Experimental Community Gardens: Unit Director

Contact Information

Name: Justin Hurst

Phone: 916-710-1622

Email: president@asucd.ucdavis.edu


Payrate: Volunteer w/Bi-Weekly Stipend of $113.50/week (pending budget approval - refer to budget for weeks paid)

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: no

Resume Required: Yes

Options: n/a


Hours per Week: Varies between approx. 5-7 hrs/wk depending on individual circumstances. Hours beyond specified hours per week are considered volunteer educational experience.

Start Date: July 1, 2020

End Date: June 30, 2021


Job Number: 0033-3692-2020

Last Date to Apply: April 16, 2020


Coordinate and manage 5 acre EC garden site and administrative affairs of the garden.


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a.   Manage the day-to-day operations of the unit and establish yearly goals that align with the 2020 Vision for ASUCD

b.    Hire and manage all volunteers including recruiting, training, evaluating, motivating, delegating, and monitoring their activities. Schedule ongoing volunteer meetings.

c.    Collaborate with Creative Media to market the unit and increase visibility

d.    Attend unit director trainings as required by ASUCD leadership.

e.   Collaborate with ASUCD Business Manager and ASUCD Controller to ensure that operational practices comply with ASUCD/UC Davis policies and procedures.

f.     Maintain Unit policies and procedures.

g.    Uphold, safeguard, and promote ASUCD’s values and philosophy relating to ethics, integrity, social responsibility.

h.    Create and present a written report once a quarter to ASUCD Senate.

i. Review and evaluate unit budget.

j. Acts as liaison between student government and Unit. Meet with adopted Senator for the unit quarterly.

k.    Develop and track metrics within Unit to drive decisions and present with quarterly reports.

l. Act as the point person to resolve issues within the unit. Bring larger issues to the attention of the ASUCD President and ASUCD Business Manager.



a.   Perform administrative duties and work  independently.

b.    Interpersonal communication skills and solid  customer service skills.

c.    Strong time and project management skills.

d.    Ability to motivate and inspire staff.

e.   Proficient at G-mail and Microsoft Word.

f.     Understanding of operational management and finance.

g.    Experience managing employees and/or volunteers preferred


a. Write one report every 2 academic weeks and one end of the year report that will be used for the ASUCD Annual Report

b.  Submit “work week outline” form to the HeadQuarters office every week.

c.  Attend quarterly ASUCD Trainings held by the Vice-president’s Office in conjunction with the HeadQuarters Office.

d.  Fulfill all duties described in this position description.

e. Meet with the Executive Office at least once a quarter to keep them up  to date about the goings-on of the unit.

f.   Collaborate with IAC and B&F to complete annual audits and LRP’s of their unit

g.  Collaborate with ASUCD to complete ASUCD’s goals


 Additional Information

In order to be eligible for consideration and interview, a successful candidate must be able to commit to:

Spring 2020: Unpaid training/shadowing: A minimum of 20 hours for the quarter of shadowing to current director. Attend mandatory ASUCD Leadership Course. The student will earn 2 units upon successful completionof the ASUCD Leadership Course. The course is two hours a week for 9 weeks and is Pass/No Pass.


Supplemental Questions

  1. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community  and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency
  2. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.
  3. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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