Student Government: Gender and Sexuality Commission Chair

Contact Information

Name: Elena DeNecochea



Payrate: $81/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: 6 hours per week depending on individual circumstances. Hours beyond specified commitment are considered additional volunteer experience.

Start Date: Sept. 27, 2020

End Date: June 5, 2021


Job Number: 0008-3917-2020

Last Date to Apply: Sept. 17, 2020


The Chairperson of the Gender and Sexuality Commission serves as the presiding officer of all GASC meetings, leads the active promotion of issues pertaining to gender and sexuality—including but not limited to sexual assault awareness, reproductive advocacy, queer advocacy, trans advocacy and more. 



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  • Leads weekly GASC meetings at a consistent time made public 
  • Keeps track of meeting minutes and ensures that copies are shared with SGAO
  • Plan and oversee GASC events such as competency training regarding issues related to gender and sexuality
  • Hires new commissioners to maintain bylawful commission membership
  • Ensures that the GASC website is updated with accurate information
  • Provides recommendations at Senate meetings for each bill that GASC reviews
  • Attends all interviews that require the GASC Chairperson’s presence & hiring vote



  • Must complete LGBTQIA+ Allyship Training, Cultural Humility Training/PEACE Training, UndocuAlly Training

  • Experience facilitating meetings preferred

  • Experience with event planning and preferred experience crafting workshops

  • Exhibits a willingness to lead, passion to serve and excitement for collaboration
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong management skills & consistent reliability 
  • Knowledge of ASUCD operations & campus involvement
  • Familiarity with sections of the ASUCD Bylaws and Constitution which pertain to GASC
  • Demonstrates ambition and self-motivation to serve beyond necessary capacity
  • Strong ability to simultaneously spearhead multiple tasks
  • Devout commitment to serve the Davis community

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.
  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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