Roles and Responsibilities

We will continue to adhere to local, state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19. Given the uncertainty around future guidelines, it is possible that the Ambassador program and related activities may be partially or completely online. You will be notified as soon as possible of changes to the program.

Student Ambassadors

  • Participate in all UCAN calls unless excused. The conference calls will last for 45 minutes and occur once a month. Meeting times will be announced soon. The calls will take place over Zoom and be recorded. Students may join by phone or video.
  • Recruit more UC students to join the UC Advocacy Network. Participate in at least one recruitment activity every month and participate in 75% of campaign activities. Digital recruitment will be prioritized and recommended due to COVID-19.
  • 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 students to take action on state and federal digital campaigns.
  • Depending on state, local and guidelines regarding COVID-19, qualified and selected ambassadors may attend a budget advocacy day in Sacramento in spring 2021 to testify at a budget hearing and meet directly with legislators and staff.*

Campus Leaders

Please note your interest on your application

  • Participate in all UCAN calls unless excused. The conference calls will last for 45 minutes and occur once a month. Meeting times will be announced soon. The calls will take place over Zoom and be recorded. Students may join by phone or video.
  • Manage and motivate UCAN student ambassadors on your campus. Serve as the campus representative and point-person for UCAN activities.
  • 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 UC State and Federal Governmental Relations offices.
  • Organize and lead virtual 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. Campus leaders may assign this duty to other team members, but must make sure that this information is being sent at the designated time(s).
  • Engage with campus governmental relations teams. The UC State and Federal Governmental Relations teams will help coordinate meetings.

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