Program: Yik'al Kuyum

Positions Available for 2017-2018

For all Yik'al Kuyum positions the following courses are highly recommended, but not limited to any Chicana/o Studies course:

CHI 10. Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Analysis of the situation of the Chicana/o (Mexican-American) people, emphasizing their history, literature, political movements, education and related areas. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, WE.—F, W. Jackson

CHI 50. Chicana and Chicano Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Interdisciplinary survey of Chicana/o cultural representation in the 20th century. Examines Chicana/o culture within a national and transnational context. Explores how Chicano cultural forms and practices intersect with social/material forces, intellectual formations and cultural discourses. (Former course 20.) GE credit: Div | ACGH, AH, DD, WC, WE.—I, III. Chabram, de la Mora, M. Montoya

Administrative Positions

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

The Student Director will have oversight over Yik'al Kuyum’s programs and coordinators. They will work towards supporting and helping build cohesion and unity within Yik'al Kuyum coordinators, the greater ChicanX LatinX student community at UC Davis and the SRRC.

The Student Director will be responsible for:

  • Providing holistic personal support, supervision & programmatic guidance to all Yik'al Kuyum coordinators and general members
  • Host 1 on 1 meetings with Yik'al Kuyum Coordinators
  • Facilitate weekly Yik'al Kuyum meetings
  • Review all Yik'al Kuyum proposals to ensure the accuracy of funding request and alignment with SRRC values
  • Provide on-going evaluation of all Yik'al Kuyum initiatives
  • Making sure all programs align with SRRC values and funding proposals throughout the school year
  • Promoting transparency between RROC and the SRRC
  • Serving as a Chicanx Latinx leader part of the Chicanx Latinx Caucus
  • Work with retention coordinators to establish relationships with other resources on campus such as Chicanx Studies, CCC, CASA Cuauhtemoc, LGBTQIARC, WRRC, EOP, and Chicanx Latinx Retention Initiatives
  • Serving on the Chicanx Latinx Retention Advisory Committee (CLRAC)
  • Attending M.E.Ch.A. meetings (at least once per quarter) and maintain a
  • Assisting in the planning and organization of various Yik'al Kuyum events/activities
  • Attending SD meetings to discuss various SRRC topics
  • Attending weekly meetings with Operations Director
  • MUST commit to at least 1 hour of front desk shift per week each quarter

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, Yik'al Kuyum coordinators, the SRRC, and the greater ChicanX LatinX student 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 Yik'al Kuyum 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
  • Supporting Yik'al Kuyum staff as needed with their programming
  • Coordinating Community Empowerment programs/events for the Chicanx Latinx Community
  • Maintaining consistent communication/correspondence with partners/collaborators
  • 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 captivating and informative outreach program for middle school students that will empower them while promoting a college-going culture.

Responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the Yik'al Student Director to:
    • Establish partnerships with middle school(s) that have high population of Chicanx Latinx 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)
  • Develop a syllabus and detailed lesson plan that highlights your learning objectives through the weekly outreach sessions. 
  • Developing a parent/guardian involvement component (welcome letter, follow-up newsletter, etc...)
  • Creating and sustaining positive working relationships with the staff at the respective middle school(s)
  • Offering a fall parent/guardian workshop/orientation
  • Conducting weekly or regular middle school outreach visits
    • Douglass Middle School, Woodland, CA
  • Providing guidance for at risk middle school students based on their individual needs
  • Being the liaison for Chicanx/ Latinx middle school outreach participants to visit UC Davis
      • Collaborate with SRRC Campus Visits Coordinator when needed
  • Collaborate with AB540 & Undocumented Student Center Outreach Coordinators in programming support
    • Past collaborations include:
      • Promoting higher education at High School College Fair
      • An AB540 & Undocumented Student awareness and ally development workshop
  • Coordinating intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee
  • Assist Yik'al Kuyum 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 a captivating and informative outreach program for high school students that will empower them while promoting a college-going culture.

Responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the Yik'al Student Director to:
    • Establish partnerships with high school(s) that have high population of Chicanx Latinx 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)
  • Develop a syllabus and detailed lesson plan that highlights your learning objectives through the weekly outreach sessions 
  • Developing a parent/guardian involvement component (welcome letter, follow-up newsletter, etc...)
  • Conducting weekly or regular high school outreach visits
    • Sacramento High School, Sacramento, CA
  • Offering a fall parent/guardian workshop/orientation
  • 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
  • Being the liaison for Chicanx/ Latinx middle school outreach participants to visit UC Davis
    • Collaborating with SRRC Campus Visits Coordinator when needed
  • Collaborating with AB540 & Undocumented Student Center Outreach Coordinators in programming supportCoordinating intern and volunteer projects and providing them with valuable experience
    • Past collaborations include:
      • Promoting higher education at High School College Fair
      • An AB540 & Undocumented Student awareness and ally development workshop
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee
  • Assisting Yik'al Kuyum staff as needed

Requirement: 

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license

Retention Positions

Identity Development Coordinator

The Identity Development Coordinator aims to foster a sense of ChicanX/LatinX identity by discussing issues and commonly-misinterpreted topics that center around the four SRRC holistic initiatives. Possible workshops include but are not limited to:

Promoting awareness and coordinating activities/events and/or personal/social support programs. Possible workshops include but are not limited to:

  1. Gender and Sexuality
    • Retention rates of Chicano/Latino men
    • Gender equity
    • Gender expression
    • Sexuality
  1. Health and Wellness
    • Promoting physical, mental, and sexual health and wellness, including increasing awareness of existing campus resources
  2. Community Development
    • Hosting general meetings to inform community about issues facing the Chicanx/ Latinx community
  3. Cultural identity
    • What does it mean to be Chicanx/ Latinx at UC Davis
    • Intersectional identities within the Chicanx/ Latinx community, including critical conversations on the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, ethnicity & citizenship.
  • Plan and execute a one day summit for the queer Chicanx/ Latinx community
  • Plan and execute Queer Latinidad during Spring quarter in collaboration with La Raza Cultural Days
  • Develop, plan, and co-coordinate the Chicanx/ Latinx Leadership retreat for Fall quarter along with the Academic Achievement Coordinator, particularly ensuring that gender, sexuality, health & wellness, and cultural identity are integral components of the retreat
  • Collaborate with the Academic Achievement Coordinator on ensuring that gender and sexuality, community development, health and wellness, and cultural identity components are incorporated into the F.A.M Mentorship program
  • Establish relationships with other resources on campus such as Chicanx Studies, CCC Chicanx/ Latinx community Coordinator and LRCD coordinators, CASA Cuauhtemoc, LGBTQIARC, WRRC, Chicana/o Latina/o Retention Initiatives
  • Work closely with the Yik'al Kuyum Student Director and Community Advisor for Retention to develop programs (ex. Creating budgets and proposals for all events/programming)
  • Serve as a core member of the SRRC's Retention Committee
  • Assist Yik'al Kuyum staff as needed

Academic Achievement Coordinator

The Student Achievement coordinator is responsible for coordinating activiities/events and/or personal/social support programs centered for the Chicanx/Latinx community at UC Davis on the following SRRC holistic initiatives: life after college success, leadership development, academic excellence, and peer mentorship.

 Responsible for:

Promoting awareness and coordinating activities/events and/or personal/social support programs. Possible workshops include but are not limited to:

    1. Leadership Development
    2. Academic Excellence
    3. Mentorship
    4. Life After College Success
  • Having an understanding of retention issues and other issues facing the Chicanx/Latinx community.
  • Establishing relationships with other resources on campus such as Chicanx Studies, CCC Chicanx/ Latinx community Coordinator, EOP, CASA Cuauhtemoc, Chicana/o Latina/o Retention Initiatives
  • Work closely with the Yik’al Kuyum Student Director and Community Advisor for Retention to develop programs
    • Attend weekly 1-on-1 meetings with both the YK Student Director AND the Community Advisor for Retention
  • Develop, plan, and co-coordinate the Chicanx/ LatinX Leadership retreat for Fall quarter along with the Identity Development Coordinator
  • Coordinating the Familia And Mentorship program (F.A.M) for Winter-Spring Quarter.
  • Collaborate with the Identity Development Coordinator on ensuring that gender and sexuality, community development, health and wellness, and cultural identity components are incorporated into the Chicanx/ Latinx Leadership Retreat and the F.A.M Mentorship program
  • Collaborating with the Identity Development Coordinator and other SRRC staff to ensure a holistic retention approach
  • Work closely with the Yik'al Kuyum Student Director and Community Advisor for Retention to develop programs (ex. Creating budgets and proposals for all events/programming)
  • Serve as a core member of the SRRC's Retention Committee
  • Assist Yik'al Kuyum staff as needed
All staff will be responsible for:
  • Creating a budget and proposal for your initiative. Programming for your respective position must be catered to ChicanX/LatinX students
  • Evaluating your respective programs on a regular 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
  • Professionally representing Yik'al Kuyum and the SRRC, as well as being able to articulate the mission and goals of both Yik'al Kuyum and the SRRC to staff, faculty, and students
  • 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 ChicanX LatinX Leadership Retreat, Raza Youth Empowerment Conference, La Raza Cultural Week, etc by serving on a committee for each major community event
  • Being active in the greater ChicanX LatinX community to ensure that we address the target population’s needs
  • 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