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Specialist - Community and Labor Specialist at UC Merced Community and Labor Center

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 16th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

On behalf of the UC Merced Community and Labor Center, the Community and Labor Specialist will conduct social science or legal research on issues related to the San Joaquin Valley region’s low-income workers and residents, and the environment. Under the supervision of the CCRI director, the specialist will: plan and execute research that builds civic capacity among the San Joaquin Valley’s community, labor and environmental organizations; conduct data collection; analyze data; and write papers.

Key Responsibilities include:
Research Design, Data Collection and Analysis (80%)

  1. Plan and execute research on issue areas relevant to San Joaquin Valley community-based organizations, labor organizations, and environmental organizations.
  2. Conduct research on issues faced by the San Joaquin Valley’s low-income residents and workers.
  3. Analyze data concerning community, labor and environmental issues.
  4. Participate in the writing of issue-based fact sheets, research briefs and reports. Public Service (20%)
  5. Assist with the planning for an annual convening for San Joaquin Valley community and labor organizations, to advance initiatives and create partnerships serving the interests of low-wage workers.
  6. Provide research consulting for regional organizations using integrated civic engagement data, and managing needs assessment survey data.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a law or professional degree. (Required)
Experience analyzing public information sources, such as Lexis-Nexus. (Required)
Proven systematic organizational skills to a) work independently with minimal supervision, b) determine workload priorities and tasks to complete work in a timely manner, and c) identify and resolve problems. (Required)
Ability to communicate, write and edit with strong attention to detail and quality control, for scholarly, policy, and popular audiences. (Recommended)
Demonstrated written, oral, and visual communication skills to translate data and policy issues into easy-to-understand policy recommendations. (Recommended)

This appointment falls under the purview of the collective bargaining agreement between University of California and the United Auto Workers (UAW) 5810. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ra/index.html.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a short research statement and 4) names of at least three professional/academic references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address submitted through AP Recruit during the application process.

UC Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (http://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Flores at eflores52@ucmerced.edu.

Requirements
Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research
Reference requirements
• 3 required (contact information only)

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)