Executive Office: Associate Vice President of Communications (AVP)

Contact Information

Name: Emily Barneond

Email: vicepresident@asucd.ucdavis.edu


Payrate: Volunteer w/Bi-Weekly Stipend of $50.00/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: 3.5 Hours/week. Hours beyond specified hours per week are considered volunteer educational experience

Start Date: Sept. 27, 2020

End Date: June 5, 2021


Job Number: 0035-3910-2020

Last Date to Apply: Sept. 7, 2020


Represent the ASUCD Executive Office as the head of communications, public relations, and media relations.


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

    • Represents the ASUCD Executive Office through several capacities, including but not limited to:

      • Constant monitoring and assessing of international, domestic and local affairs 

      • Serving as the Executive Office spokesperson when drafting statements in response to external and internal events 

      • Engaging hundreds more community members across all social media accounts & responding to necessary inquiries

      • Comfortable addressing topics of contention and facilitating appropriate conversations with campus organizations

      • Aiding the Internal Vice President with communication operations within ASUCD

      • Aiding the ASUCD President with the drafting of campus-wide emails

      • Assisting ASUCD President, Internal Vice President, Controller, External Vice President or Chief of Staff with great efficiency and unparalleled attention to detail

    • Reporting directly to the Internal Vice President

  • In the same file containing your resume, please include a writing sample that addresses the following hypothetical prompts:

    • Write a social media caption to highlight the following fictional opportunities: The ASUCD Senate Table is asking students to support our units. For every $5 that a student donates to The Pantry, a cloth mask is given to them for free. For every $5 that a student spends at the Coffee House, a 4 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer is given to them for free. All students who increase their spending from September 1st-September 29th will be featured in a special edition of The California Aggie.  

      • *It should be noted that this scenario is entirely fictional.

In 5-6 sentences, write a formal response to the following situation: The ASUCD Executive Office is hoping to advocate for greater voter turnout. As the upcoming November election approaches, provide a statement that discusses the importance of voting from an unbiased perspective which highlights the value of student involvement.


    • Mastery of written and verbal communication skills

    • Exceptional awareness of global, national and local affairs pertaining to social justice, governmental reform and more

    • Strong educational understanding of cultural competency and awareness of systemic injustice

    • Strong knowledge of ASUCD operations & campus involvement

    • Demonstrates ambition and self-motivation to serve beyond necessary capacity

    • Strong willingness to learn and incredible work ethic 

    • Strong passion for social media involvement and familiarity with the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Slack. 

    • Experience facilitating conversations and maintaining positive working relationships with people of many different backgrounds 

    • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable operating in unprecedented circumstances

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to simultaneously spearhead multiple tasks

    • Devout commitment to serve the Davis community and represent the ASUCD Executive Office

Supplemental Questions

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

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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