Applying for Campaign Director within VP External Affairs office

About the Associated Students of UCSD (ASUCSD)

The Associated Students of the University of California, San Diego are the elected and appointed representatives of the UC San Diego student body. The ASUCSD works to promote student engagement through its services and leadership opportunities. The ASUCSD seeks to foster a cohesive community through active interaction and communication with students, the administration, and the greater San Diego Community. Our mission is to facilitate and encourage students to grow and develop through their involvement in student government, its services and auxiliaries. We promote student engagement in all areas of campus life through leadership, advocacy, and service in order to build and strengthen our community.

About the VP External Affairs: Campaign Director

The purpose of the ASUCSD External Affairs office shall be to educate and mobilize the UCSD student body around issues affecting University communities at a city, state, and national level; The ASUCSD External Affairs Office shall also advocate for issues regarding higher education including but not limited to the UC system and its governing bodies and lobby system-wide University officials and local legislators on the UCSD student body’s behalf. In addition, the ASUCSD External Affairs office shall facilitate community relations and educational outreach on behalf of ASUCSD.

Goals and Projects for 2017-18
  • Shall assist with the overall efforts and workings of the External Affairs office
  • Shall further promote awareness and advocate towards the affordability, accessibility, and quality of higher education by assisting the Vice President of External Affairs with relegated tasks
  • Shall volunteer in events and campaign efforts
  • Shall help promote the External Affairs office and advocacy, whether through social media or print PR
  • Shall help foster collaboration through out campus with different student associations and leaders on campus to integrate External Affairs onto UCSD 
Description of Position

Sanctuary UC Campaign Director:

  • Act as a liaison between the UC Student Association and UCSD's main campus to achieve the goals of the system wide campaign towards a sanctuary state
  • Coordinate and work with the Undocumented UC coalition to establish goals
  • Program relevant events and raise awareness around food and housing insecurity of the campaign at the campus level
  • Build partnerships with local organizations advocating for undocumented, immigrants, and refugee rights 

Re-IGNITE

  • Act as a liaison between the UC Student Association and UCSD's main campus to achieve the goals of the system wide campaign to end the school to prison pipeline.
  • Program relevant events and raise awareness around the prison industrial complex and mass incarceration.
  • Work closely with Organizing Director on grassroots efforts for campus and greater San Diego community engagement
  • Build partnerships with local organizations advocating for, but not limited to, prison abolition, funding education, and defunding police. 

UC Sustain Our Students Campaign Director:

  • Act as a liaison between the UC Student Association and UCSD's main campus to achieve the goals of the system wide campaign
  • Coordinate and work with the Global Food Initiative to set goals and work with data
  • Program relevant events and raise awareness around food and housing insecurity at the campus level
  • Collaborate with Triton Food Pantry on grassroots efforts
  • Collaborate with AVP of Food and Housing Resources 

Fund the UC Campaign Director:

  • Act as a liaison between the UC Student Association and UCSD's main campus to achieve the goals of the system wide campaign of achieving more funding for the UC to roll back tuition
  • Program relevant events and raise awareness around Prop 13 Reform
  • Work closely with Legislative Director to organize around budget and legislative asks for more funding and lobby local elected officials
  • Build partnerships with local organizations advocating for funding for higher education 

#HowAreYou (Transitioning to 3D)

  • Act as a liaison between the UC Student Association and UCSD's main campus to achieve the goals of the system wide campaign to increase resources for mental health support (and expanding needs of differently abled students). 
  • Program relevant events and raise awareness around various mental health concerns.
  • Build partnerships with local organizations advocating for, but not limited to destigmatizing mental health, increasing mental health resources, and community development.