Whole Earth Festival: Unit Director

Contact Information

Name: Kyle Krueger

Phone: 440-864-4174

Email: president@asucd.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Whole Earth Festival website to learn more about them.


Payrate: Volunteer w/Bi-Weekly Stipend of $151.37/week (pending budget approval - refer to budget for weeks paid)

Payrate Stipend: Yes

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Approx. 19 hours per week depending on individual circumstances. Hours beyond specified commitment are considered additional volunteer experience.

Start Date: June 11, 2020

End Date: June 12, 2021


Job Number: 0021-3755-2020

Last Date to Apply: May 27, 2020


Charged with managing and overseeing Whole Earth Festival, a unit that is responsible for the planning and execution of an annual three-day event on campus, which promotes and emphasizes a sustainable, holistic way of life.


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  1. Manage the day-to-day operations of the unit and establish yearly goals that align with the 2020 Vision for ASUCD 
  2. Hire and manage all staff including recruiting, training, evaluating, motivating, delegating, and monitoring their activities. Schedule ongoing staff meetings. 
  3. Collaborate with Creative Media to market the unit and increase visibility
  4. Develop and track metrics within Unit to drive decisions and present with quarterly reports. 
  5. Create and present a written report once a quarter to ASUCD Senate, meet with adopted Senator for the unit on a quarterly basis, and act as the liaison between the student government and unit.
  6. Attend unit director trainings as required by ASUCD leadership.
  7. Collaborate with ASUCD Business Manager to ensure that operational practices comply with ASUCD/UC Davis Policies and Procedures.
  8. Collaborate with the ASUCD Controller to review and evaluate unit budget.
  9. Maintain Unit policies and procedures.
  10. Uphold, safeguard, and promote ASUCD’s values and philosophy relating to ethics, integrity, social responsibility.
  11. 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.



  1. Perform administrative duties and work independently.
  2. Interpersonal communication skills and exceptional customer service skills. 
  3. Strong time and project management skills.
  4. Ability to motivate and inspire staff.
  5. Proficient at Gmail and Microsoft Word. 
  6. Understanding of periodic finance and accounting preferred.
  7. Experience managing employees and/or volunteers preferred.

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

 a.    Spring 2020: Unpaid training/shadowing: ¨      

  • A minimum of 19.5 hours for the quarter of shadowing of current director. ¨      
  • Attend mandatory ASUCD Leadership Course. The student will earn 2 units upon successful completion of the ASUCD Leadership Course. The course is two hours a week for 9 weeks, and is Pass/No Pass.

 b.     Fall 2020: Position will be converted to pay as listed above (pending budget approval) 

Supplemental Questions

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

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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