UC Haiti Initiative - Section Director for the Engineering division
By Melinda Rose
UC Haiti Initiative (http://www.uchaiti.org)
UCHI works to establish sustainable solutions to the poverty perpetuated by the 2010 Haitian Earthquake. With the combined work of staff and faculty across all UC campuses, we aim to provide the Haitian communities with access to resources for education and the rebuilding of their country. UCSD's chapter is looking for a Section Director for the Engineering division. We are looking for someone to take the projects in the Engineering sector and then find the appropriate resources required to make the projects happen. Below are the specifics for the position. If anyone is interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 283-2161.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HAITI INITIATIVE
Council of Presidents
Housed at the UCLA Program in Global Health
9911 W. Pico Blvd, Ste 955
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Terms of Reference
Title Campus Section Director
Start Date Immediately
The UC Haiti Initiative (UCHI) is a grassroots organization comprised of UC students, faculty, alumni, administrators leveraging the strengths of UC system to contribute to long-term development in Haiti.
The Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH) is the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in Haiti, training professionals and leaders in all sectors. It is the only public institution of higher learning charging its students no tuition and very minimal fees. The earthquake of 12 January 2010 destroyed 90% of UEH’s physical infrastructure, took a tremendous toll on teaching staff and students, killed a staggering 20% of Haiti’s skilled professionals, but puts the UEH leadership in the position to rebuild. UEH’s mission to train the country’s next generation of professionals and leaders is now more critical than ever. Higher education and innovation are indeed key in transforming Haiti.
The Universite d’Etat d’Haiti-University of California Collaboration (UEH-UC Collaboration) is a broad-based collaboration among university community members (eg. students, faculty, administrators, alumni, emeriti) from both institutions. The collaboration focuses on 1) higher education capacity building and 2) community development/public service in Haitian communities.
All projects fall into one of five sections to include students and faculty from both UC and UEH: Agronomy and Environment, Economic Development, Engineering, Health, and Law and Justice. At UCHI, each section has a committee responsible for finding students and faculty within the UC system to lead projects ranging from community development to research. Section committees will consist of section directors from every campus, each appointed by their respective campus chapter director. The section committee will be led by the section chair, who is appointed by the UCHI executive
When a project idea is proposed by UEH or UC, the appropriate UCHI section chair and their counterpart section chair at UEH review it. If both sides agree to pursue project implementation, the section chair determines qualifications and the section directors search their campuses for ideal candidates to lead the project. The committee chair is then responsible to decide which of the candidates is best suited to lead the project, which will have some but minimal involvement from the section directors.
- Contact and meet with candidates to lead projects from their campuses. Stay active with all conference calls and emails involving the section committee. UEH-UC Collaboration
- Update campus chapter directors and work with other chapter members in the recruiting process.
- Stay up to date with the progress of the UEH-UC collaboration and developments in Haiti that relate to their section.
- Current or previous UC student with expertise in a section and proven ability to successfully network and recruit within their campus.
- Personal experience or demonstrated knowledge of their field in the context of developing countries.
- Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines.
- Ability to coordinate efforts with others in the section committee and campus directors.
- Able to commit 2-4 hours per week on a volunteer basis for a minimum of 1 year.
Get the Latest Engineering Student Services News via RSS Feeds!