UC Global Food Initiative
Family Student Housing Coordinator

Position Closed, Please visit our current postings page for openings.

–Available to Graduate Students Only–

Hours Per Week: 10-15 Hrs.
Wage: $17/hr. (Graduate Student Assistant; work-study preferred, but not required)
Primary Department: UCSB Sustainability
Supervision: UCSB Sustainability and Associated Students

Description of Internship
The UCSB Sustainability Program seeks a graduate student to develop and implement a series of educational programs at West Campus Family Housing and Storke Family Housing through the Food, Nutrition, and Basic Skills Program (FNBS). The FNBS program provides students hands-on, “core competency,” co-curricular courses that build basic skills in Budgeting and Planning, Cooking Basics, Kitchen Basics, and Whole-System Mindfulness.  This student will pay special attention to the needs of student parents and families.  Child-friendly and multi-generational activities will need to be developed and prioritized. This student will also help ensure that student families are aware of on and off-campus services that could help them to address food security (food banks, emergency aid programs, CalFRESH, community gardens, etc.)


  • Assist campus partners of the Food, Nutrition, & Basic Skills project with administrative tasks such as scheduling of meetings, document minutes, and follow up with individual projects;
  • Assist with logistics of the program’s workshop series;
  • Publicize the program to campus community and target audience (student parents and families);
  • Collaborate with campus partners to develop family-friendly curriculum;
  • Support with research of any additional resources as needed by the leading team;
  • Review evaluation results and compile end of the year report of the program; and
  • Any additional tasks as assigned based on the needs of the leading team and program.

Minimum Requirements

  • Interest in topics of food security;
  • Independent thinker capable of collaborating to design and implement programs and practices;
  • Professional in written and verbal communications; and
  • Detail-oriented.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in coalition building and/or engagement of multiple diverse partners;
  • Experience developing child-friendly or family-friendly programming; and
  • Familiarity with food security
  • There will be an out of town retreat on October 20th to the 22nd that we would like the selected student to attend.  Housing, Food, and Carpooling will be offered. We ask that the student plan to attend if at all possible.  This will be an important gathering.


The Food, Nutrition, and Basic Skills Program (FNBS) has been around for about a year.  To date, most of the participants have been undergraduate students.  We hope that the student selected for this position will build on the success of our first year by helping us expand our programming to be more inclusive of student parents and families. This student will work with a larger team of students working on FNBS.  Other members of the team will focus on different target populations (for example, undergraduate and/or graduate students – populations which of course also overlap with the student family population).

The students will meet with a project advisor at least once a week for consistent and ongoing mentorship and one on one training.  In addition this, the selected student will frequently meet with professional staff in the field, faculty with expertise in this area, student leaders, and other campus and community stakeholders to receive feedback and further guidance.

To Apply

Please read all of the instructions for this program and the job posting carefully in order to ensure that you have the best chance of being selected.  Submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to kmaynard@geog.ucsb.edu by August 22, 2016.  If you are eligible for work-study, please note this in the cover letter. Work-study is not required, but is preferred.

UCSB Career Services offers support and advising in writing résumés. Please consider taking advantage of their generous services, especially if this is the first time you have written a résumé.

Please ensure that when you apply the subject line of your email and your email body indicate clearly that you are applying for the “FNBS – Family Housing”.  We have several positions currently open ranging across multiple programs.

For More Information
Please email Katie Maynard, kmaynard@geog.ucsb.edu after having read the above information thoroughly.