Hiring Information

 

The Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) is recruiting for student leaders for the 2019-2020 academic year. We are seeking self-motivated, accountable, professional leaders!

Thank you for your interest in being part of the SRRC. Working at a student-initiated, student-led center is a rare and unique opportunity only available at few universities nationwide.

The SRRC's vision is to attain educational equity by empowering historically underrepresented, low-income, or educationally disadvantaged communities that have been affected by the passing of Prop 209 in California. Through a holistic support model, we offer services that empower students to act as dynamic leaders for their communities.

Working for the SRRC is both amazing and empowering, allowing you to:

  • Give back to underrepresented student community on the UC Davis campus and regionally.

  • Gain awareness of socio-political, cultural and social justice concerns affecting underrepresented communities.

  • Gain valuable leadership and organizational skills through the development of self-initiated projects, proposals, and budgets.

  • Coordinate programming that effectively recruits and/or retains underrepresented students.

  • Work individually with students to holistically address their needs.

  • Gain a better understanding of educational equity through the SRRC’s holistic support model to recruiting and retaining students.

Learn about the student leaders already working at the SRRC!

Visit our Programs page here!

 

Currently, we are hiring for:

  • SOL y LUNA: Administrative Coordinator, Middle School Outreach Coordinator, High School Outreach Coordinator

 

Job Descriptions

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator supports and helps build cohesion and unity within the volunteers, interns, SOL y LUNA coordinators, the SRRC, and the greater ChicanX LatinX student community at UC Davis.

The Administrative Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Program and event logistics such as room reservations, etc.
  • Supporting purchase requests and submission of final expense reports
  • Sending weekly newsletters to community members
  • Overseeing and updating all SOL y LUNA 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
  • Developing & coordinating Community Empowerment programs for the Chicanx/Latinx Community
  • Serving as a core member of the Administrative Committee
Middle School Outreach Coordinator

The Middle School Outreach Coordinator will develop a culturally relevant, empowering, and informative outreach program for middle school students in the Woodland/Sacramento area to promote the importance of educational advancement amongst youth in the Chicanx/Latinx community.

The Middle School Outreach Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the SOL y LUNA 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 professional staff at respective middle school sites (e.g. teachers, counselors, principal, secretary)
  • Building rapport with parents/guardians of outreach participants: creating and sending a letter about services, and offering a fall parent/guardian workshop/orientation
  • Establishing agreements with middle schools over the summer with assistance from a Community Advisor (MOU: Memorandum of Understanding)
  • Conducting weekly or regular middle school outreach visits to 1 or 2 middle schools with a large population of Chicanx/Latinx students
    • Collaborating with UC Davis departments and student organizations to co-host workshops (ex: MEChA, CENSOCA, Danzantes del Alma, AB540 & Undocumented Student Center, EOP, etc.)
  • 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
  • Providing guidance for at risk middle school students based on their individual needs
  • Supporting students through educational advocacy
  • Co-coordinating SOL y LUNA’s annual Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment Conference (CLYEC) with the High School Outreach Coordinator
  • Co-coordinating the annual SRRC Recruitment event, Aggie Senior Weekend Trip, with fellow Recruitment coordinators
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee

Requirement:

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license

High School Outreach Coordinator

The High School Outreach Coordinator will develop a culturally relevant, captivating, and informative outreach program for high school students in the local Woodland/Sacramento area.

The High School Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the SOL y LUNA 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 professional staff at respective high school sites (e.g. teachers, counselors, principal, secretary)
  • Building rapport with parents/guardians of outreach participants: creating and sending a letter about services, and offering a fall parent/guardian workshop/orientation
  • Establishing agreements with middle schools over the summer with assistance from a Community Advisor (MOU: Memorandum of Understanding)
  • Conducting weekly or regular outreach visits to 1 or 2 high schools with a large population of Chicanx/Latinx students
    • Collaborating with UC Davis departments and student organizations to co-host workshops (ex: MEChA, CENSOCA, Danzantes del Alma, AB540 & Undocumented Student Center, EOP, etc.)
  • 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
  • Assisting high school seniors with navigating the college application process and helping students make necessary revisions to their Personal Statements
  • Serving as the liaison for high school outreach participants to visit UC Davis
  • Co-coordinating SOL y LUNA’s annual Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment Conference (CLYEC) with the Middle School Outreach Coordinator
  • Co-coordinating the annual SRRC Recruitment event, Aggie Senior Weekend Trip, with fellow Recruitment coordinators
  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee

Requirement:

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license


Application Process Checklist

Please review the following checklist before submitting your application.

  • Review the job descriptions by program and other job qualifications.
    • NOTE: Job descriptions and qualifications are subject to change.
  • Update your resume to display relevant work experience.
  • Contact people in your network who can serve as professional references for you.
  • Download a copy of your unofficial transcript to upload with your application.
  • In addition to the above, you will have to submit the following with your application
    • Leadership profile sharing your upcoming leadership positions across campus for 2019-2020
    • Supplemental questions (noted on the application)

SRRC Hiring Process

We know how confusing the job search process can be. At the SRRC, we value Knowledge and Support, and we want to make sure that we provide you with as much information as possible about our hiring process. Please read everything below to have a good understanding of what our hiring process looks like.

Overall:

  • The entire process can take as little as 3 weeks
    • This really depends on when you submit your application
    • It may take longer depending on internal schedules, too
  • Communication is an important skill in our work, and in the positions we offer
    • We will do our best to keep you updated throughout the process
    • We also encourage you to reach out to us!

Read below for an outline on our general process:

  • Application
    • Submit an application for one of our open positions
    • A committee will review your application, looking for signs that you have the experience needed for the position, and that you’ve done a little homework about the SRRC.
    • We will typically get back to you within 2 weeks after the application has closed.
  • Interview
    • If you are offered an interview, we will ask you to sign up for an interview slot.
    • Interviews usually last 30-45 minutes, during which a group of people (the hiring committee) will ask questions to gauge your experiences and skills for the role.
    • The interview questions will be provided to you before the interview, along with the job description for the position(s) you are applying for
      • For Recruitment/Outreach positions, we will ask you to prepare a short presentation for the committee.
    • You will also have the chance to ask us any clarifying questions, about the role, the SRRC, or even what it’s like to work here (what are typical hours like? What do you like about working here?)
  • We have had applicants decide that the SRRC isn’t for them after interviews, and that’s okay! Just let us know. It’s important for individuals AND organizations to find people who truly want to do this work.
  • After the interview process, we will typically get back to you within 2 weeks. Sometimes, it may take longer.
    • If we make you an offer, we ask that you respond to us within 3 business days.
    • If you would like to discuss the position or offer with someone, please contact us at srrc@ucdavis.edu
    • If you have not been offered a position, and would like feedback on your interview, please contact either the hiring chair of the position or srrc@ucdavis.edu


Timeline

  • May 28-31:  After screening, qualifying applicants will be contacted for in-person interview. You are responsible for signing up for an interview slot, appearing at the correct date, time and location based on your time slot you scheduled.
  • Between May 31-June 3:
    • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process via email. Selection for positions will be based on a completed application, references, individual interview evaluations, and availability of positions.
    • Selected candidates must submit an acceptance by replying to the job offer email and commit to all important dates, hiring requirements, and training requirements (this was also shared during the interview process).
  • Spring 2019: Selected candidates are required to attend a transition retreat on June 8.
  • September 16 to 20, 2019: All selected staff members are expected to participate in a paid summer training.

Note: If selected to be a student leader of the SRRC, you will be required to attend mandatory summer training.

Note: Job descriptions and qualifications are subject to change.

For more information, feel free to contact us via email at srrc@ucdavis.edu.