SPACES Cycle XV Application

SPACES Cycle XV Application

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 serves 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. The Student Programs Ignited for Community Engagement & Education (SPICEE) shall exist as the “community” component to SPACES.

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.

SPACES Coordinator Positions
The (33) student staff coordinator positions 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:

  • (12) Access Project Student Staff
    (11) Retention Project Student Staff
    (4) Community-Education Student Staff
    (6) Communications Student Staff
The access positions will fall under our SIAPS component, retention positions will fall under SIPHR, and community-education and communication positions will fall under our SPICEE component. Though many of the student staff positions entail working with certain communities, experiences will be taken into consideration as well as the ability to grow since SPACES staff positions allow individuals the opportunity for self-reflection, growth, and raising consciousness within themselves.

Co-Director Positions
The (8) Director positions are appointed positions that serve as administrative and supervisor roles that coordinate and manage the programs and internal structure of SIAPS, SIPHR, SPICEE and the overall management of SPACES. They focus on developing leadership with student staff, board members and volunteers.

For access to the full-job descriptions, please visit our website here.
For more information, please email

Deadline to submit your application: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:59PM

Completion of this online application should take 30-45 minutes. For your reference, please review the questions and allocate a sufficient amount of time to fill out the application prior to proceeding. Once your application has been submitted, a message will be displayed of your complete confirmation of submission. More information will be provided to you towards the end of the online application.

We will review applications and we will contact you if we are able to grant you an interview. Please ensure that you provide us with a valid email and phone number that you access regularly in the case that we may need to contact you.

Thank you,
SPACES Directors