Roles and Responsibilities

Student Ambassadors

  • Participate in all UCAN calls unless excused. The conference calls will last for 45 minutes and occur once a month. The calls will take place over Zoom and be recorded. Students may join by phone or video and are encouraged to join with cameras on!
  • Recruit more UC students to join the UC Advocacy Network. Participate in at least one recruitment activity every month.
  • Take action on most, if not all, of UCAN’s digital campaigns – this means calling and emailing lawmakers, signing petitions and pledges that will be shared with lawmakers, and sending tweets to lawmakers (if you have a Twitter).
  • Help and support campus leaders to develop and execute digital outreach activities and in-person activities if/when permitted.
  • Work with campus leaders to mobilize UC students and supporters to take action on state and federal digital campaigns.
  • Work with campus governmental relations teams to support and assist their advocacy efforts.
  • Depending on state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19, qualified and selected ambassadors may attend a budget advocacy day in Sacramento in spring 2022 to testify at a budget hearing and meet directly with legislators and staff.*

Campus Leaders

  • Participate in all UCAN meetings unless excused. The conference calls will last for 45 minutes and occur once a month. The calls will take place over Zoom and be recorded. Students may join by phone or video and are encouraged to join with cameras on! Expect to participate in at least two 45-minute meetings on a monthly basis: the monthly UCAN call with all student ambassadors (led by UCOP) and your campus team meeting (led by the campus leader/s). You may also choose to participate in additional student-led meetings with all of the other campus leaders in which you could share updates, ask questions, and exchange ideas.
  • Manage and motivate UCAN student ambassadors from your campus team. Serve as the campus representative and point-person for UCAN activities and host additional meetings with your campus team.
  • Participate in and promote all UCAN campaigns – this means calling and emailing lawmakers, signing petitions and pledges that will be shared with lawmakers, and sending tweets to lawmakers (if you have a Twitter).
  • In conjunction with other ambassadors, plan digital and, if feasible given COVID-19, in-person outreach events as well as develop campus goals. Campus leaders delegate work evenly to all team members. Ensure that students participate in at least two recruitment activities every month, encouraging students to join UCAN. Campus leaders must participate in one recruitment activity every month (expected time commitment: 2-4 hours) and participate in all campaign activities (expected time commitment: 2-4 hours). Together, ambassadors and their campus leader(s) devise plans to mobilize students to take action on state and federal campaigns. Note: Expenses for outreach events (including campaign work) will be reimbursed, but must be approved in advance.
  • Track the number of digital recruitment and campaign events organized by campus ambassadors. Share efforts and brainstorm ideas with other campus leaders in the program and the UC State and Federal Governmental Relations offices.
  • Organize and lead virtual (or in-person depending on your campus’ COVID-19 guidelines) office hours for Ambassadors at least once a month, which should last at least 30 minutes. Please track attendance.
  • Responsible for checking-in and sharing information with the UC State and Federal Governmental Relations offices on a monthly basis.
  • Support and help campus governmental relations teams on an ongoing basis.
  • Depending on state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19, qualified and selected ambassadors may attend a budget advocacy day in Sacramento in spring 2022 to testify at a budget hearing and meet directly with legislators and staff.*

*Eligibility requirements will be specified upon acceptance to the program.