Unitrans: Advertising Sales Representative

Contact Information

Name: Teri Sheets

Email: advertising@unitrans.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Unitrans website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $15.50/hour + 15% commissions

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: Yes

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 5-10 hrs/week

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-5168-2022

Last Date to Apply: Oct. 26, 2022


The Unitrans Advertising Sales Representative is responsible for all aspects of the Unitrans advertising sales program, including but not limited to sales of advertising space on the Unitrans bus fleet, installation and removal of ad media provided by clients, contract and payment tracking, and general maintenance of installed ad media.

The successful candidate may hold this position through expected graduation date based on satisfactory performance in the position.

Unitrans is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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  1. Review the Unitrans advertising guidelines, including ad space pricing and the sales schedule, and complete updates as needed.

  2. Develop and maintain a database of current and potential advertising clients, including data on ad packages sold and contacts made throughout the year.

  3. Schedule regular office hours to receive and promptly respond to inquiries received from current and potential advertising clients via email and voice mail.

  4. Direct and complete the removal and installation of all advertising media on the exterior and interior of Unitrans’ bus fleet (50 total buses). This requires extensive coordination with staff and physical labor conducted in an outdoor setting concentrated on nights and weekends.

  5. Sell available ad space on a first-come, first-served basis, and then maintain a wait-list for future ad space availability.

  6. Prepare, distribute, and manage all advertising contract documents.

  7. Work with administrative staff to complete customer billing through the ASUCD Business Office.

  8. Assist advertising clients with media production and delivery questions.

  9. Perform periodic review and maintenance of installed advertising media and replace damaged/missing media.


No experience is required, but attention to detail, good customer service & communication skills, and an ability to work with many types of people on a professional basis is a must. Limited Word and Excel knowledge is required. Work hours are flexible, although some evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines, particularly during the summer when the bulk of advertising sales and installations take place. Must be available to work during Summer 2023 (on-site during the months of July and September 2023, option for flexible work arrangements during August 2023).


  1. Develop customer service and interpersonal skills and gain experience working with people of diverse backgrounds in a business environment.

  2. Develop and improve critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills.

  3. Develop and reinforce time management and organizational skills to ensure that all required tasks are completed on time.

  4. Develop and reinforce team building, training, and coaching skills.

  5. Potential to develop professional networking relationships for future career paths.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous experience as it pertains to this 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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