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The Hub Basic Needs Center has opportunities for the 23-24 academic year!

Basic Needs Student Assistants

Position Overview
Under the supervision of the Basic Needs Coordinator, support the implementation of Basic Needs services and program coordination at The Hub Basic Needs Center. Assist in managing the daily organizational and programmatic efforts, reception services, and facility maintenance at The Hub Basic Needs Center. Assist with set-up, and breakdown, for various programmed events. Additionally, support and interact with students who are seeking on or off-campus Basic Needs resources. Actively participate in required training programs and attend scheduled meetings.
Hours Per Week: 12 hours (for '23-'24 Academic Year)
Students hired for this position will be paid $16.90 per hour to start.
Job Location: The Hub Basic Needs Center
  • Assist basic needs staff in coordinating The Hub’s Basic Needs Services and special events.
  • Assist basic needs staff in carrying out operational logistics of The Hub space. Duties include: open, set-up, and break-down of events (eg. trash disposal, vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, and spot-cleaning).
  • Provide reception services for student guests visiting, emailing, and/or calling The Hub Basic Needs Center and remotely support as needed/available.
  • Assist with additional outreach activities and special projects related to the topics of food/housing/financial security initiatives.
  • Plan events with our partners and support/co-sponsor existing food security/basic needs program efforts.
  • Provide support to services offered at The Hub Basic Needs Center including but not limited to recovered food distributions, cooking demos, personal hygiene product program, and data entry. 
  • Collaborate with Basic Needs Marketing and Communications Intern on other promotional outlets (e-Newsletters, social media, etc.) to increase awareness around services and events offered.
  • Maintain knowledge of student’s rights/responsibilities and established rules of confidentiality and student privacy.
  • Must complete required training in: Safety, ServSafe Food Handler and FERPA
  • Strong interest in supporting food and social justice efforts within Basic Needs Services.
  • Experience with leading event planning/coordination.
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the campus wellness resources.
  • Familiarity with program coordination and student marketing.
  • Ability to safely lift, move, carry, push or pull items weighing 10 to 15 pounds.
  • Follow good judgment in following safety procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, pay close attention to detail, and highly organized.
  • Good communication skills and experience with coalition building, as this position requires plenty of coordination and time with a variety of stakeholders (students, staff, faculty).
  • Demonstrate courtesy, professionalism and leadership skills.
  • Must also be comfortable with self-directed tasks as well as working with a team on food access and basic needs challenges.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google sheets.
  • **Must pay UC San Diego student services fees each quarter working **
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Oral, Written, & Digital Communication
Desired Start Date: 08/17/23
If you are available all three quarters (Fall, Winter and Spring) of the 2023/2024 academic year and would like to apply, please find our application on Handshake, which includes providing a resume and cover letter, please email Assistant Director Kameo Quenga ( if you have any questions.