Work at SPACES

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Become one of the faces of SPACES Cycle XI 

The mission of the Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES) is to act as an empowering dynamic on campus where UCSD students collaborate to achieve greater educational equity. This encompasses equal access to higher education, undergraduate retention and graduation, and matriculation to graduate and professional schools. SPACES values the power of student initiated action and organizing by providing an environment for student growth and development and thus is a foundation to create leadership and unity through community engagement. SPACES shall serve as the center for student-initiated access and retention projects at the university. Student Initiated Access Programs and Services (SIAPS) shall exist as the “access” component to SPACES. The Student Initiated Programs for Holistic Retention (SIPHR) shall exist as the “retention” component to SPACES.

Student Staff Positions

All SPACES student staff positions are focused on increasing access to higher education, improving retention in higher education, and encouraging matriculation to graduate/professional school. All student staff are expected to work in a highly collaboratively manner in order to collectively improve campus climate and our connection with the San Diego community. The (30) student staff are specific to (4) four focus areas that provide an experience to develop specific knowledge and skills that are adaptable to any work environment. The four areas are the following: Community-Education Student Staff (7), Communications Student Staff (4), Access Project Student Staff (10) and Retention Project Student Staff (9). Though many of the student staff positions entail working with certain communities, experiences will be taken into consideration, but also commitment and the ability for growth since SPACES staff positions allow individuals the opportunity for self-reflection, growth, and raising consciousness within themselves.

Co-Director & Co-Coordinator Positions

The (8) director and coordinator positions are appointed positions that serve as administrative and supervisor roles that coordinate and manage the programs and internal structure of SIPHR, SIAPS, and SPACES. They also focus on developing leadership with student staff, board members and volunteers.
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis; thus, priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit their applications early. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an interview.
For more information, please email: ucsdspacesinternal@gmail.com | Phone: 858-534-7205

The deadline to submit your application is 11:59pm on Friday, February 17, 2017


Student Staff

We offer (30) student staff positions that are specific to (4) four focus areas which provide an experience to develop specific knowledge and skills that are adaptable to any work environment. Though many of the student staff positions entail working with certain communities, experiences will be taken into consideration, but also commitment and the ability for growth since SPACES student staff positions allow individuals the opportunity for self-reflection, growth, and raising consciousness within themselves.

Community-Education Student Staff (7)
Communications Coordinators (4)
Access Coordinators (10)
Retention Coordiantors (9)

Co-Directors & Co-Coordinators

The (8) director and coordinator positions are appointed positions that serve as administrative roles that help interns coordinate and manage the programs and internal structure of SIPHR, SIAPS, and SPACES. They also focus on developing leadership with interns, board members and volunteers.

Co-Director Positions
Co-Coordinator Positions


New Initiatives

As a new initiative for SPACES, partnerships with Ethnic Studies and Literature – Cultural Studies as well as The Preuss School, three graduate student positions and three high school intern positions will be introduced for the Academic Year of 2016-2017. Three Graduate Student Mentors (GSM) will serve as a resource for SPACES during Fall and Winter Quarter while three Preuss Student Interns (PSI) will assist in programmatic efforts with one intern per quarter. The GSM position will be appointed through nominations by faculty, while the PSI will be working with the Counseling Center of The Preuss School.