Student Government: Mental Health Initiative Team Member

Contact Information

Name: Jennifer Zavala-Briseno



Payrate: Volunteer

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Varies between approx. 3-5 hrs/wk depending on individual circumstances.

Start Date: Oct. 19, 2020

End Date: June 30, 2021


Job Number: 0008-3885-2020

Last Date to Apply: Oct. 10, 2020


As a Mental Health Initiative Member, you will assist and volunteer with MHI's mental health advocacy and programming efforts, including assist with/organizing the UC Davis Mental Health Awareness Month in May and annual UC Davis Mental Health Conference.


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

  • Attend weekly team and committee meetings 
  • Agree to volunteer a minimum of 3-5 hours of work weekly
  • Assist with publicity efforts (including tabling, outreach, etc.), programmatic events, policy advocacy, coalition building and attending/supporting MHI events.
  • Team members may further apply to be board member assistants or board members for increased involvement later on.


-Passion for mental health advocacy or a strong desire to begin delving into mental health advocacy.

-Strong communication skills and professionalism

-A desire to build community, learn, and further expand our initiative 

-Take initiative and good/want to improve teamwork skills

-Public speaking recommended, but not required

-Interest/experience in event planning recommended but not required. 

Supplemental Questions

  1. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  2. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.
  3. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.
  4. Why are you interested in mental health education/advocacy? What experiences do you have that would make you qualified to be a part of our team?
  5. What new ideas do you have to contribute to our current work, such as for the Mental Health Conference or Mental Health Awareness Month?
  6. What do you hope to gain from being a part of MHI?

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

All student assistant positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedures for Staff Member (PPSM). See PPSM Policy & Procedures 3, Exhibit A and Exhibit B. Volunteer positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedure Manual 380 – Section 08, Volunteer Services. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.