Student Government: Fair Trade Committee Chair

Contact Information

Name: Sydney Cliff

Email: eppc@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Description

Payrate: Volunteer

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A

Term

Hours per Week: Approximately 5-7 hours per week, depending on individual circumstances

Start Date: May 24, 2021

End Date: June 2, 2022

Logistics

Job Number: 0008-4172-2021

Last Date to Apply: May 10, 2021

Purpose

UC Davis became a Fair Trade University in Spring 2020, which requires the UC Davis Fair Trade Campaign to hold educational events about Fair Trade and ensure that campus vendors are selling the correct amount of Fair Trade products. The ASUCD Fair Trade Committee will take on this responsibility, which up until now has been held within the ASUCD Environmental Policy and Planning Commission. Beyond this, the ASUCD Fair Trade Committee will collaborate with other Fair Trade Campaigns at other colleges on education and events, and work on policy to increase Fair Trade procurement within the UC system.

Duties

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  • Organize committee meetings and create meeting agendas.
  • Delegate tasks and projects to committee members and set deadlines.
  • Research Fair Trade and develop educational events and outreach materials in coordination with the committee.
  • Maintain the committee email, and act as primary contact for all major correspondence.
  • Attend weekly ASUCD Environmental Policy and Planning Commission meetings to report on the committee's activities.
  • Collaborate with other college Fair Trade Campaigns and UC sustainability staff on educational events and policy.

Skills

  • Interest in promoting environmental sustainability, sustainable agriculture, environmental justice, and fair labor practices.
  • Open minded and positive attitude.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Previous and/or present connection to various environmental or sustainability organization preferred, but not required.
  • Event planning and organizational skills preferred, 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 this position.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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