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Academic Coordinator - UC Merced Community and Labor Center

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 12th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 26, 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.


The UC Merced Community and Labor Center seeks an Academic Coordinator with a background in community and labor. On behalf of the UC Merced Community and Labor Center, the Academic Coordinator will coordinate a major, grant-funded public service project regarding occupational health and safety training. The Academic Coordinator will draw upon expertise from the field of labor to participate with community partners in developing a program focused explicitly on COVID-19 occupational health and safety trainings. The Academic Coordinator will develop the program so that it targets low-wage workers (from under-respresented and under-resourced communities) in the industries at highest risk of COVID-19 transmission. The Academic Coordinator will also develop a facet of the program that trains workers as trainers (i.e. “train the trainer”) and serves the San Joaquin Valley region. Lastly, the Academic Coordinator will draw upon expertise in the field of labor to convene industry leaders, worker organizations, and community-based organizations, to advance public education of occupational health and safety.

-Bachelors Degree (in social sciences or ethnic studies)
-Minimum of five years of work experience in public or community education
-Experience conducting public education targeting low-income workers and residents
-Experience convening faith, community-based, and labor organizations
-Experience coordinating state-funded education and outreach, including Census 2020 activities
-Experience utilizing statistical data to plan, lead and oversee major initiatives

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, 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 (


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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)