Southeast Asians Furthering Education (SAFE)

Positions Available for 2017-2018

If you’ve taken one or more of the following courses, we highly encourage you to apply for any of the positions with SAFE:

ASA150E Southeast Asian American Experience (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3, or consent of instructor. Upper division status. Historical survey of Southeast Asian experiences with special focus on United States involvement and post 1975 migrations. Defines international and transnational conditions that led up to the large exodus and resettlement of Southeast Asians. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, WC, WE.—III. Valverde

ASA189I Political and Social Movements (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. Politics and Social Movements. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, WE.

ASA112 Asian American Women (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3, or consent of instructor. Experiences of Asian American women from major ethnic subgroups comparatively examined in their social, economic and historical contexts using theoretical perspectives from social sciences, humanities/arts: identity, racialization, immigration, gender, sexuality, labor, socialization, cultural expression, social movements and feminist theorizing. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.—I. Ho

ASA114 Asian Diasporas (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or 2; upper division status or consent of instructor. Asian diasporic communities and the experiences of its members in the United States and internationally. Community building, cyberspace, gender issues, labor, transnational practices, effects of globalization, political organizing, homeland politics, humanitarian projects, citizenship and nationalism. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS, WC.—I. Kim, Rodriguez, Valverde

Administrative Positions

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

The Student Director will have oversight over SAFE’s programs and coordinators. They will work towards supporting and helping build cohesion and unity within SAFE coordinators, the greater Southeast Asian community at UC Davis and the SRRC.

The Student Director will be responsible for:

  • Provide holistic support, supervision & programmatic guidance to all SAFE coordinators and general members
  • Host 1 on 1 meetings with SAFE program coordinators
  • Facilitate weekly SAFE staff meetings
  • Review all SAFE proposals to ensure the accuracy of funding request and alignment with SRRC values
  • Provide on-going evaluation of all SAFE initiatives
  • Promote transparency between RROC and the SRRC
  • Attend weekly meetings with SRRC Student Directors to stay informed and up-to-date on other components’ initiatives.
  • Be actively involved in the SEA community and understand its needs
  • Attend other SEA student organization meetings and other campus community events to represent the voice of the SEA community
  • Facilitate and organize weekly SEA Leaders Meeting
  • Attend weekly meetings with Operations Director
  • MUST commit to at least 1 hour of front desk shift per week each quarter
  • Serve on the Asian Pacific Islander Retention Committee (APIRC)

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:

  • Attend RROC Board meetings to represent the SEA Community
  • Provide the SEA Community with updates from the RROC Board
  • Support all SRRC recruitment and retention efforts with special attention to the SEA community
  • 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
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Financial Chair
  • Secretary
  • Recruitment Chair
  • Retention Chair

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator supports and helps build cohesion and unity within the volunteers, interns, SAFE coordinators, the SRRC, and the greater Southeast Asian 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
  • Plan the End of the Year Banquet
  • Serving as a core member of the Administrative Committee

Recruitment Positions

This component provides you with the opportunity to interact with the Southeast Asian communities offcampus in order to close the gap between UC Davis campus and the surrounding areas that have communities that identify as Southeast Asian. Some SEA communities are located in the local Sacramento/Yuba-Sutter area and to ensure that we have healthy rates of incoming SEA students at any higher education institution, we host weekly outreach visits to middle and high schools who have a high concentration of SEA-identified students and schools that (still) need our services and we encourage theyouth to pursue higher education. To promote the importance of higher education, we interact with thestudents through non-traditional approaches such as facilitating informative and social workshops that explore the various SEA experiences. As recruitment coordinators, you will also have the opportunity toplan SAFE’s annual three-day, two-night youth conference at UC Davis. It is required for you to have avalid driver’s license in order to ensure consistent outreach services to the local Sacramento schools that need our services.

High School Outreach Coordinator

As the HSO Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to work with high school students in the local Sacramento/Yuba-Sutter area. In collaboration with the Middle School Outreach Coordinator, you will create quarterly agendas to ensure the longevity of our recruitment services. Below are some specifics toyour role in addition to your outreach services:

The High School Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the SAFE Student Director to: 
    • Establish partnerships with high school(s) that have high population of Southeast Asian students (consider schools where students are at-risk and underserved)
    • Seek support and resources
  • Maintaining open lines of communication with the administration at interested school sites
  • Outreach at least once a week to a school in the local Sacramento area
  • Co-coordinating SAFE’s annual Southeast Asian Youth Conference (SEAYC) with Middle School Outreach Coordinator
  • Collaborating with the Middle School Outreach Coordinator on the following events and tasks
    • Plan Fall Welcome, Spring Fitness Day (Fall and Spring qtr)
  • Creating quarterly outreach agendas that fulfill SRRC holistic initiatives throughout the academic school year (every quarter)
  • Outreach to the following schools:
    • Valley High School (Sacramento)
  • Coordinating intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee
  • Assist SAFE staff as needed

Requirement: 

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license

Middle School Outreach Coordinator

As the MSO Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to work with middle school students in the local Sacramento/Yuba-Sutter area. In collaboration with the High School Outreach Coordinator, you will create quarterly agendas to ensure the longevity of our recruitment services. Below are some specifics to your role in addition to your outreach services:

The Middle School Outreach Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the SAFE Student Director to: 
    • Establish partnerships with middle school(s) that have high population of Southeast Asian students (consider schools where students are at-risk and underserved)
    • Seek support and resources
  • Maintaining open lines of communication with the administration at interested school sites
  • Outreach at least once a week to one school in the local Sacramento or Yuba-Sutter area
  • Co-coordinating SAFE’s annual SEAYC with High School Outreach Coordinator
  • Collaborating with the High School Outreach Coordinator on the following events and tasksing
  • Creating quarterly outreach agendas that fulfill SRRC holistic initiatives throughout the academic school year
    • Plan Fall Welcome, Southeast Asian Youth Conference (SEAYC), Spring Fitness Day
  • Outreach to the following schools:
    • Samuel Jackman Middle School (Sacramento)
  • Coordinating intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee
  • Assist SAFE staff as needed
Requirement: 
  • MUST have a valid driver’s license

Retention Positions

Once students enter an institution of higher education, especially UC Davis, one of the priorities of the Retention Coordinators are to make sure incoming students not only survive, but thrive in college andgraduate from one of the top universities of in the nation. As a retention coordinator, you will providevarious resources to help retain our students such as providing safe and healthy spaces ranging from academic, financial, emotional, and/or social issues through our annual leadership conferences, peer mentorship program, and SAFE programs throughout the academic school year.

Community Development and Advocacy Coordinator

As the CDA Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to implement programs that address the sociopolitical and cultural issues that are prevalent in the SEA communities at UC Davis. In order to ensure qualitative programs that fulfill the SRRC’s holistic initiatives, you will work closely with the Self-Empowerment Coordinator to further promote the missions of SAFE throughout the academic school year. Below are some specifics to your role in addition to implementing critical programs on campus:

  • Working closely with the SAFE Student Director and Community Advisor for Retention to develop programs (ex. Creating budgets and proposals for all events/programming)
  • Co-coordinating SAFE’s annual Southeast Asian Retreat with the Holistic Retention (HR) Coordinator
  • Attending retention committee meetings and participate in SRRC-wide retention efforts
  • Implementing programs that fulfill at least one half of the SRRC’s holistic initiatives
  • Plan the annual SEA (Open)Mic to showcase the diverse talents of the SEA community
  • Optional: Planning SEA ICS (Southeast Asian Intercollegiate Summit) at UC Davis to address contemporary issues that are prevalent to the SEA communities across college campuses
  • Working closely with the HR Coordinator to ensure the quality of the program logistics
  • 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 SAFE staff as needed

Holistic Retention Coordinator

As the HR Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to implement programs that empower students toexcel in college, positively improve their well-being, and provide leadership & mentorship opportunities in the SEA community in order to increase a tight-knit relationship with the SEA communities on-campus. In order to ensure qualitative programs that fulfill the SRRC’s holistic initiatives, you will work closely with the Community Development and Advocacy Coordinator to further promote the missions of SAFE throughout the academic school year. Below are some specifics to your role in addition to implementing critical programs on campus:
  • Working closely with the SAFE Student Director and Community Advisor for Retention to develop programs (ex. Creating budgets and proposals for all events/programming)
  • Co-coordinating SAFE’s annual Southeast Asian Retreat with the CDA Coordinator
  • Attending retention committee meetings and participate in SRRC-wide retention efforts
  • Implementing programs that fulfill at least one half of the SRRC’s holistic initiatives
  • Overseeing SAFE’s peer mentorship program, CARE (Companions Always Ready to Empower)
  • Providing students w/ proper informational resources to navigate UC Davis
  • Working closely with the CDA Coordinator to ensure the quality of the program logistics
  • 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 SAFE staff as needed

Thank you for your interest in applying to be part of the Southeast Asian Furthering Education (SAFE)Community Program at the Student Recruitment and Retention Center. Best of luck!

All staff will be responsible for:

  • Preparing for the upcoming year throughout the Spring and Summer as needed
  • Attending SAFE Staff Retreat(s)
  • 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 Southeast Asian Community
  • 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 SAFE and the SRRC professionally, as well as being able to articulate the mission and goals of both SAFE 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
  • Being active in the greater SEA community to ensure that the needs of the target population are being addresses

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