

Additionally, the Identity Development Coordinator will:

  • Co-act as a FilAm Academics Chair. Duties will involve working with the other Academic Chairs from the organizations within the FilAm at UC Davis to co-coordinate events including but not limited to the quarterly FilAm Joint Study Hall.
  • Work closely with the Bridge 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
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Retention Committee
  • Assist Bridge staff as needed
 
 All staff will be responsible for:
  • Preparing for the upcoming year throughout the Spring and Summer as needed
  • Attending Bridge Summer Staff Retreat before SRRC Training
  • Creating a budget and proposal for each coordinator's respective initiative or program.
  • Ensuring that activities/events held for a respective position are catered to serve Filipino/a/x and Pilipinx/Pilipinx-Americans
  • Evaluating your respective programs on a consistent basis and gathering feedback from your participants as well as working closely with the Student Director
  • Attending weekly staff meeting, weekly or bi-weekly one-on-ones with your Student Director, SRRC In-Service, and any meeting depending on your position
  • Representing BRIDGE and the SRRC professionally, as well as being able to articulate the mission and goals of both BRIDGE and the SRRC to staff, faculty, students and other audiences
  • Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA and full-time student status
  • Working with students to holistically address their needs
  • Coordinating intern and volunteer projects in order to provide them with a valuable experience
  • Supporting major community events such as the annual Pilipinx Empowerment Leadership Retreat, Pilipinx Youth Conference, Pilipinx Time
  • Advocating and upholding the values of Bridge and the SRRC throughout all programming hosted
  • Being active in the greater Fil-Am community to ensure that the needs of the target population are being addresses
  • Attending the transitional Filipinx American Leadership Retreat hosted during Memorial Day Weekend 

Note: All position descriptions are subject to change.

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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