Become a legislative liaison for the Graduate Student Association

By Shawn Warner-Garcia, Director of Professional Development
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 8:30 AM

 The 2017-18 Legislative Liaison for the UCSB Graduate Student Association represents the interests of UCSB's graduate students and lobbies on their behalf. This position is a great opportunity for graduate students interested in legislation and student advocacy, and it comes with a $1,500 stipend.

Job Description

  • Oversee the development and implementation of grassroots legislative campaigns on campus.
  • Serve as the voting proxy for the VP of External Affairs at University of California Student Association (UCSA) board meetings.
  • Speak in UCSA board space.
  • Attend closed UCSA sessions, including the Student Regent Interviews.


  • Attend UCSA Board of Directors (BOD) meetings, the BOD retreat, the UC Student Congress, the UC Student of Color Conference, and the UC Student Lobby Conference.
  • Collaborate with UCSA staff in recruiting and coordinating student staff and interns for UCSA lobbying activities.
  • Organize local lobbying activities.
  • Attend as many BOD meetings and participate in the BOD as much as possible.
  • Maintain regular communication with the UCSA Legislative Director and other LL's.
  • Maintain regular communication with District offices near the campus.

The application deadline is August 15, so apply now! Send an email to indicating your interest and answering all of the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to be a Legislative Liaison, and what do you think are the most pressing issues facing graduate students?
  2. What experience do you have in legislative/lobby work?
  3. How familiar are you with UCSA and its lobby work?
  4. Are you available to attend all UCSA Board Meetings and statewide conferences?

Questions? Email Erin Adamson, VP of External Affairs, at