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Triton Community Programming Leaders (TCPLs) 

Program Details


The Office of Parent & Family Programs employs students to serve as Triton Community Programming Leaders. TCPLs are key in the facilitation of ongoing programmatic efforts by Parent & Family Programs, they build on their leadership skills, work with other student leaders and professionals from across campus, and learn more about themselves personally and develop professionally. 

Position responsibilities

  • Serve as team member for the Office of Parent & Family Programs and a representative of UC San Diego.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource to parents and families of undergraduate students.
  • Participate in programs and events designed for parents and families of undergraduate students.
  • Work Parent & Family Programs, such as Family Weekend and Siblings Day and assist with Triton Day.
  • Work up to 70 hours for the Office of Parent & Family Programs during the academic year.
  • Other duties as assigned

Leadership team

In addition to the Senior Officer and the Program Representative, TCPLs are joined by:

  • Graduate Assistant: A graduate student selected by the Office of Parent & Family Programs geared to fulfill their assistantship hours; gains practical skills working and programming for parents and families of undergraduate students; assists in leading a group of student leaders; assists with assessing overall programming efforts; and more. 
  • Student Assistant: An undergraduate student who helps with the overall function of the office and assists the graduate assistant and the program representative.
  • Returning TCPLs: These students  serve as leaders and mentors to TCPLs, share their experience working with the Office of Parent & Family Programs, facilitates activities, and offers suggestions to build team work and morale.

Applicant requirements

Includes, but are not limited to:

  • Currently enrolled UC San Diego undergraduate student desiring a leadership position.
  • Minimum of 24 quarter units completed at time of application.
  • Preferred skills: excellent communication skills, public speaking, previous experience working with teams, and a thorough knowledge of UC San Diego

For more information about eligibility for the position, please email parents@ucsd.edu. Recruitment is now close! 

Compensation and benefits

TCPLs receive a financial compensation of $11.85/hour. Pay is received after hours worked, though students will not be working every week of the year. Most hours will come around each major event, such as Family Weekend in October, Siblings Day in February, and Triton Days in April and May. This schedule means the job is easy to fit into a student workload with predictable busy periods. Student leaders gain valuable leadership, team-building, and organizational skills while giving back to the University; represent UC San Diego to thousands of parents and family members; and receive letters of recommendation for future opportunities.

Application process and timeline

  • Hiring for the TCPL position occurs at the end of Winter Quarter. Check back here in March 2018 for more information. 
    • To apply for the TCPL position, you will need to fill out an application and upload your resume. Check here in March 2018 for more details. 
    • Applicants will need to bring a letter of recommendation with them to their interview. The recommendation form can be found here
  • We anticipate filling the positions by early May 2018.
  • If you have questions, email us at parents@ucsd.edu

Triton Community Programming Leader Application

Thank you for your interest in the TCPL position. Please review the job description in the tabs above before you apply. Fill out the demographic information below to help us to get to know you. There are also three short answer questions. Please answer thoughtfully and thoroughly. We ask that you limit responses to 200 words or less.