Student Government: Ethnic & Cultural Affairs Commission Chair

Contact Information

Name: Jonina Balabis



Payrate: $81.00/wk (pending budget approval - refer to budget for weeks paid)

Payrate Stipend: Yes

Work Study: no

Resume Required: Yes

Options: n/a


Hours per Week: Varies between approx. 10-15 hrs/wk depending on individual circumstances.Hours beyond specified hours per week are considered volunteer educational experience.

Start Date: May 15, 2020

End Date: June 10, 2021


Job Number: 0008-3717-2020

Last Date to Apply: April 16, 2020


The Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission (ECAC) is responsible for investigating and recommending policies and programs concerning under-represented communities at UC Davis. The commission accomplishes this task by establishing liaison and achieving rapport with all on-campus and off-campus bodies affecting said communities and their quality of life at the University. Comprised of nine members and up to four alternates, the commission welcomes visitors at its weekly meetings.

Our goal is to represent historically marginalized groups who face barriers in terms of institutionalized, internalized, and systemic oppression. We are here to propose legislation and support events that honor different ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. We will voice your concerns to empower cross-cultural interaction in order to represent and bring awareness within our communities, student body, and the University of California, Davis.


As a part of ASUCD, you agree to subscribe to the ASUCD Newsletter.

  • Facilitate weekly meetings with commissioners.
  • Be an overall liason between ASUCD and underrepresented communities
  • Chairperson must attend and actively participate in commission meetings and projects- assist in passing of legislation, grants, and funding
  • Provide input and effective solutions to the issues that affect underrepresented communities on our campus
  • Coordinate events or outreach to student orgs and relative programming


  • Public speaking and communication skills
  • A passion for social justice
  • Open mind and positive attitude
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • A level of cross-cultural understanding 
  • Previous and/or present connection to various ethnic or cultural organizations highly recommended; but, not required



Supplemental Questions

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

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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