Picnic Day: Unit Director

Contact Information

Name: Ryan Manriquez

Email: president@asucd.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Picnic Day website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $15.50/hour (pending budget approval)

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Up to 14-16 hrs/wk (pending budget approval - refer to budget for hours paid)

Start Date: Sept. 28, 2022

End Date: June 2, 2023


Job Number: 0004-4853-2022

Last Date to Apply: May 15, 2022


Responsible for managing and overseeing Picnic Day, a unit that is responsible for the planning and execution of an annual open house for visitors to experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis in the areas of research, teaching, service, and campus life.


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a. Manage the day-to- day operations of the unit, such as by preparing for and running Picnic Day, and establish yearly goals that align with the 2022 Vision for ASUCD

b. Hire and manage all staff including recruiting, training, evaluating, motivating, delegating, and monitoring their activities. Schedule ongoing staff meetings.

c. Work with Creative Media to market the unit and increase visibility

d. Attend unit director trainings as required by ASUCD leadership.

e. Work with ASUCD Business Manager and ASUCD Controller to ensure that operational practices comply with ASUCD/UC Davis policies and procedures.

f. Maintain Unit policies and procedures.

g. Uphold, safeguard, and promote ASUCD’s values and philosophy relating to ethics, integrity, and social responsibility.

h. Create and present a written report once a quarter to the ASUCD Senate.

i. Review and evaluate unit budget.

j. Acts as liaison between student government and unit. Meet with the adopted Senator for the unit quarterly.

k. Develop and track metrics within the unit to drive decisions and present with quarterly reports. l. 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 Suite and Microsoft Suite

6. Understanding of periodic finance and accounting preferred

7. Experience managing employees and/or volunteers preferred

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 Communitand your understanding of diversity and cultural competency. 

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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